Making with Math

Originally posted on MAKE:

The Joint Math Meeting, a 6,000+ person convention for mathematicians recently held at the Baltimore Convention Center. I wandered around the exhibitor hall, watched a short film on Srinivasa Ramanujan, helped make a mathematical art sculpture for the National Museum of Mathematics in New York, and learned more than I wanted to know about backgammon statistics.

I met Bernat Espigulé, consultant for Wolfram Research, maker of awesome fractals, some of which he 3D printed. He demoed his fractal generation software, and had these sculptures on display

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There were so many more amazing mathematical works like this knitted piece by Gabriele Meyer.

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a Knitted Klien bottle by Sara-Marle Belcastro

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These origami works by Galen T. Pickett really caught my attention.

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And so many more amazing sculptures as well as digitally designed flat prints.

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Steve who was showing James Sawyer’s Six Dimension…

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