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All 4 books by Edward Tufte now in
paperback editions, $100 for all 4
Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Envisioning Information
Visual Explanations
Beautiful Evidence
Paper/printing = original clothbound books.
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Edward Tufte e-books
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La Representación Visual de Información
Cuantitativa, (200 páginas) $12
Visual and Statistical Thinking, $2
The Cognitive Style of Powerpoint, $2
Seeing Around + Feynman Diagrams, $2
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy, $2
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Edward Tufte one-day course,
Presenting Data and Information
Philadelphia, October 14
New York, October 15, 16
Hartford, October 20
Bethesda, November 17
Washington, November 18, 19
San Jose, December 15
San Francisco, December 18, 19
Artful Feynman Diagrams, Fermilab exhibit by Edward Tufte

Price list for Feynman artworks and prints.


32 new stainless-steel Feynman diagrams by Edward Tufte at Fermilab.

The matrix of 32 diagrams was constructed by Tatsumi Aoyama, Masashi Hayakawa,
Toichiro Kinoshita, and Makiko Nio, "Complete Tenth-Order QED Contribution
to the Muon g - 2," Physical Review Letters, 109, 111808-3 (2012) and represent

      "Self-energy-like diagrams representing 32 gauge-invariant subsets
       contributing to the lepton g - 2 at the tenth order. Solid lines represent
       lepton lines propagating in a weak magnetic field."

In the stainless steel artwork, the 32 visually delightful diagrams cast changing
shadows on the wall mounting. These new diagrams supplement the Fermilab
exhibit The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams, which will close on June 26.

The artwork was designed and constructed by Edward Tufte, Andy Conklin,
and Brad MacDougall. Thanks to Chris Quigg for pointing out PRL paper.

Feynman diagrams Fermilab Tufte exhibit



Feynman diagrams Fermilab Tufte



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Feynman diagrams Fermilab Tufte



Feynman diagrams Fermilab Tufte



Feynman diagrams Fermilab Tufte



Edward Tufte, The Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams exhibit,
Fermilab Art Gallery, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, April 12 - June 26, 2014.

Here is the 20-page catalog for the Fermilab exhibit:

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Fermilab has a most interesting architecture. Here are some of the buildings and
Fermilab sculpture. Photographs below taken late January 2014:

My exhibit at Fermilab makes me very happy: will also teach a short
course on scientific visualization for the staff, and meet people
who actually know how Feynman diagrams work!


Fermilab have some Feynman diagrams cut out of steel as part
of a walkway. Below an ImageQuilt from our Chrome app ImageQuilts

Images by Edward Tufte at Fermilab
Images by Edward Tufte at Fermilab

Below, here is the 16-page exhibit catalog (PDF), with a paper edition for the exhibit at ET Modern.

This thread below served during the last 18 months as an on-going rough draft
of the exhibit essay now published as a pdf (above) and also in paper.

Now back to the original thread that began August 2011:






My studio colleagues Andy Conklin and Brad McDougall bent and welded the
stainless steel based on my templates and consequent editing of the steel.

Our stainless Feynman diagrams are mounted on an Airstream trailer,
a reference to Richard Feynman's 1975 Dodge Maxivan which he customized
with a diagrammatic mural. Below are pictures of my 2004 visit to Feynman's van,
then garaged in Long Beach, California. (An account of that visit is in Michael
Shermer's Scientific American article "The Feynman-Tufte Principle".)


Shown here above in our sculpture studio, the Airstream trailer is
a proposed Mars Exploration Vehicle, or perhaps an Intergalactic
Explorer, and is part of a larger sculpture (Rocket Science #3) in
the Rocket Science #1 and Rocket Science #2 sequence.

Since the Feynman diagrams describe universal events in Nature,
intelligent extra-terrestrial life may well know all about them.
On this point, see the Pioneer Space Plaque Redesign.


I wrote about (and gently redesigned) Feynman diagrams
in Beautiful Evidence, pages 76-77 shown below.

These pages also provide explanations of the diagrams
used on the Airstream Interplanetary Explorer.




Feynman diagrams enumerate all possible sequences for a fixed
set of quantum objects and events. Therefore a complete set provides
intriguing design permutations and optical experiences.

Greg Mahlon's example below shows a small multiple of the 120
possible event-sequences for 6-photon scattering by means of
Bill Dimm's helpful computer program at FeynDiagram.com

Source: http://feyndiagram.com/examples/photon6.php


-- Edward Tufte


Response to Artful Feynman Diagrams

Jumping Jack Scatter A rapid, stacatto finger twiddling of the Mahlon sequence via the mouse dial - up/down up/down...up/down - manipulates the sequence is a hypnotic, dot-dash pattern that animates the diagram fom static to slo-mo to frantic...very cool, Ned

-- Ned Walker (email)


Another Feynman Diagram


On the right, a third diagram made with
thinner stainless steel rod.


-- Edward Tufte


6-photons





-- Edward Tufte


Response to Artful Feynman Diagrams

Edward Tufte's major exhibit, All Possible Photons: The Conceptual and Cognitive Art of Feynman Diagrams, 16-page exhibit e-catalog.   "Incredible sculptures."boingboing.net   "Only the best thing ever."Maria Popova, Brainpickings   "A gleaming depiction of the subatomic by the world's leading information designer." Nature "The whole exhibition is a study of abstraction: complex calculations turned simplified visualizations turned art without notation. Feynman's diagrams also touch on major tenets of Tufte's work--truth, beauty, universality, forever knowledge--as in his most recent book Beautiful Evidence. Like Tufte's best work, they are inarguable and lasting." Rani Molla, visually

-- Edward Tufte




Threads relevant to sculpture:
Ace and Porta do multimedia
Airspaces
Bird Series
Aluminum and stainless steel; many, many pieces moving in the air.
Bouquet sculpture series--and Walking, Seeing, Constructing
Beginning of Bouquet series (now 7); along with theoretical statement beginning the volume 5 project.
Buddha with Bird Nest: sculpture
Complex sculptural shapes
Dear Leader I: landscape sculpture May 2006
Narrative piece about some mysterious porcelain objects in a stainless steel perspective box.
Dog sculpture (Porta the Portuguese Water Dog)
ET Modern
ET museum/gallery in the Chelsea Art District in New York 2010-2013.
ET show at George Champion Modern Shop
ET gallery show in Woodbury, Connecticut.
Escaping Flatland sculptures
Ten large stainless steel pieces in the landscape generate many views and painted color fields as the sun moves across the sky and the season changes.
Flame Theater
Georgia O'Keeffe and Escaping Flatland
Hogpen Hill #1: sculpture installed August 2006
First major piece (24 feet light, stainless steel) installed in new 122 acre sculpture park underway in Woodbury, Connecticut.
Ironstone artworks, torqued steel
Magritte's Smile
Masks Quartet, 2011
bronze casting
Megaliths, Continuous and Silent, Stuctures of Unknown Significance
Stone+air artworks. Scuplture, megaliths
Millstone sculpture series
Massive industrial pieces sorting out circles and light. Redesigning and repurposing scrap from nuclear power plant.
Multiplicity in visual experiences (ET presentation for a museum show)
Nine reviews of ET's Aldrich Museum sculpture show
ET museum show in Connecticut 2009-2010

Open-Ended
Paradox sculptures
Petals 1-3
Aluminum hyperbolic paraboloids in the landscape reflect light and shadow. The pieces move with the contour of the land.
Philosophical Diamond Signs
Philosophical alerts, imperatives, and thoughts about the path past and future.
Rocket Science
~32 feet (10 m) high and ~72 feet (22 m) long, and is constructed from ~48,000 pounds (22,000 kg) of rusting scrap steel
Rocket Science #2 (Lunar Lander)
Rocket Science 3: Airstream Interplanetary Explorer
Sculpture Forgings
Steel forging mounted on wood base. Blacksmithing video.
Sculpture: Negative space studies
Three table pieces; strong positive elements create active negative volumes (the air) to torque. Movies.
Seeing Around: New ET essay published
Skewed Machine
Spring Arcs, an ET landscape sculpture
Four solid stainless steel arcs in the landscape. Long thread, many photographs on meaning, construction, viewing of the piece.
Stainless steel images: anisotropic calligraphy
Big series of engraved 3D anisomorphic images that move with light.
Steel sculptures
Rough, thick, rusting steel, with surface images in the steel's patina.
Table sculptures
About a dozen major table pieces in wood, steel, stainless steel.
The Drawing Center fax show: ET exhibits
The Twigs: Landscape artworks made from steel and air
The beautiful Twig. Steel, 32 feet high, with accompanying thread on reading the piece and the complexities of modeling large 3D objects.
Theater Museum artworks
Tong Bird of Paradise
Towers: a new memorial for 9/11
Visual complexities of light, shadow, perpsective. Perforated stainless steel.
ZZ Smile (Zerlina's Smile)