# Is Math Art? Part II

When I started writing this post (several weeks ago!), I was aiming to answer the question posed in the title. I even thought I knew what I was going to say.

But — fortunately or unfortunately — these ideas are pretty complex.

# Is Math Art? Part I

In the very first post on this blog, I asked, “Is math fiction?” This series goes deeper.

Many mathematicians feel that they are artists. What makes people describe math as “dreamy and poetic,” “radical, subversive, and psychedelic”?

Is math art?

# On Math and Meditation

In this post, I try to explain, in the best words I can find, what the experience of math is like for me.

# The Mutilated Chessboard: Part II

A solution to the puzzle from last post. For the original problem, see The Mutilated Chessboard: Part I.

# The Mutilated Chessboard: Part I

A little puzzle involving a chopped-up chessboard and some dominoes.

These are solid sculptures that, when spun under a strobe light, seem to move. The result is a little dizzying, but beautiful.

# Habits of a Math Major

I’ve noticed that a lot of math people share the same quirks. While not everyone has the exact same habits, there are a few things I’ve noticed in myself as I’ve become more involved in mathematics.

# Math Backwards: Part II

I think most people learn math backwards. In this post, I do math in the other direction.

# Math Backwards: Part I

I think most people learn math backwards. For most of my life, I had the impression that math is a neat package of rules. A teacher would present a rule, and I would memorize the rule and apply it to a set of problems.
In this post, I’m going to do math in the other direction.

# Count to 1023 On Your Fingers: The Video

In which I show you how to count to 1023 on your fingers.