Sculpture Created by Mathematics Topic for Denison Guest Speaker
Posted: March 26, 2007
Geometric sculptures and forms using mathematical and computer science are the signature works of George W. Hart. The Gordon Lecture Series at Denison University presents Hart to talk about the mathematical and computer science aspects of these designs at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (April 3) in Higley Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public.
Hart, who teaches in the computer science department at State University of New York at Stony Brook, works in metal, wood, acrylic or found objects -- cds and floppy disks, for example -- and often uses laser-cutting or rapid prototyping technologies in order to bring his works to realization. "My work deals with patterns and relationships derived from classical ideals of balance and symmetry," says Hart. "Classical forms are pushed in new directions, so viewers can take pleasure in the Platonic beauty yet recognize how they are updated for our complex high-tech times."
Hart's works are in the collections of the Long Island Museum of Science and Technology, Princeton University, U.C. Berkeley and the Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art and Science. He has participated in group shows in New York City, France, Chapel Hill, N.C., Berkeley, Calif., and Winfield, Kan., and was awarded a grant in 1999 from the New York State Council for the Arts to create a "Book Ball" to celebrate the millennium. Widely published in journals, he also is the co-author of "Zome Geometry: Hands-on Learning with Zome Models."
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Gordon Lecture Series presents George Hart speaking on "Mathematical Sculpture"; 7:30 p.m., Tuesday (April 3), Higley Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-6259 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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