By George Hart for the Museum of Mathematics


As announced a few weeks ago in this column, I made a large mathematical artwork at a public “sculpture barn-raising” on the National Mall in Washington DC last weekend.  Hundreds of people helped me screw together these 490 laser-cut triangles into this structure which illustrates a discretization of the gyroid surface.


Photos and a detailed description of its making are online here.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • jim

    “discretization of the gyroid surface” whatchootalkinbout willis?