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Higher Mathematics Meets High Culture

Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician known for bringing an appreciation of mathematics to the masses. He’s done many television programs, popular mathematics books, theater productions and musical performances. He has an exhilarating new series of radio essays about artists who he represents as secret mathematicians. This superb series is …

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(10:25) Rendering for Zaha Hadid's design for the mathematics gallery of London's Science Museum (source)
Math

Marcus du Sautoy’s The Secret Mathematician: Architecture

Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician known for bringing an appreciation of mathematics to the masses. He’s done many television programs, popular mathematics books, theater productions and musical performances. He has an exhilarating new series of radio essays about artists who he represents as secret mathematicians. The first two are …

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PhotographySculpture

Flashback: “Statute of Liver-Tea”

I’m still on vacation this week! Fortunately, I have an oldie-but-goodie for you. This is one of my favorite photos of all time just because it kind of encompasses my girls and the way they play completely. This photo was taken back in January 2010. I had been teaching my …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 1.28

Still life with space food. Shintaro Ohata creates combined 2D and 3D paintings. Plush balloon animals. 3D-printed modular action figures. Penguincam! (video autoplays) Lego lenscap saver. Octopizza. Corner Stourmet DIY booklet stapler. (featured image via ModiBot)

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 1.7

Until Next Time, a unicorn corpse popup book. (via The Bloggess) Hello, Harto! My Drunk Kitchen goes on tour. Rainbow igloo Flight of the Homo Digitalis Riker Ipsum Transforming cardboard anime character Mechanical pencil refill sculpture (featured image via My Modern Met)

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 9.14

The Chester Zoo in the UK was recently rebranded. And the specially created font? Critter Type! Terada Mokei makes punch-out people and shapes for use as architectural models. And they’re pretty precise about it. The Metallization of a Dream — on sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi. Fantastic narrative contraptions. (I promised you …

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Geekery

Be Your Own Souvenir

What do you get when you hack together three Kinects and a RepRap, and add a bunch of tourists? Magic.

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General ArtUncategorizedVisual Art

Does Size Matter?

I’m going to expose my geek a little here. I love miniatures. I love to build them. I love to paint them. I like to push my boundaries for detail and quality at a tiny scale. I am, however, a rank amateur in the art of miniature. I work on …

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