Mathematics and juggling may seem like two very different disciplines, but they have more in common than you might think. Both require a deep understanding of patterns, rhythm, and spatial awareness. Juggling involves manipulating objects in space, and mathematical concepts such as geometry and calculus can help us understand the physics of juggling. Likewise, juggling can serve as a visual representation of mathematical concepts.
In this workshop, we will explore the intersection of mathematics and juggling. Through a series of hands-on activities and exercises, we will delve into the underlying principles that make juggling possible and explore the ways in which mathematics can enhance our understanding of this art form.
This workshop will show you how mathematics and juggling are intertwined in a symbiotic relationship, where the principles of one enrich the other. You will gain a new perspective on the patterns and rhythms of this art, as well as the mathematical principles that underpin it. Moreover, you will learn to understand mathematical concepts through juggling.
A Mathematics and Juggling Workshop
GRADIENT Workshop is an artistic and scientific laboratory that explores the intersection of juggling and mathematics. We see ourselves as meteorologists of the art world, constantly observing and analyzing the patterns and rhythms of juggling in order to better understand the physics behind it.
Just like the troposphere, juggling is composed of many particles and movements that interact in complex and beautiful ways. We study these interactions with curiosity and dedication, appreciating the small details and the underlying principles that move them.
Through our workshop, we aim to create a vortex of creativity and learning, where participants can experiment with the laws of physics and the art of juggling, and gain a deeper understanding of both. We believe that juggling is like a weather system, with its own currents and eddies, and that by studying it, we can learn more about the natural world and ourselves.
We are passionate about both juggling and the scientific research that underlies them. We see these two aspects as two sides of the same coin, with each enriching and informing the other. So if you’re ready to join us on a journey of discovery and wonder, come and be a part of our atmospheric exploration of juggling and mathematics at GRADIENT Workshop.
For whom is this workshop?
The Gradient Workshop is a place for those who seek to explore the beauty of juggling and mathematics. Whether you are an experienced juggler or just starting out, this workshop offers you the chance to dive deep into the intersection of mathematics and artistry, uncovering new dimensions of this amazing discipline.
But our journey is not only for the passionate juggler. Schools and professional scientists who want to explore new possibilities in education and research are also welcome to join us. We believe that the combination of creativity, playfulness, and science can unlock new avenues of understanding and innovation.
So come join us, and let’s explore the infinite possibilities of juggling together!
Objectives of Gradient
- To explore the intersection of mathematics and juggling and gain a deeper understanding of the principles that make juggling possible.
- To provide participants with the tools and techniques necessary to improve their juggling skills and performance.
- To foster a sense of creativity and innovation in juggling through the application of mathematical concepts and principles.
- To encourage participants to approach juggling and mathematics in a playful and exploratory manner, with an emphasis on experimentation and discovery.
- To promote a deeper appreciation for the beauty and artistry of juggling as an expressive and creative medium.
- To inspire participants to continue their exploration of juggling and mathematics beyond the workshop, and to provide them with the resources and knowledge necessary to continue their growth and development.
- To build a supportive community of jugglers and mathematicians who can continue to share knowledge, skills, and insights long after the workshop has ended.
The music we use in the workshop / The playlist