Apollonian Gasket with curvatures

Burning Man

I was invited to go to Burning Man when it was at Baker Beach in San Francisco in 1989. At the time I remember wondering what would inspire people to ritually burn an effigy of a man on the beach, and thinking it particularly chthonic (which didn’t appeal to my… Read More »Burning Man

Tao of the Tau

Tau is the Greek letter T or τ in lower case. The symbol τ was used in mathematics to represent the golden ratio until the Greek letter Phi (Φ) gained prominance (after the first letter of Phidias, acclaimed sculptor of the Parthenon). Tau is also known as the symbol representing the ratio… Read More »Tao of the Tau