Work by Jason Padgett, a man with Acquired Savant Syndrome who now sees all of reality as mathematical fractals describable by equations.
The beauty of numbers and their connection to the pure geometry of space time and the universe is shown in his fractal diagrams…He is currently studying how all fractals arise from limits and how E=MC2 is itself a fractal. When he first started drawing he had no traditional math training and could only draw what he saw as math. Eventually a physicist saw his drawings and helped him get traditional mathematics training to be able to describe in equations the complex geometry of his drawings. He is currently a student studying mathematics in Washington state where he is learning traditional mathematics so he can better describe what he sees in a more traditional form. Many of the captions were written before he had any traditional math training. His drawing of E=MC^2 is based on the structure of space time at the quantum level and is based on the concept that there is a physical limit to observation which is the Planck length. It shows how at the smallest level, the structure of space time is a fractal…So sit back and enjoy the beauty of naturally occuring mathematics in pure geometric form connecting E=MC2 (energy) to art. All are HAND DRAWN using only a pencil, ruler and compass.
Not only did we launch the registration page for “Find The Future: The Game” by renowned designer Jane McGonigal (and, yes, it IS real, even if we are launching it on April Fool’s Day) we also launched the website for our overall Centennial celebration, marking the 100th birthday of our landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street. Right now we’re featuring Q and A with Jane McGonigal, as well as a calendar of events celebrating the Centennial (which officially takes place on May 23, 2011). There is a big festival with all sorts of free programming for the public the weekend before so mark your calendars!
Whoever came up with this plan and got it approved by many levels of bureaucracy is my new hero. It is From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Dan Brown meets Melvin Dewey and it happens to be the culmination of most of my childhood dreams (the rest were varieties of GI Joe, SeaQuest and NASA). Seriously, incredible- watch this video and tell me you aren’t stoked.