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
[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
Some thoughts on spirographs and how to make them in three dimensions.
If you compare computer skills to literacy are we teaching them just to read when they also need to write?
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
[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
Great flickr meme from Matt Jones making the rounds… it says it all, though the original is not bad.