a note about education... to a large degree my success with geometry is due to the particularly robust and generous community around the meeting place of art and mathematics. we all have, and continue to learn from and teach each other.

at bridges (a yearly conference for our sort) half of the people there are academics, as well as being inventors, researchers, artists and often times also musicians. we experience each other's art, attend each other's lectures (play music and party at night) and at the end of it all post every single paper from the event for free, every year. go search out the bridges archive and lose your minds... it's beautiful.

this is because we care about the work and the learning and the collective education more than anything. i see it again and again in those with any geometric mastery... an inate desire to educate others about these amazing forms, and in so doing, continue their own reverent study of an infinite art. 
this photo is from a starwood festival many years back. i was gluing penrose tiles to a piece of ply in the sun. i kept answering the same questions about the piece so i wrote about the piece and it's geometry on the margins and directed people to other geometric resources. among other places, i directed folks to the amazing tilings encyclopedia @geladab helped make (edmund, you can just make out
a note about education... to a large degree my success with geometry is due to the particularly robust and generous community around the meeting place of art and mathematics. we all have, and continue to learn from and teach each other. at bridges (a yearly conference for our sort) half of the people there are academics, as well as being inventors, researchers, artists and often times also musicians. we experience each other's art, attend each other's lectures (play music and party at night) and at the end of it all post every single paper from the event for free, every year. go search out the bridges archive and lose your minds... it's beautiful. this is because we care about the work and the learning and the collective education more than anything. i see it again and again in those with any geometric mastery... an inate desire to educate others about these amazing forms, and in so doing, continue their own reverent study of an infinite art. this photo is from a starwood festival many years back. i was gluing penrose tiles to a piece of ply in the sun. i kept answering the same questions about the piece so i wrote about the piece and it's geometry on the margins and directed people to other geometric resources. among other places, i directed folks to the amazing tilings encyclopedia @geladab helped make (edmund, you can just make out "harris" in this shot) and tried to create some useful diagrams of how they work. the piece was cut down to a pentagon, so this is what remains that didn't get covered by the piece itself. we will always keep doing this. not just naked geometry, but everyone out there working to learn more about this unthinkably beautiful nature we find ourselves in and its marvelous and clever shapes. we will clearly communicate what we learn, as our understanding together is where the story really begins. life is busy, so i won't promise it will be quick, but I will respond to any question asked in the comments. if it's about geometry, you might even get a satisfying answer 🙂

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