Monday, July 25, 2011

Artist: Jason Padgett

Jason Padgett is the first person to acquire synasthesia and savantism by head trauma. Three years after his mugging, he began drawing complex geometries, including hand-drawn approximations of fractals, the first time anyone had ever done so. Eventually a mathematician suggested Padgett take a math course; with trigonometric notation Padgett offered a proof of his approximation of Pi. This description of JP's case by Brit Brogaard, professor of philosophy and psychology at University of Missouri includes rather captivating comparison of some of Padgett's art and a real picture of electron interference patterns. Most of Padgett's art doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but I completely love his depiction of the double-slit photon experiment.

1 comment:

  1. walking here with a smile.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..


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