Mathematics is beautiful in the hands of Dr. Frank Farris of Santa Clara University, who will show how he creates art through mathematical functions called waveforms, at the next Fusion Art.Science.Technology lecture, from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 13, in Cupertino Community Hall. “Seeing Symmetry: Making Art With Waves,” launches the third year of the Fusion speaking series, co-sponsored by the Cupertino Library and Cupertino Library Foundation.
Waveforms allow Dr. Farris to create fascinating patterns different from anything seen before, leaving behind the approach of breaking up patterns into blocks and repeating them. Dr. Farris’ talk will touch on some high-power ideas from mathematics, like group theory and number theory, but it is fundamentally a tale of art made from waves. You don’t have to be a math whiz to enjoy his talk!
Dr. Farris is former editor of Mathematics Magazine, and the author of the 2015 book, “Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns.” It was awarded an honorable mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Mathematics from the Association of American Publishers. The lavishly illustrated book provides a step-by-step introduction to the mathematics of symmetry.
Fusion: Art.Science.Technology is an innovative speaker series sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation along with the Performing Arts & Culture series, the Film series, and the Tech Toolbar to promote life-long learning and self-improvement in the Cupertino community.
All events are FREE!
Attendance is free and registration for these Fusion: Art.Science.Technology events is optional. While registration does not guarantee seating, your RSVP allows the Cupertino Library Foundation to send reminders and notify registrants of changes in programming.