Cool Mathematical Art at the MIA

Posted on September 8th, 2013 by

Luma detail

Luma detail

I don’t blog much about events that don’t have a direct connection to the department, but I was blown away by a very mathematically-oriented artwork I saw today at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The photo on their web site doesn’t do it any justice. Trever Nicholas‘s Luma is based on the concept of a “Voronoi diagram.” However, Nicholas turned this simple concept into a really awe-inspiring wall-sized display of three-dimensional styrofoam polyhedra softly lit from behind. There is lots of good stuff at the MIA, as always, but this particular installation provides a particular reason for the mathematically-inclined to visit by September 29th.

 

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