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G4G's Virtual Celebration of Mind | February 2022
During 2020, while the world shut down, creativity flourished.
Choral groups sang over Zoom, friends attended virtual cocktail hours, and mathematicians and artists spent their lockdown hours knitting, painting, and constructing wonders. In this talk, I’ll show and discuss pieces by QED Arts (the collaborative team of myself and mathematical artist Bronna Butler) and talk about Mathemalchemy, a large multimedia art installation (currently on display at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC) that celebrates the creativity and beauty of mathematics.
Jessica K. Sklar (@JessicaKSklar) is a professor of mathematics and the current mathematics chair at Pacific Lutheran University. Her passions include math and art, math and pop culture, recreational math (the math of games and puzzles), and abstract algebra. She co-edited the book Mathematics and Popular Culture (McFarland, 2012) with Elizabeth S. Sklar, and is a member of the Mathemalchemy team, creating a large multimedia art installation that celebrates the creativity and beauty of mathematics. She and artist Bronna Butler together make up QED Arts, a mathematical art collaborative.
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