Alexa Meade, Artist
Alexa Meade is unlike any other artist; she paints on people, turning them into living, breathing portraits. Meade creates the illusion of a world where 2D and 3D become one. She has many examples of mathematically inspired work building on ideas of illusion, patterns, and self-reference.
Mark Mitton, Magician
Mark Mitton is a professional magician who is fascinated by the way magic can help us understand how we see the world. In addition to creating magic for film, TV, and theater, he has extensively explored themes of perception and misdirection from an interdisciplinary standpoint. Mitton’s work finds provocative connections between magic and mathematics.
Tadashi Tokieda, Mathematician
Tadashi Tokieda is a professor of mathematics at Stanford who explores how ordinary objects can exhibit extraordinarily puzzling behavior. These objects, Tokieda’s “toys,” reveal surprises of mathematics and physics in ways that cultivate our curiosity and captivate our imagination.