6
Jul 11

## Fantastic Natural Visualizations

As any of you know that have been following the blog for a bit, I’m a big fan of graphic design, especially when used to visualize data! I was really seduced by the simplicity and beauty of these visualizations. I picked them up on information aesthetics. The guy behind them is Jose Duarte, and the idea behind them is even cooler. He’s created a handmade visualization toolkit that is a box full of everyday items: balloons, string, etc. The items can be used to create most of our common visualization charts: pies, bars, and line graphs. The visual result is really provocative. I’d love to use this in one of my classes.

28
Mar 11

## R&J, a classic math tragedy

There are a lot of cool Venn’s out there. This has to be one of my favorites though. The bad thing is I can’t remember where I found it. Leave a comment if it’s yours or know “from whence it came.” (The spirit of the bard taketh over)

31
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.

20
Dec 10

## Mathematical Nonsense

My 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 $128\pi + \measuredangle N-\phi$, others seem like nonsense, $09z = X +\sum (\approx )\psi$. 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?

6
Dec 10

## Mathematical!

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

29
Nov 10

## I’m feeling sixy today!

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

2
Feb 10

## Emoti-nodes

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

21
Jan 10

## Math + Love

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

24
Dec 09

## Found math

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

21
Dec 09

## Mathematical Beefcake

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.