Monday, July 28, 2014

Substituting Proust

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Every reader finds himself. The mathematical poets work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this poem, he would perhaps never have seen in himself. -Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922)

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I substituted the word "poet's" for the original word "
writer's", furthermore, I substituted the word "poem" for the word "book" 
Kaz

Monday, June 16, 2014

Kazimir Malevich - The Suprematist Mirror

Thanks to Karl Kempton for bringing this to our attention:
Kazimir Malevich - The Suprematist Mirror

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Marius de Zayas & the Stieglitz Circle

Very interesting early work - I wish I had more precise information on what the variables represent.




These are very interesting links sent to me by Karl Kempton.

Link to information

and more:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

PolyAesthetic Mapping the Muses

Here is the image I used in the PAMM show at the Oceanside Museum of Art. The show will run until August 2, 2014
Our group is called PolyAesthetic Mapping the Muses - is part of a larger group show called the DNA of Creativity which was sponsored by the San Diego Visual Arts Network.



Thursday, April 03, 2014

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy


There is a Spanish Proverb that says: "An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy" Here is the mathematical version of that expression.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

April Should Be Mathematical Poetry Month

Future Tense at Slate just published an article (click here) with a argument that April should be "Mathematical Poetry Month" They used my poem "Sacrifice and Bliss".
Hey I think its a great idea :)

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Multiply or Add?

I snagged this off of the incomparable Anu Garg. Most of  the expressions that I see in this list are additions - Can you find an example here of a multiplication of concepts?  Do you know the difference between addition and multiplication in mathematical poetry? There could be many ways to approach this idea here is one way to approach it: Click Here 


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Bridges 2013 Video with George Hart



Here is a link to a nice video from George
Hart on the Bridges show last summer in Enschede, the Netherlands. This may be the largest Mathart show that has ever been curated.

Robert Bosch - The Serenity Machine

One of my wishes for mathematical art is that it somehow ties to culture and has a strong sensory presence. I think Robert Bosch's serenity machines are a good example of contemporary art with a foot deep in Zen. This pieces are mazes with no end and no goal. You turn the knobs to move a small steel ball around the maze.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Poem from John Chalmers

Here is a Christmas math poem submitted by John Chalmers. 

Bob Grumman's Christmas Poem

This is an old math poem by Bob Grumman but I really like it. So I would like to post it again. 
Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Math Humor


I don't know who did this but it was given to me by John Chalmers. - If this is your image please let me know so I can credit you. 

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Briges 2013 Mathematical Poetry Anthology


The Briges 2013 Mathematical Poetry Anthology, edited by Sarah Glaz, is out and can be purchased at Amazon at this link.
Sarah has compile a few more interesting links for Mathematical Poetry on her homepage as well as a page dedicated to this anthology.  To see that page please follow this link.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Bridges Enschede 2013


I am grateful to have been a part of the Bridges Show in the Netherlands last month  My piece Sunset Sutra can be seen in the photo if you have keen eyes. 

Here is a link to all the wonderful pieces in the show. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Quote From Mool Kae On The Nature Of Descriptions.


Descriptions always describe something else.

Quote From Mool Kae On What Is Real.


Karl Kempton's Sun Plus Moon

Another example of Karl Kempton's Visual Poetry 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

ONE

For those who are not familiar with the Chinese character - it is "Buddha's mind"
Anything divided by itself is one.

Visit the National Gallery of Writing