Mathematics, Art, Technology, and Cinema

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Michele Emmer, MIRELLA MANARESI
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 21, 2003 - Mathematics - 242 pages
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This book is about mathematics. But also about art, technology and images. And above all, about cinema, which in the past years, together with theater, has discovered mathematics and mathematicians. It was conceived as a contribution to the World Year on Mathematics. The authors argue that the discussion about the differences between the so called two cultures of science and humanism is a thing of the past. They hold that both cultures are truly linked through ideas and creativity, not only through technology. In doing so, they succeed in reaching out to non-mathematicians, and those who are not particularly fond of mathematics. An insightful book for mathematicians, film lovers, those who feel passionate about images, and those with a questioning mind.

  

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Contents

God is Everywhere
The Geometric World of Lucio Saffaro
John Robinsons Universe Series of Symbolic Sculptures
Escher Reutersävrd and Saffaro at Bologna 2000
A Mathematicians Guide to AVN a RealTime Interactive Computer Animator
From Euclids Optics to the Renaissance Perspective
From Descriptive Geometry to CAD
The Muses of Mathematics
Cube
172
Interview with Vincenzo Natali
173
The Math Paper
175
The Cube
180
16 November 2000
181
Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician
183
Afterthoughts
190
Renato Caccioppoli Neapolitan Mathematician
193

Cryptography and Digital Signature
The Images of Art and the Art of Images
Mathematics and Cinema
105
Presentation
107
19 October 2000
109
A Beautiful Mind
139
The Mathematics of Enigma
145
The Fantastic World of MC Escher
152
Escher and the Cinema
153
26 October 2000
155
Moebius
156
2 November 2000
163
From Notices of the AMS 1998
166
9 November 2000
171
23 November 2000
197
p
202
Regarding p
203
Notes
204
30 November 2000
209
Stand and Deliver
210
Notes on the Film
213
7 December 2000
215
Comments on the Film Structure
216
the Film
218
Ennio De Giorgi
220
Colour Appendix
233
Authors
241
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Michele Emmer is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza.

Mirella Manaresi A] professore ordinario di Geometria presso il Dipartimento di Matematica dell'UniversitA di Bologna e fa ricerca in geometria algebrica. Da qualche anno si dedica anche ad iniziative tese a promuovere l'interesse per la matematica. Ha curato con M.Emmer il volume Matematica, arte, tecnologia, cinema (Springer Italia 2002) e la versione inglese ampliata (Springer 2003), mentre dal 2002 coordina un progetto europeo all'interno del quale A] nato anche questo volume.

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