Showing posts with label Ambigram Poettary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ambigram Poettary. Show all posts

### Of Art and Math: A series of articles with Punya Mishra

 Right Angle: One of the many ambigrams made by Punya Mishra that appear in this series of articles appearing in "At Right Angles". All ambigrams are copyright Punya Mishra and cannot be used without permission.
Punya and I are writing a series of articles on the subject of ambigrams. All the ambigrams are made by Punya. For this series, he has been making many new ambigrams, which communicate mathematical ideas. Already, in the space of working on a few articles, it looks like he has made the largest number of mathematical ambigrams.

Here is a longer blog entry from Punya's blog, about this series of articles. His blog has further links to his amazing ambigrams.

Dec, 2015. I presented Punya's and my work in TIME 2015, in Baramati, Maharashtra in my talk: On Punya Mishra's Mathematical Ambigrams. This was the seventh edition of TIME, which stands for 'Technology and innovation in Math education'.

Mar, 2015. The fourth article is on Paradoxes. It is part 1 of 2 articles on this topic. Here we consider what TRUE and FALSE mean in the context of mathematics. Its an introduction to math philosophy. Again, it has many interesting ambigrams.

Feb 2015. The Michigan State Museum has launched an exhibit entitled "Deep Play: Creativity in Math and Art through Visual Wordplay." Check out: the exhibitions web-page

July 2014. The third article on Self-similarity. This one has some amazing ambigrams, and a graphic of the binary pascal's triangle I made many years ago.

Mar, 2014. The second article is on Introducing Symmetry. I think Punya outdid himself in some of the ambigrams here. The ambigram for sin (which is periodic, a sin wave, an odd function) and inverse (modeled on a hyperbola) and exp-log were my favorites. But this month's  puzzle ambigram is mind-blowing too.

Nov, 2013. The first article has come out. It is: Introducing Ambigrams. There is a hidden message in the article. See if you can find it.

### Design II

Design II
Ambigram by punyamishra

A great design:
Everything fits in nicely
into one complete whole.

Not a hair out of place,
and not one thing
more
than what is
needed.

The form
and the function,

GB #32

Ambigram by punyamishra

All Cretans are liars
said Epiminedes,
a Cretan,

If Epiminedes tells the truth
then he must be lying.
And if he is lying,
he is telling the truth.

### Watson-Crick

Watson-Crick
Ambigram by punyamishra

Watson and Crick
show
what fun it is
to be
a scientist.

What fun it is
to discover
something new.

What fun it is
to compete
with the best
and win.

Watson and Crick
discovered
the secret of life
itself.
GB #30

### Internet

Internet
Ambigram by punyamishra

The Internet
inking pacts
across the world.

and connecting
all humanity.

Shakily
connecting
all the dots
into one
continuous whole.

GB #29

### Internet II

Internet II
Ambigram by punyamishra

Small knots
woven together
become a net.
Flexible, stable,
and very strong.

Small computers
inter-connected
become the Net.

Unleashing
the power
of communication,
of creativity,
and
of community.

Small individuals,
become the
Internet.

GB #28

Sides-reversed-is
Ambigram by punyamishra

sides reversed is
Retdatsfoh R Salgoud
sides reversed is
...
is one Strange Loop.

Godel, Escher and Bach:
An eternal golden braid.

A personal review follows.

Dog

A dog,
wags his tail,
seeks attention.

Comes up close
and becomes
personal.

And becomes

GB #26

### God

God

GOD
looks the same
whichever way
you look at it.

Look down from the top
or up from bottom --
and find GOD.

Look in the mirror
and see GOD.

Just like the 0,
symbol for
nothingness.

But still,
required,
to count from
one to infinity.

GB #25

### Darwin

Darwin
Ambigram by punyamishra

"Beauty in mathematics,"
says Polya,
"is seeing the truth
without effort."

Polya's dictum applies
to Science
as well.

Darwin explained
nature's bounty --
from simplicity
emerged complexity,

Darwin explained
so much, so simply,
so beautifully.

GB #24

### Infinite

Infinite

Infinite plane
becomes a sphere.

Still infinite,
but compact,
somehow closer to
being finite.

GB # 23 (also Math Poettary)

Look here too.

### No-x-in-Nixon

No-x-in-Nixon

NO X IN NIXON

A palindrome
but False.

NO X IN NIXON
sides reversed is
NO X IN NIXON

Truly
a longer palindrome.

sides reversed is
sides reversed is
sides reversed is

truly
the longest
palindrome.

GB #22

### Sense-non-Sense

Sense-Non-Sense

Image in
No Og
de Nash,
No Jabber
wock soever.

No pun
ya at all.
No Ji,
No Bee,
No ambi,
just potty.

Life sans
non-sense,
makes no sense:

It is
like this sentence.
Meaning less,
or none at all.

Or like this one.
Not funny;
no fun at all.

GB #21

### Love

Love

Fools marry the girl they love,
Wise men love the girl they marry,
goes an old dictum.

Love turns
most of us
backwards --
into a fool.

Eventually,
all turn wise.

GB #20

### Play

Play

"Come back soon from play,
is what you hear.

Until work becomes work,
and play, play.

Play hard enough,
and play becomes work.

But, work hard enough,
and work becomes play.

And if you look hard enough,
PLAY becomes LEARN.

Now you don't need,
to hurry back from play.

GB #19

### Discover

Discover
Ambigram by punyamishra

The scientific training,
teaches how to discover.

The artistic training
teaches how to uncover.

The mathematician uncovers,
only to discover --
new things to uncover.

GB #18 (Also Math Poettary)

### Darpan (rotates to mirror)

Darpan (rotates to mirror)

When you read something in Hindi,
do you turn it around in your mind,
and think it through in English?

When you speak in English,
do you think it through in Hindi,
and turn it around in your mind?

Does your mind let you see
what you really are,
when you look in the mirror?

GB #17

### Blogger

Blogger

I may not write very well
but still,
I do write.

I may be confused,
but still,
I do express myself.

I may not have much to say,
but still,
I do say it.

I may not think too deeply,
but still,
I do think.

I am
a Blogger.

GB #16

### Ali

Ali

Ali said to himself:
"I'm the Greatest".
And for many,
he was
The Greatest

What do you
tell yourself?

GB #15

Visual Wordplay