New video: documenting the build of the Mathemalchemy project at Duke University. The installation will tour the US and internationally, starting at the National Academy of Sciences, January 2022. https://youtu.be/mPda8X2vYQQ, mathemalchemy.org
A paper almost a decade in the making, now in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society. In 2012, Marco Paoletti asked me a question about rolling acrobatic apparatus. Answering this led to new designs, one of which was fabricated by Lee Brasuell and is now being performed with.
This is a kind of cover of the dodecahedron: locally the graph is exactly the same as the dodecahedron - here the six-colouring of the edges of this dodecahedron lifts to the lattice in RP^3.
Derek Muller's latest Veritasium video is simply amazing! In half an hour he accurately explains Cantor, Gödel, and Turing, with beautiful animations. All the more amazing given that his original background is physics https://youtu.be/HeQX2HjkcNo
New post: The constructive solid geometry of piecewise-linear functions https://11011110.github.io/blog/2021/05/12/constructive-solid-geometry.html
Or, how the paper that I thought I was writing fell apart and I rescued it by proving a different but related result.
Just in time for #StarWarsDay, a new 3D printed puzzle. Use the 4th (dimension) to solve it!
Mathemalchemy: a collaboration between 24 mathematicians and mathematical artists, to create an installation celebrating the beauty and creativity of mathematics. Video: https://youtu.be/8QQywzbGAU8 More details at mathemalchemy.org
Call for papers on "The Art of Mathematical Illustration"! Edmund Harriss and I are guest editors for this special issue of The Journal of Mathematics and the Arts. The deadline for submissions is June 1st 2021. https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/art-mathematical-illustration/
You, a tech startup with millions in angel finance: made an app to turn handwritten maths into TeX.
Me, just the worst kind of smart alec: convinced a pen #plotter to turn TeX into handwritten maths
For some reason, I just like watching Lloyd's algorithm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd%27s_algorithm) in animated form.
This sculpture (designed by Chaim Goodman-Strauss) has something to do with it!
Mathematician working mostly in three-dimensional geometry and topology, and mathematical artist working mostly in 3D printing and virtual reality.
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