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Mathemagician Vi Hart Explains Spirals and Fibonacci Numbers in Doodles and Vegetables
Mathemagician Vi Hart Explains Spirals and Fibonacci Numbers in Doodles and Vegetables

What snuggled-up slug cats have to do with the math of cosmic wonder and simple beginnings.

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Soviet Artist and Mathematician Anatolii Fomenko’s Mathematical Impressions
Soviet Artist and Mathematician Anatolii Fomenko’s Mathematical Impressions

What Soviet science has to do with German Expressionism and the logic of intuition.

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String Portraits: Vintage Photographs of Young People Learning Mathematics via One Visionary Educator’s Playful Hands-on Method
String Portraits: Vintage Photographs of Young People Learning Mathematics via One Visionary Educator’s Playful Hands-on Method

String theory for the rest of us, or what vintage photography has to do with gaming for good.

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Unselfing Social
Unselfing Social

An invitation.

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Loneliness and the Trinity of Creativity: Ada Lovelace, the Poles of the Mind, and the Source of Her Imaginative Powers
Loneliness and the Trinity of Creativity: Ada Lovelace, the Poles of the Mind, and the Source of Her Imaginative Powers

“Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds… may then with the fair white wings of Imagination hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live.”

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Mathemagician Vi Hart Explains the Science of Sound, Frequency and Pitch
Mathemagician Vi Hart Explains the Science of Sound, Frequency and Pitch

From the cochlea to Coachella, or what mathematical ratios have to do with the enjoyability of melodies.

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Vi Hart’s Playful Mathematics: <em>Flatland</em> on a Möbius Strip
Vi Hart’s Playful Mathematics: Flatland on a Möbius Strip

What Victorian novellas have to do with higher mathematics, optical illusions and illustration.

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Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting
Truth, Beauty, Math and Crocheting

Why your grandmother’s favorite pastime proves mathematicians are a bunch of clueless hacks.

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Astronomy as Existential Calibration: A Poetic Manifesto for Science from Two Centuries Before the Golden Age of Space Telescopes
Astronomy as Existential Calibration: A Poetic Manifesto for Science from Two Centuries Before the Golden Age of Space Telescopes

“Astronomy has enlarged the sphere of our conceptions, and opened to us a universe without bounds, where the human Imagination is lost.”

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Wisdom Engines: A Visual Meditation on Consciousness, the Elasticity of Time, and the Nature of Happiness
Wisdom Engines: A Visual Meditation on Consciousness, the Elasticity of Time, and the Nature of Happiness

A humming serenade to the “awareness of awareness” from which our creative restlessness springs.

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