Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Rule 42 Show At The Bonita Museum

I am happy to be a part of the Rule 42 show curated by, Oceanside Museum of Art curator, Vallo Riberto.

Here are the show posters for the Rule 42 Show at the Bonita Museum:



Here are the works that I will have in the show:

The following was a page in the calendar published by the American mathematical Society

This poem was nominated for a pushcart prize in poetry by the magazine ZYZZYVA

The following was published in the book, "Strange Attractors" Poems of Love and Mathematics by Glaz ands Growney
Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare
Golden Fear

Pandemic Meditation


Psycho-Vectors #3

Visual Kinematics Study Equal Moment Yet 7 times a difference in Velocity


Delusions of Control

Congenital Wisdom

Beginners Mind

10000 Dharmas return ...

And an interactive computer program / mathematical poem

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Photos From The Opening Night At The Rule 42 Show

Kaz Discussing "Disengendered"

Kaz Discussing Psychronometrics

Kaz Giving Tools To Access The Work

Mathematical Visual Poetry of Kazmier Maslanka


The Visual Kinematics and The Psychovector Series

Paul Gailiunas, Karl Kempton and Richard Kostelanetz

Harry Polkinhorn

David Quatrochocci

Rosa Riberto

Avital Oehler

Visual Poetry Books

Toru Nakatani

Curator Vallo Riberto and Doug McCullough

Museum Director Wendy Wilson-Gibson


The Dificulty In Bridging The Genres of Mathematics and Poetry

    The creative process is one of bridging concepts together to create an expression. I have always wondered if I was indeed bridging mathematics and poetry. So, I put a poll together on this blog to query the readers and find out what end of the spectrum they reside. It turned out that the blog consistently had a 50% split between both mathematics and poetry for the 5 years the poll existed. I feel lucky to have landed in this spot yet, existing in the cracks of genres is never a popular place to be. That said I feel confident that bridging is extremely worthwhile. Creativity is always spawned in the cracks of genres. 

    I would like to share evidence of bridging this gap between the institutions of mathematics and the institutions of poetry. On one hand I had a poem published in the "page a day" calendar for the American Mathematical Society. Here is the letter requesting the poem for Basho:

    Here is the mathematical poem Evelyn chose for the calendar:


    And on the other hand, I had one of my mathematical poems nominated by the prestigious literary journal ZYZZYVA, for a pushcart prize in poetry. Here is the letter notifying me that the poem was nominated:


    Here is the math poem they nominated:

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The Blessing Of Rajneesh

 For Hyon Gak Sunim

Similar Triangles Poem done in January of 2021

What Is Wet?

 A meditation in similar triangles form

Summer of 2020

Pandemic Meditation Spring of 2020

 This piece is a similar triangles poem that was inspired by the stress experienced during the pandemic of 2020. In January of 2022, The Journal for Humanistic Mathematics will be publishing a paper that analyzes this piece using the language of cognitive linguistics. For the Rule 42 show I am including a link to the submission here: A Cognitive View Of Pandemic Meditation


The Caveat of Capitalism

This piece was done in the spring of 2020 and inspired by the politics of the day. It uses the similar triangles form.
In addition I spoke in detail about this piece published in Karie Ross's book, Artists, Art and Story. Purchase it here: clickhere


Shoebox Projects Call and Responce - Spring of 2020

 This work was a collaboration between myself and Coleman Griffith sponsored by Shoeboxprojects of Los Angeles California. The method we used was that Coleman provided me a photo and I manipulated it and provided a mathematical poem to accompany the new image.  I used the similar triangles form for all of the math poems.

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