Back in March I got bored and started a tumblr. I’ve been posting things that interest me (outer space and brains and music and D.C. and bugs and the ocean) but I have primarily been using it to collect mathematical art and ideas. Some of my favorite tumblrs with a mathematical bent include Geometry Daily, mr. div, peano, triangle triangle, and modern math. I find it incredibly calming to browse their pages – my own digital museum of modern art.
Here’s my tumblr: http://rdkpickle.tumblr.com/
I’ve also completed a few mathematical art projects of my own in the past couple of months that I thought I would share.
Spring break: constructing the Platonic solids by cutting, folding, and taping nets.
My sister Lindsey created these awesome mathematical magnets for me. (They now live on my fridge at my new apartment.)
A quick sketch on a summer day – I used a compass and shaded with pencil.
Bowman taught us how to make hyperbolic paraboloids and stellated polyhedra at #tmc12.
Yesterday I made a larger stellated icosahedron using 30 Sonobe units.
…and I made a little tiny octahedron from the scraps. He’s surrounded by lucky stars made from strips of origami paper.
I’m working on making the 270 Sonobe unit ball. It’s a good summer project to keep me occupied while I get caught up on seasons of good TV (Breaking Bad, The Wire, and Mad Men.)