Exploring the Arts with Mathematica

Christopher Carlson
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 639–640 Workshop Papers


Mathematica is one of the quickest ways to get from ideas to prototypes in any domain, whether mathematical, graphical, formal, structural, linguistic, or musical. Its extremely high-level programming and interface constructs enable you to quickly turn concepts into virtual objects that you can explore interactively, and its breadth of functionality means that you are unlikely to run into roadblocks, regardless of where your explorations take you. This workshop is an introduction to Mathematica for anyone who wonders how it might help him or her explore ideas in the arts more effectively.