If we think of art as a way of interpreting the world we live in, we inevitably find connections with philosophy and science in general, and with maths in particular. Nowadays the close relationship between art and maths is no longer a surprise. For mathematicians, the aesthetic beauty of a mathematical result is similar to that of architectural symmetry or literary elegance. What’s more, maths often take part in the conception and creation process of a work of art.
These and other topics will be covered by prominent experts at a course called “Culture with M for Maths: A Mathematical View of Art and Culture”, which will take place on 6 and 7 June at the Bizkaia Aretoa building in the UPV/EHU (Bilbao). The presentations are part of the UPV/EHU’s 36th summer courses.
This course will offer the chance to examine in detail some examples of this relationship, from plastic to audiovisual arts (literature, games, video games, design), including the history of art and of science.
9 – 9.15am Distribution of materials and course introduction
9.15 – 10.30am Raúl Ibáñez Torres (UPV/EHU): Fermat’s Last Theorem in Literature
10.45am – 12pm Aida Inmaculada Conejo Pérez (Brains María Lombillo School): What is an origamist doing in the NASA? Origami: Art that Became Engineering
12.15 – 1.30pm Julia Sánchez Sanz (Digipen) Maths in Video Games
4.30 – 6.30pm Mathematical Games Workshop (Optional)
9.15 – 10.30am Pedro Alegría Ezquerra (UPV/EHU): Historical Role of Magic in Recreational Mathematics
10.45am – 12pm Aida Inmaculada Conejo Pérez (Brains María Lombillo School): Strong but Flexible: Tensegrity
12.15 – 1.30pm Elena González Miranda (UPV/EHU): Graphic Multiverse: Geometric Composition in Design