When people think of square roots and numbers to certain powers many tend to think of them as "numbers". Numbers only describe geometry. All numbers and equations are ALWAYS describing only geometry. In this diagram each "cube" is the number one. There are eight cubes to each side (8 cubes high, 8 cubes wide and 8 cubes in length). So this is literally the number "Eight cubed" or 8 to the power of three. This is the easiest way to see it. Eight to the power of 3 can also be written as 2 to the power of nine. Both 8 to the power of three and 2 to the power of nine equal 512 cubes. This is what square roots and exponents are, literally. Beautiful symmetry of space time created from limits. The shapes of 'numbers' and 'equations' are the key...
Jason D. Padgett is a number theorist with Acquired Savant Syndrome from Anchorage Alaska, currently living in Tacoma Washington. He was a struggling futon salesman for decades until a tramatic event changed the path of his life forever and started his art and math career.
His art has been displayed in People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Popular Science, Wired, CBS This Morning with Gale King, The London Times NBC, CBS, FOX news, the hit show Perception, at Oxford University, ABOMB Bakehouse at Art Basel Miami Beach, books, Music albums and tv programs in over 60 countries.. More about his work and news stories etc can be found on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StruckbyGenius
His book came out April 22nd 2014....
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