Numeric symbols

Numeric symbols

An interesting and playful sculptural symbol is the ‘Alchemist’, made by the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Currently it is on loan to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of the celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary. The sculpture is built up of numeric symbols brought together in a human form. Plensa made the sculpture as an homage to all the researchers and scientists who have contributed to the scientific and mathematical knowledge base.

12 oktober 2011, Marja Hoekstra (BP, 3-2011)

 

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