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October 9th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Free Will or Determinism? The Cage of Freedom

Here is a second painting I made based on the Free Will/Determinism problem. This does not resolve it in any way, of course.
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Really interesting. Thanks for sharing these.
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Sure, it's interesting for me too. I don't think math as a tool for art is used much these days. Perspective is sort of a "given" to most realist painters and I don't know if it "counts." Otherwise, very few folk are attracted to its use in the arts.
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Sure, it's interesting for me too. I don't think math as a tool for art is used much these days. Perspective is sort of a "given" to most realist painters and I don't know if it "counts." Otherwise, very few folk are attracted to its use in the arts.
It's really quite disappointing. There could be some fantastic pieces made from a "visualization" of homology chains, or even something more abstract.

The use of the "choose" function, and K_7 as a cage are really novel... Although I think K_5 would be more meaningful in that regard.
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October 18th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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This is an interesting field: mathematics and the arts. I rarely see other painters engage it. Not that my work is so wonderful, but I like to think it attracts those curious about not only the decorative aspect or even the intuitive but also the rational.
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This is an interesting field: mathematics and the arts. I rarely see other painters engage it.
Well, there's always Escher, and envelopes of tangents, and ...Google:

http://mathartfun.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/index.html
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Great site! Thanks for information, the Escher shirts look interesting and worth a purchase. There is another site with math, physics, and philosophical T-shirts as well: http://www.mathematicianspictures.com/Shirts_.htm
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