Prof. Yoshioka Gives a Lecture at the National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Prof. Hiroshi Yoshioka gave a lecture as part of the National Museum of Art, Osaka’s Premium Friday: “Art/Media: Reading in the Fourth Dimension” on April 27, 2018.
The artist Yukio Fujimoto and Prof. Yoshioka collaborated to hold the event “Art/Media: Reading in the Fourth Dimension”, in which participants explore new ways of enjoying the museum library. The theme for the third section of the event (1/20/18 – 5/6/18) was “Tops: Spin and Gravity”.
The space has been created to learn about the universe from various points of view.
During his lecture, Prof. Yoshioka discussed five subjects: “spheres and rotation”, “sacred experiences of spinning”, “living things and rotation mechanisms”, “the symbolism of the wheel” and “a happy ending: spinning and ending”.
His discussion of “spheres and spinning” touched on many subjects, including a poem about a top by Jukichi Yagi; the Greek god Androgynos, who had a spherical body; a globe top at the Smithsonian Museum; precision of modern gyroscopes and stories associated with spheres and spinning. The attendees had an opportunity to participate in a Q&A, followed by a study of the materials and hands-on instruction for how to handle a top with Prof. Yoshioka.