LMS internet communication
I have been asked to write a short proposal on internet communication for the council of the LMS (London Mathematical Society). More specifically, how the internet can be used to get better communication within the society. I am going to interpret this fairly widely to include communication between the LMS and the general maths community in the UK (given the nature of the internet it is probably more correct to say the world).
An obvious place to start would be with things like RSS feeds and possibly twitter. I plan to put my proposal up here in a few days for more specific comments. However if you have any preliminary comments please post below, or send me an email (edmund.harriss at mathematicians org uk). I am obviously interested to hear from mathematicians, but also from anyone with experience of setting up or using such institutional communication tools.
You can maybe start with some background on what their internet communication practices are already (and evaluate for yourself what works and what not).
Since you will be looking into their external comm practices (not inside the organisation, but with the outside world), try taking a look into both directions: (1) how LMS can become more visible, by actively diffusing info which would be useful to others, and (2) how LMS can get more news from other sources.
Try to make a list of three first things:
a) who are the communities and people the LMS wants to be get in contact with (target group);
b) what type of info they want in and out; and
c) how to achieve it (tools – rss, twitter…).
Hope this helps for a start up point 😉
Thanks, that was an excellent post to help focus my ideas. Hope they come out in the draft version I am about to put up!
Dear Mr. Harriss,
Their is some common area produced by an overlay of your work and mine, particularly patterns. The photographs of the structures on your website are breathtaking. I would be very interested in seeing the machines you use in action, though all of my work is by hand. The only power tool I have is a drill!
The specific question I have for you is this: I’m trying to locate a classification system for 2 dimentionl patterns. I’m now pretty savy concerning the polyhedra, as the sphere progresses logically to the platonics, the archimedeans, the uniforms and then getting nice and crazy past that. I found quite a number of different types of tessalations with names similar to polyhedra, such as “regular” tesselations, “semi-regular”, and also names like “Harboth’s”, “Islamic”, and “Voderberg”.
So far, my direction in researching a tesselation classification system begins with the statement from the field of crystallograghy which is that there are 2 types of 1-d symmetry, 17 types of 2d symmetry and 230 types of 3d symmetry.
Shouldn’t all the varieties of tessellations fall into one of these 17? They are as I’m sure you’re aware: p1,p2,pm,pg,cm,p2mm,p2mg,p2gg,c2mm,p4,p4mm,p4gm,p3,p3m1,p31m,p6,and p6mm.
My question to you is this: Am I on the right track or am I making a mistake? Where can I find the tessellation classification system?
Thank you ! Paul Spiri