Research revealed that a famous 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet is inscribed with accurate trigonometry.
System and Sensibility: Dorothea Rockburne at Dia:Beacon
Rockburne insists that her work has a mathematical basis, yet her most moving creations are those least tethered to a methodical, rational approach.
A 19th-Century Guide to Euclid’s Geometry Reborn as an Interactive Site
Designer Nicholas Rougeux created an interactive version of one of the first multicolor books, which turned Euclid’s pivotal geometric ideas into visual diagrams.
Earliest Known Zero Symbol Identified in Ancient Indian Manuscript
Carbon dating reveals the earliest known symbol for zero is in a 3rd or 4th century Indian manuscript at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries.
Artistic Expressions of Math Over Seven Centuries
Picturing Math at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has prints dating back to the 15th century, all expressing the beauty of mathematics.
The Morgan Marks the Centennial of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity
A century has passed since Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which at its core demonstrates that space and time are connected, and both involved in gravity.
Math and Art Together at Last
I never would have imagined stuffy mathematics and playful chance could blend in peaceful harmony, let alone lead to the series of subdued yet provocative drawings on display in James Bills’ current exhibition Golden Parachutes and Tin Handcuffs at Yes Gallery in Greenpoint. Only an artist adept in the language of architectural drafting could manage to successfully transform boring data charts into appealing visualizations of randomly generated numbers produced by the throw of a pair of polyhedral dice.