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Getting in touch with your inner Escher…

David Bailey has a fascination with tiling– tessellation– and happily, he’s happy to share…

While most dictionaries define “tessellate” simply as arranging tiles or squares into a regular, mosaic pattern, mathematicians understand it to mean the repeating of any shape– the more irregular, the more challenging– to cover a surface leaving no gaps.

Bailey shares examples of his own work (as above), essays and reviews at www.tess-elation.co.uk.

As we rethink our bathroom floors, we might send tasty birthday greetings to S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A; he was born on this date in 1921.  Mr. Cathy’s creation is considered by many to be the “In-N-Out Burger of chicken sandwich outlets” for both of two reasons: It’s offerings are considered by connoisseurs to be the class of their class, and it’s culture is deeply influenced by Mr. Cathy’s religious convictions (as is In-N-Out’s by the founding Snyder family’s beliefs).

source: Georgia Encyclopedia

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March 14, 2010 at 3:02 am

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