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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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Catching the Light of the World: The Entwined History of Vision and Consciousness
Catching the Light of the World: The Entwined History of Vision and Consciousness

“The light of the mind must flow into and marry with the light of nature to bring forth a world… To see, to hear, to be human requires… our ceaseless participation.”

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Trial, Triumph, and the Art of the Possible: The Remarkable Story Behind Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
Trial, Triumph, and the Art of the Possible: The Remarkable Story Behind Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

A hymn of rage, a hymn of redemption, and a timeless love letter to the possible.

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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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Your Brain on Grief, Your Heart on Healing
Your Brain on Grief, Your Heart on Healing

“Grief is a heart-wrenchingly painful problem for the brain to solve… to live in the world with the absence of someone… ingrained in your understanding of the world… For the brain, [they are] simultaneously gone and also everlasting, and you are walking through two worlds at the same time.”

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The Ever-Present Origin: Swiss Poet, Philosopher, and Linguist Jean Gebser’s Prescient 1949 Vision for the Evolution of Consciousness
The Ever-Present Origin: Swiss Poet, Philosopher, and Linguist Jean Gebser’s Prescient 1949 Vision for the Evolution of Consciousness

“Origin is ever-present. It is not a beginning, since all beginning is linked with time… not just the ‘now’… or a unit of time. It is ever-originating, an achievement of full integration and continuous renewal.”

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