Posts tagged “mathematics

Between The Folds, about origami and life

Post by iSiZ

Did you know you can make any shape by the process of folding paper and one straight cut?

A must watch documentary! Vanessa Goulding’s film about origami, it is also about science, art and mathematics, ‘Between The Folds’ was produced in 2009 and has won various awards at film festivals.

Vanessa: ‘There are many talented and innovative people choosing to work in paper and 2D surfaces—engineers, architects, sculptors, scientists and fine artists. So many of them deserve attention, and have beautiful work and ideas to share. In a way, the film only reveals the tip of the iceberg.’

It is an interesting documentary about what origami can bring to our lifes.

Klick through to see the film on youtube.





Escher’s infinity

Post by iSiZ

M. C. Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), was a Dutch graphic artist. His graphic art was inspired by geometry. Escher explored the concept of representing infinity on a two-dimensional plane. His wood engravings Circle Limit I–IV demonstrate this concept.

Escher Circle Limit I

Escher was inspired by mathematical formulas. As mathematitions saw more of his work they got fascinated by it. Watch this 4 minute film where professor Ian Stewart explains the effect his work has on mathematitions. And if you can’t have enough, watch a 60 minute documentary called ‘Metamorphose’ by director Jan Bosdriesz. Unfolding his life and work.

He is still inspiring many artists. As computer graphics becomes more and more present in our digital lifes, his work seems ever prevailing. Here’s a funny animation by Goo-Shun Wang based on Escher’s Relativity lithograph print: