100 Essential Things You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts
We apply mathematics to some of the arts: identify Dali's use of 4-d geometry, ask if fractals distinguish abstract art works, plan the subterranean Tunnel of Eupalinos in 520 BC, find the best place to view a statue, and calculate the distance to the horizon. We see how smooth curves informed elegant design, fonts, and Henry Moore's stringed sculptures. Finally, we look at the probabilistic analysis of texts.
Professor John D Barrow FRS has been a Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge since 1999, carrying out research in mathematical physics, with special interest in cosmology, gravitation, particle physics and associated applied mathematics. (from gresham.ac.uk)
|100 Essential Things You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts|
|Maths is Everywhere
This is a series of six mathematics lectures given by Professor John D. Barrow, investigating the many ways in which mathematics underpins our everyday lives.
|The Secret Mathematicians
This will explore the hidden mathematical ideas that underpin the creative output of well-known artists and reveal that the work of the mathematician is also driven by strong aesthetic values.