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posted by motty on Jun 27, 2013 - 42 comments

The series of Project Mathematics tapes regularly brought the house down at the annual SIGGRAPH video show; these mathematical animations were glowing jewels among the over-produced, techy-commercial animations usually shown at SIGGRAPH. -- Edward Tufte via edwardtufte.comI wonder where these jewels might be found ... [more inside]

posted by tarpin on May 23, 2013 - 8 comments

Ahead of Pi Day (March 14), Matt Parker tries to accurately calculate pi using pies. [SLYT] An extended version of the video will be uploaded on Pi Day, but here's your chance to go out and buy pies before that.
(Video runs 3 minutes, 14 seconds.)

posted by Room 641-A on Mar 13, 2013 - 14 comments

posted by Room 641-A on Mar 13, 2013 - 14 comments

Henry Reich of Minute Physics shares his favorite science blogs, video channels, and other resources on the web. (Minute Physics previously) [more inside]

posted by ocherdraco on Feb 8, 2013 - 5 comments

posted by ocherdraco on Feb 8, 2013 - 5 comments

Numberphile is a website containing short videos (approx. 5-10 min.) about numbers and stuff. Mathematicians and physicists play around with the tools of their trade and explain things in simple, clear language. Learn things you didn't know you were interested in! Find out why 493-7775 is a pretty cool phone number! What's the significance of 42, anyway? What the heck is a vampire number? Why does Pac-Man have only 255 screens?
Suitable for viewing by everyone from intelligent and curious middle-schoolers to math-impaired adults. Browse their YouTube channel here. (Via)

posted by BitterOldPunk on Dec 29, 2012 - 20 comments

posted by BitterOldPunk on Dec 29, 2012 - 20 comments

Robert MacPherson interviewed as part of the Simons Foundation's Science Lives series. MacPherson is among the founders of the modern theory of *singularities*, points like a kink in a curve where the geometry of a space stops being smooth and starts behaving badly. In the interview, MacPherson talks about cultural differences between math and music, his frustration with high school math, growing up gay in the South and life as a gay man in the scientific community, smuggling $23,000 in cash into post-Soviet Russia to help mathematicians there keep the lights on, catastrophe theory, perverse sheaves, how to be a successful graduate student, stuttering, and of course the development of the intersection homology theory for which he is most well-known.

posted by escabeche on Sep 12, 2012 - 5 comments

posted by escabeche on Sep 12, 2012 - 5 comments

We've discussed subblue/Tom Beddard and Mandlebulbs before, but two months ago L'Eclaireur Sévigné asked him to create a few animations for their 147-screen exhibition. And here are the hypnotic, terrifying results.

posted by The Whelk on Mar 23, 2012 - 11 comments

posted by The Whelk on Mar 23, 2012 - 11 comments

Let's say you're me and you're in math class, and you're supposed to be learning about factoring. Trouble is, your teacher is too busy trying to convince you that factoring is a useful skill for the average person to know with real-world applications ranging from passing your state exams all the way to getting a higher SAT score and unfortunately does not have the time to show you why factoring is actually interesting. It's perfectly reasonable for you to get bored in this situation. So like any reasonable person, you start doodling.[more inside]

posted by ErWenn on Dec 3, 2010 - 27 comments

posted by Rhaomi on Aug 22, 2010 - 130 comments

We all wish we had a teacher like this

posted by Christ, what an asshole on Nov 5, 2009 - 50 comments

posted by Christ, what an asshole on Nov 5, 2009 - 50 comments

Douglas Hofstadter's *Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid* has been recorded as a series of video lectures for MIT's Open Courseware project.

posted by loquacious on May 30, 2009 - 74 comments

posted by loquacious on May 30, 2009 - 74 comments

A talk with Benoît Mandelbrot, entitled Fractals in Science, Engineering and Finance (Roughness and Beauty) [video, 80mins, realplayer] about fractals as A Theory of Roughness.

posted by MetaMonkey on Dec 3, 2006 - 5 comments

posted by MetaMonkey on Dec 3, 2006 - 5 comments

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