"Celestial Mechanics" from Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond Exhibition, 1960-1961

Summary

Mathematica was the first exhibition to be designed by the Eames Office, produced through sponsorship by IBM. One of the first immersive exhibits dedicated to mathematics, its mechanical and static displays teach people about the abstract qualities of mathematics in a non-mathematical way--through direct interaction and visual storytelling. This interactive demonstrates Kepler and Newton's planetary and gravitational theories.

Mathematica was the first exhibition to be designed by the Eames Office, produced through sponsorship by IBM. One of the first immersive exhibits dedicated to mathematics, its mechanical and static displays teach people about the abstract qualities of mathematics in a non-mathematical way--through direct interaction and visual storytelling. This interactive demonstrates Kepler and Newton's planetary and gravitational theories.

Artifact

Installation (Exhibition)

Date Made

1960-1961

Creators

Eames, Charles 

Eames, Ray 

International Business Machines Corporation 

Office of Charles and Ray Eames 

Redheffer, Raymond M., 1921-2005 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Los Angeles 

Creator Notes

Created by Eames Office under the direction of Charles and Ray Eames and mathematical consultant Raymond Redheffer. Funding provided by International Business Machines Corporation.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Mathematica: A World of Numbers and Beyond

Object ID

2015.16.1.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Laminate
Metal
Plastic
Rubber (Material)
Thermoplastic
Wire
Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 76 in

Width: 78 in

Length: 75 in

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