Category Archive: Maths and Art

Building Harmonographs: Bridging Maths and Art at Waterloo, Canada

Bridges Lecture Series I spent the last week of February in the land of maple syrup, ice wine and snow. The Bridges Lecture Series is a collaborative project managed by Professor Benoit Charbonneau,… Continue reading

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The Iron Genie meets Escher at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

I was thrilled when the Dulwich Picture Gallery requested the loan of my steel harmonograph The Iron Genie for an interactive installation in the gallery in October 2015. It was there to engage… Continue reading

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Living Data: Digital Art at Watermans Arts Centre

“Digital art” is a catch-all phrase with a remit that is mind-bogglingly vast and often prone to generalization. It has been championed in recent years by the Arts Council England; the subject of… Continue reading

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Ingenious machines for drawing curves: The Archives

A frequent comment made by viewers of the Iron Genie harmonograph in action, is that it reminds them of the Spirograph. Most of us are familiar with this childhood toy, which consists of… Continue reading

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Iron Genie at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

On Tuesday 8th July we installed my Iron Genie harmonograph at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford. This interactive kinetic sculpture will be in the museum’s “Top Gallery” until the 21st.… Continue reading

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Antique Harmonograph Drawings

An artist who had seen some of my previous posts recently gave me a tip-off about an antiquarian harmonograph book at a local Bloomsbury bookshop …. need I say more? Of course I… Continue reading

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Developing the Harmonograph project for my M.A.

The image above has been developed using scans of drawings created by the first prototype harmonograph that I created and displayed over a year ago at the Byam Shaw campus of Central Saint… Continue reading

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Meditations on the Mandelbrot Set

I am posting this drawing, which I did a while ago, in response to John Baez’s recent post “Rolling Circles”  on his Azimuth blog: http://johncarlosbaez.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/rolling-circles-and-balls-part-1/ I really enjoyed reading the discussion, the diagrams,… Continue reading

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