Is there a ‘Making Way’ to show or learn mathematical concepts, skills and procedures
by engaging with the struggle that is making art?

At MathWeave we are investigating what mathematical knowledge, skills and thinking are inherent to visual arts. More specifically, we are currently focusing on the mathematics in textiles. We use Making with Rigour to investigate the mathematical thinking in the design, creation, and appreciation of artefacts, in order to attempt to answer the above broad question.

The outcomes of these investigations include:

This month, we are reading:

  • Macleans Editorial 2018: Rise of the Robots
  • Jaffe, A.M. & Liu, Z. Mathematical Picture Language Program
  • François, K. The Untouchable and Frightening Status of Mathematics
  • Rumelhart, D.E. Schemata: the Building Blocks of Cognition
In past meetings, we discussed these readings.