Samogar Art Gallery

August 1, 2013

samogar art gallery @ sangria night c/o lithuanian mad hatters 2002
samogar art gallery @ sangria night c/o lithuanian mad hatters 2002

EASA 2002 ::network workshop:: 500 young architecture students occupied Samogar’s derelict army barracks on the beautiful island of Vis, Croatia. Don Foresta tutored the ::network workshop:: One of the tangents the group went off on was to transform a derelict building into a temporary art gallery. Different events and experiences happened here during what was a really magical time.

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Maths rocks!!!

November 10, 2011

The Story of Maths

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Image for The Language of the Universe

The Story of Maths is a British television series outlining aspects of the history of mathematics. The series was a co-production between the Open University and the BBC and aired in October 2008 on BBC Four. The material was written and presented by Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy.

The series comprised four programmes respectively titled: The Language of the Universe; The Genius of the East; The Frontiers of Space; and To Infinity and Beyond. Du Sautoy documents the development of mathematics covering subjects such as the invention of zero and the unproven Riemann hypothesis, a 150 year old problem for whose solution the Clay Mathematics Institute has offered a $1,000,000 prize. He escorts viewers through the subject’s history and geography. He examines the development of key mathematical ideas and shows how mathematical ideas underpin the science, technology, and culture that shape our world.

He starts his journey in ancient Egypt and finishes it by looking at current mathematics. But in between he travels through Babylon, Greece, India, China, and the medieval Middle East. He also looks at mathematics in Europe and then in America and takes the viewers inside the lives of many of the greatest mathematicians.

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Playing with Phi, Lahinch Beach 2003

December 9, 2003

(Playing with Phi was originally posted on indymedia ireland December 09, 2003::The idea for it was initially posted on Archeire, way back on 25th August 2001)

“Playing with Phi”
On Sunday the 9th of December 2003 a piece of land art was done on the beach of Lahinch in county Clare. It was done by 4 people for a few different reasons.

(image from “playing with phi” on the edge of europe )

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