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The Eighth Annual NES/MAA Dinner Meeting in Memory of Kenneth J.
Preskenis was held on Thursday, April 29, 2010. Dr. Annalisa Crannell,
Franklin & Marshall College gave the
"Math and Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Pretty".
Dr. Crannell is the 2007 winner of the MAA’s Eastern Pennsylvania and
Delaware Section James P. Crawford Teaching Award and the 2008 winner of
the MAA's Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished
College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
Abstract: Dust off those old similar triangles, and get ready to
put them to new use in looking at art! We're going to explore the
mathematics behind perspective paintings---a mathematics that starts off
with simple rules, and yet that leads into really lovely, really tricky
mathematical puzzles. Why do artists use vanishing points? What's the
difference between 1-point and 3-point perspective? Why do your vacation
pictures not look as good as the mountains you photographed? We'll look
at all of these questions, and more.
We thank Sodexho, the Framingham State Office of University
Advancement and the Alumni Association of Framingham State
University, Hampton Inn and Conference Center - Natick, and
Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning for their support of the 2010
NES/MAA Dinner Meeting in Memory of Kenneth J. Preskenis.