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Our Binary World, Simona Carini Jul 2019

Our Binary World, Simona Carini

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

A poem about counting in binary, life, and love.


Mass Caffeination, Michael J. Leach Mar 2019

Mass Caffeination, Michael J. Leach

The STEAM Journal

This poem reflects on caffeine intake in modern society from the perspective of a pharmacologist. It is a free verse, concrete poem that communicates the science of caffeine through both words and visual images.


Durability Of Bone, Blake Lapin Jan 2019

Durability Of Bone, Blake Lapin

CMC Senior Theses

Blake Lapin's senior thesis, Durability of Bone, is a five-part collection of poems written, edited, and compiled under the mentorship of Henri Cole. Themes include loss, love, travel, disability, and home.


Poetry In A Troubling Time: Analyzing Several Poems Inspired By The Troubles In Northern Ireland, Michael Mccarthy Oct 2018

Poetry In A Troubling Time: Analyzing Several Poems Inspired By The Troubles In Northern Ireland, Michael Mccarthy

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

Most of the news about Northern Ireland for the past year has been about what effect Brexit will have on the North’s relationship with the Republic of Ireland. The discussion of eliminating the “soft-border,” and replacing it with a “hard- border,” which would see the reinstitution of checkpoints along the 500-kilometer border, continues to dominate international headlines. The EU has been attempting to allay concerns, and in March, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, traveled to Dublin and reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to avoiding a hard border and maintaining the peace process in the region (Stone, 2018 ...


[There Is So Much Blood In Us], Lindsey C. Whitlock Jan 2018

[There Is So Much Blood In Us], Lindsey C. Whitlock

Scripps Senior Theses

[There is So Much Blood in Us] is an ambiguously alternate universe in which absolutely nothing is true but almost everything could be. In these poems, tension between the absurd and the possible synthesize into one linguistically and psychologically driving force – discomfort. More than anything, I am writing about discomfort.

America’s media representations of women are almost always defined by a singular, and often sexualized experience. Yet, when I talk to the many wonderful / brilliant / badass / etc. women in my life, most of our truly defining experiences are impressively unsexy. Our womanity, if you will, orbits around the gravitational ...


Natural Philosophy, Michael J. Leach Dec 2017

Natural Philosophy, Michael J. Leach

The STEAM Journal

In this poem, I reflect on the close connection between life science and the arts from the perspective of a student undertaking liberal studies.


Literary Digest: Cannibal Poetry And Biology, Alicia Anzaldo, Claire Boeck, Sara Schupack Dec 2017

Literary Digest: Cannibal Poetry And Biology, Alicia Anzaldo, Claire Boeck, Sara Schupack

The STEAM Journal

A humanities professor and a biology professor at Wilbur Wright College collaborated to create a lesson on human digestion and poetry, enriching the humanities course theme on cannibalism. This article describes the lesson plan, examples of student work, and faculty reflections.


Cicadas, Gene Grabiner Jul 2017

Cicadas, Gene Grabiner

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


Disciple, Jessica K. Sklar Jul 2017

Disciple, Jessica K. Sklar

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This is a love poem for mathematics.


16, Dan Mcquillan Feb 2017

16, Dan Mcquillan

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This 15 word poem suggests that the reader count the words of the poem. Since every line has half as many words as the previous line, and since the poem urges the reader to keep counting forever, one imagines a total of 16 words.


Discriminant, Lauren K. Carlson Feb 2017

Discriminant, Lauren K. Carlson

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This poem is a reaction to a poem written about being forced to take a Home Economics class in the 1960's. As a woman born subsequent to this time period, I was never forced to study home economics, but was required to study pre-calculus. Unfortunately, at the time I could not appreciate this requirement. The irony of my poem is that it celebrates the subject it claims to reject.

This poem also suggests that gender discrimination requires a more complex solution than merely discontinuing home economics, and doing so limits the choices feminism intends to protect. Rejecting gender roles ...


An Algorithm For Counting The Hair On Your Head, Eli M. Barr Feb 2017

An Algorithm For Counting The Hair On Your Head, Eli M. Barr

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

A comedic poem which uses the form of an algorithm for poetic effect.


Moving Between Inner And Outer Worlds, Lawrence M. Lesser Feb 2017

Moving Between Inner And Outer Worlds, Lawrence M. Lesser

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This poetry folder consists of the author’s introductory reflection followed by ten new poems that connect explicitly or implicitly to mathematics, statistics, or the teaching and learning of that content.


Newton’S Third Law In Karmic Warfare, Kazmier Maślanka Nov 2016

Newton’S Third Law In Karmic Warfare, Kazmier Maślanka

The STEAM Journal

A work entitled "Newton's Third Law in Karmic Warfare" is a mathematical visual poem which is a perfect example of a technique, that I call The Paradigm Poem. This piece makes a direct connection with the concept of karma and Newton’s Third Law of motion. I will introduce the concept of “The Mathematical Paradigm Poem” to illuminate an example of how metaphor is used in mathematical visual poetry. I will also discuss much of the process in making this aesthetic expression.


An Exercise On Limits, Manya Raman-Sundström Jul 2016

An Exercise On Limits, Manya Raman-Sundström

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


The Greatest Integer Function, Alanna Rae Jul 2016

The Greatest Integer Function, Alanna Rae

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


Adversus Mathematicos, Christopher Norris Jan 2016

Adversus Mathematicos, Christopher Norris

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

A poem about relationship between mathematics and the human experience of time.


What If?: Mathematics, Creative Writing, And Play, Emily Clader Jan 2016

What If?: Mathematics, Creative Writing, And Play, Emily Clader

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Mathematics can inform creative writing by suggesting structures for it to follow, as well as by providing the imaginative impetus for common rules to be broken. In a workshop co-taught by the author, a class of sixth-grade students explored this interplay as they produced fractal-inspired poetry and geometry-inspired fiction. This article describes the form and results of the workshop in the context of a broader discussion of the influence of mathematics upon literature.


The Appetizer And Other Poems, Sam Blomberg Jan 2016

The Appetizer And Other Poems, Sam Blomberg

CMC Senior Theses

Thrust into a world of poetry, I’ve grown to embrace the poetic lens. Each topos, each trope, each rhyme, each cliché, each morning morning’s minion, each reduction to a state of almost savage torpor, each nightingale, each ode to an obscure, inanimate object, and every single Stella of the skies holds special significance hidden to the naked eye. Not insamuch as something undiscoverable upon ponderance. Rather, a way to contemplate the physical. The Ah, Sunflower! reaction. That is not to say that poets have a supernatural eyesight to certain beautiful images. My eyes do not see any more ...


Nostos: On Recollecting Loss And The Physical Manifestation Of Loss, Stephanie M. Huang Jan 2016

Nostos: On Recollecting Loss And The Physical Manifestation Of Loss, Stephanie M. Huang

Scripps Senior Theses

This paper examines nostalgia in photo-poetry book Nostos, and nostalgia’s existence as a theoretical global condition arising from displacement, looking at nostalgia specifically not as a yearning for home, but a yearning for a lost sense of feeling at home. It traces the lineage of image-text hybrid art practices and examines the significance of conveying meaning through both synergistically. It studies the psychoanalytic process of transforming loss into object, or absence into presence, ultimately using the object as a lens to view oneself and the way in which nostalgia manifests itself.


Inequality Proof, Lawrence M. Lesser Jul 2015

Inequality Proof, Lawrence M. Lesser

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

The format of two-column proof from high school geometry class is playfully used to present statements and reasons about wealth inequality.


Music And Mathematics, Robert J. Boucher Jul 2015

Music And Mathematics, Robert J. Boucher

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Mathematics has forever been.


Mathematical Double Dactyls, Tristan Miller Jul 2015

Mathematical Double Dactyls, Tristan Miller

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


Zero, Terry Trowbridge Jul 2015

Zero, Terry Trowbridge

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This poem attempts to describe the sensations we might have reading the numeral "0" if we compare it to how we experience our own bodies.


A Mathematician's Villanelle, Gizem Karaali Feb 2015

A Mathematician's Villanelle, Gizem Karaali

Pomona Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Completeness, Laura Eleanor Holloway Jan 2015

Completeness, Laura Eleanor Holloway

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


The Math Of Achilles, Geoffrey A. Landis Jul 2014

The Math Of Achilles, Geoffrey A. Landis

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


From The Inside Out, And Through., Dominique Ovalle Feb 2014

From The Inside Out, And Through., Dominique Ovalle

The STEAM Journal

These photographs describe “Science” born of consumerism, hijacked by me, economically disenfranchised, or rather—temporarily embarrassed, artist. I was putzing around Malibu—my old college stomping ground, looking for free food; maybe a sample of some gourmet $5 chocolate, and all I got were these photographs.


The Taste Of Mathematics: Caroline Herschel At 31, Laura Long Jul 2013

The Taste Of Mathematics: Caroline Herschel At 31, Laura Long

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

The poem brings to life how Caroline Herschel (1750-1848) learned mathematics from her brother William as they began to work as professional astronomers.


My Mathematics, Karen Morgan Ivy Jul 2013

My Mathematics, Karen Morgan Ivy

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This poem reflects a personal kaleidoscopic perspective into a world of actively engaging others in teaching and learning mathematics.