Deep-Play: Creativity in Math & Art through Visual Wordplay

Visual wordplay can be a rich arena for exploring the connections between art and mathematics. Ambigrams are a form of creative visual wordplay where words are written such that they can be read or interpreted in more than one way. Ambigrams bring together the mathematics of symmetry, the elegance of typography, and the psychology of visual perception to create surprising, artistic designs. This exhibition will give visitors opportunities to experience these visual designs, develop an understanding of the mathematics underlying the art, as well as interact and engage with the designs.

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Exhibition

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Visual Wordplay

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Art & Math

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Mathematical Poetry

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Palindromic Poetry

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Media

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Videos

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About the artist

The visual wordplay designs and poems here have all been created and written by Punya Mishra (unless indicated otherwise). Punya when not playing with Ambigrams and other forms of visual wordplay, is Professor of Educational Technology at the College of Education at Michigan State University. His current research focuses on teacher creativity, on identifying creative ways of thinking that cut across disciplines and the role that new digital technologies can play in this process. Punya is an award winning instructor and a gifted, creative and engaging public speaker, having made multiple keynote and invited presentations for associations and conferences nationally and internationally. He is also an accomplished visual artist and poet. You can find out more about him by going to punyamishra.com.