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Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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Geodesic Dome Sculptures

BY NICK SAYERS
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 21, 2013

Sculptor Nick Sayers show us some of his works, from very small sculptures to structures large enough sit in. This series eventually culminated in a new project, a 120 sided geodesic dome with a support structure large enough for people to stand in, constructed from signs. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 30, 2013.

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Nerds, and Structural Design

BY BRIAN MARKHAM
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Brian Markham, a structural engineer based in New York, discusses nerds - and the way in which nerds apply mathematical strategies inspired by natural elements to develop architectural wonders. 

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Gadget Obsessions

BY SANJIB SAHOO
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Sanjib Sahoo tells the story of how a self proclaimed "guy from a small town in India" gets to do something pretty amazing and changes the way Wall Street does business.

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El Cielo

BY JOSÉ SANTOS TORRES
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 27, 2014

El cielo construído, un recorrido por bóvedas y cúpulas alrededdor del mundo,

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Behind the Ink

BY DENVER MONAGHAN
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

Denver Monaghan shares his knowledge about the art of tattooing. He discusses the pleasure of creating designs for people who want to have something to represent an important part of their lives. Denver describes some of his work and how he came about creating each piece. 

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Male Pattern Baldness in Birds

BY ZACHARIAH DURR
@ VOL 25 ON MAY 29, 2015

Comedians Zachariah Durr and Adam Richard discuss their shared love of ornithology and elaborate on a little known aspect of bird life, male pattern baldness. 

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From Origami to Folded-Plate Architecture

BY LANE ALLEN
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Architect Lane Allen has a life-long passion for art, origami, geometry, and structure. He explores the relationships—both real and imagined—among the geometries of origami, the geometries of structure, and works of architecture, both modern and historic.

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Vague Paintings

BY THOMAS HUBER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 15, 2016

Artist Thomas Huber talks about how he uses the visual detritus of daily life, the random notes and scribbles that acrue throughout the day to create his lush, layered "vague" paintings.

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Mathematical Art

BY EVA KNOLL
@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

"I try to create pieces that show the mathematics, so that people realize how mathematics is not just boring old computations, but something beautiful to look at.”

Dr. Eva Knoll has been a practicing mathematical artist as long as she can remember. Because of this, she studied architecture, which led her to pursue graduate studies to investigate the geometry in the work of a Swiss Concrete artist. She now teaches how to teach mathematics, at the Mount. In "Mathematical Art" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, she explained how her pieces answer mathematical questions and shape our vision of it as a pure "dry" science.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.