Happy Friday, True Believers! Remember the spirograph? Of course you do. For those of you who are just plain ignorant, learn all about the spirograph here!
Anyway, the spirograph device is a rudimentary tool (in fact, not so rudimentary) to create mathematically-based design. And if you care to Google "spirograph art", the results can be quite beautiful.
So in the design of the Chrysalis project in the Inner Arbor, it may, or may not, surprise you to learn that mathematical principles are being used. How are they being used, you ask? How does design and math intersect?
Ha-- funny you asked? Because that, Dear Reader, is the subject matter of the aptly-named seminar, "Math of Architecture and Architecture of Math" that the Inner Arbor Trust is sponsoring on Tuesday, November 3rd starting at 7:00pm at Howard Community College. It's free to attend and you should attend! You can get free tickets via Eventbrite here.
Be advised, though, that this will take the whole Spirograph thing to an entirely new quantum state. In that you're going to learn all about how using the numbers allows one to be more creative, and in fact, create things of great beauty that can touch even the deepest sensitivities. In fact, if you don't walk away from the evening enriched, you will be given a voucher good for one free pitcher of Pabst Blue Ribbon from the Three Nines Tavern. Because ultimately, there is no helping you.
Tuesday should be a very interesting, mind-expanding time. I hope you will join me there.
Let's be careful out there. Happy Halloween!