Just returned from the Bridges Conference held this year at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Met some great people, mathematicians, architects, designers… Presented “Shape Changing Polyhedra,” from my latest book “3D Thinking” to be published by Thames and Hudson Ltd Spring 2017. My presentation included stop frame animations and movie clips of shape-changing polyhedra full-shellContinue reading Bridges Conference 2016 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Just appeared on KPCW; this morning in fact. Questions raised have made me think a bit more broadly about October’s, “Geomorph – Everything Changes When Mathematics Meets Art,” exhibition at the Leonardo in Salt Lake City. I made a comment on-air that, when we teach mathematics and science, we should go back to the pointContinue reading KPCW Radio Interview
Have been working with four Park City, Utah, high school students on projects for Rockwell Collins and Overstock.com – as part of the PCCAPS program. The idea is to have students work on valid projects for corporations and to build experience with professional protocol, new types of software, problem solving, etc.
In geometry, a Steiner chain is a set of n circles, all of which are tangent to two given non-intersecting circles (blue and red) where n is finite and each circle in the chain is tangent to the previous and next circles in the chain.
My latest book, “3D Thinking,” to be published by Thames and Hudson Spring 2017 forms the basis for a new exhibition and lecture series, see below. Lectures feature photos, illustrations, movie clips, animations. Please see my page, “Lectures and Exhibitions,” for descriptions. Lectures include: The Golden Ratio – A Divine Proportion? Presented at the Leonardo Science andContinue reading Lectures: Geometry to enhance the human experience
For many years I’ve wondered where the original structure was that inspired the development of Altair designs. Daud Sutton, a specialist in Islamic Design, sent me an email from Cairo just a few days ago. He has found found the original structure – a latticed window – that has inspired so many of us – all thatContinue reading Altair Designs Complete A Circle
Thames and Hudson will be the publisher! They will reformat the book and add their design and editorial magic. I cannot think of a better publisher! See my earlier posts re “Think 3D” and parts of my website to get an idea of the content. Will post more at a later date.
Rethinking Randomness by Jeff Buzen introduces an alternative characterization of randomness and a new modeling framework that together explain the improbable success of these probabilistic models. Jeff used one of my close packing circle arrangements with a corresponding line lattice (connecting circle contacting points) and then an apparently random image selection (cover design) conjured by theContinue reading Rethinking Randomness by Jeff Buzen
This is a new book that has just gone to print for Wooden Books (UK) and Bloomsbury (USA, Australia, India). Title is the “Crystal Cave.” The book is full of geometric designs to color by Ensor Holiday, Roger Burrows (me), Roger Penrose, John Martineau, and Haifa Khawaja. Each author has applied different math systems to generateContinue reading Crystal Cave – A new book of geometric designs to color
The book has now been completed and will be published by Thames and Hudson Ltd in June 2016 (now Spring 2017). I’ve constantly updated the work awaiting publication and have included the latest technologies and future applications for the various types of geometry and visual logic featured in the book – particularly the shape changersContinue reading Think 3D completed