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Margaret Wertheim

Margaret Wertheim is a writer and artist whose work focuses on the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of science and mathematics.

WE ARE ALL CORALS NOW: A Crafty Yarn About Global Warming

Stretching along the coast of Queensland, Australia, in a riotous profusion of color and form, the Great Barrier Reef is the first living thing that can be seen from outer space.

Figuring Forms

“To figure: to form or shape, to trace, to reckon or calculate, to represent in a diagram or picture, to ornament or adorn with a design or pattern.” Thus the Oxford English Dictionary defines the act of figuring, a word equally resonant in mathematics, science and art.


The Brooklyn Rail

MARCH 2023

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