Relationships of Science, Mathematics and My Constructive Art: A Personal Survey - Abstract

Thomas Michael Stephens
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (1998)
Pages 289–290


Like Sherlock Holmes, Captain Nemo, Carroll's Alice, and Wells' Time Traveler; Albert Einstein was a major mythic inspiration of my youth (a sort of scientific Cyrano). I came to mathematics as I did to science, theatre and art for the visualizable demonstration of such literary mythos through number geometry: topology - 'the shape of things to come.' Stimulated by existentialism and science fiction, I laboriously studied creative writing simultaneously with physics, art history and theatrical design, which led to a thesis on "Theatre of the Bauhaus" and immersion in Moholy's Vision in Motion resulting in my first kinetic and luminal abstract stage design.