Polytechnic

The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

Found functions

I’ve linked to this site via delicious and twitter but I really had to publish something here too, it deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.

Found Functions is a short series of photographs by Nikki Graziano that overlay mathematical functions and graphs over shapes in nature. Such a simple idea but executed beautifully: what mathematicians see when they look at the world.

Nikki can also be found on Twitter throwing out wonderful little thoughts such as this.

has anyone ever really stopped and thought about ∑ n=0 to n=∞? “add up all the stuff there is between nothing and everything.” shit.

Well it made me laugh, must be a maths geek thing.