IMAGINARY and the Open Source Math Exhibition Platform

  • Andreas Daniel Matt


The traveling exhibition IMAGINARY by the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach explores interaction and participation in math communication. We present the key experiences made from over 40 exhibitions in several countries and introduce the open source exhibition platform. Using this platform everybody will be invited to copy and exchange material, stage their own exhibitions and add new ideas. Through a selected case study of activities we show the future potential of IMAGINARY and the platform designed to engage a broad audience and make them part of the math communication and math popularization process.


Mathematical Object Mathematical Content Algebraic Surface Science Museum Explanatory Text 
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The project “IMAGINARY—open source Plattform für interaktive Mathematik-Vermittlung” will be funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. I would like to thank the following people for providing ideas and help while writing this article: Gert-Martin Greuel, Anna Hartkopf, Stephan Klaus and José Francisco Rodrigues for their valuable feedback and Armin Stroß-Radschinski for his expert advice on the open-source concept.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut OberwolfachOberwolfachGermany

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