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Math Encounters: "Golden Textures: The Art of Dissecting Golden Geometries" with Doug McKenna (4:00 pm)

Known since ancient Greek times, the Golden Ratio arises in many areas of mathematics — but did you know it can also provide a basis for artistic creation?  Explore the structure and aesthetics of recursively dissected triangles and rectangles with mathematical artist and software developer Doug McKenna, and see how he uses his math and computer science skills to play with recursion, creating beautiful self-similar patterns and tilings in the process.

Special introduction by artist Ryan Oakes.

This page is for the 4:00 pm session. Click here to register for the 7:00 pm session instead.

Light refreshments will be served after the 4:00 pm session and at 6:30 pm in advance of the second session.

Math Encounters is a public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, presented by the Simons Foundation and the National Museum of Mathematics.

For further information, call the National Museum of Mathematics at (212) 542-0566 or e-mail

Please note: this presentation is designed to be accessible and engaging to a general audience. As a rule of thumb, it would be best enjoyed by participants ages 12 and up.

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January 2, 2019 4:00 pm   through   5:30 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566