Celebrate the 110th Birth Year of M.C. Escher in His Birthplace during the 11th Annual Bridges Conference
Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture
A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BY
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science
July 29 Mathematical Art Public Activity Day
days of Bridges
Conference activities (July 24-28)
including an Escher Day on July 28,
are followed by a Family Math/Art Day (July 29).
The Bridges Conferences, running annually since 1998, brings together practicing mathematicians, scientists, artists, educators, musicians, writers, computer scientists, sculptors, dancers, weavers, model builders in a lively atmosphere of exchange and mutual encouragement. Important components of these conferences, in addition to formal presentations, are hands-on workshops, gallery displays of visual art, working sessions with artists who are crossing the mathematics-arts boundaries, and musical/theatrical events in the evening.
THE 2008 EVENTS
In addition to a set of extraordinary speakers and many intellectually stimulating sessions in the connections of mathematics, science, and the arts, the 2008 conference also offers the following events:
for Teachers, Teachers for Bridges (BTTB) is a collection of special
sessions with a theme Fostering Understanding of Mathematical
BTTB is organized for K-12 teachers.
will be a night of music performed by a combination of Bridges
participants and professionals.
Visual Art Exhibit
Conference will be complemented by an exhibit of mathematical art.
opportunities for participants and contributors to show their work in
exhibition (see instructions below).
starts from the conference
site and takes the people to several monumental and historical churches
during the middle Ages that also are the exhibit place of artwork of
modern artists from the
The Bridges Leeuwarden Conference will
be held at
the Christelijke Hogeschool in the Netherlands (CHN University),
Well-known buildings in the city
centre include the Kanselarij (the former chancellery), the Waag
(old trade centre of the city), the
For information about how to get to the school, please see the “Location and Travel Guide” on the Bridges website.
ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES
Participants have a wide range of selections from
hotels (with discount) to bed and breakfast facilities, and
The list of all the accommodations and their prices will be posted
Meals: The campus facility has a dining hall that serves breakfast and lunch every day. For dinner there is an extensive collection of restaurants offering international cuisine of many types, ranging from simple to luxurious, within walking distance from the university.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference will feature presentations of regular, plenary, and short papers, as well as several workshops. The program for the conference is composed from a combination of submitted and invited presentations.
Papers submissions are due by
2008 for the reviewing process.
Because some people have had difficulties with the new electronic submission system,
the 2008 submission deadline is extended to February 8.
Regular and plenary presentations require a regular paper with a maximum length of eight pages; short presentations require a two page short paper; and workshops can be accompanied by either a regular or a short paper.
All papers are to be submitted properly formatted as they would appear in the conference proceedings (see the formatting instructions and template on the Bridges website). Papers that ignore the formatting guidelines or the length limits will not be entered into the reviewing process.
In order to have as diverse a representation of authors as possible and to keep the proceedings to a reasonable size, conference participants can be the main author and presenter on only one paper. The main author on each submitted paper should be identified with an asterisk: “*”. This rule includes all contributions: short and regular papers as well as workshop papers.
The regular presentations will be given a 25 minute time slot; short presentations will be given a 15-minute time slot.
The Conference plans to distribute the refereed Proceedings at the conference. Thus, there is a tight and firm schedule:
Deadline for paper submissions for review: February 1, 2008Submission instructions are given here.
Notification of acceptance of paper: March 25, 2008.
Deadline for submission of final electronic manuscript: April 25, 2008.
All papers must follow the format specified on the Bridges website. You must also complete your registration by this date. Please note that one non-refundable full registration is required for one author of each paper.
Please note that if you plan to use the on-campus accommodations, you also need to register and pay in full for your accommodations by this deadline. Of course, you may still seek accommodations outside of campus after this deadline.
The 1998-2006 Bridges Proceedings are available through the online store mathartfun.com
The key theme is: “Bridges for Teachers – Teachers for Bridges”
There will be several teacher workshops for K-12 teachers and
the 2008 Bridges Conference. If you are interested in making a
one of these workshops you need to submit either a short (two page) or
(eight page) paper; The deadlines for submissions of preliminary and
versions are the same as for the contributed papers. However, the time
for each accepted workshop will be between 45 and 75 minutes, depending
nature of the presentation and the time slots that are available. If
itself does not make it clear what exactly the activities are that you
do in your workshop, please add additional material to explain; this
material is not intended for publication. Papers intended for the
workshops should be marked by the words "BTTB" on the top right
corner of the first page of the article. The submission process is the
for all other papers.
VISUAL ART EXHIBIT
At the conference, there will be an exhibition room for 2D and 3D mathematical art, ranging from computer graphics to quilts to geometrical sculptures. This art exhibit will be curated by Robert Fathauer. All submitted artwork will undergo a refereeing process. There is a limit of five submissions per artist. Images of accepted artworks will also be published on the conference CD.
The primary intent of the art exhibit is to foster active interaction between exhibiting artists and conference participants. Thus we expect all exhibitors to attend the conference and require them to register once they obtain the notification that their work has been accepted. Work of non-registered participants will not be exhibited and will not appear on the conference CD. Submissions and questions related to the art exhibit should be addressed by e-mail to:
Dr. Robert Fathauer, Tessellations Company, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to submit your work, please follow the instructions below. Nonconforming submissions will not be entered into the review process.
Please note that all the artworks should be hand delivered to the exhibit room on Monday July 23, 2008, preferably in the time frame 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit participants are also responsible for picking up their works at the end of the conference. The artworks will not be insured while on display, so the artist assumes all risk for damage or theft.
The exhibit space will only accommodate a limited number of works, which may necessitate rejecting some good quality pieces. Review criteria include:
content (This is a mathematically sophisticated audience.)
• Esthetic appeal (This is admittedly highly subjective.)
• Medium (A variety of media will make for a more dynamic exhibit.)
• Craftsmanship (The level of skill and effort that goes into making an effective presentation of the idea.)
Due to space constraints, flat works will be limited in size to 24" x 36" (including frame), and 3-D works will be limited to 24" x 24" x 24".
Please note that the works should be presented in a manner that would be appropriate for a mainstream art gallery. This is to be contrasted to a poster session or technical illustration look, which most mathematicians are more accustomed to.
For examples of the sort of works that are appropriate, recent art exhibits from the Bridges Conference and Joint Mathematics Meetings are available for viewing online at http://www.bridgesmathart.org.
Images of any submitted artwork and accompanying descriptive data and technical description (see below) should be submitted between February 15 and March 15, 2007, to: Robert Fathauer (email@example.com) Notification of acceptance will be made via e-mail by April 15.
For each piece of artwork (limited to 5 per artist) please submit the following:
An Image of the Work:
Images should be e-mailed as JPEG files with a dimension of between 500 and 600 pixels in the larger direction. Color images should be in RGB format. Black and white images should be in grayscale format, not RGB, in order to minimize file size. The file names for the images must conform to the following format – “Lastname1.JPG”. E.g., if John Doe submitted 2 works, the image for his second work would be called Doe2.JPG.
Artist Information and Descriptive Text for each Submission:
In the body of your e-mail, please include the following, including the numbers and headings exactly as shown here:
2. Description of your position/job/etc (e.g. “Freelance artist”, “Associate Professor of Mathematics”)
3. Institution or affiliation (e.g. “None”, “Physics Department,
4. Statement about your art (150 words maximum; can include the techniques you use, why you create mathematical art, what you’re trying to express with your work)
5. Title of Submission #1.
6. Year of completion for Submission #1.
7. Medium for Submission #1.
8. Dimensions of Submission #1.
9. Description Submission #1., focusing on the math content (100 words maximum)
10. Title of Submission #2 (if applicable)
11. Year of completion for Submission #2 (if applicable)
12. Medium for Submission #2 (if applicable)
13. Dimensions of Submission #2 (if applicable)
14. Description of Submission #2., focusing on the math content (if applicable; 100 words maximum)
15-19. Same information as above, for Submission #3 (if applicable)
20-24. Same information as above, for Submission #4 (if applicable)
25-29. Same information as above, for Submission #5 (if applicable)
There is a registration fee of US $180 that includes a copy of the Proceedings. Extra proceedings will be available during the conference with a price of US $50.
There is a special discounted rate for students, artists whose expenses are not otherwise supported, and K-12 teachers. Please visit the Registration page at the conference website.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT VISAS
Visitors from outside of The
make themselves aware of the visa requirements for entering The
CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Sarhangi, Department of Mathematics,
Rinus Roelofs, The Foundation Passages, The Netherlands
Zsófia Ruttkay, Department of Computer Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Borgart, Department of Architecture, Delft University of Technology
Arno Pronk, Department of Architecture, Building and Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology
Zsófia Ruttkay, Department of Computer Science, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Cor Wetting, The City of Leeuwarden/The Foundation Passages
George W. Hart, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
Carlo Sequin, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
BRIDGES FOR TEACHERS, TEACHERS FOR BRIDGES WORKSHOPS
Alagic, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Wichita State
Wichita, Kansas, USA
BRIDGES VISUAL ART EXHIBIT
Robert W. Fathauer, Curator, Tessellations
W. Fathauer, Tessellations Company,
CONFERENCE WEB SITE
George W. Hart, Department of Computer Science, Stony
Craig Kaplan, David R.
If you want to add your e-mail address to the conference mailing list visit the conference website: http://www.bridgesmathart.org
For any other information not available on the web page, please contact:
Professor Reza Sarhangi,