George Hart Style Umbrella Dodecahedron

Umbrellas with ten ribs can made into large dodecahedrons. George hart is a mathematical artist who builds large origami structures using interesting items such as an umbrella. This umbrella structure can be safely suspended in the gosnell atrium for visitors to look upon, and visitors can be provided with paper maps to make their own dodecahedron, provided it can be done safely with covid guidelines in mind. (papers handled with gloves, kept in plastic wrap etc)

This exhibit will inspire interest in how mathematics can be beautiful, abstract and artistic and not simply cold and logical.

Examples of George Hart's work:

https://www.georgehart.com/sculpture/sculpture.html

Starting to put umbrellas together

First two umbrellas being connected

First 6 umbrellas connected into one mega umbrella. We are prepared for one big ol' storm

First 6 umbrellas connected into one mega umbrella. We have become a turtle shell

Our lovely Michaela working hard on putting the umbrellas together

The team sitting in behind the two halves of the umbrella dodecahdron

piRIT President Leilah working hard on tying the umbrellas together

The team sitting in front of the completed umbrella dodecahedron

The completed umbrella dodecahedron

Topics

Exhibitors
Leilah Zimon,
Keegan Kresge,
Michaela Cohen,
Ryan Jiau,
Ender Erimhan,
Drew Young

Advisor(s)
Nathanial Barlow

Organization
PiRIT: SIAM chapter at RIT


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