Mathematics and Arts: Finding the Horizon of Understanding for Arts Students

Hartmut F. W. Höft and Joanne Caniglia
Bridges Leeuwarden: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2008)
Pages 463–464


The purpose of our session is to report on conversations held with mathematicians and artists at the conference “Knotting Mathematics and Art: International Conference in Low Dimensional Topology and Mathematical Art”, see [1], under the auspices of The Mathematical Association of America (MAA). The authors conducted interviews with six mathematicians and six artists attending the conference [2], and recorded a panel discussion [1] centered on questions posed by the MAA to describe what mathematical skills and dispositions are needed for the education of artists. The presentation synthesizes the common/consensus concerns expressed by all interviewees.