The Poetry of Math
August 2019

Numbers are a peculiar human invention, a highly abstract concept that nonetheless map our physical existence in a very direct and comprehensive way. As those mappings become more complicated, so does the mathematics involved, but the tight relationship remains. Concepts initially discovered through complex mathematical transformations entirely divorced from any specific referent have proven, time and again, to be applicable to real phenomena in the world around us. Numbers, then, seem to be simultaneously completely made up and an inherent part of the fabric of reality. But if numbers are a product of our minds, they equally shape how we think. Seeing the world in base ten is very different from taking a binary viewpoint. And the highly mathematical mind, attuned to numerical nuances that may escape the rest of us, may be a thing of beauty and wonder. These films dance along the blurry boundary of the abstract and applied mathematical worlds, in and out of the perspectives those who work with them -- physicists, mathematicians, educators, artists -- to discover delicate, and yes, poetic, interrelations of the world and its systems of representation.

The Poetry of Math
abbau
Masahiro Ohsuka
The Poetry of Math
Rites of Love and Math
Reine Graves, Edward Frenkel
The Poetry of Math
Chances Are
Joshua Kameyer
The Poetry of Math
Les Cinq Sages (The Five Wisemen)
Aurélien Peilloux
The Poetry of Math
Unknown Fields: Madagascar – A Treasured Island
Toby Smith
The Poetry of Math
Einstein-Rosen
Olga Osorio
The Poetry of Math
Persistence & Vision
Mahalia Lepage, Jeremiah Yarmie
The Poetry of Math
Fermat's Room
Luis Piedrahita
The Poetry of Math
The Mathematics Engraver
Quentin Lazzarotto
The Poetry of Math
Matter Patterns
Olga Yakimenko
The Poetry of Math
Strange Particles
Denis Klebleev
The Poetry of Math
The Approximate Present
Filippo Baraccani
The Poetry of Math
Logically Policed
Damiano Petrucci
The Poetry of Math
Värin - äänin (With colour - with sound)
Petteri Cederberg
The Poetry of Math
Thödgal
Matteo Zamagni
The Poetry of Math
Everything Turns
Aaron Zeghers
The Poetry of Math
Delirio Matematico (Mathematical Delirium)
Andrea Grosso Ciponte
The Poetry of Math
10 - 3 = 13
Byron Peters
The Poetry of Math
Head, Heart and Soul
Ekaterina Eremenko
The Poetry of Math
The Discrete Charm of Geometry
Ekaterina Eremenko
The Poetry of Math
Geometric Poetry
Stephan Kloß
The Poetry of Math
Algorithmic Poetry
Nicolai Bosko
The Poetry of Math
Metatrón
Alejandro Enmanuel Alonso Estrella
The Poetry of Math
Tangent Room
Björn Engström
The Poetry of Math
75000 Futures
Gunnar Green
The Poetry of Math
mars & math
Renki Yamasaki
The Poetry of Math
Sun Zero to Planet Six
Kristin Cato
The Poetry of Math
Reanimation ep6: Monsters in the Machine
Joe Richard
The Poetry of Math
Alternative Math
David Maddox
The Poetry of Math
The Math Behind the McKnelly Megalith
Matter Studios
The Poetry of Math
Elena Asins – Genesis
Álvaro Giménez Sarmiento
The Poetry of Math
Wearing Well
Markos Kay, Enrico Milanese
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