Bridges Finland 2016
University of Jyväskylä
PUBLIC DAY & MATH-ART EXPO
Friday, 12 August, 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland
University of Jyväskylä, Agora Building
Address: FI-40014, Mattilanniemi 2
Questions, comments & more information:
Kristóf Fenyvesi, PhD – Director of Community Events, Bridges Organization
Admission and Registration:
Admission is FREE to ALL EVENTS of the Bridges Public Day!
No registration required for individuals, but if you would like to invite a group of students, we appreciate if you send a notice to our local coordinator, Emilia Lampi: firstname.lastname@example.org
14.00, Agora Lobby: Inauguration of the Penticosido Zometool Sculpture In Memoriam Fabien Vienne (1925-2016) and Reza Sarhangi (1952-2016)
With the recent loss of our beloved Professor Reza Sarhangi, we also mourn another outstanding figure, architect Fabien Vienne, co-designer of the Zometool ‘Green struts’ and no doubt the main contributor of recent years’ ‘Big builds’. The Penticosido Zometool piece is a modest tribute to Fabiens’s luminous 70-year design career, crowned by a recent retrospective exhibition at the Chaillot Palace in Paris.
14.00-18.00, Agora Lobby: ZOMETOOL DNA SCULPTURE In Memoriam Reza Sarhangi (1952-2016) by László Vörös (Experience Workshop)
The Zometool model of Bridges Organization’s symbol, the DNA spiral will be built with the help of participants. The 3 meters tall piece is dedicated to the memory of Bridges’ founder, Reza Sarhangi.
14.00-18.00, Agora Lobby: BAG PRINTING WORKSHOP by Tímea Varga & Naoji Ishiyama (Ratamo Printmaking and Photography Centre of Jyväskylä)
Get acquainted with silk screen printing and take the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with printing in a do-it-yourself fashion!
14.00-18.00, Agora Lobby: EDIBLE TESSELLATION ART: M. C. ESCHER MEETS THE PANCAKEBOT by Kevin Lee and Miguel Valenzuela
See the world’s first pancake printer making edible pancake art. The computer controlled PancakeBot will be used to make pancakes in the shape of lizards, turtles, elephants, and other creatures in the style of M.C. Escher. These pancakes will tessellate! And better yet you can eat them!
The inventor of the PancakeBot, Miguel Valenzuela, will be there to demonstrate the world’s first pancake printer and answer questions about the invention processes. Kevin Lee, the author of TesselManiac, will also be there to explain the math of tessellations and how he adapted his tessellation program to create PancakeBot files.
14.00-18.00, Agora Lobby: Assemble-IT! Math-art fun Experience Workshop for people of all ages by David Reimann
14.00-15.00, Agora Lobby: QUILT FUN WITH THE SQUARE ROOT OF 2 by Elaine Ellison
16.00-17.30, Agora Lobby: SUPER4DFRAME WARKA WATER TOWER CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP by Hogul Park and Kristóf Fenyvesi
Warka Water towers enable to collect water from the air and designed in response to Ethiopia’s diminished sources of drinking water by the architect Arturo Vittori. In this workshop we will a build giant size model of the Warka Water tower.
14.00-18.00, Agora Lobby: Jardin Galerie’s Children and Youth Art Exhibit
Curated by John Hiigli (Jardin Gallery, New York) and Kristóf Fenyvesi (Experience Workshop)
Jardin Gallery and Experience Workshop presents a screened exhibition of mathematically inspired children artworks from all over the world.
14.00-14.20 and 16.00-16.20 and 17.00-17.20, Auditorium 1: JUGGLING AND PANTOMIME WITH GEOMETRIC SHAPES AND PATTERNS by Akihiro Matsuura
The show is entertaining and suitable to audience of all ages, yet it includes mathematical and scientific depths.
20:30-22:00, Auditorium 1: Bridges Informal Music Night
Bridges participants entertain each other with musical performances.
14.00-15.15 and 16.30-17.45, Auditorium 2: Bridges 2016 Short Movie Festival coordinated by Robert Bosch
The Bridges Short Movie Festival, now in its seventh year, is a showcase of movies, videos, and animations that bring together mathematics and the related arts.
15.15-15.40, Auditorium 2, La Figure de la Terre, a movie directed by Axel Straschnoy (2015) – 24′ minutes
La Figure de la Terre is a short film based on the book The Figure of the Earth by Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis. In 1736 Maupertuis led a scientific expedition to the Tornio valley with the objective of establishing the precise shape of the Earth. Dr. Osmo Pekonen, the foremost authority on the expedition stars in the role of Maupertuis. Anders Celsius is played by Dr. Johan Stén, also a researcher of the history of science in the 1700s.
14.00-16.00, Auditorium 3: Poetry Afternoon coordinated by Sarah Glaz
The poetry reading at Bridges 2016 features poetry with strong links to mathematics, a great variety of topics, and a wide range of poetic styles.
16.15-18.00, Auditorium 3: Mathematical Theater – Hypatia’s Circle coordinated by Tom Petsinis
The dramatic reading of Hypatia’s Circle has a two-fold aim: to engage the audience through the power of the spoken word, and to give conference participants who volunteer as actors the opportunity to create a theatrical experience.
14.00-16.00 WOMEN AND GIRLS IN MATHEMATICS
Video: Women and Mathematics across Cultures by European Women in Mathematics
/ Esittely: Matematiikkalehti Solmu ja Solmun matematiikkadiplomit, dos. Marjatta Näätänen, HY / Video: Alhambran arabeskit, puhe ja käännös suomeksi Marjatta Näätänen
14.00-16.00, Gamma: DANCING MATH: TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN AESTHETIC AND MATHEMATICAL LITERACY by Paul Moerman
The workshop includes a selection of dance activities covering the notions double and half, even and uneven, arithmetic operations, multiplication tables, pals-of-ten, geometry, fractions, the clock.
16.00-18.00 FROM ORDER TO CHAOS by Andrea CAPOZUCCA, Valentina DI SANTE, Marco FERMANI, Silvia GAMBINI, Simone GIORGINI
The purpose of this workshop is to communicate the mathematical ideas behind the chaos theory that allow us to better understand the complex world in which we live by using the languages of music and dance.
16.00-18.00, C132: CLAYMETRY by Jouko Koskinen
16.00-18.00, C133: Indigenous Modernity; African contemporary practices with Traditional Kenyan rhythms (Kalimba xylophone and Obokano Lyre ensemble) by Malloy Miruka
14.00-16.00, C134: BRAIDING AND CROCHETING by Ulla Kiviniemi
Braiding, knitting and crocheting workshop with exercises and models that produce three dimensional outputs.
16.00-18.00, C134: CONNECT THE DOTS! THE MATHEMATICS OF NUMEROLARIA by Martin Schneider
In this workshop we will connect dots, making mathematics come to life as we draw!
14.00-15.30, D121: ORIGAMI & MATHEMATICS by Wojtek Burczyk
Folding simple fractal origami models (Pithagoras tree) and / or mosaic.
15.30-17.00, D121: ORIGAMI FOR MATHEMATICS AND SYMMETRY LEARNING by Natalija Budinski
Origami can have application in the regular geometry classes in elementary or high school, but also it can be combined with computer based learning mathematics.
14.00-16.00; 16.00-18.00, D122.1: A PLAYDATE WITH CINDERELLA by IMAGINARY
We explore 10 interactive math games based on the Cinderella applets by Jürgen Richter-Gebert. The workshop aims at an intuitive understanding of the math behind some everyday situations and fun phenomena. It is suitable for all ages and a great family attraction.
14.00-15.30, C231: THE 1ST FINNISH 4DFRAME CHALLENGE organized by Experience Workshop and Nordic4Dframe
We invite 2-person teams of 11-15 year-old-students to solve creative challenges with the popular 4Dframe construction kit. All participants get a gift and the best teams win valuable prizes! Let’s put it together! Registration of teams until August 10 with a simple e-mail to email@example.com OR personally at the event.
16.30-18.00, C231: ZELLIJ EXPERIENCE by Jean-Marc Castera
Experimentation of different games related to Persian and Moroccan styles of patterns. The goal is to demystify the complexity, while recognizing by practice the essential rules of the traditional geometric art.
14.00-16.00, D213.1: ALTAIR DESIGNS – GEOMETRIC DESIGNS THAT STIMULATE THE IMAGINATION by Roger Burrows
An introduction to Altair Designs (geometric designs to color) – a simple overview of the mathematics, a brief history and cultural origins, and the peculiar property of the designs – that of stimulating the visual imagination.
16.00-18.00, D213.1: MATHEMATRICKS: SURPRISING AND REVEALING by Sandra Reichenberger and Diego Lieban
Do you want to know how you can step through a postcard or how to form a square out of two circles? We would like to astound you with surprising mathematical examples.
14.00 – 17.00, D214.1: GEASTRUM ORIGAMI-FLOWERS AND SOLAR FLARE ORIGAMI TESSELLATIONS by Halina Rościszewska-Narloch
Folding flower from paper with origami technic. Recommended age of participants is over 10 years.
14.00-16.00, D215.1: MAKE GEOMETRIC ART WITH ITSPHUN! by Mircea Draghicescu
We will have a lot of ITSPHUN pieces and invite everybody to play! Build your own creations or make Platonic, Archimedean and other solids.
16.00-17.00 and 17.00-18.00, D215.1: PLAYING WITH „PERSONAL GEOMETRY” by Antal Kelle ArtFormer
Antal Kelle introduces his interactive geometric artworks to the participants. We take into our hands and actively study the “Helix torso”, the “Creabau”, and the “Flames”…
14.00-16.00, D221.3: MAGIC SQUARES by Hossein Behforooz
We will introduce you a very fun part of recreational mathematics. It is called Magic Squares. Yes it is magic and it is For Your Entertainments.
16.00-18.00, D221.3: Experience Workshop introduces Saxon’s Polyuniverse and Jomili by Eleonóra Stettner
Join us and play with the colorful PolyUniverse from Hungary and create your own artistic world and experiment with the Jomili block set from Slovakia to build planar or spatial patterns, pictures or visual illusions.
14.00-18.00, D224.1: TOUCH by Tuomas Tuomiranta
Come and play around a bit with the interactive video-installation Touch. Participants can paint on the projection surface with the outlines of their bodies.
16.00-18.00, B211.1: CREATIVE WORKSHOP ON THE MATHEMATICS OF PHOTOGRAPHY by Samuli Siltanen
Today’s digital photography produces pictures that are basically arrays of numbers. The three themes of this workshop are (1) Revealing the numbers describing the red, green and blue color channels in a photo taken with a smartphone; (2) Applying basic image enhancement techniques using simple math; (3) Learning about masking objects in a photo using “image inpainting.” Maximum number of participants: 24.
14.00-16.00, Agora Backyard: PENDULUM PAINTING by Turja Leena, Terhi Laakso, Mari-Jatta Rissanen, Tarja Liinamaa
Pendulum painting bases on pendulum movement as a bottle of paint hanging upside down is pushed to swing. The paint running down creates interesting forms on a large sheet of paper or fabric beneath the pendulum. The activity is placed on the backyard of Agora, to which you can get through the lobby. Note that if it is raining, the workshop will be held under the roof next to the main entrance.