Associate Professor of Math and Computer Science Tim Chartier, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post science blog, offers lessons in math-based art to readers who have no affinity for either discipline. Author of two books about "cool bits in computing," Chartier provides some brief lessons in linear algebra in this essay, and concludes with simple directions on a plug-in-the-numbers method for anyone to turn a regular digital image into pop art.
Chartier has recently been elected second vice president for the Mathematical Association of America, and serves on the Editorial Board for the organization's Math Horizons magazine. He regularly presents a show entitled "MimeMatics" at schools and professional conferences. He also chairs the Advisory Council for the Museum of Mathematics, and serves as a resource for information on sports analytics to the media. His post on "painting by numbers" can be found online.