ISAMA 2000: Program

The Second Annual Conference of the International Society
of the Arts, Mathematics and Architecture
University at Albany
Albany, New York

June 24 - 28, 2000

The Program

Saturday, June 24, Lecture Center 2
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome.
Christopher D'Elia , Vice Present for Research, University at Albany
Nat Friedman, Director, ISAMA

9:30 - 10:15 Ivars Peterson, Moebius Fantasies and Other Excursions Into Mathematical Art
10:15 - 11:00 George Hart, Sculpture Based on Propellorized Polyhedra
11:15 - 12:00 Douglas Dunham, A Unified Classification For Repeating Patterns
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 Thom O'Connor, Geometry and Light
2:15 - 3:00 Stephanie Strickland, Enumeration, Constraint, and
Other Mathematical/Literary Delights
3:15 - 3:45 Robert Krawczyk, The Art of Spirolateral Reversals
3:45 - 4:15 Eva Knoll, Decomposing Deltahedra
4:15 - 4:45 Douglas Peden, Gridfield Form and Patterning

Sunday, June 25, Lecture Center 2
9:30 - 10:15 Larry Kagan, New Sculptural Form in Steel and Light, and a
Speculative Meditation on the Margins of Dimensionality
10:15 - 11:00 Robert Longhurst, Poetry in Wood
11:15 - 12:00 Thomas Sakoulas, Antistrophe
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 Edward Mayer, Architectural Sculpture
2:15 - 3:00 Charles Ginnever, Rashomon
3:15 - 3:45 Allen Linder, Divisions of Space
3:45 - 4:15 Susan Happersett, Mathematical Meditations
4:15 - 4:45 Hanna Bizek, Non-Cubical Designs Made From Rubik's Cubes

Monday, June 26, Lecture Center 2
9:15 - 10:00 George Francis,
Metarealistic Rendering of 4-Dimensional and non-Euclidean Phenomena
10:00 - 10:45 John Sullivan, The Optiverse and Other Sphere Eversions
11:00 - 11:45 Colin Adams, Why Knot?
11:45 - 12:30 Frank Morgan, The Double Bubble Conjecture, Illustrated
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:45 Eleni Mylonas, Quasi Periodic Space and Beyond
2:45 - 3:30 Benigna Chilla and Ellen Sinapoli, Nearing Convergence
3:45 - 4:15 Zelma Loseke, Woven Willows
4:15 - 4:45 John Sharp, Surfaces and Slices

Workshops

Tuesday, June 27, Lecture Center 2
9:00 - 10:30 George Hart, Zometool Constructions
10:30 - 12:00 Nat Friedman, Hyperseeing and Hypersculptures
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 John Sullivan, Computer Generated Sculptures
3:00 - 4:30 Nat Friedman, Fractal Stone Prints

Wednesday, June 28, Lecture Center 2
9:00 - 10:30 Nat Friedman, Knot Sculptures
10:30 - 12:00 Doug Dunham, Constructing Hyperbolic Tesselations
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 Nat Friedman, Soapfilm Minimal Surfaces
3:00 - 4:30 TBA


About the Conference

The purpose of ISAMA 2000 is to bring together persons interested in furthering interdisciplinary education relating the arts, mathematics, and architecture. This includes teachers, architects, artists, mathematicians, scientists and engineers. As in previous conferences, the objective is to share information and discuss common interests. Hopefully new ideas and partnerships will emerge. In particular we believe it is important to begin interdisciplinary education at an early age so one component of ISAMA 2000 will be teacher workshops for K-12 in addition to college level courses. There will be talks June 24-26 and teacher workshops June 27-28.

Conference Fees

Before June 1 After June 1
June 24-28 $150 $200
June 24-26 $100 $125
June 27-28 $70 $90

Accommodations and Forms

Last change: May 23, 2000