- General Description of How Projects Fit Into This Course
- You do not have to do every project (see above link for more information), but each project has a date by which it is due, a week or two after we finished talking about the relevant topic.
- Projects will generally be due on Fridays.
- See course policies for my policies on late projects.
- Below is a very brief description of each project, along with due dates, and
*maximum*points available. For a more complete description of any particular project, click on that project's number at the far left.

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Brief Description of project | Due date | Maximum points | |

9 | Visit a museum; mathematically discuss | 4/28/17 | 20 |

10 | Read a book or article on math in art | 4/28/17 | at least 50 (long book) |

35 (Flatland or similar) | |||

20 (10-20 page article) | |||

10 (shorter article) | |||

1 | Create work rigorously using proportion | 2/17/17 | 35 (15 or more measurements) |

20 (7-10 measurements) | |||

15 (fewer measurements) | |||

2 | Analyze Seurat's La Parade for evidence
| 3/3/17 | 30 (>= 16 good prospects) |

of the Golden Ratio | 20 (10 good prospects) | ||

10 (5 good prospects) | |||

3 | Create work incorporating Golden Ratio | 3/10/17 | 55 (extensive/varied use and |

and/or Fibonacci numbers | and analysis of the resulting | ||

work) | |||

4 | Draw house using given | 3/24/17 | 35 (if extensively) |

3D coordinates and perspective | personalized) | ||

formulae | 20 (if no personalization) | ||

5 | (Group; you'll divide the score among you) | 3/31/17 | 100 (divided) (50 or more coordinates) |

Graph a perspective image of a room, by | 65 (divided) (30 coordinates) | ||

collecting 3D points and using perspective | 40 (divided) (for 20 coordinates), etc | ||

formulae | |||

6 | Create work using perspective techniques | 4/14/17 | 55 (extensive/varied use and |

developed in class | analysis of viewing position) | ||

7 | Create work of anamorphic art | 4/14/17 | 30 (create grid & find viewing distance) |

20 (find viewing distance for given grid) | |||

15 (art alone) | |||

(Optional) Perspective grid for Project 7 | |||

(Optional) Corresponding Straight grid | |||

8 | Create a fractal using the recursive | 4/28/17 | 35 (if 3-4 steps & find dim.) |

process | 20 (if 3-4 steps) | ||

11 | Read Flatland; write a description of | 5/5/17 | 45 (substantial and sound, from book) |

constraints on life in 2D | (25 if read Flatland for Proj 10) | ||

25 (substantial, sound; from movie) | |||

12 | Construct "unfolded" hypercube, | 5/5/17 | 25 (3D & correctly colored) |

identifying connecting faces | |||

13 | Write a speculation on life in the 4th | 5/5/17 | 30 (sound & creative) |

dimension, based on sound math |

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