The Influential Usage of Polyhedra in Science and the Arts

Inclusive Design Incubator

Friday, April 05, 2019: 9:00am - 10:30am - Back Bay AB: Inclusive Design Incubator

Hyunkyung Lee, UNIST, Korea

The polyhedron is a structure that is effective in various fields, such as architecture, chemistry, and the arts. This article hypothesizes that polyhedron was influenced by one another invariable fields and some of them had the most innovative role in the period and later in future generation. The polyhedral theory cut across and exercise a far-reaching influence between science and art. The research question is how polyhedron influenced each other to the different fields. After analyzing all the connected story we plan on an exhibition telling children how these studies are intertwined, then it can provide a big picture of whole new worlds interestingly with education purposes. Method will be qualitative study including interview from experts in their fields and data collection and data analysis from literatures from ancient philosophy to contemporary art and design. Purpose of this study is for middle and high school students to have integrated thinking of science, liberal arts, and art in understanding of polyhedrons’ value and meaning which was developed by particular visual language with human civilization.

HYUN-KYUNG LEE received the B.F.A. degree in visual communication design from Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea,
the M.A. degree in museum studies from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, and the Ph.D. degree in arts administration from Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL, USA. She is currently an Associate Professor with UNIST, South Korea.

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