Introducing Ambigrams

Mishra, P and Gaurav, B (2013) Introducing Ambigrams. At Right Angles, 2 (3).

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Mathematicians love puzzles—they love to play with numbers and shapes but often their love can turn to words and other areas that, at least on the surface, have little to do with mathematics. In this article we are going to focus on a very speci�ic kind of artistic wordplay (and its relationship to mathematics) called ambigrams. The word ambigram was coined by cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter from ‘ambi’ which suggests ambiguous and ‘gram’ for letter. Ambigrams exploit how words are written and bring together the mathematics of symmetry, the eleganc

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mishra, P and Gaurav, B
Uncontrolled Keywords: ambigrams, calligraphy, symmetry, perception, palindrome, mapping, transformation, re�lection
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Mathematics
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