Sunday, March 13, 2011

Yes, the iPhone runs on African Maths

When Ethno-mathematician" Ron Eglash looked at aerial-view photos of African villages, and then talked to them, he discovered they are DELIBERATELY laid out to form perfect fractals, with self-similar shapes repeated in the rooms of the house, and the house itself, and the clusters of houses in the village, in mathematically predictable patterns.

As he puts it: "When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn't even discovered yet."


Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ron_eglash_on_african_fractals.html

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I see this as visual maths

So you have to be good at maths Ash, to be a good artist, just like music!

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