Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fractal community art

I am working with the Playeum for the Big Draw 2012 Grand Finale as one of the artist facilitators. I am very excited, as this is the first time that I am facilitating a kids arts session on a big scale. The expected turn up is around 200 kids

Sunday 4 November 2012
Lot One Shopping Mall (Roof Top Garden)
Time: 10am – 4pm

It looks like there are going to be a number of activities, including drawing specimen that you see through a microscope. The final details are not out yet.

I am proposing to organize an activity around fractal collaboration. More details are coming up later as we finalize with the playeum, but here is a sneak peek. 

Science and Technology has enabled us to cross physical barriers and collaborate across the oceans and even space. 2012 saw many significant events in Science such as the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle, the landing of the curiosity rover and development of the world's first quantum computing network. Mathematics is the unsung hero of these bridges, and the universal language of Science an
d Technology. This activity is a tribute to Mathematics as a connector of people and cultures

Fractals are a common phenomenon in nature and are characterized by their self similarity (Self Similar means that they are the same from near as they are from far). Many things around us are fractals, leaves, broccoli, lightning and even our own blood vessels. Since fractals are so elegantly described, Scientists often use them in the modelling of various phenomena that they study.

Through this activity, Kiruthika will lad participants to create a community artwork on the floor using Sierpinski fractals

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