## A Better Depiction Of Relativity

September 5, 2009 at 5:58 am | Posted in Mathematics, Physics | Leave a commentTags: general relativity, Mathematics, pedagogical viruses, Physics, relativity

Ahem.

I hope that clears things up.

## “Dangerous Knowledge”

September 5, 2009 at 5:30 am | Posted in History, Mathematics, Physics, Science | Leave a commentTags: alan turing, BBC, georg cantor, History, kurt godel, ludwig boltzmann, Mathematics, Physics, Science

A BBC production documenting the perilous theoretical journeys of four tormented geniuses: Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel, & Alan Turing

## Unfolding The Earth

July 26, 2009 at 1:22 am | Posted in Cartography, Mathematics | Leave a commentTags: Cartography, globes, Mathematics, myriahedral projection

## Apophysis

January 13, 2009 at 1:12 am | Posted in Eye Candy, Gratis, Mathematics, Software | Leave a commentTags: abstract, Eye Candy, fractals, Gratis, Mathematics, Software, wallpapers

A free piece of software that allows you, too, to create stunningly beautiful fractal images.

## Fractal Animations

November 4, 2008 at 2:45 am | Posted in Animation, Eye Candy, Mathematics | Leave a commentTags: Animation, Eye Candy, fractals, math, Mathematics, video

Why settle for 3D Fractals when you can go for a 2D Fractal that also changes of time?

## The Delaunay Raster

October 17, 2008 at 12:52 am | Posted in Art, CG, Design, Mathematics | Leave a commentTags: Art, Delaunay, Design, Mathematics, rasterization

Object Graphik draws are attention to the Delaunay Raster, a clever and artistic modification of Delaunay triangulation.

## The Tessellations of Yehrin Tong

August 11, 2008 at 12:37 am | Posted in Art, Design, Mathematics | Leave a commentTags: Art, Design, Mathematics, tesselation, yehrin tong

## The Password Chart

July 29, 2008 at 7:57 am | Posted in Mathematics, Webware | Leave a commentTags: cryptography, encryption, Mathematics, passwords, security, Webware

## Three Beautiful Quicksorts

July 13, 2008 at 11:05 am | Posted in Mathematics, Software | Leave a commentTags: computer science, lecture, Mathematics, programming, quicksort, Software, videos

## Garkov

June 12, 2008 at 4:22 am | Posted in Mashup/Remix, Mathematics, Statistics | Leave a commentTags: garfield, garkov, markov, markov chains, Mathematics, sequence analysis, Statistics

In the latest Garfield Remix Project, we bring you the combination of Garfield with a Markov Chain analysis. Unsurprisingly, the result is generally about as well-written as the original strip.

## How To Make Polyhedral Maps

June 5, 2008 at 2:42 am | Posted in Cartography, Mathematics | Leave a commentTags: buckminster fuller, Cartography, dymaxion, geography, maps, math, Mathematics, topology

The question of how to map a globe with minimal distortion is an interesting one, with many possibilities. One especially elegant solution is the Dymaxion Map, proposed by Buckminster Fuller.

## Monoids: What They Are

April 29, 2008 at 8:43 am | Posted in Mathematics | Leave a commentTags: computer science, logic, math, Mathematics, monoids

Curious about monoids? Learn more here!

## “Calculus Via O Notation” By Donald Knuth

April 15, 2008 at 4:46 am | Posted in Education, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a commentTags: big o, calculus, computer science, donald knuth, Education, math, Mathematics, maths, o notation, Reference

The legendary computer science guru writes, in 1998, that “if I had the opportunity to deviate from the existing textbooks, I would certainly make major changes by emphasizing several notational improvements that advanced mathematicians have been using for more than a hundred years.“

## “Who Can Name The Bigger Number?”

March 27, 2008 at 11:06 pm | Posted in History, Humor, Mathematics | Leave a commentScott Aaronson‘s brilliant essay on the upper limits of discrete enumeration is funny, accessible, and well worth thinking about.

## The Amen Break & The Golden Ratio

March 14, 2008 at 8:52 am | Posted in Art, History, Mathematics, Music | Leave a commentThe most enduring artistic formula of the Western world + The most heavily sampled drum beat of all time = One unstoppable combination.

## Voronoi Diagrams

March 14, 2008 at 8:42 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a commentWhether you’re making stained glass or figuring out where to set up your ice cream stand, Voronoi diagrams have something for you!

## Corewars

March 14, 2008 at 8:40 am | Posted in Esoterica, Games, Mathematics, Software | Leave a commentCorewars is a contest between algorithms (coded in “Redcode“) to take over a MARS virtual machine. It’s been around forever, and has an avid following. Recently, some veterans decided to use Redcode to make sure all the basic algorithms were covered.

## The 5th POVRay Short Code Contest: Animation

February 23, 2008 at 8:40 pm | Posted in Animation, Art, CG, Mathematics, Software, Technology | Leave a commentWhat animations can these virtuoso POVRay enthusiasts manage with only 512 bytes of instructions?

## The Art Of The Joint Mathematics Meetings

February 19, 2008 at 5:03 pm | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy, Mathematics, Sculpture | Leave a comment## The Abstract Art of Vladimir Bulatov

February 10, 2008 at 9:52 pm | Posted in Art, Mathematics, Sculpture | Leave a comment## Winners Of The Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest, 2007

January 6, 2008 at 9:59 am | Posted in Art, CG, Eye Candy, Mathematics | Leave a comment## What’s Special About This Number?

January 2, 2008 at 7:08 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a commentTurns out, lots of numbers are special.

## Cut-The-Knot

December 17, 2007 at 1:37 am | Posted in Mathematics, Reference | Leave a commentLots of maths, including 75 proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem.

## Moebius Transformations Revealed

November 29, 2007 at 11:19 pm | Posted in Animation, Education, Eye Candy, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a commentThe beauty and elegance of the four kinds of Moebius transformation.

## 10 Uncracked (Uncrackable?) Ciphers

November 26, 2007 at 2:00 am | Posted in History, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a commentEver notice how even modern ciphers have ancient-seeming names?

## Around The World In 10 Minutes

October 3, 2007 at 5:18 am | Posted in Animation, Mathematics, Reference | Leave a comment## BLDGBLOG

September 20, 2007 at 8:01 pm | Posted in Architecture, Journalism, Mathematics, Photography, Television | Leave a commentIf you’re looking for a quirky, meandering architectural blog, look no further!

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