Tag Archives: mathematics


Submitted by Willgallia:

Drawing portraits of Mathematicians with space filling curves. (Some are only discrete space filling).
The final drawings looks like the image below.

Thanks for the submission, Will Gallia! These are amazing!!! For those of you who don’t know what space filling curves are, I wrote a post about them a while back

To see more of Will Gallia’s cool drawings, click here. :D


Found this Braille style picture of the Ulam Spiral:

When arranging the natural numbers in a spiral and emphasizing the prime numbers, an intriguing and not fully explained pattern is observed, called the Ulam spiral.

Found when reading about some new deep connection of prime numbers which is a real kioskvältare in mathematics.

Ulam Spiral Images by Matthew M. Conroy.

The Ulam spiral, or prime spiral (in other languages also called the Ulam Cloth) is a simple method of visualizing the prime numbers that reveals the apparent tendency of certain quadratic polynomials to generate unusually large numbers of primes. Via

Zdeněk Sýkora’s ventilation tower and paintings. Sort of reminds me of the monumental game HT Gold. The Guardian:

His collaboration with the mathematician Jaroslav Blazek led to his first computer-assisted works, which explored different combinations of abstract elements in accordance with predetermined rules. While they have a passing similarity to Op art in western Europe and America, their rigorous mathematical method was unique to Sykora. 

Read more here and check related works at the Prosthetic Knowledge picks. Pictures taken from, uh, Google and Wikipedia

A-C-R-C-I-T by Guy de Cointet (1971).