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Math Encounters:
"Moving Pictures: the art of M.C. Escher and animation"
featuring Rinus Roelofs

Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

(in person)


The work of M.C. Escher can be thought of as related to animation, for example, in the long print Metamorphosis.  But Escher didn't really need an animation technique, instead finding his own solutions.  A square slowly changes shape and other recognizable shapes — such as birds and fish — emerge, precisely because of the clear visual language that Escher developed.  Looking more closely from this perspective, are there perhaps other wonderful worlds that will become visible?  Join Dutch mathematician Rinus Roelofs for a closer look at Escher's work, a great source of inspiration from which unexpected moving images have arisen.  Math Encounters is MoMath's popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.

Special introduction by Doris Schattschneider, Professor of Mathematics (retired), Moravian University.

This page is for the 4:00 pm ET (New York) in-person session.  Click here to register for the 7:00 pm ET (New York) session instead.

January 11th, 2023 from  4:00 pm to  5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566