Cryptography Quilt – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

A deeper incursion in the Cryptography Quilt Story  It is mysterious, depicting all manner of things. We think we can recognize animals — a pigeon, a squirrel, a little man — but we are not sure. It is also clearly a source of hidden energy: some of the Cavalcade pages became attracted to its verso,Continue reading “Cryptography Quilt – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Tortoise – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

A deeper incursion in the Tortoise Story On waking up, Tess the Tortoise felt this was going to be a special day – a day to have an adventure. As always, she made a careful plan, and started her list. Breakfast first, of course – a nice leisurely breakfast; nothing good was ever accomplished onContinue reading “Tortoise – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Silhouette and Vortices – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

“Oma, when I look up in that direction, through my eyelashes between half-closed eyelids, I can see some huge shadow there, against the sky. Can you see it too? Do you know what it is?” “I wondered whether you could see it — sometimes you become very still when you look in that direction, peeringContinue reading “Silhouette and Vortices – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Mural – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

She just is putting the last tentacles to two equations in neon colors – has she seen that she is also dripping paint and making green ripples below? The candle she was holding to give a little extra light has just been snuffed out by the breeze, and the smoke coming from its wick isContinue reading “Mural – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Great Doodle Page – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

The Great Doodle Page was born from the stubborn nature of several sheets that were originally members of the Aerial Cavalcade, in which they could have continued to congenially whirl around with the others. No, instead they wanted it their own way. Here you see their content trying to settle down on one large pageContinue reading “Great Doodle Page – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Curio Shop – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

Harriet Conway, the shopkeeper of Conway’s Curios, has just opened up the metallic security door, turned on the lighting, preened herself, and hopped onto her perch for what she hopes will be another good day. She looks around appreciatively — all the luxury wares in the store are displayed optimally. The fragile but gorgeous handblownContinue reading “Curio Shop – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Terrace – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

The Terrace is the domain of Horton Conway; his sister Harriet and he co-own Conway’s Curios and this Terrace. He has just checked that everything is ready to welcome visitors. The buffet is set out with cups, saucers and plates – and today he did not forget napkins. Apart from cream tea, visitors can letContinue reading “Terrace – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Knotical – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

The turbhoversailboat is back in Knotilus Bay again. The engineer was not wholly displeased with the performance of the new turbine-sails, but as he walked away one could hear him mutter about maybe another round of modeling. Oblivious to his concerns, the two Fish[H]erons that make up the crew have settled in for a niceContinue reading “Knotical – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Cavalcade – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

Sheets of paper whirling – what is the writing on them? And the pictures — so many pictures … Ideas, pictures, mementos, memories, visualizations, explanations, beauty, insights … and more – all things that could amuse or bemuse a mathematician, that dance in the air and in her mind. (And sometimes the sheets leave theContinue reading “Cavalcade – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”

Stack of Books – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass

Stack-of-Books is a rock formation at the outskirts of the park. It looks so remarkably like a stack of books that the name was inescapable. It has been a long tradition to spruce up the colors on the formation on a regular basis, so that it continues to look like a stack of gigantic realContinue reading “Stack of Books – Through the Mathemalchemy Looking Glass”