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Taking Making to the Limit

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Continuing Math Mondays' series on the recent Bridges conference, today we highlight three different genres of mathematical making which we have seen before in Math Mondays, but which were represented at the highest levels of intricacy and development at Bridges. To start with, mathematical beading: various polyhedra cleverly strung with... Read more »

String art, Bridges Style

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Connecting the dots between the last two installments of Math Mondays, the team got to see mathematical string art taken to a new level at this year's Bridges conference. Here are three recent works by David Press, which lift string art off of the (card)board and into the third dimension,... Read more »

Beginning of a String

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Although there have been two different Math Mondays touching just tangentially on the wonderful world of string art, it has never covered the basics of the area, and it's high time. (Why is it high time? Hint: in preparation for non-basics to come...) The fundamental idea is that you create... Read more »