play with geometry & art
Geometry and art come together
in these simple, tangible tiles with
one rule, infinite possibility.
Open the brochure: A Tiny Guide to Kolam Tiles
a traditional art form from India using rice or chalk dust to draw a complex pattern of curves and lines around a grid of dots.
In 2020 we came together out of a shared passion for kolams and have been working together ever since to create these tiles, both digitally on Mathigon's Polypad and physically in collaboration with Christopher Danielson. We are: Venkat Gopalan, materials scientist at Penn State University and symmetry and kolam expert; and Amy Alznauer, mathematics lecturer at Northwestern University and author of The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity.
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