- 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 a particular project, click on the project number.

**Projects for Math 122: Math in Art**

(Last modified:
Tuesday, November 13, 2012,
9:56 AM )

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

1 | Read a book or article on math in art | 11/30/12 | 50 or more (long book) |

30 (Flatland or similar) | |||

10-15 (10-20 page article) | |||

1-10 (shorter article) | |||

2 | Create work rigorously using proportion | 9/21/12 | 30 (15 or more measurements) |

15 (7-10 measurements) | |||

5-10 (fewer measurements) | |||

3 | Analyze Seurat's La Parade for evidence
| 10/5/12 | 25 (>= 16 good prospects) |

of the Golden Ratio | 15 (10 good prospects) | ||

7 (5 good prospects) | |||

4 | Create work incorporating Golden Ratio | 10/12/12 | 50 (extensive/varied use and |

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

work) | |||

5 | Draw house using 3D coordinates and | 10/26/12 | 30 (if extensively) |

perspective formulae | personalized) | ||

15 (if no personalization) | |||

6 | Graph a perspective image of a room, by | 11/9/12 | 60 (for 40 or more points) |

collecting 3D points and using perspective | 30 (for 20 points), etc | ||

formulae | Points to be divided among group members | ||

7 | Create work using perspective techniques | 11/16/12 | 35 (extensive/varied use and |

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

8 | Create work of anamorphic art | 11/16/12 | 25 (create grid & find viewing distance) |

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

10 (art alone) | |||

(Optional) Perspective grid for Project 8 | |||

(Optional) Corresponding Straight grid | |||

9 | Create a fractal using the recursive | 11/30/12 | 30 (if 3-4 steps & find dim.) |

process | 15 (if 3-4 steps) | ||

10 | Read Flatland; write a description of | 12/7/12 | 40 (substantial and sound, from book) |

constraints on life in 2D | (20 if read Flatland for Proj 1) | ||

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

11 | Construct "unfolded" hypercube, | 12/7/12 | 20 (3D & correctly colored) |

identifying connecting faces | |||

12 | Write a speculation on life in the 4th | 12/7/12 | 25 (sound & creative) |

dimension, based on sound math |

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