Category Archives: Art

Fractal Music(?)

In the past, I have treated fractals visually. For instance, in my treatment of the Mandelbrot set, I chose points in the complex plane to represent pixels in an image, applied the iterative function \(z_{n+1} = z_{n}^2 + z_0\) to … Continue reading

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Black Moon

I finished my masters a little more than a year ago and am starting a Ph.D. in two months. In the intervening year, I have done a little research, some teaching, and made the (very) occasional post here. I have … Continue reading

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Office Decoration

My office is housed in the Davidson Math and Science Building at UNR. The building is relatively new, and has some design quirks, some of which are a bit annoying. For instance, next to the doorway of each office, there … Continue reading

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Hello, IndieInkers!

To anyone visiting today from IndieInk, greetings. If you are curious about the image that appeared today, some further explanation can be found in a series of posts on the Mandelbrot set, and a description of the specific image can … Continue reading

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Ode to the Infinite

From time to time, I participate in the weekly Indie Ink writing challenge. I had not yet published a response on this website, as my previous challenges did not lend themselves to the general theme that I have in my … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers on Indie Ink

“Spring Flowers,” one of my images of the Mandelbrot set has been selected for publication on the site Indie Ink. Indie Ink is a nifty website that encourages people to produce words and images in an environment that fosters creativity … Continue reading

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Vi Hart: Mathemusician

Today, I came across something—or, more appropriately, somone—that I can only describe as extraordinary: the charismatic and charming “mathamusician” Vi Hart. Vi is a musician with an interest in recreational mathematics (i.e. math done for fun). Of special note are … Continue reading

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Nature by Numbers

Today, I would like to share one of my favorite things: a short film by the very talented Cristóbal Vila called Nature by Numbers. The film melds the beautiful composition “Often a Bird” by minimalist composer Wim Mertens with some … Continue reading

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Mathemagic

I love magic. A friend of mine, who works as a professional magician, introduces one of her tricks by explaining that she was trained as a dancer. In dance, she says, the performers want the audience to see everything that … Continue reading

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