TouchGeometry Project

digital + physical experience together

Geometry is undoubtedly that part of mathematics which one can really “touch" and “see". This is true for those geometric objects – curves and surfaces – that appear in various mathematical facts and theories. Development of differential and Riemannian geometries at the end of XVIII - early XIX century brought this geometric “tangibility" to a new level. Using different materials (such as plaster, cardboard, metal, wires, etc.) mathematicians started creating real models for the objects they were studying. The “golden era" of mathematical models building began...

Who would study and describe the living, starts
By driving the spirit out of the parts:
In the palm of his hand he holds all the sections,
Lacks nothing except the spirit's connections.

J. W. Goethe (1963). W. Kaufmann, ed. “Faust".