Monday, April 6, 2015

E is for . . .

I'm doing Mad-Cool-Math Nuggets this month.

E is for M.C. Escher, the Dutch graphic artist whose mathematically inspired works explored things like infinity and impossible constructions. Enjoy.



An Escher-like staircase from See1,Do1,Teach1





An Escher cube in magnets from Aldo Cavinni Benedetti. Man, these make me go cross-eyed.




You can even make an Escher tessellation with cookies like these from fdecomite. If they get too confusing, just gobble them up.

What's your favorite Escher image?

Also, if you'd like to read one of my short stories for free, Ursa Major, is available for download at the perfect price ($0.00) this week only! Note that this is the single. Ursa Major is also the title story in a collection that has come out this month with the same cover art. Ursa Major is a coming-of-age tale about a young boy, bullies, and bears. Oh my!

33 comments:

  1. That staircase graphic is amazing!

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  2. Have to say, I only know of this kind of thing because my hubby just finished a semester class on it! Math is way over my had, especially this kind, but he loves it and especially loved studying Tessellations! Math is such a great thing to blog about, even for non-math-heads like me! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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  3. I did an Escher jig-saw puzzle once - my, that was a challenge!

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  4. I love M.C. Escher! I've always preferred modern, abstract art and artists, and even my favorite artists from before the 20th century tend to have created outside the box, like Albrecht Dürer.

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  5. We just love Escher. We were lucky enough to see an entire museum of his work in The Hague a few years ago. It was a lot of fun!

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  6. Escher's work as always fascinated me, as does the concept of eternity. These are really cool examples. Love the cookie idea. That's clever. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. You managed to show how math can be fun and beautiful.

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  8. You managed to show how math can be fun and beautiful.

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  9. Mmm. Cookies! Cool stuff.

    Jean, back from the Grand Tour and visiting for the A-Z Challenge from Rantings and Ravings of an Insane Writer Number 209 on the A-Z List.

    Jean Schara
    Blackbirds First Flight (Quin)
    Blackbirds Second Flight (Glaring Upheaval and Fluffy Malone)

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  10. I like the cookies the best! Great Escher-inspired art!

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  11. I've never even heard of this, but it's awesome!

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    Thanks!
    Mithila @fabulus1710

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  13. There ar many cool Escher images. I like the one I have borrowed for my profile picture >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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