Tag Archive: Art

Every year most of the world’s greatest artworks are swept up and thrown away

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

Lasercutting acrylic dust patterns

Etching acrylic produces a lot of dust: The acrylic does interesting things with this dust creating fascinating patterns. I suspect some sort of electrical charge behaviour. Kudos to the first to work out… Continue reading

Tiling Typography

I have been playing with spreading text over tilings (for a paid maths art project!). Here are some studies based on some favorite typefaces. Click for higher resolution images. Domino Tiling Penrose Tiling… 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

Building Mathematics: The Maker Faire in Pictures

[Update 18/3/10 The student from my Communicating Maths course who helped out with the stall over the weekend has put his story up on the course’s blog: Maths Students Read the Newspaper .]… Continue reading

Reflections in spheres

The beautiful images that can be produced by raytracing reflection in spheres.

Spirographs and the third dimension

Some thoughts on spirographs and how to make them in three dimensions.

Natural and Maths Sculpture

Sculpture system 5 and the work of the wind come together in snow sculptures.

Surfaces in 3 and 4 dimensions

I hope the title is not too confusing, given my previous posts on surfaces. The title of this post is also the title of a work of mine that I have mentioned here… Continue reading

Use of Mathematics and Hyperscopes

The new “Use of Mathematics” A-level has been hotly debated recently. I would like to start by saying that I agree that things need to be done on this topic. There are some… Continue reading

Future Fantasy

Lets suppose we achieve the impossible, a world in which only the human endeavour necessary goes into the essentials. Food, shelter and so on. Where the remainder of our time and energy as… Continue reading