|Stan Wagon is a mathematician at Macalester College in St. Paul.He and Dan Schwalbe|
(a software engineer in Minneapolis) return for a fifth time tothis event.
They are joined by Brent Collins, a renowned sculptor from Missouriwho works mostly in wood and
his collaborator Carlo Séquin, a professor of computer graphicsat the University of California at Berkeley.
Collins' artistic intuitions have led to designs that relate geometryto the forms seen in nature.
Séquin expresses such geometry as constructive algorithmsand then extends the basic paradigm
to more complex designs. Their work has been shown at several exhibitsand also helped
to represented the USA at the 1999 UNESCO World Conference of Sciencein Hungary.
Steve Reinmuth, who owns a foundry in Springfield, Oregon, and hascast most of Collins' art work,
also sculpts in bronze and designs and fabricates bronze bells withintriguing shapes and sounds.