Computers & Mobile Craft & Design Science

Andrew Hicks, a mathemagician at Philadelphia’s Drexel University, has lately made headlines with one of those head-slappingly simple, brilliant, OMG-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that sort of projects: He makes mirrors. Not the run-of-the-mill flat mirrors most of us use every day for identifying vampires, but totally unorthodox, heretical, downright blasphemous mirrors with convoluted surfaces that do tricks I didn’t even know mirrors can do–like reflecting things the right way ’round! New Scientist has some nice photos, and PhysOrg the story.


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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