## 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

## Lasering my Laptop

I finally got the courage together to put my laptop into my lasercutter. It worked! If anyone is interested this was using a 25W Versalaser at 100% power, 10% speed, 1000ppi (three powers… Continue reading

## Socolar and Taylor’s aperiodic tile.

As regular readers know I have a love of incomplete or impossible quests.  One such quest that comes very close to my work is quest for an aperiodic tile. A shape that can… Continue reading

## Finding Ada: Alicia Stott Boole

March the 24th is the birthday of Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. An icon for mathematicians and computer scientists as the first programmer. She developed algorithms that could be run on Babbage‘s analytical… 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

## Recent and current projects

I seem to be working on quite a few things at the moment so I thought I would collect a list of them together for those who might be interested. Firstly the course… 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.

## The strange quest: Mathematics as Concrete Art

Is mathematics just a giant piece of constructive art?

## 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

## Mathematical materials

To start with a little housekeeping. I have rather neglected this blog, as the summer science exhibition rather took it out of me.  I am also going to retire the unscheduled post tag.… Continue reading