These are pretty cool.
Can you use them in a classroom? Some of these Imagequilts pack a lot of information into a small space — such as the one for Cézanne.
Here, “Subatomic Particles“:
Super Advanced Placement (AP) history teacher John Irish created outstanding PowerPoints showing off art of European eras, or American eras, for use in introducing a unit of history (see a smattering of examples here). Could these Imagequilts substitute, or do it as well, and — especially — faster?
Here’s another, “Pablo Picasso“:
This one could be particularly useful in a physics course, or a unit on the history of science. Richard Feynman may be most famous, pedagogically at least, for his invention and use of Feynman Diagrams. Most discussions simply mention the things, though a few attempt short explanations. Rare is to find a good example of a Feynman Diagram, to see just what they are and how they work. Tufte and Schwartz offer a bunch:
Imagequilts is a Chrome App, available for download so you can make your own. Of course, you’ll need to use Google Chrome to get full effect.
Got any Imagequilts you’d like to share?
- Edward Tufte channels Richard Feynman (timpanogos.wordpress.com)
- Quantum pictures (plus.maths.org)
- Operas, revolutions and nature’s tricks: a conversation with Freeman Dyson (plus.maths.org)
- crookedindifference: Richard Feynman’s Little-Known Sketches… (itsokaytobesmart.com)