How is the human body a doughnut?
How do ideas of string theory translate into meticulously crafted objects of every day materials?
Being familiar with two, three or even four dimensions, can we make a leap into a fifth dimension? Or go as far as to imagine 21 dimensions?
A lecture presented to the Dean's Club of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington by Professors Sándor Kovacs and Timea Tihanyi, explores these and other surprising crossovers between the disciplines of Art & Mathematics.
The wife and husband team has been exploring and sharing a life of art and math together for nearly two decades.
Active in their respective fields of research and teaching, Timea and Sándor never fail to get fired up talking about art and mathematical ideas. Their dialog explores the nature of the creative processes in contemporary art and math. Focusing on examples from a few significant ideas that caused paradigm shifts and mutually influenced practice in both fields, Timea and Sándor bridge these seemingly disparate disciplines and bring them closer to the general public.