Math and Design Students Collaborate in Workshop: unsolved: math+de-sign

The C-U-B-E Gallery currently features visual outcomes of an interdisciplinary workshop, unsolved: math+de-sign, a pilot program exploring intersections of math, art, and design research, with a  goal of ultimately creating a product to be used in math outreach contexts.

The workshop was held on April 8, 2017 and involved math and design students participating in three sessions. In the first session, they explored conditional design methods which were introduced by Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Moon Jang. In the second session, Associate Professor of Mathematics David Gay presented and explained an unsolved math problem—how can one unfold a poly cube into a single flat shape without any overlaps—then all participants engaged in discussions and attempted to solve the problem by making poly cubes (multiple cubes combined together) and unfolded cube drawings. In the last session, all participants explored different ways of visualizing and understanding the unsolved problem in order to communicate it graphically. This exhibition displays the process of solving the problem and includes visual exercises and outcomes from the workshop.

A closing reception will be held on May 3 at 5:30 pm.

* The workshop was supported in part by ICE.

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