Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is already Thanksgiving! Time has gone very fast and  I truly had no time for a blog.
However today is a day for thanks and I sincerely wish to thank all of you who visit this blog!

On of my works is in a show Entlang des Fadens: Das Textile als Medium der zeitgenössischen Kunst at Kunstarchiv, Darmstad. Another little piece made its way to Sicily and is included in interesting project Crochet-Itinerante. Here is this project so far:

I am very happy that Helen Tian volunteered to help me with crochet for my next project. My shoulder still is not allowing to crochet too much - I tried to finish some project and at least could crochet some. Looking through my other projects I found one unfinished knitting one. Well, I have a volunteer helper for that one also:

My creativity has been suspended due to teaching this semester and numerous appointments with people who are helping me to get my shoulder to work properly. Can creativity in math be compared with Shakespeare? Here is a video where few men are discussing this issue - interesting that they did not think about inviting any woman to this discussion...
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If you want to spend more time on this issue - here is 90 min program Mysteries of the Mathematical Universe.

Some interesting links:
Leonardo's Formula explains why trees don't splinter
Wired has published what they think are 9 equations every geek should know
Adventures in N-th Dimension

and this one:

the capitalist network who owns and rules the world

Friday, November 11, 2011


Nature wants to be "hyperbolic" - to have negative curvature to withstand great depth -
Scientists plumbing the depth of the Mariana Trench - the deepest part of the ocean on the planet - have identified gigantic amoebas lurking miles and miles beneath the waters.
The creatures are called xenophyophores, and scientists from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego spotted them in the cold, crushing depths 6.6 miles beneath the white caps.
(Discovery News)

Tumultous ocean is quite different from this beautiful mirror symmetry last Sunday at Walden Pond
A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.
It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures
the depth of his own nature. - Thoreau

from the chapter "The Ponds" in Walden