Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Congenital Wisdom on view at the Joint Mathematics Conference in San Diego

I have been a bit apathetic in keeping everyone up to the latest shows. Last August "Congenital Wisdom" was show at the Bridges show at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. It is a mathematical visual poem which incorporates a mathematical paradigm poem. The paradigm that I am using is Newtons equation for the law of gravity. In a paradigm poem we map concepts into the existing equation to create conceptual metaphors across the cognitive domains.

The piece points to the idea that the legendary events involving two different apples were both creative events. One being Newton's apple that he saw falling out of the tree and the other being the apple from the knowledge of good and evil. In the poem you will see that the force of creativity is acting on both apples. You will notice that the distance between the apples is described by mapping concepts across a five dimensional Pythagorean Theorem.

More importantly to note is that this piece is on view at the Joint Mathematics conference in San Diego California right now. It will be up until this Saturday. 

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