Despite the fact that I grew up to earn a degree in mathematics, I remember math classes in my elementary school as pretty much the dullest subject on earth. Which is probably one of the reasons I love Vi’s doodles so much. Experiencing mathematics through doodling while bored seems way more fun than paying attention did. Here’s a video of binary tree and fractal doodles:
Check out the other neat stuff (including more in the doodle series) at vihart.com.
Open source mapping tech goes global: A group in Egypt has got so tired of women not being able to go about their daily lives without being harassed on the street that theyâ€™ve introduced a text message reporting service. If a woman experiences unwanted attention from a man in a public place she simply picks up her mobile and sends a text to HarassMap where itâ€™s reported on a centralised computer.
Nathan Torkington: Changing the Demographics of Innovation: But there are some interesting signs that the things you have to do to get women into computing is how you get more *people* into computing. That is, the things that drive away women are driving away shiploads of men too.
Aqueduct Press has announced80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, to be released on Le Guin’s 81st birthday. Pre-orders are discounted. (Via wild_irises.)
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