Posts tagged with mathematical art

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Maker some math

Preparing students today is preparing for the unknowns of tomorrow. Intellectual flexibility enables someone to adapt knowledge to emerging issues. For me, the college classroom should strive to prepare students for jobs not yet created or envisioned. How do we do this? We have been. The concepts we teach in the classroom introduce concepts, of […]

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Become your own Pixar

Computer generated images are created, as clearly indicated by their name, on computers. How do computers generate such lovely pictures? A key is math modeling – underneath such programs are models of the physical world that determine the color of a pixel on the screen based on the light and the physical characteristics of the […]

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

A random planet

My online Loci article Mountains of Fractals allows readers to create fractal coastlines, fractal islands, and fractal mountains. One such mountain is pictured below. The 3D images are stunning and could even seem to overshadow the 2D counterparts. However, 2D fractal landscapes have their own important place in computer graphics. Suppose in a movie a […]

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Sugar-coated CoM&Mander-in-Chief

Let’s play with some food and create mosaics with pieces of candy. We need to place the treats so the resulting image will visually approximate an underlying picture. In this post, you’ll have the opportunity to create mosaics with a variety of candies. For now, we’ll use M&Ms. Fortunately, they melt in your mouth and […]