In my spare time, I like creating math-art and being part of the math-art community. My projects involve, more often than not, spherical imagery. Including the graphic designs on soccer balls, spherical panoramas, and novelty cartographic projections.
A lot of the work I have done with Mathematical Art has seen the light of day because of the BRIDGES conference – an international conference about the links between mathematics and art. In addition to participating, I’ve been on its Program Committee each year since 2010, and I had the honour of being the chair of the program committee in 2017, and again in 2021.
Orange Peel Optimization (BRIDGES 2021)
Geodesic Cities (BRIDGES 2020)
Morphing TSP Art (BRIDGES 2017)
Soccer Ball Symmetry (BRIDGES 2015)
Papercraft Panoramas (BRIDGES 2013)
with Sébastien Pérez-Duarte, The Mercator Redemption (BRIDGES 2013)
Warping Pictures Nicely (BRIDGES 2011)
Using Turtles and Skeletons to Display the Viewable Sphere (BRIDGES 2009)
with Jeffrey Shallit, An Efficient Algorithm for Computing the ith Letter of Phi^n(a) (SODA 1999)
- The delightful geometries of soccer balls Cornell Mathematics Awareness Month Public Lecture 2019 (poster)
- Artistic cartography: Creative ways to peel a globe TEDxUW 2017
- Math Night at St. Mary’s school in Goderich: March 29th 2017
- The World Is Flat. Invited public lecture: BRIDGES 2013
- Peeling the World. Math Encounters: MOMath 2014 (poster)
- What do you do with Visible Spheres? Ignite Waterloo 2009
- Plenary talk: BRIDGES 2009
The Travelling Salesman. Short film. (June 2017)
- Flickr sets
- BRIDGES gallery entries (2011, 2015, 2017)
- Geodesic City. A sculpture made from paper strips. Shown at the Art Meets Tech event, Kitchener, 2019.