M.C. Escher

MC Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who was highly influenced by the architecture and the tilings of the Alhambra and revered by mathematicians. He was one of the major inspirations of Douglas Hofstadter‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1979 book Gödel, Escher, Bach  – A book that was a source of inspiration for Melanie Mitchell, a highly influential computer scientist and the Davis professor of complexity at the Santa Fe Institute, she’s currently leading SFI’s Foundations of Intelligence in Natural and Artificial Systems project.