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.

Wearing Well

by Markos Kay Enrico Milanese
FILM

Elena Asins – Genesis

by Álvaro Giménez Sarmiento
FILM

The Math Behind the McKnelly Megalith

by Matter Studios
FILM

Alternative Math

by David Maddox
FILM

Reanimation ep6: Monsters in the Machine

by Joe Richard
FILM

Sun Zero to Planet Six

by Kristin Cato
FILM

mars & math

by Renki Yamasaki
FILM

75000 Futures

by Gunnar Green
FILM

Tangent Room

by Björn Engström
FILM

Algorithmic Poetry

by Nicolai Bosko
FILM

Geometric Poetry

by Stephan Kloß
FILM

The Discrete Charm of Geometry

by Ekaterina Eremenko
FILM

Head, Heart and Soul

by Ekaterina Eremenko
FILM

10 - 3 = 13

by Byron Peters
FILM

Delirio Matematico (Mathematical Delirium)

by Andrea Grosso Ciponte
FILM

Everything Turns

by Aaron Zeghers
FILM

Thödgal

by Matteo Zamagni
FILM

Värin - äänin (With colour - with sound)

by Petteri Cederberg
FILM

Logically Policed

by Damiano Petrucci
FILM

The Approximate Present

by Filippo Baraccani
FILM

Strange Particles

by Denis Klebleev
FILM

Matter Patterns

by Olga Yakimenko
FILM

The Mathematics Engraver

by Quentin Lazzarotto
FILM

Fermat's Room

by Luis Piedrahita
FILM

Persistence & Vision

by Mahalia Lepage Jeremiah Yarmie
FILM

Einstein-Rosen

by Olga Osorio
FILM

Unknown Fields: Madagascar – A Treasured Island

by Toby Smith
FILM

Les Cinq Sages (The Five Wisemen)

by Aurélien Peilloux
FILM

Chances Are

by Joshua Kameyer
FILM

Rites of Love and Math

by Reine Graves Edward Frenkel
FILM

abbau

by Masahiro Ohsuka
FILM
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