graphic design

Jan 11

Teaching Math for Liberal Arts

Teaching a lot of visually sensitive graphic design majors in Math for Liberal Arts over the past 3 years has finally taken it’s toll. I was jotting out a couple of pie charts the other day, and just couldn’t help it.

Dec 10

Mathematical Nonsense

nonsense mathMy daughter is a fan of the “If you give a x a y” childrens books. We checked out Time for School, Mouse! from the library, and I got to this page and was immediately curious. Some of the expressions seem well formed, like , others seem like nonsense, . Anyone recognize anything familiar in there? Could this be an instance of math-washing, using the veneer of mathmatical coolness for one’s own non-mathematical ends?

Dec 10



I want this on a t-shirt! Beautiful. The illustrator is Bobby O’Herlihy. I found it on flickr though.

Nov 10

I’m feeling sixy today!

sixy I ran into this today and it gave me a geek-giggle.

Feb 10


happy nodes
I found the opening slide for my next lecture on graph theory. Check out the Taxali 300 exhibition for more great illustration.

Jan 10

Math + Love

Valentine’s day is coming be ready. Here’s the perfect gift for that geek/nerd in your life.

nerdloves math

Dec 09

Found math

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I found this great old 1984 book cover in the discard pile at the Avon library.

Dec 09

Mathematical Beefcake

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Sue is always on the look out for mathematical beefcake. She hit the jackpot with this GMC add. The tag line: Ideas Are Sexy Too.

Dec 09

Math + Fashion

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Just in time for the holiday party season. Nothing says don’t talk to me–I’m a geek–like this pair of golden spiral earrings. Just kidding, every math prof in the room will love you. Look good and keep great company.

Found via Buried in Betsey’s Closet

Nov 09

Pirate Math

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I love the presentation of this wired article. They use mathematical equations, graphs, and charts to explain Somali pirating.
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