Monday, July 31, 2006

Karl Kempton Links

The Mathematical Visual Poetry of Karl Kempton links:
Revista de Poesia

M is for Mathematica

Runes about Karl's runes by Karl Young

The Root of Pi

Mathematical Poetry links:

Buddhist Mathematics

My Big Mouth



Six Alone In

Zen Poems

About Karl Kempton:


North America's Longest Running Visual Poetry Magazine Edited by Karl Kempton, Harry Polkinhorn, and Karl Young -- Kaldron

Critical writings of Karl Kempton:

VISUAL POETRY: A Brief History of Ancestral Roots and Modern Traditions


Friday, July 14, 2006

Centered in London

My piece “Centered” was accepted in the Bridges Exhibit of Mathematical Art.

There is a lot of very interesting Mathematical Art in the Show Check out the other Art at the following link.

Thursday, July 13, 2006


I have always found Mytho-spiritual aphorisms to be beautiful and every time I discover a new one if feel my life has new depth. They seem to me to be the archetypical fabric in all mythologies / religions as I have found them to be translatable and transmutable between the myths. I have also found that translating them into the language of math to be aesthetically rewarding. The piece righteousness above is one such aphorism which basically states that the more you display righteousness the less you really have. Of course this aphorism can be said for many disciplines for it seems we have all experienced the braggart who is more interested in covering his insecurities than setting an example for us to follow.

The equation is 'D' is proportional to 1/r ... or in otherwords 'D' is inversely proportional to r

Monday, July 10, 2006

New/Old Math Humor

I don't know where this came from but it reminds me of the logic used by a mathematical poet I know.

click here for the video

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Early Karl Kempton visual poetry (plotter poems)

Here we have some interesting early visual poetry from Karl Kempton which used mathematical programing to plot these poems the link takes you to a page on Dan Wabers wonderful minimalist concrete poetry site. Here is the main page: minimalist concrete poetry

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