SENSE AND SENSIBILIA

Philippe Morel of EZCT Architecture & Design Research juxtaposes the ‘sense and sensibilia’ of mathematics, now widely adopted by the ‘creative minorities’, against the idealism of mid 20th-century modernism. Figure 1. I can think much better about a formula than about a geometrical object because I never trust that a geometric picture, a drawing, is sufficiently generic. The current research, which refers back to that of Nicholas Negroponte and John Frazer, is oriented towards a more precise, articulate and constructive approach. — Alain Connes in an Interview by Georges Skandalis and Catherine Goldstein, Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society, Issue 63, March 2007, pp 27-81

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