Making Math and Art

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Making Math and Art
Spring 2024
Taught By: Jennifer Wilson
Section: A

CRN: 14742

Credits: 3

In this class we will explore the multifaceted and two-way relationship between math and visual images. Artists from all cultures and historical periods have been inspired by mathematical ideas, while mathematicians have relied on images to represent their thoughts and to help them make sense of the visible world. Over the semester, we will look at several places where these two traditions have intersected, inspiring new works of both mathematics and art. Topics will vary but include Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, symmetric tiling, origami and paper constructions, visual representation of numbers, space and relationship, and the artists who have used these ideas. The class will also focus on similarities and differences between math-making and art-making and the role of constraints, experimentation, generalization and refinement. Students will have opportunity to do mathematics, make art and be reflective about their experiences with both.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:24pm EDT 4/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 715
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024