Landscape of Geometry

Season 1 Episode 7

Cracking Up

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Cracking Up
The word "tile" comes from a Latin word meaning "to cover." Why cover with tiles? "It's not the tiles that are important," David explains. "It's the cracks." The cracks and crevices in tiling can serve as waterproofing or drainage, or even weight-saving. Still, people think in terms of tiles, so David examines complex patterns on snow tires and the Tangram puzzle.moreless

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