Mathematical Makers’ Manifesto We are mathematical makers. We are makers because we make things, by which we might mean literal objects, such as sculptures, paintings, or fabrics, but our making includes creation of digital images, software, and even performance arts. We are mathematical makers because our creations require mathematical knowledge as a key ingredient. Why do we make these things? Our reasons are diverse, including education, outreach, and experimentation to investigate and create new mathematical understanding; we are also inspired to create works of art and useful crafts. We work to include mathematicians of many different backgrounds in our making, from beginning students to researchers in the farthest branches of mathematics. As the ultimate interdisciplinary subfield of mathematics, mathematical making deserves support from universities, museums, governments, and corporations around the world.

Signed by

- Aaron Abrams, Washington and Lee University
- Silviana Amethyst, University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
**Roger Antonsen, University of Oslo, Norway**- Pierre Arnoux, Université d’Aix-Marseille
- Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington, Seattle
- David Bachman, Pitzer College
- Dina Buric, University of Victoria
- J. Scott Carter, University of South Alabama
- Arnaud Chéritat, CNRS/Université de Toulouse
- Rémi Coulon, CNRS/Université de Rennes 1
- Gabriel Dorfsman-Hopkins, University of California, Berkeley
- David Dumas, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Bernat Espigulé, Universitat de Barcelona
- Frank A. Farris, Santa Clara University
- Herbert Gangl, Durham University
- Edmund Harriss, University of Arkansas
- Alexander E. Holroyd, University of Bristol, UK
- Oliver Labs, MO-Labs
- Daniel Lautzenheiser, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Samuel Lelièvre, Université Paris-Saclay
- Stepan Paul, Harvard University
- Alba Málaga Sabogal, ICERM, Brown University
- Tashrika Sharma, University of Vienna
- Martin Skrodzki, Semester Postdoc at ICERM, Brown University
- Katherine E. Stange, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Laura Taalman, James Madison University
- Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, CUNY College of Staten Island / CUNY Graduate Center
- Glen Whitney, StudioInfinity.org
- Carolyn Yackel, Mercer University

Received January 23, 2020

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