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December, 2014

Articles and Notes

The word clouds (formed in Tagxedo, online) serve as a visual "abstract" of the adjacent article!
Save any linked .kmz files on your computer and then open them in Google Earth.

The Diffusion of a Medical Innovation:  Part 2

Sandra L. Arlinghaus, Thomas C. Crawford, and Kim A. Eagle

Beth Olem Animations:  Foreshadowing the Perimeter Project?

Sandra L. Arlinghaus

The MegaMenger Sponge Project at MoMath

Ruth Favro

Comments from Readers and Links of Possible Interest

From Joseph Kerski:
From George Mokray:

Undulatus Asperatus, a new cloud classification

Blinkytile - programmable LEDs on pentagonal tiles construction set - hat tip to boingboing

Crystalline furniture forms

Scott Albrecht - typographic and geometric art

Visualize Pi Brooklyn street mural

Another visualization of pi among Daniel Tammet’s artworks

3D printed earthquake-proof column

Endofullerenes - fullerene cages for quantum experimentation on H2O and H2

Optical Poem - 1938 stop motion animation by Oskar Fischinger illustrating Second Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt - hat tip boingboing

Paper boomerang - for world peace

Cubical rubber bands (expensive)

Model room, 2003, at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, 2014 - hat tip to Dmitri Kozlov

Tom Hull on origami and education3

From the Editor of Solstice:

Hexagonal Hyperbolic Honeycombs

2.  Editorial Board, Advice to Authors, Mission Statement
3.  Awards



  1. Chene Street History Project.
  2. Spatial Mathematics:  Theory and Practice Through Mapping. Sandra L. Arlinghaus and Joseph Kerski, (2013), CRC PressLinked video.  Published July 2013, 
  3. The work above is the first volume in a series of books to be published by CRC Press in its series "Cartography, GIS, and Spatial Science:  Theory and Practice."  If you have an idea for a book to include, or wish to participate in some other way, please contact the series Editor, Sandra L. Arlinghaus.
  4. Virtual Cemetery with William E. Arlinghaus; an ongoing project that continues in development run in the virtual world in parallel with the trust-funded model of a real-world cemetery.


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Solstice was a Pirelli INTERNETional Award Semi-Finalist, 2001 (top 80 out of over 1000 entries worldwide)

One article in Solstice was a Pirelli INTERNETional Award Semi-Finalist, 2003 (Spatial Synthesis Sampler).

Solstice is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals maintained by the University of Lund where it is maintained as a "searchable" journal.

Solstice is listed on the journals section of the website of the American Mathematical Society,
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Congratulations to all Solstice contributors.
Remembering those who are gone now but who contributed in various ways to Solstice or to IMaGe projects, directly or indirectly, during the first 28 years of IMaGe:

Allen K. Philbrick  Alma S. Lach   Donald F. Lach | Frank Harary | William D. DrakeH. S. M. Coxeter | Saunders Mac Lane | Chauncy D. Harris | Norton S. Ginsburg | Sylvia L. Thrupp | Arthur L. Loeb | George Kish
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