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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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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.

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My Creative Journey as an Artist

BY FATIMA ARGUN
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

"Paintings are like children-- it's hard to say which one you love the most," so says artist Fatima Argun, as she shares her colorful and vibrant paintings and the inspirations behind them. She shows how she tries to balance colors, shapes, and textures, and explains the various sources of inspiration that give her works a special quality: the richness of the Turkish culture, Rumi's poetry, and the rhythms of music. 

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Photo Album of Paintings

BY MAMATJAN JUMA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 15, 2018

Mamatjan Juma is an artist who was trained in the style of Socialist Realism, in which ideology was paramount. He began questioning this notion and exploring more abstract styles after his move to the United States. Through "snapshots" of his paintings, he shows the development of his style, where beauty, balance, and limitlessness are expressed without the need to stand for an ideology.