DIMACS Workshop on Algorithmic Mathematical Art: Special Cases and Their Applications

May 11 - 13, 2009
DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University, kalantari at cs.rutgers.edu
Helaman Ferguson Helasculpt.com, helamanf at helasculpt.com
Dirk Huylebrouck, Sint Lucas (Brussels), dirk.huylebrouck at architectuur.sintlucas.wenk.be
Radmila Sazdanovic, The George Washington University, radmila@gwmail.gwu.edu

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Workshop Program:

Monday, May 11, 2009

 8:15 -  8:50  Breakfast and Registration

 8:50 -  9:00  Welcoming Remarks
               [audio] [audio2] [video] [audio and slides]
               Mel Janowitz, DIMACS Associate Director
               Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University

Session 1 (CHAIR: Radmila Sazdanovic)

 9:00 -  9:45  Theorems in Stone and Bronze [audio] [audio2] [video]
               Heleman Ferguson, Helasculpt.com              

 9:45 - 10:15  Is Popularization of Polynomiography Possible? [slides][audio] [audio2] [video]
               Bahman Kalantari, Rutgers University

10:15 - 10:45  Architectural Fractals [slides][audio] [video] [video2]
               Daniel Lordick, Technical University, Dresden, Germany 

10:45 - 11:15  Tea/Coffee Break

Session 2  (CHAIR: Bahman Kalantari)            

11:15 - 12:30  The Way Polynomiography Things Go
               You real-eyes what you in habit [slides] [audio] [video]
               Ruth Mateus-Berr, Petra Ilias, and Walter Lunzer,
               University of Applied Arts, Vienna
12:30 -  2:00 Lunch

Session 3 (CHAIR: Helaman Ferguson)

 2:00 -  2:30  Dissecting and Folding Stacked Geometric Figures
               [slides] [audio] [video]
               Greg Frederickson, Purdue University

 2:30 -  3:00  Corpuscle Geometry [audio] [video]
               Eva Wohlleben, Artist

 3:00 -  3:30  1001 Images of Mathematics [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Georg Glaeser, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
 3:30 -  4:00  Tea/Coffee Break and Student Polynomiography Poster Session
Session 4  (CHAIR: Dirk Huylebrouck)

 4:00 -  4:30  Polynomiography as a Visual Tool: Building Meaning from Images
               [slides] [audio] [audio2][video] [video2][slides and audio]
               Carolyn Maher, Rutgers University, and
               Kevin Merges, Rutgers Preparatory School

 4:30 -  5:00  Media for Play, Expression, Curiosity, and Learning: Mathematics through Polynomiography
               [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2] 
               Iraj Kalantari, Western Illinois University

 5:00 -  5:30  Algorithms through the eyes of an educator 
               [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Jean-Marie Dendoncker, Ghent University, Belgium

 5:30 -  6:30  Hands-on activities with Bahman Kalantari and Fedor
 Andreev in the computer lab.

 6:30          Banquet

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

Session 1  (CHAIR: Gunter Weiss)
 9:00 -  9:30  Physics-Based Methods for Modeling Open Surface Fluid Phenomena and Soft Tissue Strains
               [audio] [video]
               Dimitris Metaxas, Rutgers University
 9:30 - 10:00  The Fibonacci Series As An Algorithmic Organizing 
               Principle In The Composition Of Figurative Painting
               [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2] [audio and slides]
               Christopher Bartlett, Towson University

10:00 - 10:30  Catenary or parabola, who will tell?
               [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2] [audio and slides]
               Amadeo Monreal, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, and
               Dirk Huylebrouck, Sint-Lucas School for Architecture, Brussels
10:30 - 11:00  Tea/Coffee Break

Session 2  (CHAIR: Georg Glaeser)
11:00 - 11:30  Pseudo-randomness in procedural design [audio] [audio2]  [video] [video2]
               Ken Perlin, New York University
11:30 - 12:00  Leonardo's Choice for the Model in Creating the Mystical Image on the Shroud of Turin
               (No media available due to copyright issues)
               Lillian Schwartz, Visiting Scholar, New York University
12:00 - 12:30  Poly-Plodes, Polyhedra that kinematic implode and explode
               Ron Resch, Artist
12:30 -  2:00  Lunch

 1:30 -  2:00  Hands-on activity with Greg Frederickson

Session 3  (CHAIR: Rinus Roelofs)

 2:00 -  2:30  Illustrator sketches obtained from projecting from 4-space to 2-space
               [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
 2:30 -  3:00  Many Spaces in the Same Space
               [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Tony Robbin, Artist, New York and Gilboa
 3:00 -  3:30  Tea/Coffee Break 
Session 4  (CHAIR: Jay Kappraff)
 3:30 -  4:00  The "Kutachi" Project [media in preparation]
               Ted Goranson, Earl Research
4:00 -  4:30  To cut or to knot [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Radmila Sazdanovic, The George Washington University

 4:30          Excursion to Princeton 

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
 8:35 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration

Session 1  (CHAIR: Doug Dunham)

 9:00 -  9:30  Categories of Algorithmic Aesthetics: Obvious < Hidden < Secret < Geometric
               [slides] [audio] [video]
               Gunter Weiss, Technical University, Dresden, Germany
 9:30 - 10:00  Contemporary Video Game Design: Challenges in Visualization, Interaction and Dynamic Simulation
               [slides] [audio] [video]
               Andrew Nealen, Rutgers University

10:00 - 10:30  From Continuous to Fractal: Exploring and Root Finding
               [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2] [audio and slides]
               Fedor Andreev, Western Illinois University 

10:30 - 11:00  Tea/Coffee Break

Session 2 (CHAIR: Eva Wohlleben)

11:00 - 11:30  TSPortraits of Knots and Link [slides] [audio1] [audio2] [video]
               Bob Bosch, Oberlin College

11:30 - 12:00  The Geometry of Music [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Dmitri Tymoczko, Princeton University

12:00 - 12:30  Making Explicit The Implicit Intersections of Art & Science
               [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Paul Burdick, New England Conservatory of Music, and 
               John Kiehl, Soundtrack Recording Studios, NYC
12:30 -  2:00  Lunch

 1:30 -  2:00  Hands-on activity with Helaman Ferguson

Session 3  (CHAIR: Bob Bosch)

 2:00 -  2:30  Sculptures
               and Structures [web presentation][audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Rinus Roelofs, Sculptor, Hengelo, The Netherlands

 2:30 -  3:00  Repeating Hyperbolic Pattern Algorithms - Special Cases [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Doug Dunham, University of Minnesota Duluth

 3:00 -  3:30  Aesthetic Explorations of Algorithmic Space [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Nathan Selikoff, Artist
 3:30 -  4:00  Tea/Coffee Break 

Session 4  (CHAIR: Helaman Ferguson)

 4:30 -  5:00  A New Course in the Mathematics of Design [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Jay Kappraff, New Jersey Institute of Technology 

 5:00 -  5:30  Unusual Methods of Mathematical Visualisation
               [slides] [audio] [audio2] [video] [video2]
               Dirk Huylebrouck, Sint-Lucas School for Architecture

afterward      Closing Remarks [audio] [video]