“Nevertheless, the fact is that there is nothing as dreamy and poetic, nothing as radical, subversive, and psychedelic, as mathematics. It is every bit as mind blowing as cosmology or physics… and allows more freedom of expression than poetry, art, or music… Mathematics is the purest of the arts, as well as the most misunderstood.”(Paul Lockhart via Nikki Graziano)
In this series titled Found Functions, New York photographer Nikki Graziano superimposes graphically-rendered functions on photos of objects and spaces in nature. The images are elegant, poetic reminders of the inextricable relationship between the natural beauty we see every day and the conceptual possibilities of math and science. While art bears a kind of mathematical skeleton, mathematics reveals its artistic applications.
See more of Graziano’s work at her website here.
To try and do more than simply raise awareness of child abuse, the international nonprofit Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk (ANAR) recently joined forces with the ad agency Grey Group Spain to create a public service announcement that both draws attention to the problem, and may actually make a difference.
These are some cool business cards I picked up today at the Rochester Tattoo Expo! The one on the left is fantastic. Not sure about the back side of the middle one, but the front has a pretty cool illustration.
A few of my favorite title cards from Batman: The Animated Series.
You want to know a reason why I still love Batman: The Animated Series more than 20 years after it debuted? Each episode is like a stand-alone noir mini-movie. Definitely inspired by those great crime films of the 1930s and 1940s. You squint hard enough, you can almost imagine these episodes in black-and-white.
The fact they had individual title cards on the original series more than magnifies that viewpoint.
I’m not a cash type of person, I use my card for almost everything and so I can’t reward top service with a tip, until now. Dipjar is a new project designed to take the convenience of cards and combine it with the courtesy of tipping. It’s as simple as a cash tip jar but with the technology to accept and pass along tips left with credit and debit cards.
Heres how it works, once in hand, companies plug the DipJar into a power outlet to start accepting tips. Once the DipJar is on the countertop, customers can start dipping their cards into Dipjar and the system does the rest.
A Jazz Machine
Miles Davis, defined in this proyect as a “jazz mathematician”, he built his songs into a pattern-oscilating beat, completly ungraspable for an average ear, but clearly determined by a genius mind behind every single drop.