Pictures tell a story, and within this programme we are looking for pictures that tell a mathematical story.
These images may be from nature, may be computer generated, or may be fun, but they MUST tell a mathematical story.
It is probably true to say that we can find mathematics in any picture, but it is those pictures which show off particular mathematical elements which we are looking for here – those pictures that excite us as to the power and the beauty of mathematics.
We recognise the inherent intellectual property within pictures, and it is important that all images which we store in this repository have a well established provenance, and are being used under permission from the owners of the images.
Where such permission is not available, due to the images being “orphans” with unknown origin or provenance, then we would welcome being told about these, and offer to take down any pictures if we are told to. However, we will endeavour to discover the source of images which we deposit into this repository.
To develop and maintain a repository of images which illustrate particular mathematical structures and knowledge in a way which stimulates users to learn more about mathematics.
The outcome is a structure digital repository of images, which may be drawings, scanned documents, computer-generated graphs, photographs of natures, etc… The structuring will take the form of categorisations of the mathematical concepts illustrated, such as geometric shapes, illusions, fractals, or the Mandelbrot set.
We will not initially be seeking out pictures, but are rather hoping that pictures can be sent to us with accompanying information for us to use. We will establish an object entry and accession pipeline and we will not accept all pictures into the collection.