A New Math Guide to the Olympics

Wordsmith Craig Damrauer Reworks the Sporting Lexicon of the London Games

Table tennis, discus and beach volleyball are cheekily redefined in artist and writer Craig Damrauer's series of epigrammatic Olympic equations, animated by Matt Thomas. Playing off a life-long fascination with the underlying simplicity of mathematical explanations, Damrauer started his New Math series in 2002, setting out to write formulas for everything from modern art and camping to love and boredom. Since then, his work has appeared in The New York Times, on Casey Caplowe’s design culture website GOOD, and featured as an ongoing series in The Atlantic. “I tend to analyze the world in metaphor and the New Math process is an extension of that—an exercise in metaphorical defining,” explains Damrauer. Previously showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), the artist is currently working on an essay project with online gallery and print retailer 20x200 due out this fall, and an art project called “Toward a Conversation with Trees,” which uses sensors to gather the spatial data of branches blowing in the wind. Having recently traded Brooklyn for New Orleans, Damrauer is enjoying watching the Olympic diving, soccer and track events at his local bar. “We don’t have TV,” he explains, “but it’s better that way, I think, because at the bar there will be other people and they have more beer.”

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