|On display at||National Museum of Mathematics|
A pavilion with three interactive stations, allowing for the development of three dimensional shapes using several modes of transformation.
Activities and user interaction
Select from a palette of operations to transform basic shapes into unique three-dimensional sculptures. Visitors can add interest with color and pattern choices as well as choices of node and edge elements.
The Mathenaeum allows for a deep and intuitive exploration of 3-D shapes. Of particular mathematical interest are the regular polyhedra and the transformations between them.
History and museology
The core experience of the Mathenaeum is a software program. While it could conceivably be experienced with a computer alone, the addition of a unique and engaging user interface and an interesting, embracing architectural surround create a memorable physical interaction and a forum for shared experience.