Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Thoughts on Craft

I believe that "craft" is a physical endeavor; furthermore, the more you practice it, the better you get at it. That said, "talent" is the ability to accomplish the same physical goal as others with less practice.

Kaz Maslanka - ASCI Featured Artist of the Month

I am happy to announce that I am the featured artist of the month at Art and Science Collaborations INC. You can check it out at this link 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Videos From Bridges

Here is a video compilation of events and aesthetic works at the Bridges Conference on Mathematical Connections in Art Music and Science. You may recognize my piece “Monastic Path” at the 0:40 second mark of the video. If you have trouble watching it here then click on the "YouTube" button in the bottom right hand corner. Thanks!
 
And here is a more official one that I nabbed from the conference website:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Reza Sarhangi Homage

In 2005 I created a homage to Reza Sarhangi, the nucleus of the Bridges Conference on Mathematical Connections in Art Music and Science. I never shared it so I think I will pull it out now that this year's conference is over and I am re-inspired. There are quite a few mathematical properties going on in this thing - puzzle with it.
And thank you Reza for being the special person that you are!

Mathemaku No. 1


I like this poem even though I struggle with the mapping part - but I must say that I love the mathematical metaphor. I think Bob did a great job on the idea of a couple being one.




Prat's Olympics

Here seems to be Toni Prat's answer to the Olympics.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Blaise



The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. -Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I just recently returned from the Bridges Conference on Mathematical Connections in Art Music and Science and was fortunate enough to have Geof Huth shoot this photo while I was giving my reading on Orthogonal Space Poems

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Math Is A Religion


In a fascinating book entitled "The Mathematical Experience," [Davis and Hersh], I found:
    Mathematical axioms have the reputation of being self-evident, but it might seem that the axioms of infinity and that of God have the same character as far as self-evidence is concerned. Thus, ...'Axiom of Infinity: An infinite set exists.' Axiom of God: (Maimonides: Mishneh Torah, beginning):
    The basic principle of all basic principles and the pillar of all the sciences is to realize that there is a First Being who brought every existing thing into being.
    Which is mathematics and which is theology? Does this lead us to the idea that an axiom is merely a dialectical position on which to base further argumentation, the opening move of a game without which the game cannot get started?" 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Addition Online Collection


My Polyaesthetic work which includes the "Orthogonal Space Poem": "The Monastic Path" was included in the online collection titled "Addition"

Monday, May 07, 2012

A Moment

There are those moments in life when you are terror struck in a situation and
hoping that you are in a dream -- then you slap your face begging, please wake up.

And then there are those moments of pain and solitude that you simply realize that all of this existence IS just a dream and you wonder how long it will be before you wake up.






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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Accepted Work To The Bridges 2012 Math-Art Show

I am happy to be included in the Bridges Mathart show coming up this July 25 in Baltimore. At Towson University
See my piece here

See all the accepted works here
Bridges Mathart 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Walt's Word


To have great poets, there must be great audiences. -Walt Whitman, poet (1819-1892)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Mathematical Spam

I just received some spam from a couple of sources - It seems that folks are thinking somewhat in our terms.

The first bit was some political spam from Al Franken:


Kaz ,

https://dscc.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=P75xl377Gayde5hM2tvLd41E2RpDbNse
I love math. Always have. Sometimes, when I visit schools in Minnesota, I prove the Pythagorean Theorem, right there on the chalkboard.

But here’s some math I don’t love. Democrats have to defend 23 Senate seats this year. Republicans only have to defend 10. And if they take four of ours, they take control of the Senate.

Democrats are facing a real algebra problem.

X = President Romney. Y = a Republican Senate. X + Y = Z. Solve for Z.

The second one is some regular spam:

Higher Salary + New Job = A Happier You 
(there was a link on the text but I removed it)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Fog

Here is a Polyaesthetic piece titled "The Fog" and within this piece you will notice a Proportional Poem. The original photo was shot at Biro Ahm (Small Temple)that sits on top of a mountain within the Tongdosa Monastery complex in South Korea.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My Apology


 If I were to wait for my art to be good enough, I would never make one piece.

The Monastic Path

Here is a Polyaesthetic piece titled "The Monastic Path" within it is an Orthogonal Space Poem. The original image was shot at Tongdosa Monastery in South Korea in a room where monks perform the "Kyol Chae" in which they meditate 100 days from 8 to 12 hours per day. The equation describes a full range of concepts but if we were to focus on a near infinite Lucidity then the ego would be near zero. The equation was inspired by the monk in the picture who I found to exhibit extreme confidence with no ego. I have never experienced this from anyone before this time.
The Monastic Path - 2012


Fog

Here is a Proportional Poem titled "FOG"

FOG - 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Dating

Sunday, January 08, 2012

The Monastic Path

This is an orthogonal space poem titled "The Monastic Path" inspired by 천진스님Chun Jin Sunim of the 통도사 Tongdosa Monastery in South Korea.

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