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Abstract

A work entitled "Newton's Third Law in Karmic Warfare" is a mathematical visual poem which is a perfect example of a technique, that I call The Paradigm Poem. This piece makes a direct connection with the concept of karma and Newton’s Third Law of motion. I will introduce the concept of “The Mathematical Paradigm Poem” to illuminate an example of how metaphor is used in mathematical visual poetry. I will also discuss much of the process in making this aesthetic expression.

Author/Artist Bio

Kaz Maslanka In 1980 Kaz Maslanka received his BFA in Sculpture from Wichita State University where he also studied music, mathematics and physics. He has been involved in the arts for more than 35 years and has been pioneering mathematical poetry since the early 1980's. He has a strong international presence not only on his blog "Mathematical Poetry" but also with exhibitions of his work. He currently lives in San Diego California and works as an artist as well as an aerospace engineering consultant for a technology company where he leads a group of engineers creating leading edge computer modeling techniques for aerospace manufacturing. He is on the board of directors for the San Diego based "Sonic Arts Studio" a group of composers and musicians devoted to the development and proliferation of microtonal music. He also serves on the advisory board of the Bronowski Art and Science Forum in Del Mar, California.

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