Mathematical theory of beautiful design - Fun weekend post
22 Feb 2009 - 8:33am
5 years ago
There is an interesting article in Sunday edition of The Boston Globe
newspaper about a mathematical theory of beauty in design - the claim is
that you can determine what people will find beautiful in design artifacts
(painting, buildings, furniture, ....) through a mathematical relationship
of complexity and transformations.
When I was a grad student working in social psychology I wrote a paper
called "The calculus of dating" with graphs and regression equations. I
based the paper on social exchange theory and balance theory. I applied the
concept 20 years later and it helped me meet my wife :-)
I'm going to the exhibit next weekend to get the exhibit brochure and will
report on the math.