This fall lower Spadina Street pedestrians are greeted by a distinguished-looking gentleman sitting next to a sculpture model on the chair beside him. Who is he?, and what is the riot of color on the blackboard behind him?, they all wonder. Inquiring minds will learn that the seated man has been called ‘the man who saved geometry’; Donald Coxeter. His traditional blackboard has been embellished with the kind of computer-generated multi-media imagery that fuels scientific creativity and innovation around the world.
Ron Wild is a rogue Artist-in-Residence at organizations like the Fields Institute, MaRS Research Centre and the Perimeter Institute. He brings his unique perspective and mash-up montage art style to the work of world-class mathematicians, scientists and physicists. Ron Wild is a leading Digital Art / Science collaborator, relocated to Toronto from west of the 100th meridian.