John Cook on The Endeavour has just mentioned the wonderful silver ratio. As this is probably my favourite number I can’t resist the chance to put up some pictures. The silver ratio: ,… Continue reading
Numbers are one hell of a powerful idea, and some idea of them seems to predate a lot of other intelligence traits. Even young chicks have some ability to count. (this story was… Continue reading
Its been a busy week workwise, and so a slow week as far as the blog is concerned. So I give you some easily missed art. This is a job I would love,… Continue reading
At some point I should write something about 4d polytopes. They are an incredible work of the human imagination. There are a few places you can find good information on them, just google… Continue reading
[Update 15/1/10: More pictures (in the snow!) now up] [Update 16/3/10: A second sculpture built in Newcastle] [Update 13/5/10: Volcanic background] Can you get children and young people to build mathematical scultptures in… Continue reading
Why English social fears did not stop me joining twitter and starting to like it.
I am often a bit rude about fractal art. With the right software it becomes easy to create interesting, attractive, complicated images without much thought to what is happening. It is unfair but… Continue reading
I cannot resist replying to a post in Cosmic Variance: Why Can’t We Visualize More Than Three Dimensions? The comments section says much of this already, in addition to the wonderful: Your better off… Continue reading
Without further ado, the first winner: Images of the Eureka Tower carpark in Melbourne. Axel Peemöller uses perspective drawing to create directions that are very large, yet only readable from the directions in which they… Continue reading
Curves and surfaces are a wonderful visual representation of mathematics. They can move from the simple and profound to the complex and intriguing. They have even been accused of being part of a sinister plot. In addition the mathematics behind them is becoming increasingly useful in many areas, algebraic statistics for example.
Great flickr meme from Matt Jones making the rounds… it says it all, though the original is not bad.
As I am staying in south east London at the moment, I am finally getting the chance to use the DLR on a regular basis. The DLR has always been romantic to me,… Continue reading