[NetBehaviour] Exhibition of Mathematical Art.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Feb 18 11:13:08 CET 2008

Exhibition of Mathematical Art
Joint Mathematics Meetings.
January 6-9, 2008 - San Diego, California

Art created through mathematics. The Science News article covers 
selections from a recent exhibit, where over 40 artists gathered to show 
their work and the math behind it. The rest of the pieces are also 
viewable at the exhibit's website. "Michael Field, a mathematics 
professor at the University of Houston, finds artistic inspiration in 
his work on dynamical systems. A mathematical dynamical system is just 
any rule that determines how a point moves around a plane. Field uses an 
equation that takes any point on a piece of paper and moves it to a 
different spot. Field repeats this process over and over again--around 5 
billion times--and keeps track of how often each pixel-sized spot in the 
plane gets landed on. The more often a pixel gets hit, the deeper the 
shade Field colors it."


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