THE MOSELY SNOWFLAKE FRACTAL
Dean Catherine Quinlan cordially invites you to attend the unveiling of the Mosely Snowflake Fractal at the USC Libraries.
The USC community has worked since February to bring this three-dimensional, mathematical art object into being for the first time in the history of the physical universe. Students, faculty, staff, origami folders, and mathematics enthusiasts built the fractal with thousands of folded business cards. The cardinal-and-gold pattern of the fractal’s paneling is based on a volume of Euclid’s Elements from
the USC Libraries’ collections.
This reception also celebrates the successful conclusion of the inaugural USC Libraries Discovery Fellowship. During her term, Discovery Fellow Margaret Wertheim curated the fractal project and other programs that revealed surprising connections among science, creative arts, and libraries. Wertheim, with engineer and master mathematical origamist Jeannine Mosely—who discovered the fractal—guided its construction at USC.
Also on view will be Wertheim’s and Mosely’s design sketches and digital design documents, items from the libraries’ mathematics and science collections, and smaller origami modules that document the construction process.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 p.m. | Reception and unveiling
6:00 p.m. | Math + Art + Fractals, an up-close look at the
Mosely Snowflake Fractal and the Los Angeles origami
moment with Jeannine Mosely and Margaret Wertheim
Doheny Memorial Library, First Floor
Business Casual Attire
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP Deadline: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Parking information: Enter campus through Gate 4 at Royal St., between Figueroa and Hoover on Jefferson Blvd.
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