Tortoise – Fabrication

Tess the Tortoise Tortoise’s Story The outline of the Tortoise’s story, and the different concepts highlighted in it, were formulated by Jessica K. Sklar. This was a component that crystallized early on—it was essentially adopted as conceived. Read Tess the Tortoise’s Story by Jessica K. Sklar Tortoise’s Shell Tess’s ceramic shell was crafted by LizContinue reading “Tortoise – Fabrication”

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”

Cavalcade – Mathematical Connections

About the Cavalcade The collection of sheets is very diverse, ranging from interesting and/or beautiful figures to amusing tidbits to “aha” visualizations and historical documents or insights; some of them honor a particular mathematician. There is no mathematical rhyme or reason to their order here: this is simply the order in which they were manufactured,Continue reading “Cavalcade – Mathematical Connections”

Tortoise – Mathematical Connections

Read more about the Tortoise Next: Mathematical Connections in the Cryptography Quilt

Snowflakes and Lasers

It is always snowing over Riemann-Lebesgue Hill. This snow is likely a bit different from what you see falling in your neighborhood. The snowflakes in the Mathemalchemy exhibit are formed using mathematics and lasers.

Tess the Tortoise’s Story

When Dominique asked for proposals for Mathemalchemy scenes, I sent her a proposal like this: “Something involving infinity . . . Zeno’s path (related to Zeno’s dichotomy paradox), a hill whose volume is approximated with cuboids, Koch snowflakes.” Dominique’s response was polite: “I see that I have not communicated clearly what is needed. I amContinue reading “Tess the Tortoise’s Story”