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:

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