Scott Tezlaf, an American expatriate, mathematician, artist, and musician, has announced the prospects of an exciting mathematical finding. The details of which have been tokenized and put up for auction on the growing Foundation.app platform, Tezlaf’s ingenuity has brought about another first in the budding digital movement of NFTs, or non-fungible tokens.
Tezlaf’s intriguing discovery surrounds a geometric figure, or a multifaceted fractal, that is expected to have considerable mathematical and scientific significance, as he documented in his detailed research pre-print, “On Ordinal Dynamics and The Multiplicity of Transfinite Cardinality.” Available for free on Cornell University’s arXiv website, the exclusive research pre-print delves into topics of projective geometry and number theory, and shows how the multifaceted fractal appears as an extending landscape of infinite octahedra in perfect alignment visually, with each octahedron, shaped like a double-pyramid, resembling the Ethereum cryptocurrency logo—a profound coincidence owing to the title of his new cryptoart series, Endless Ether. The stunning piece of digital artwork features looping videos of intricate geometric shapes, which spin and shift in satisfying uniformity as part of a captivating display.
Tezlaf conducted the research underlining his work in the evenings after teaching physics and mathematics at the prestigious Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland. A skilled painter and digital artist, Tezlaf was eager to make his findings accessible to the public through this new digital art series and auction. A portion of the proceeds will be donated in support of the latest efforts in carbon sequestration technology.
“It would be exciting if I were able to go back in time and buy, say, the Sierpinski triangle or Mandelbrot set when they were first discovered,” remarked Tezlaf. “But now, someone has an opportunity to claim a bit of history like that.”
To learn more about Tezlaf’s journey, read his latest work on Medium: “How I Discovered a Fractal… and a Bizarre New World.”