Tag Archive: visual maths

Hexayurt dome details and models

Edit 4/8/12: Andrew Maxwell, Tracy Suskin, Ying Yang, students at SAIT polytechnic in Canada, have put together the engineering details for the tri-dome. People are now starting to build my tri-dome and quad-dome… Continue reading

Why not knot wire?

I have been thinking quite a bit recently about ideas of knotting and weaving. There will probably be another post on the theme soon. As a mathematician it brought me straight back to… Continue reading

Arrange whatever pieces come your way

(with apologies to Virginia Wolff) A simple, classic puzzle is to give two shapes and ask if there is a way to cut one up so the pieces can be rearranged into the… Continue reading

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.… Continue reading

Stars in the snow

Continuing the theme of maths sculptures interacting with snow fall, here are some pictures of my bamboo star. The original design was found by Akio Hizume, and I was introduced to the idea… Continue reading

Islamic Geometry

Marc Pelletier is a geometric artist, one of the visionaries behind the amazing Zometool system and the designer and builder of 120-cell models including one given to John Conway at Princeton  and one… Continue reading

Mathematics is vital!

[This is a painful post to write and probably to read, I attempt to soften the blow by including some geometric construction projects I have been working on!] I write this as a… Continue reading

Computers beat the devil?

I am a little behind the times on this, but Dave Richeson recently posted a quote from Michael Atiyah: Algebra is the offer made by the devil to the mathematician. The devil says:… Continue reading

Icosahedral Tiling Model

Following on from the “How do shapes fill space?” exhibit at the RSSE last year, the Science Museum accepted our offer of some of the zometool models. There were three classics, the 120-cell,… Continue reading

Under the Volcano

I have received a couple of beautiful pictures of my sculpture in Iceland with a rather impressive background! If you are in Vestmanneayjar and get some more, I would love them! [Update 14/5/10… Continue reading

Lasering my Laptop

I finally got the courage together to put my laptop into my lasercutter. It worked! If anyone is interested this was using a 25W Versalaser at 100% power, 10% speed, 1000ppi (three powers… Continue reading

Socolar and Taylor’s aperiodic tile.

As regular readers know I have a love of incomplete or impossible quests.  One such quest that comes very close to my work is quest for an aperiodic tile. A shape that can… Continue reading