The Art of Mathematics

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 12:00 pm
 

Although he only made his debut in mathematical art this past January, Marc Chamberland, professor of mathematics and statistics, has already had pieces accepted to two juried exhibitions: His works Inner Square and Borromean Five were shown at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (January, San Diego) and The Bridges Conference (July, Netherlands).

Part puzzle, part artistic exploration, Chamberland’s work merges mathematical lessons with aesthetics, history, and popular culture. For example, Borromean Five, he says, is a “knot-theory type of comparison” to the game rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock, popularized on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Read more about Chamberland’s art and the ideas behind it in: “The Art of Mathematics,” The Grinnell Magazine, Fall 2013, page 10.