rgroves – Looking Outwards – 12

Seven Sets by Santiago Ortiz is related to my projects because it is a visualization of a mathematical concept using color. It is basically the answer to the question “how many subsets are there of a set of size 7” (the answer is 2^7) but instead it’s a set of colors and he visualizes a subset as a combination of those colors. The way the information is displayed is very simple, beautiful, and easy to understand.

While this isn’t exactly an art project, sodoku puzzles can be directly analyzed as graph coloring problems as shown here. They are an example of many simple games that can be analyzed as mathematical concepts, which also include the Japanese game Hashiwokakero and even tic-tac-toe.

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