The Whys, Wherefores, and Wonders of Mathematics

Check out this delightful video of math teacher Paul Lockhart—author of Measurement, "a permanent solution to math phobia by introducing us to mathematics as an artful way of thinking and living"—waxing lyrical about the splendors of mathematics and mathematical thinking, and why "the mathematical question is always… » 4/17/15 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

Isaac Newton's Rainbow Gaze, As Imagined By Mana Morimoto

Fiber artist Mana Morimoto adds colorful embroidery to a diverse range of media, including sculptures and concert tickets. This augmented etching of Isaac Newton (hit the jump for the full image) is one of our favorites. See more of Morimoto's work on Tumblr and Cargo Collective, or purchase prints on Society 6. » 4/08/15 8:20am 4/08/15 8:20am

Gorgeous Banknotes Feature Flora, Fauna—And Skeletons Under UV Light

For her Master's project, graphic designer Barbara Bernát created a fictional currency she calls the Hungarian Euro. Instead of people or monuments, the obverse and reverse of Bernat's notes feature beautiful illustrations of European animals and plants; beneath UV light, the skeletal anatomies of the former become… » 2/23/15 12:10pm 2/23/15 12:10pm

Scientific Sushi Art Is The Best Sushi Art

Japanese chef Takayo "Tama-cha" Kiyota uses carefully arranged food to create cross-sectional sushi-roll art. Her subjects include everything from popular iconography to Japanese demons, but I'm particularly impressed by the rolls with some scientific flair. This single roll depicts different stages of embryological… » 1/15/15 3:30pm 1/15/15 3:30pm

A Sculpture Shows a City's Mood By Translating Tweets Into Colored Goo

Monolitt is an Oslo art exhibit created by Norwegian artists Syver Lauritzsen and Eirik Haugen Murvoll. The waist-high object identifies the emotions in tweets, matches the emotion to a predetermined color, and oozes that color in paint out of the top. It's like city-wide techno-mood ring. Only cooler than that… » 9/26/14 2:30am 9/26/14 2:30am