一数学大师对三宅一生(Issey Miyake) 的影响

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惊悉Bill Thurston去世,按我看他是handful 旷世奇才之一.

他对三维空间的总结对三宅一生影响很大. 下面是三宅的creative director, Dai Fujiwara的演释.

不要问我那些设计元素是如何1-1对应于Thurston的空间架构因子;不过在Thurston归纳里各种因子的链接由狭长的三维管道完成.这个元素在三宅设计里反复出现

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Remembering Bill Thurston, Mathematician Who Helped Us Understand the Shape of the Universe

Even as he contributed to theoretical physics, Bill's work was proof that the most abstract math can have gorgeous practical applications.

Models for Issey Miyake wearing the Fall-Winter 2010 collection inspired by Thurston's work on geometry (Reuters)

Mathematicians and math enthusiasts are mourning the loss of William P. Thurston, who had a special place in the profession. Bill was one of our star authors when I worked at Princeton University Press, and a delightful person to edit and publish, paradoxically because he was a perfectionist who would not rush into print. Our anticipation only grew as we worked with him, and was more than justified. His long-awaited Three-Dimensional Geometry and Topology is one of the most acclaimed books in its field.

Topology studies possible geometric deformations without tearing or cutting, regardless of measurements. (An old joke defines a topologist as somebody who can't tell the difference between a doughnut and a coffee cup.) The New York Times' obituary reminded me of how practical his work could be despite its apparent abstraction:

[C]osmologists have drawn on Dr. Thurston's discoveries in their search for the shape of the universe.

On a more unlikely note, his musings about the possible shapes of the universe inspired the designer Issey Miyake's 2010 ready-to-wear collection, a colorful series of draped and asymmetrical forms. The fashion Web site Style.com reported that after the show, the house's designer and Dr. Thurston "wrapped themselves for the press in a long stretch of red tubing to make the point that something that looks random is actually (according to Thurston) 'beautiful geometry.'"

Mathematicians can cite many other examples of surprising applications. Could the 19th-century founders of mathematical logic have imagined where Alan Turing would take their new field a hundred years later? With the computer science that Turing founded, the once-abstract field of number theory became a foundation of cryptography. The mathematics of origami have contributed to designing solar sails and automotive airbags. In the 1980s, the topological subfield of knot theory became a powerful tool in particle physics. Symposia have already been held on applications of topology to the design of industrial robots. I've even read the statement -- but haven't been able to find the reference again -- that every significant pure math idea has an application. We just haven't discovered some yet.

All this is timely, because in some quarters of neo-mercantilist, managerial academia, some mathematics is considered too pure for the national economy, especially in the UK.

In a famous paper on the uncanny way that math describes reality, the physicist Eugene Wigner concluded:

The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. We should be grateful for it and hope that it will remain valid in future research and that it will extend, for better or for worse, to our pleasure, even though perhaps also to our bafflement, to wide branches of learning.

Bill Thurston was one of the great bestowers of that gift.

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能够多有一些实例的图片就更好了。感觉他一直喜欢把几何融入他设计的衣服。 -花椒~- 给 花椒~ 发送悄悄话 花椒~ 的博客首页 花椒~ 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 13:20:38

video: -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (165 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 14:22:03

我帮你贴几张 -ECityBlues- 给 ECityBlues 发送悄悄话 ECityBlues 的博客首页 ECityBlues 的个人群组 (663 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 13:39:08

多谢了! -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 14:15:34

呵呵数学好的都是nerds,女孩子才不当nerds呢!这儿有几家的孩子是这样想的?;) -greenlawn- 给 greenlawn 发送悄悄话 greenlawn 的博客首页 greenlawn 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 14:48:39

Not necessarily, Math is cool:) -R2D2- 给 R2D2 发送悄悄话 R2D2 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 15:08:12

哈哈,尤其数学好外加天使面孔魔鬼身材的女nerds哈,最酷!:) -greenlawn- 给 greenlawn 发送悄悄话 greenlawn 的博客首页 greenlawn 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 17:15:19

Natalie Portman was a Westinghouse competition semifinalist.; H -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (249 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 17:46:09

Hedy Lamarr,她是co-author啊 :) 了不起,尤其能亲眼看到成效! -greenlawn- 给 greenlawn 发送悄悄话 greenlawn 的博客首页 greenlawn 的个人群组 (54 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 18:27:43

别忘了Natalie is Jewish , of couse she is good at math:) -chinadollfly- 给 chinadollfly 发送悄悄话 chinadollfly 的博客首页 chinadollfly 的个人群组 (33 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 19:20:56

艺术博物管的几个图 -tomorrowmama- 给 tomorrowmama 发送悄悄话 tomorrowmama 的个人群组 (168 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 15:39:29

几个几何图案设计 -tomorrowmama- 给 tomorrowmama 发送悄悄话 tomorrowmama 的个人群组 (226 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 15:57:30

very interesting stuffs. -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 18:07:47

very intelligent designs. 谢谢这么好的帖! -bambooseven- 给 bambooseven 发送悄悄话 bambooseven 的博客首页 bambooseven 的个人群组 (110 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 18:44:33

谢竹版鼓励:)这是他们在秀后的对话.在各自的创造力之中找到共点 -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (183 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 19:38:47

看了。就我自己的体会,用抽象的概念为灵感设计服装 -bambooseven- 给 bambooseven 发送悄悄话 bambooseven 的博客首页 bambooseven 的个人群组 (99 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 19:54:17

需要合适的载体和恰当的context.再进一步,要天衣无缝的嵌入.不过这些都是 -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (89 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 20:05:15

说得太好,害我想了半天。。请weston常来流坛做客,please! -bambooseven- 给 bambooseven 发送悄悄话 bambooseven 的博客首页 bambooseven 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 20:35:38

多谢啊,以后有空再聊. -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 21:53:52

你终于出现了 。。 -chinadollfly- 给 chinadollfly 发送悄悄话 chinadollfly 的博客首页 chinadollfly 的个人群组 (134 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 18:55:09

的确许久没浮水了 :) Feynman和Thurston都具有超越 -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (113 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 19:57:23

Feynman的过人之处是。。 -chinadollfly- 给 chinadollfly 发送悄悄话 chinadollfly 的博客首页 chinadollfly 的个人群组 (128 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 21:04:30

Feynman的沟通能力超一流,他大概平时自我对话很多.能在深入无人之境时,依旧能表达清晰 -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 21:49:44

谢谢西顿的好贴。 -julia42163- 给 julia42163 发送悄悄话 julia42163 的博客首页 julia42163 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 18:58:20

跟贴一下。曾经尝试过Issey Miyake -Net-A-Porter- 给 Net-A-Porter 发送悄悄话 Net-A-Porter 的博客首页 Net-A-Porter 的个人群组 (186 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 19:02:51

very cool -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 20:11:50

嗯。 也给CAKE附一张旧照 weston也来看看 ;) -chinadollfly- 给 chinadollfly 发送悄悄话 chinadollfly 的博客首页 chinadollfly 的个人群组 (93 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 21:00:04

美! -Net-A-Porter- 给 Net-A-Porter 发送悄悄话 Net-A-Porter 的博客首页 Net-A-Porter 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 21:03:30

missed it :( -weston- 给 weston 发送悄悄话 weston 的博客首页 weston 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 08/23/2012 postreply 21:39:08

其实这种衣服廋廋的老太太穿是不错的,因为衣服本身有立体感,就不需要用身体撑起来,只要 -julia42163- 给 julia42163 发送悄悄话 julia42163 的博客首页 julia42163 的个人群组 (29 bytes) () 08/24/2012 postreply 10:21:58

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