Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Forebear Square by Lawrence Lesser

Visual Poetry by Larry Lesser

Friday, August 04, 2017

MEANings by Larry Lesser

Mathematics Professor Lawrence Lesser, Ph.D. provides us with a couple of mathematical visual poems:
These were part of a paper:
Lesser, L.M.(2011) "Making Statistics Memorable: New Mnemonics and Motivations," in Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings, Section on Statistical Education, 1118- 1124.

Click here for the paper

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Maholy Nagy 1922


Aesthetic expressions are the literally the boundaries of culture.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Kaz Maslanka at Crafton Hills College

I was honored to be a part of the Parallels:Medicine+Art show at Crafton Hills College. On March 28th, I gave a lecture on mathematical visual poetry as well as having a couple of pieces in the show. Here are a few photos from the event.

Here are the two pieces that were displayed in the show. "Newtons Third Law In Karmic Warfare" 

and "Singularity at Vulture Peak"

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Life of a Mistake

Mistakes when repeated by others become culture.

Monday, January 23, 2017

An Analysis Of Introspection by Connie Tettenborn

Here is a new piece titled "An Analysis Of Introspection" by Connie Tettenborn

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Math Humor -- Velociraptor

I don't know who the author of this is - We have to thank John Chalmers who sent it to me.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Clara B. Jones and Hamilton's Rule

The following piece was submitted to me by Clara B. Jones. I would classify this piece as an illustration of an equation.

In this piece we can see W.D. Hamilton's Rule expressing when it benefits "ego," an Actor, to help a Recipient, an individual of the same species. I designed the image, and the artwork was drawn by Liz Williams. I, also, include a brief bio. Thank you for considering my work. Sincerely, clara b. jones


Bio: Clara B. Jones is a retired scientist, currently practicing poetry in Asheville, NC, USA. As a woman of color, she writes about the “performance” of identity and power and conducts research on experimental poetry. She is the author of two chapbooks, and her poems, reviews, essays, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous venues.

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Pedagogy of Moonlight

Here is a new 'proportional poem' titled "The Pedagogy of Moonlight" - the image is a photo shot in the very early morning moon light at an old abandoned schoolhouse in the Cedar Swamp area along the west bank of the Delaware river a few miles east of Townsend Delaware along route 9. (see if you can find it on Google street maps) There is a thunderstorm off in the distance and a breeze evident in the clouds. The muses whisper this mathematical poem to me and demand me to share it with you.
There are four ways to solve this equation with each variable or you can set it up in proportions where it will read:

 "Pining the Infinite" is to "Lost Mathematics" as "The Wind of Time" is to "Obscure Sorrow"
"Pining the Infinite" is to "The Wind of Time" as "Lost Mathematics" is to "Obscure Sorrow"

 Below is a detail of the equation:

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pinaki Halder Number 1

A new Paradigm Poem by Pinaki Halder mapping onto Einstein 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Bob Grumman Christmas Poem

I think this is Bob's best work and I always like to post it around Christmas.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Holiday Humor

Here is a little holiday math humor sent to me by John Chalmers

I over ate.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Jeff Koons Versus Kog

I wanted to create an art that automatically the viewer could realize that they didn’t have to bring anything to the table other than themselves right at that moment.
Jeff Koons

This quote from Koons is the perfect statement about the goal of ‘pure’ Art. – And therefore the opposite of ‘pure’ Kog.

Mathematical poetry lives in the realm of ‘pure’ Kog

Mathematical visual poetry is in between ‘pure’ Art and ‘pure’ Kog yet lives much closer to ‘pure’ Kog.

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