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Art & Randomness

April 11, 2012

The SLU Math & CS Club will meet again tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th. Dr. Clair will be running a workshop at the art museum next week so he’ll show us some of what he’s going to present. We will be making art using random processes!

Please join us in the Ritter Hall Lobby from 4-5. Light refreshments will be provided.


Catenary curve finished

February 23, 2012

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Catenary curves continued!

February 22, 2012

Last week, we started construction on a catenary curve. We were pretty close to finishing by the end of the meeting, but there is still some work to be done. Come help us put the finishing touches on our cardboard masterpiece tomorrow in the lobby of Ritter Hall from 4pm – 5pm! See you there!

Kemper Art Museum

October 25, 2011

The club will take a trip to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on the campus of Washington University to view and discuss the current installation Tomás Saraceno: Cloud-Specific.

Tomás Saraceno (Argentina, b. 1973) is internationally recognized for his fantastic architectural proposals, pneumatic sculptures, and environmental installations. Cloud-Specific showcases a selection of the artist’s latest inflatable sculptures, prototypes, and video work, all linked to his investigations into new modules for living that respond to the challenges of climate change and other social and environmental concerns.

We will gather in the Ritter Hall lobby and then organize into cars for the short trip to the museum. We expect to return to the SLU campus by 5:00pm.

Algebraic Surfaces

September 5, 2011

Herwig Hauser has an interesting site where he includes lots of nice pictures of surfaces and their defining equations in his Algebraic Surfaces Gallery.

Some of my favorites are

The Buggle:

The Crixxi:

Himmel und Hölle, or Heaven and Hell

The Seepferdchen, or the Seahorse

Which ones do you like?