Albion College

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

COLLOQUIUM

Geometric Sculpture

George Hart

Professor

Department of Computer Science

SUNY Stony Brook

Professor

Department of Computer Science

SUNY Stony Brook

George W. Hart will show slides of some of his mathematically informedsculptures. These include works made of metal, wood, acrylic, or foundobjects, and often use laser-cutting or rapid prototyping technologies intheir realization. Also shown will be brief videos of the assembly ofthree large commissions: a six-foot sculpture constructed from 642 CDROMsin the Computer Science building at U.C. Berkeley, a five-foot sculptureconstructed at a community "barn raising" event, and a "Salamanders"sculpture assembled by students when he was artist in residence at MIT.Mathematical and computer science aspects of these designs will bediscussed. For examples of Hart's work, see www.georgehart.com.