math

Jeff Tweedy's (of Wilco) son writes awesome math-related song

Article: Jeff Tweedy's (of Wilco) son writes awesome math-related song

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy’s 14-year-old son Spencer wrote and recorded “Single Digits (Put a line on it),” a brilliant math-related spoof of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” for his Algebra class project. There’s so much geekiness in this. I love it. Five on your left and Five on your right and Ten on your lit­tle bitty toes…

Party trick and math jokes

Article: Party trick and math jokes

Your today’s “this talent will help me how in life?” segment spotlights this viral video of YouTube user Booksonmyhead who has the ability to recite pi to 100 digits while solving a Rubik’s cube puzzle and balancing 15 books on her head. I have a neat party trick I like to do where I too…

NATURE BY NUMBERS

Article: NATURE BY NUMBERS

NATURE BY NUMBERS is a short film by Cristóbal Vila, which is “inspired on numbers, geometry and nature.” It’s mesmerizing visualization of mathematical concepts and how their patterns are revealed in nature. Relatedly, earlier this spring, the New York Times published a neat online series by Steven Strogatz, a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell…

Square root table

Article: Square root table

In a venn diagram of the modern architecture and design magazine Dwell and Mathematica Journal, this coffee table shaped like a square root symbol would sit in that diagram’s overlap area. The designer Josh Tuminella explains: It was inspired by the mid-century bent ply tables. One of its key features – the magazine rack –…

Intersection of math and art

Article: Intersection of math and art

Nikki Graziano, a math and art student at Rochester Institute of Technology, has found a way to merge these two interests into a neat photography project where she “overlays graphs and their corresponding equations onto her carefully composed photos.” Speaking of math, Steven Strogatz has started writing fantasic series of lectures on math concepts within…