WELCOME TO ISAMA'07!

ISAMA'07 will be held at Texas A&M University, College of Architecture, in College Station, Texas. The purpose of ISAMA'07 is to provide a forum for the dissemination of new mathematical ideas related to the arts and architecture. We welcome teachers, artists, mathematicians, architects, scientists, and engineers, as well as all other interested persons. As in previous conferences, the objective is to share information and discuss common interests. We have seen that new ideas and partnerships emerge which can enrich interdisciplinary research and education.

FIELDS OF INTEREST

The focus of ISAMA'07 will include the following fields related to mathematics: Architecture, Computer Design and Fabrication in the Arts and Architecture, Geometric Art, Mathematical Visualization, Music, Origami, and Tessellations and Tilings. These fields include graphics interaction, CAD systems, algorithms, fractals, and graphics within mathematical software. There will also be associated teacher workshops.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Paper submissions are encouraged in Fields of Interest stated above. In particular, we specify the following and related topics that either explicitly or implicitly refer to mathematics: Painting, Drawing, Animation, Sculpture, Storytelling, Musical Analysis and Synthesis, Architecture, Photography, Knitting and Weaving, Garment Design, Film Making, Dance. Art forms may relate to topology, dynamical systems, algebra, differential equations, approximation theory, statistics, probability, graph theory, discrete math, fractals, chaos, generative and algorithmic methods, and visualization.

Art & Architecture Exhibition

There will be an exhibit whose general objective is to show the usage of mathematics in creating art and architecture. Artists are requested to submit their artwork in PDF or Word format, by uploading using OPEN CONFERENCE SYSTEM. The submissions should include at least one image of the artwork, artist's name and an artist's statement. Please format them exactly like paper submissions. Art works will be exhibited in the conference exhibition space. Some of accepted art papers will be published in conference proceedings.

Teacher Workshops

There will be teacher workshops whose objective is to demonstrate methods for teaching mathematics using related art forms. For existing workshops see workshops. Workshop organizers are requested to submit their proposals in PDF or Word format, by uploading using OPEN CONFERENCE SYSTEM . The proposals should give a brief description of the workshop and should not exceed 8 pages. Please format workshop proposals the same as paper submissions; just indicate that it is a workshop. Some of workshop proposals will be published in conference proceedings.

SPECIAL EVENT: TEXGRAPH

In conjunction with ISAMA, we will have TexGRAPH which will be held May 17th, 2007. Texgraph is an informal meeting of researchers from the state of Texas who are investigating graphics and interactive techniques. It is intended to be a forum for researchers, professionals, and those interested in computer graphics, multimedia, interactive technologies, visualization and related areas to meet and discuss current activities and research directions. Please visit http://www-viz.tamu.edu/texgraph/texgraph07/ for more details.

IMPORTANT DATES

December 15, 2006   Submission System Open
February 22, 2007   Paper and Short paper submission deadline
March 15, 2007   Notification of acceptance or Rejection
April 1, 2007   Deadline for camera-ready copies
Target date for Workshop and Art Exhibition Submissions

HISTORY

The International Society of the Arts, Mathematics, and Architecture (ISAMA) was founded in 1998 by Nat Friedman, sculptor and professor of mathematics at SUNY Albany, as an outgrowth of his series of conferences on Art and Mathematics, held in Albany from 1992 through 1997, and in Berkeley in 1998.

Previous ISAMA Conferences

  • ISAMA'04, DePaul University, Chicago Illinois
  • ISAMA'03, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
  • ISAMA'02, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • ISAMA'00, SUNY-Albany, Albany, NewYork
  • ISAMA'99, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

Previous Conferences on Art and Mathematics (AM)

  • AM'98,University of California, Berkeley, California
  • AM'92-AM'97, SUNY-Albany, Albany, NewYork

For additional ISAMA information, see www.isama.org. In particular, the Directory is a rich source of links to works in a variety of fields.

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College of Architecture, Texas A&M University


International Society of the Arts, Mathematics, and Architecture

Pax Mundi II Sculpture by Brent Collins, Steve Reinmuth and Carlo Sequin (Photos Credit Carlo Sequin)
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