Abbott's graphic illustration of men's and women's doors |

Eglash's demonstration of African fractals |

The topic of math and science first brought me back to a purchase I made online, of a 3D-printed stereographic projection made by Henry Segerman, a Mathematician and mathematical artist working in 3 dimensional geometry and topology. Using properties of dimensional analysis and astrology, the project maps a grid plane through a sphere using a light source.This is a perfect example of how math influences art, when the art piece itself is an aesthetically pleasing representation of a scientific concept. Through the artist's own calculation and design, he was able to bring this concept to life with a 3D printer.

Grid (Stereographic Projection) by @henryseg |

Lastly, I believe that the juxtaposition between math, art, and science could be explained through a mathematical concept itself. Mathematical concepts are a subset of the set of science, however, each subset within science contains some elements of math. Art is another distinct set that shares common elements with both math and art, as many art pieces exhibit influences of math and science. Fractals, the golden ratio, and mathematical origami are all examples of elements from the union of all three subjects.

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Eglash, Ron. "African Fractals."

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Segerman, Henry. "Grid (stereographic Projection) by Henryseg on Shapeways."

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Lang, Robert J. "Robert J. Lang Origami."

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The portion of your blog that stood out to me most was your paragraph about music and math. Prior to reading this blog, I also saw the video and was shocked by how a sequence of numbers can produce such an enriching and beautiful music piece. I was amazed by how the diverse applications mathematics has on even music. I have also never seen or heard of a stereographic projection. After further examining the piece, I am curious as to how a spherical object can create a 2-Dimensional plane of light. This simple yet complicated artwork speaks to the many things today's society can do by combining mathematics and art.

ReplyDeleteI really enjoyed the connection that you made to discrete mathematics. I think there are a lot of connections to be made between the two subjects. Just to give an example consider a complete graph of order 6. If you color each edge blue or red then your graph will contain either a blue triangle or a red triangle. Results like this can be illustrated in beautiful ways and can remind us that order can rise out of disorder.

ReplyDeleteI really enjoyed the connection that you made to discrete mathematics. I think there are a lot of connections to be made between the two subjects. Just to give an example consider a complete graph of order 6. If you color each edge blue or red then your graph will contain either a blue triangle or a red triangle. Results like this can be illustrated in beautiful ways and can remind us that order can rise out of disorder.

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