2017 Festival: The Bridges Organization
The Bridges Organization
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes The Bridges Organization back for the 2017 National Math Festival!
The Bridges Organization inspires creativity at the intersection between mathematics and the visual and performing arts. Launched in 1998 as an international conference entitled, “Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science,” and hosted annually since that year, the Bridges conference is the largest interdisciplinary conference in mathematics and the arts in the world. Outside the conference setting, the Bridges Organization focuses on innovative and integrative outreach that promotes interdisciplinary work in the fields of mathematics and art. Learn more at bridgesmathart.org.
Who knew math could be so inspirational, or patterns so beautiful? Come be surprised by the way artists use math, and mathematicians use art, to make a statement about the universe.
Platonic Paper Folding
Fold and assemble a Platonic solid – your choice of a dodecahedron (12 sides) or icosahedron (20 sides). Whether you choose to wear it, decorate with it, or give it to a friend is up to you!