Tag Archive: surfaces

The TMC Logo

Collegiate typography parsed into a fractal, with the theme of lots of parts coming together to make the whole. That’s the corporate design spin on the new logo for the Twitter Math Camp,… Continue reading

Spirographs and the third dimension

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

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

Unscheduled Post: Hyperbolic Polydron

What happens when you put seven equilateral triangles round a point?   Inspired by sumidiot who was himself inspired by division by zero who were making paper hyperbolic soccer balls, I thought I would put… Continue reading

Surfaces 2: Algebraic Surfaces

Some exploration of algebraic surfaces and how to design them.

Surfaces 1: The ooze of the past

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.