The interfaces of innovation in mathematics and the arts

Bharath Sriraman, Kristina Juter

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The chapter outlines human innovation in architecture and art with an emphasis on mathematical creativity and innovation, e.g., the work of Buckminster Fuller who was inspired by popular psychology and human consciousness in his creations. Architectural creation in society is tightly connected to geometry, topology and other parts of mathematics. Buildings and art are results of human minds linking abstract mathematical representations and concrete physical structures. For such links to occur, inventors need to be able to work in interdisciplinary settings. We present some findings from the literature in the light of fostering creative innovators in mathematics related to the arts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook of Innovation Education
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781136698019
ISBN (Print)9780415682213
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Architecture
  • Buckminster fuller
  • Design education
  • Euclidean and non-euclidean geometry
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Mandelbrot


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