Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Singularity

This post is a new version of the proportional poem posted December 13, 2010.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Thought From Samuel Butler

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. -Samuel Butler, poet (1612-1680)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Singularity by Kaz Maslanka

Here is a new proportional poem titled "Singularity".

If you are not familiar with how to read proportional poems please click here

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Kaz Quote

To be a great artist one must immerse oneself in the tragedies of culture, only then can one awaken ones empathy.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Polyaesthetic Work Of Keith Tyson

Here is some polyaesthetic work I was recently turned on to. The artist, Keith Tyson won the Turner prize in England for his work and I am certainly happy that our genre is getting more attention. The poetic content reminds me of Scott Helmes's work yet this work is obviously polyaesthetic due to the mixture of visual images. Very Cool!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New Math @ Mathematical Poetry

New Math

Craig Damrauer calls his 'Mathphorism' pieces “New Math” I would like to share the fact that he created new a set of Equational post cards. The group was edited by Ed Ruscha and quickly sold out. Here is a sample from the set:

Fractured By Connie Tettenborn

Here is a new Polyaesthetic / orthogonal space poem by Connie Tettenborn titled "Fractured"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Proof With Words by Art Benjamin

Here is one submitted to me by Xenharmonic Guru John Chalmers. This is right in line with Karl Kemptons thread of thought

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Benoit Mandelbrot Passes Away October 14

Benoit Mandelbrot passed away this last October 14 and left a legacy of fractal geometry behind him. It is quite amazing that a simple formula such as z = z^2 + c could be iterated and produce such beautiful images. Here is a rock music video by M. Eric Carr with music that was written and sung by Jonathan Coulton as a tribute to Mandelbrot and I find it quite clever.

Here are some fractals that I made using some software called ultrafractal and many of these are based on the Mandelbrot set. What I find most fascinating about these images is that when you are looking at them you are visualizing one small but beautiful facet of the logical structure in your mind. It is like a magical magnifying mirror looking directly at the logical foundation of the house you call mind.

The Parabola of Athletes by Connie Tettenborn

Here is a piece by Connie Tettenborn based on the parabola. y = ax^2 + bx + c

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Buddhist Mathematics by Karl Kempton

Here is a new version of an older piece by Karl Kempton

Plus Two More by Connie Tettenborn

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Sphere of Influence by Connie Tettenborn

Here is a Spherical (maybe elliptical) poem by Connie Tettenborn titled "The Sphere of Influence"

Connie Tettenborn Links

This page is to collect important links to the work of Connie Tettenborn.

As of Nov of 2011 Connie has a new webpage showing her work - you can access it here

The following works by Connie were posted before she brought her webpage online - Enjoy!


The Derivation of Wisdom and The Integral Part of Idle Time

The Sphere of Influence

Knee Joint

Staying Centered

Parabola of Athletes

Blue Book Formulas

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two More by Connie Tettenborn

Here are a couple of new ones by the mathematical poet Connie Tettenborn. A differential poem and an integral poem - cool stuff

Intentions by Jean Kelley

I just received the following proportional poem by Jean Kelley

Andrew Topel

I recently received the following works by visual poet Andrew Topel

I recently received the following works by visual poet Andrew Topel

Monday, August 09, 2010

Top Math Blog Award

I am happy to present that not only were we presented a top poetry blog award (Third Place) -click here- we now have also been awarded a top math blog award -click here-
Thank you to all who have contributed!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Mathematical Poets at the Bowery Poetry Club NYC

A couple of things of importance concerning the mathematical graffiti wall. The first being a new video of the wall produced by John Sims, the hippest voice in mathematical art – check it out below.

The second is some wonderful photos of the event that Geof Huth just released. (Thank you Geof!) – They can be seen below.

Here is John’s announcement of the event.

Here is a photo of John Sims introducing the event.

Here is Stephanie Strickland reading her response to the wall.

Here is Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino talking cubist poetry

Here is Bob Grumman reading his Poem’s Poem

Here I am talking about Similar Triangles Poems (Which is the type of Poem I put on the wall)

Here is Richard Kostelanetz after his talk about the history of his work.

Here is a group photo

Here is Geof making a contribution to the wall

Here is Geof and Bobs contribution

Here is JoAnne in front of the wall.

Here are some folks checking out the wall/

Here is a photo of the Kumbaya fest at Starbuck’s afterward. What a great time we had chatting about our common interests. (Left to Right) Geof Huth, Bob Grumman, JoAnne Growney, Arnold Skemer, Kaz Maslanka, Karen Orlin, and Richard Kostelanetz

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