BOGOTA Search Results: “Mathematics”

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Tales of Topoi

@ VOL 11 ON NOV 19, 2013

Inspired by Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama's "Tales of Tono," two mathematicians (Roman Kossak and Andrés Villaveces) and two artists (Wanda Siedlecka and María Clara Cortés) embark on a photographic dialogue in search for ways to find common grounds for both mathematics and art. Andrés Villaveces, one of the mathematicians, discusses this ongoing project. (In Spanish)


SITEWIDE Search Results: “Mathematics”

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Mathematics with 3D Printing

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Ken Baker speaks on the progression of mathematics in 3D printing, including experimentation with sense of depth, curves, planes, and symmetry. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 5, 2014.

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Qu’est ce qui influence votre santé ? - What influences your health ?

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 20, 2014

Dans cette vidéo, je parlerai tout d’abord de mes recherches sur les facteurs génétiques jouant un rôle dans des maladies complexes telles que le cancer, l’asthme, le diabète et la maladie d’Alzheimer. On peut espérer que d’ici une dizaine d’années, le médecin pourra prédire sur base de vos gènes, quel traitement est le plus adapté dans votre cas. En attendant d’en arriver là, vous pouvez dès aujourd’hui faire quelque chose pour votre santé, notamment en faisant du sport régulièrement. Je montrerai comment la course à pied a changée ma vie et donnerai des conseils pour pratiquer ce sport correctement. En effet, beaucoup de gens abandonnent cette activité à cause de problèmes de genoux. Ceux-ci peuvent pourtant être évité en faisant principalement attention à trois choses : sa technique de course, porter des chaussures adaptées et écouter son corps (notamment, ne pas vouloir en faire trop du jour au lendemain).


In this video, I will first talk about my research activities, which focuses on genetic factors influencing complex diseases like cancer, asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer disease. We can expect that in about ten years, doctors will be able to predict, based on your genes, which treatment is best indicated in your case. Before we get there, you can already start today doing something for your health, for instance by doing sports regularly. I will show how running changed my life and give some advices on how to do it right. Indeed, many people give up this activity because of knee problems. However, these can be avoided, mainly by paying attention to three things: the running technique, wearing appropriate shoes and listening to your body (in particular, avoiding doing too much from one day to the other).

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La Matematica Della Bellezza

@ VOL 10 ON OCT 31, 2014

Mentre nelle arti odierne la ricerca della bellezza sembra un valore secondario, nella matematica quando una nuova idea, formula o costruzione appare bella, essa è quasi certamente anche vera.

La matematica scopre la bellezza nei collegamenti inaspettati e sorprendenti tra oggetti diversi, in regole semplici che descrivono comportamenti complessi, e mostra che la mente umana trae piacere dal riconoscimento di "patterns", ovvero di ordine anche nel caos apparente.

La bellezza matematica assume un aspetto sensibile e intuitivo quando descrive le forme della natura come un fiore o una conchiglia. Leonardo suggeriva ai giovani artisti di imparare a visualizzare forme nelle materie informi come le nuvole, sviluppando l'arte attraverso una scienza di lenta e costante osservazione della natura.

La bellezza è il misterioso legame della mente umana con la natura, e dell'arte con la matematica.

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Learning to Love Your Obsessions

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

Brigette Borders is an artist, designer, educator, and a producer at Google. She loves geometry. 

Her artistic and architecural studies allowed her to overcome some (but not all!) of her obsessive compulsive behaviors, through encaustic painting and pattern making. 

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Mathematical Art

@ VOL 21 ON SEP 24, 2016

"I try to create pieces that show the mathematics, so that people realize how mathematics is not just boring old computations, but something beautiful to look at.”

Dr. Eva Knoll has been a practicing mathematical artist as long as she can remember. Because of this, she studied architecture, which led her to pursue graduate studies to investigate the geometry in the work of a Swiss Concrete artist. She now teaches how to teach mathematics, at the Mount. In "Mathematical Art" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, she explained how her pieces answer mathematical questions and shape our vision of it as a pure "dry" science.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.

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What Europe could learn from nerds

@ VOL 32 ON FEB 06, 2017

The European Union is facing a crisis. A large part of the population either does not understand it, finds it intrusive, or even thinks that it is simply not needed, sometimes all of the above. Thankfully, nerds are here to help, says Valentin Calomme. Not with a magical app or piece of software, but with the wisdom of mathematics.

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Beyond Thin Mints: Girl Scouting & STEM

@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

When you think about Girl Scouts, you probably don't think about Juliette Gordon Low, the hard-of-hearing inventor that helped bring scouting to the United States. You're probably thinking about cookies. Cookies are a Girl Scout's first introduction to entrepreneurship. Allison Martinson introduces them to engineering. At Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland, Girl Scouts are learning to use their dreams and ideas to make, build, design, create, dissect, and analyze. Badgerland's program introduces girls to code, robotics, entomology, and rocketry, connects girls to inspiring adult volunteers, and encourages girls to use STEM to make the world a better place.

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Steamed Up over STEM

@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

What's all the fuss and focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in our schools? It's spread beyond earlier efforts to proactively help our young women not feel stigmatized if they enjoy an equation or two, and now threatens to spread a cumulonimbus over our educational system. Where are the Arts in all this? Not even chopped liver -- that might qualify as culinary science. I believe that, when you get beyond all the flash of STEM's appeal, it's components can, upon reflection, be seen as progeny of the Arts. The necessary components of abstraction, classification and description rely on humankind's unique language abilities, as do the symbols in formulas and theorems. Science could not have developed without the fundamental dance of discourse and recorded evidence that developed from the advancement of oral storytelling into poetry to literature...and of course, how could we survive any of this without humor?

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La belleza del arte son las matemáticas

@ VOL 2 ON JUN 08, 2017

Daniel Sadornil Renedo es matemático y profesor de la Universidad de Cantabria. Le gusta pasar su tiempo haciendo matemáticas mágicas y enseñando matemáticas a niños matemáticos dotados. Él compartio acerca de la matemática está en todas partes, como en pinturas, música, arquitectura, escultura y en la vida cotidiana.

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@ VOL 4 ON NOV 28, 2017

Javier Díaz, en teoría un físico teórico, y en la práctica profesor de Formación Profesional. Le gusta estudiar física y matemáticas.

El título hace alusión al album y la canción de Pink Floyd “The Wall”. Que habla sobre educación.
El hablará sobre la educación para salvar el mundo basándome en la máxima de Pitágoras “Educa a los niños y no tendrás que castigar a los hombres”. tenemos de salvar nuestra existencia en este planeta es que nos hagamos conscientes de nosotros mismos, y para ello es imprescindible que comprendamos el mundo y por tanto, nos eduquemos.

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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 3

Champaign-Urbana is having its PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 tonight (July 30), so to put you in the mood here's a look at this past April's Vol. 3, courtesy of organizer Christina Tapp. Third time's a charm! Champaign-Urbana's PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 was held in April at the ever-so-accommodating Canopy Club. The anticipated event, held during our annual Boneyard Arts Festival, featured local spinner DJ Mertz and boasted over 350 people. Environment designer and rockin' emcee Andy Warfel jumpstarted the show into high gear and kept it rolling along with his trademark laid-back humor. 1. Our first presenter, Thorsten Bösch (who also happens to be, ahem, one of the PKN Chicago co-organizers) started off the night with interactive, collaborative light painting. 2. Artist, mural painter, educator, and curator Glen Davies talked about his travels with circuses and carnivals, as well as his exhibits in museums and galleries across the country. 3. Fishing With Dynamite presented on being Champaign-Urbana's only professional comedy troupe. Best of all? They also provided hilarious entertainment for the after party! 4. Kevin Coulton, co-founder of software and trans-media design start-up Doomlaser, talked about the relationship between graphic arts and mathematics. 5. Songwriter Paul Kotheimer sang two songs—including the ever-popular "31 True Facts About My Girlfriend"—and discussed his music label Hand Made Records. 6. Andy Borbely discussed his journey from Ivy Leaguer to bar manager to whiskey connoisseur, providing his special libations at the bar (mmmmm!). 7. Joel Gillespie, representing Champaign-Urbana's Bike Project, presented on how the organization educates and empowers the community with a welcoming space for bike repair, maintenance, and safety. 8. Architect Stewart Hicks showed us the way he thinks about the design of building and spaces—mixing the real and imaginary, combining existing structure with high-concept modern additions to create buildings that are works of art in their own right. 9. Chocophile Daniel Schreiber talked about his company, Flatlander Chocolate (one of only a handful of bean-to-bar chocolate companies in the U.S.) and discussed how eating chocolate should be treated as an event, just like sipping wine (or whiskey!). 10. Special guest presenter and fashion designer Ping Wu (from Project Runway) flew in from New York to talk about fulfilling her dream as a designer—and how her friends in Champaign-Urbana helped to foster that dream. 11. Entrepreneurial mastermind Matt Gornick discussed his commitment to building solutions based on what customers really want. 12. Sculptor—and aspiring naturalist—Chris Berti discussed ways he finds the beauty in the not-so-obvious aspects of nature and art. Just wait until PKN Vol. 4—it's an outdoor event, taking place OUTSIDE at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, July 30! Photographs by Wallo Villacorta and Thorsten Bösch.

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Mathematics in 3D Printing

No matter what angle you look at it, the curves of these hyperbolic parabaloids are sexy.  In "Mathematics in 3D Printing" from PKN Miami Vol. 23, Ken Baker speaks on the progression of mathematics in 3D printing, including experimentation with sense of depth, curves, planes, and symmetry. 

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The Roots of Innovation

Creativity and imagination create the possibility of science and technology; not the other way around. Lezley Davidson speaks on the absolute necessity of the arts in our daily lives. In "The Roots of Innovation" from PKN Markham Vol. 3, she makes the argument that most science and mathematics would have never seen the light of day had inventive individuals not been creative thinkers to begin with. The roots of innovation therefore can be found in the creative arts. 

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On comedy and math: “Why take something people love and introduce it to something people hate?” University mathematics professor Cory Dumesnil is also into improvisation comedy. In “Improvometrics” from PKN New Orleans Vol. 13 he speaks about his efforts to bridge the opposing forces of math and comedy.

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Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism

"Being the only Asian in the Math Rock crowd has it's perks; the bands recognize you."In Musical Mathematics: DIY Musical Criticism from Bandar Seri Begawan, Vol. 3, Jay Johar shares the story of his love for Math Rock, a genre of experimental rock with rhythmically complex time signatures. He explains how writing about Math Rock landed him a place on the music blog Musical Mathematics in Leeds, UK, a site where musicians submit their never-before-heard music for review and exposure. Upon returning to Brunei, Johar attempted to bring back this passion for writing, and the idea of creating something big, new, and special to Brunei's creative scene. Don't worry. You can put your calculator away.  

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Mathematical Art

"I try to create pieces that show the mathematics, so that people realize how mathematics is not just boring old computations, but something beautiful to look at.” Dr. Eva Knoll has been a practicing mathematical artist as long as she can remember. Because of this, she studied architecture, which led her to pursue graduate studies to investigate the geometry in the work of a Swiss Concrete artist. She now teaches how to teach mathematics, at the Mount. In "Mathematical Art" from PechaKucha Night Halifax Vol. 21, she explained how her pieces answer mathematical questions and shape our vision of it as a pure "dry" science.