Computer based design of Islamic geometric patterns
About the speaker: Craig S. Kaplan is an Associate Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo.
Islamic art encompasses one of the world's greatest traditions
of decorative geometric patterns. These patterns are well
suited for study, construction and visualization using
computational techniques. Professor Kaplan will discuss his
ongoing research on the structure of Islamic geometric
patterns, and algorithms for constructing them automatically.
He will also present several novel artistic variations based on
techniques that would have been impossible or impractical
historically. These variations allow contemporary craftspeople
to create innovative new designs that are still recognizably
part of an ancient tradition.