Curio Shop Story

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 Story”

Cavalcade Story

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 Story”

The Mandelbrot Bakery

Discover the mathematical inspiration underpinning the creation of the Mandelbrot Bakery.

One of Marjorie Rice’s tilings, symmetry, Vladimir Arnold’s cat, dynamical systems and many more mathematical concepts are represented in this charming bakery.