Universal Magic Cube: A Hands-on Workshop for Closed Cubic Kaleidoscopes with Infinite Reflections

Takaaki Sonoda and Minori Yamazaki
Proceedings of Bridges 2014: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2014)
Pages 519–524 Workshop Papers


Cumos, a new type of polyhedral closed box kaleidoscope with infinite reflections, was invented first in 1974 as an artistic product. The same type of cubic kaleidoscope named as Universal Magic Cube was developed later by using commercially available materials and spread out as a universal art design through the workshops all over the world. This is a hands-on workshop during which participants can enjoy to construct their own magic cubes.