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March 8, 2008

YLEM Forum: Math, Art and Religion

Filed under: Forums — Torrey Nommesen @ 3:02 am

Spirals

Wednesday, March 19th
6pm
SomArts Gallery
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA

Open to the public! Free! Doors open at 6:00. Come early and chat!

At this forum we will be speaking about Math, Art and Religion. We will explore the history of mathematics and it’s interaction with art and religion, and then we’ll explore some creative uses of math in making art.

Dr. Neville Roberts is Professor of Mathematics at San Francisco State University, where he has taught since 1982. He completed his Ph.D. in
Mathematics at the Polytechnic University of New York in 1972. He is the author of a textbook and numerous research articles in number theory, his field of specialization. The courses he has taught include the history of mathematics. He will be speaking about the history of Art, Math and Religion.

Mary Teetor member of YLEM’s Special Interest Group on Patterns, makes tessellating patterns in intricate embroidery, and labyrinth medallions in beadwork. She has a clever algorithm to invent new hexagonal labyrinth designs. She will be presenting material for a new book that she is working on.

Members please note the new place and earlier time!
You will find lots of on-street parking. SomArts requests that you do not park in their driveway. The Gallery is at the rear.

1 Comment »

  1. “We will explore the history of mathematics and it’s interaction with art and religion, and then we’ll explore some creative uses of math in making art.”
    Sounds like a wonderful discussion, Dan Howitt.

    Comment by dan — May 8, 2008 @ 9:32 pm

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