Possibilities shaped by constraints of arithmetic

Working remotely during the pandemic, undergrads in Math 199 and a few math department members created these pieces and the linked descriptions.

This work will be displayed in The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Creativity Counts exhibit, which opens April 10, 2021.

"Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country," claimed the mathematician D. Hilbert. Ideas from abstract mathematics have transcended millennia and cultures, pandemics and social movements. Who gets to engage with mathematics and be recognized for contributions has often been limited to privileged groups, though. Mathematics’s universal truths and captivating patterns can be much more widely appreciated than cultural restrictions have often dictated.