Archive for the ‘TED’ Category

Theo Jansen Invented New Artificial Life and a New Wheel

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Having the modest goal to create artificial life, Theo Jansen not only invented a new wheel, a better wheel, and employed math, geometry and science to new extremes but also successfully accomplished his goal.

Theo Jansen: The art of creating creatures

Visual Statistics – a Powerful Mathematical View of the World

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

With the right mathematical tools, starting with numerical data and using visual representation, Hans Rosling, a Swedish statistician, present an alternative view of the geopolitical world.

Hans Rosling: Watch the end of poverty

Auditory & Visual Patterns: The Raspyni Brothers Juggle at TED (Feb. 2008)

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Starting at 11:30 (min:sec) of the video clip, listen to the sound of the juggling pins as they hit the jugglers’ palms – the rhythm is an auditory pattern. Freeze frame the video and see their trajectories. These are visual geometric patterns. The two types of patterns coincide.

Raspyni Brothers: Welcome to Vaudeville 2.0