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”

Tortoise – Mathematical Connections

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

The Maquette’s Creation Process

Bringing together twenty-three mathematical artists and artistic mathematicians to create a large multimedia art installation requires planning . . . and a detailed maquette (aka, preliminary model).

Dominique Ehrmann introduced the Mathemalchemy team members to her Maquette Creation Process. See how the three maquettes helped to create, discuss, question, structure, validate and inspire them.

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”