Splinterfields: Mathematickal Arts

Mathematician and machine artist Tim Boykett (Time’s Up, AT) and textile designer and educator Carole Collet (Central Saint Martins College, UK) will lead a three-day workshop bringing together the arts of mathematics, textiles and computer programming. The Mathematickal Arts workshop investigates the tangible, abstract and conceptual threads binding materials and machines in a series of practical and theoretical experiments. Participants will use knots, weaving, sorting algorithms, notation and geometry to explore unfamiliar territories of mathematics or crafts using familiar practices of artistic and technological experimentation.

“To me the simple act of tying a knot is an adventure in unlimited space. A bit of string affords the dimensional latitude that is unique among the entities … another dimension is added which provides an opportunity that is limited only by the scope of our own imagery and the length of a ropemakers coil.”
– Clifford W. Ashley, The Book of Knots

In progress: http://lib.fo.am/mathematickal_arts_2011