In "Changing Places" David Lodge describes "the humiliation game," where English professors have to list the most important book they've never read. The winner is the person for whom it is the most humiliating to admit s/he hasnt read the book s/he gives. In the novel, humiliation ends up generating...
The next issue of the Carnival of Mathematics, rounding up blog posts from the month of February, and compiled by John Golden, is now online at Math Hombre. The Carnival rounds up maths blog posts from all over the internet, including some from our own Aperiodical. See our Carnival of Mathematics page for more information.
Well, not really a sphere. But “Dual Snub Hexpropello Dodecahedron” didn’t fit in the title. This sculpture is by Roland Gagneux. You can find out more about his work here. This is another piece from the 2013 Bridges Mathematical Art Gallery.
Caroline Ainslie has written in to tell us that she and her associates at Pyraloons are having another go at making the world’s largest Sierpiński tetrahedron… from balloons. The attempt by Pyraloons last Summer to build an 8,000-piece structure almost worked, but the heat and Perfidious Physics meant that only a quarter of the sculpture could hold... Read more »