The Paradigm Poem

Kazmier Maslanka
Proceedings of Bridges 2015: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2015)
Pages 435–438 Short Papers


A work entitled “Newton's Third Law In Karmic Warfare” exemplifies a technique, which I call The Paradigm Poem. I will use it here to help with understanding the use of metaphor in mathematical visual poetry. In addition, I would like to stress some important influences regarding metaphor in my work as well as show an analytical list of metaphor mappings done in a method taught by cognitive scientists George Lakoff and Raphael Nunez.