IMAGINARY at the ICM 2014
The National Institute for Mathematical Sciences (NIMS) presents a very special NIMS-IMAGINARY exhibition in collaboration with the ICM committee and the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO). It will feature the best of all IMAGINARY modules of the last years and a lot of new software, images, films and sculptures. It will be the biggest IMAGINARY exhibition shown so far.
IMAGINARY is an interactive mathematics exhibition and open platform for mathematical exhibits. It was originally developed for the Year of Mathematics 2008 in Germany and has grown into an international phenomenon with more than 120 exhibitions in 25 countries, attracting over 1 million visitors.
Its intention is to display visualizations, interactive installations, virtual realities, 3D objects and their theoretical background in a variety of mathematical fields, as for example algebraic geometry or differential geometry.
The exhibition sets out to evoke interest and curiosity in mathematics. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibits and create their own mathematical artwork using special software. Demonstrators are available to give helpful insights into the theoretical background.
This special NIMS-IMAGINARY exhibition will be the biggest exhibition since the start of the project. It will be shown during the ICM 2014 in Seoul, for the first time in South Korea. It will feature the best interactive modules of IMAGINARY including new exhibits, which have not been shown yet at IMAGINARY exhibitions - from software programs to images and 3d sculptures.
Call for participation
Please note: the submission is closed. If you have interesting objetcs to contribute, please feel free to share them with us for possible future exhibitions.
We invite the mathematical community to share their latest visualizations, films, 3d sculptures or software programs. We would love to show the best new creations to the mathematicians visiting the ICM. As a criterion the modules have to be made available under an open source license, should be of high aesthetic value and communicate the underlying mathematics, for example through interactivity or good explanation texts.
The deadline for submissions is June 21, 2014 at 24:00 hours. Please submit your work either directly at the IMAGINARY platform or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit your work you have to register for free at the web platform under www. imaginary.org/member/register and then upload your work in one of the four categories:
- image galleries (upload form)
- films (upload form)
- physical exhibit, 3d sculptures, hands-on (upload form)
- software programs (upload form)
Logo of the ICM-NIMS exhibition
The logo for NIMS-IMAGINARY is designed based on the ICM logo, which represents growth with mathematical order, and symbolizes the dreams and hopes for the late starters. The S-shaped logo is reminiscent of the S in Seoul, and also the ‘Tae-Geuk’ image in the Korean flag. The Tae-Geuk symbolizes the harmony of Yin and Yang. The red color is Yang, love and passion. The blue color is Yin, intelligence and dream. The Yin & Yang, however, begin with the same color and shape, representing the oneness of the universe.
The logo consists of 16 Spheres with their centers along two golden spirals (one spiral for k=0 and the other for k=1). The function Psi is the parametric form of the spiral curve. The radius of each sphere is proportional to its distance to the origin, which is the length of the vector Psi.