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Reimann leads activities at the NYC Math Festival

August 14, 2021

David Reimann led the construction of several large geometric objects at the recent 2021 NYC Math Festival, a live event of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) on August 14, 2021.

Festival participants building a Sierpinski tetrahedron using the 4DFrame system.
Making a level 3 connection.
Joining the final level 3 connection to make the level 4 Sierpinski tetrahedron.
David Reimann (left) and MoMath director Cindy Lawrence (right) inside the completed level 4 Sierpinski tetrahedron.
David Reimann (left) and MoMath director Cindy Lawrence (right) inside an icosahedron built using the 4DFrame system.

Reimann speaks at MAA MathFest

August 5, 2021

David Reimann gave a talk Art from Langford Sequences at the annual MathFest, an event of the The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) on August 5, 2021. This year the event was held on-line. See the page Septenary Circles to see several recent artworks related to Langford sequences.

Septenary Circles.
Langford's Blocks.
Chevronels.

Reimann speaks at the Bridges Conference

August 3, 2021

David Reimann's gave a talk Lifelines: A Series of Artworks that Invite Contemplation on the Human Condition at the Bridges Conference held virtually 2–3 August 2021. In this work, a series of abstract artworks inviting contemplation on the human condition is presented. Each artwork was created using curves with lengths drawn at random from a data set of ages at the time of death in the US during the year 2007. The connection between these pieces and the data set creates a space for deeper reflection on the human condition. The title and accompanying text for each piece reveal to the audience a deeper meaning and serve as a further point of engagement. This approach of linking a data set to art can is general enough to be used with other data sets. The associated paper appears in the proceedings on pages 305–308.

Chaos of Lifelines.
Game of Lifelines.
Packing of Lifelines.
Thorns of Lifelines.
Origins of Lifelines.

Reimann exhibits artwork at the Bridges Conference

August 2, 2021

David Reimann's artwork Seeds of Lifelines was part of the juried Mathematical Art Exhibition at the Bridges Conference held virtually 2–3 August 2021. The piece is a digital print that is part of a series exploring the human condition, created from random sampling of US mortality data from the year 2007.

Seeds of Life.

Reimann speaks at the NYC Math Festival

July 17, 2021

David Reimann gave a talk Fun with Figurate Numbers at the 2021 On-Line NYC Math Festival, an online event of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) on July 17, 2021. This main focus of the talk was how positive integers can be visually represented by a geometric arrangement of items. For example, square numbers can be represented by a square grid of items. Other geometric arrangements can be created such as triangles, hexagons, and stars.

Reimann exhibits artwork

January 9, 2021

David Reimann had two pieces of artwork included in the juried Mathematical Art Exhibition at the Joint Mathematics Meetings held virtually 6–9 January 2021. The pieces, Fabric of Lifelines and Sea of Lifelines, are digital prints that are part of a series exploring the human condition, created from random sampling of US mortality data from the year 2007.

Fabric of Lifelines.
Sea of Lifelines.