Greetings – today is 10/10/2015. here is the post I made for Taiwan last year.
Where to sit at the grand Gwangbokjeol 조국해방의 날 Dinner for delegates to the Bridges 2014 Conference in Seoul? I was one of the last to descend the stairs to the conference centre floor and the tables were filling rapidly. I had met a Taiwanese couple while struggling to communicate with a Korean-speaking laptop; they caught my eye and beckoned me over to their table for what became a memorable evening. (See the Thank You to Bridges and Gwangbokjeol posts) As a belated thank you, here is a link to Bih-Yaw Jin’s Torus Knots paper and a realisation of Honeycomb Lattice Labyrinth (10,10) in hounour of Taiwan’s National Day, Double Tenth Day, 國慶日/雙十節 , rendered in an approximation to the colours of the flag of Taiwan. Each supertile consists of 600 equilateral triangles and the way these are distibuted across six parallelogram about the axis of hexagonal symmetry generates a compelling three-dimensional effect.
Here is a guerilla tessellation of Liberty Square, Taipei employing the same Lattice Labyrinth design. A bit too brightly coloured, perhaps. And who can that be in the foreground?
Whoever they are, they can be glimpsed again, approaching Taipei City Hall.
What I see as a shrivelling of opportunities in the United Kingdom is leading to a diaspora of enterprising young Britons across the world. Darren Booker, the brother of David, who manages Scarthin Books , runs a British-themed Fish and Chip restaurant and music venue in Taipei, so I’m sending my best wishes to Dazzler’s. I believe he’s about to open a branch at the seaside.