Geometry and Imagination Exhibition Video – ICM2018
This video was part of the exhibition “Geometry and Imagination: Patterns in Nature and Culture” presented during ICM 2018.
Geometry and Imagination is an exhibition that has as it’s purpose to offer a space of aesthetic experimentation and of mathematical patterns in nature and culture. Through an interaction with the pieces of the exhibition area, the visitor will be able to admire one of math’s main characteristics: being able to study relationships between all types of situations and establishing an unity in diversity. As Jules Henri Poincaré very well pointed out, this is “the art of giving the same name to different things”.
The exhibition’s name comes from the homonymous book written by David Hilbert and Stephan Cohn-Vossen. Just like the book, the exhibition seeks to “contribute to a fair apreciation of math by a larger range of people and not only specialists”, through an intuitive and visual way. We hope that, with this exhibition, the vistor will see the artistic beauty in math and the mathematical beauty in art.