Thursday, October 18, 2012

Apostolos Doxiadis

For our first session today of #Vizmath, we had Apostolos Doxiadis. author of several books, including Logicomix. He was delightful.  All of his answers were full of great reflection about math and narrative. And, the participants asked great questions! He talked about how his organization, Thales + Friends sponsors book clubs for reading mathematics in Greece. What a great idea! He also recommended some books and websites, which we will share on the VizMath site. He mentioned the book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, which I have on my Kindle.  He also mentioned some organizations that deal with fiction and mathematics. 

It was a wonderful start to VizMath.  Next week, we have Daina Taimina, who will talk about crocheting and hyperbolic space.  I can't wait!

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