## I find myself looking for a job…

I have a weird collection of skills. Mathematics, talking about mathematics, art, making…

I am certainly missing opportunities, maybe because few know the skill set even exists! So its time to advertise myself. Perhaps you are looking for someone who can…

- Do mathematics at a research level, especially:
- Geometry, understanding the spaces we live in and more exotic ones.
- Tilings and patterns.
- History and culture of Mathematics

- Talk maths in public.
- Teach (and be creative at it)
- Program
- Use computer manufacturing tools, Laser cutters, 3d printers, 3/5/n-axis routers.
- Make Art and do Design

You need more evidence? I guess that makes sense. More details are below. If you still need to know more get in touch. I can provide references! (edmund.harriss at mathematicians.org.uk)

### More details and evidence…

**Mathematics:** The heart of what I do, I have been an academic mathematician since getting my PhD from Imperial College in 2004. I have written papers, and been invited far and wide to talk about my work. See my CV for the gory details.

**Geometry, Tilings and Patterns:** I have a very strong understanding of the space we live in (and more exotic spaces). As this is a mathematical understanding I also have the tools to make this concrete, putting it into the equations and other things that computers can play with. My mathematical research has looked at tilings and patterns. Especially substitution tilings a sort of scaling symmetry, I probably know as much about the Penrose tiling than anyone else alive or dead!

**History of Mathematics:** It is mostly an amateur interest, though I nearly started a PhD with David Fowler before beginning one on tilings. I also think about the role of mathematics as a subject in the world and its relationship to art.

**Talking maths in public:** You can understand what I have to say without specialist training! I have explained the beauty and wonder of mathematics from the sacred halls of the Royal Society to primary schools. You can even hear me on the radio (and of course read this blog!). Or dive into the geekiness of prime birthdays.

**Teaching:** I want to teach people to actually think mathematically, not just get the rules that can be followed to a right answer, and have had success with it. Of course I can teach a traditional maths course and these are often necessary to get the bulk of material across, however I have also worked with more innovative courses. That is why I came to Arkansas. I wanted to teach MATH 2033 the conspiracy or mathematics course designed to corrupt people into the subject by giving a glimpse of undecidability, game theory, 4 dimensional geometry, hyperbolic geometry, topology, codes, sphere packings… The students then have to come up with their own projects and, as could be expected often get incredibly creative.

**Art and Design:** I can make pretty pictures, normally using maths. I am on the board of the new Art and Science masters at Central St Martins school of Art in London, and designed the screens for the new Mathematics Learning Centre at Imperial College London. I can do graphic design in 2d and make models and render them in 3d. I can use all the standard software, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Rhino 3d (especially with Grasshopper) etc.

** Making:** I make things, normally focussing on explaining mathematics. I even have my own Laser cutter! I designed some larger versions of the hexayurt, a simple building made, without waste from 12 sheets of plywood or other materials. I am currently working with the FabLab at the architecture school here at the University of Arkansas, and am writing software to drive their 5-axis router.

Just in case it’s useful for you to hear, I’ll mention that programming is probably the most plausible of your listed skills for you to get a job performing, but you haven’t given any details about that. (Worked as a programmer before? Got a github account? Etc.)

you are too good to have a job

I find you are perfectly capable of putting Frank Gehry out of business. And many will think you if you do — I would prefer mathematical brilliance over utter randomness anytime.

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Why look for a job? Start a startup, a gallery or sell your art

I agree!

Just create a job for yourself!

third vote for that notion – create the job, work for yourself.

@Julia, @qna, @Alex It is a tempting notion, though it would also be a big gamble for myself and my family. Part of the intention of this post was to try to explore other possibilities first.

My two greatest passions are also math and art. That’s why I started Art.sy. If you’re interested in working with us, please contact me! Best of luck either way.

You haven’t said the most important thing : *why* are you looking for a job?

Please get in touch with my old professor, George Hart.

He has left his teaching position to curate the new Museum of Mathematics

In the best case, you can get some of your work in the museum or somehow get involved in the museum. In the worst case, he is the one person I know with a background and set of interests closest to yours, and I’m sure he can give you some guidance. If you would like an introduction, please email me.

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