Mathematics Is Better Than Drugs Dept.

Escher and the Droste Effect” is a fascinating website devoted to visualizing the mathematical structure behind M. C. Escher’s famous image “Print Gallery.” The original:

A representation of the original with the glowing orb–which perhaps Borges would recognize as the Aleph–containing Escher’s signature filled in:

Somewhere in the middle of the transformation:

And at last unwarped:

But of course “at last” is not appropriate, since this is a representation of infinity. There is a .pdf file available of the authors’ mathematical story, as well as some truly mind-bending animation.


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