Design Anamorphosis in the Math Class!

Kristóf Fenyvesi and Markus Hähkiöniemi
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 415–418 Short Papers


Many visual effects are based on mathematical, geometrical procedures. Creating visual illusions through playful activities hold exciting pedagogical opportunities for raising students' interest towards mathematics and the technical aspects of visual arts. The Experience Workshop Math-Art Movement has a number of thematic workshops — developed through interdisciplinary collaborations between mathematics teachers, artists and scholars — that are connected to perspective illusions and visual paradoxes. In this paper we introduce classroom activities focusing on mathematical connections in anamorphosis, drawing inspiration from István Orosz's anamorphic art.