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8 MATH Talks That Will Blow Your MIND. Yes, MATH!

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Once more, hell yes I am talking about MATH!

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No, no, it’s true, I am speaking of MATH.  As in AWESOME math.  As in TED TALKS MATH!

You have to see these speeches and TED Talks on Math.  You have to trust in me that these are not as boring as MATH may sound to you…  but to those of us who want to change the world, this stuff is essential!  There are eight talks on the TED Talks website, which YOU MUST SEE.  However, here’s a few of my favorites…  I hope they change your life!

Ron Eglash: Fractals at the Heart of African Designs

Arthur Benjamin Does “MatheMagic!”

Last but definitely not least or final — Benoit Mandelbrot – Fractals and the Art of Roughness

Go check out the rest of the TED Talks on Math!  Great, great stuff, people!  Nothing at all like high school calc, this is fun, beautiful, lovely math!

Dancing With Light

I’m going to just let this video speak for itself… Anything I say isn’t going to begin to express the INSERT-EXCITED-AND-OVERWHELMINGLY-POSITIVE-ADJECTIVE-HERE-ness of this video.

Thank you so much to Nicola Andrews for sharing this on her Tumblr, and to TED for sharing the fact that design and light can be just as inspiring as the variety of their other talks.

David Gallo Talks Underwater Illumination at TED

Bio-luminescence in sea creatures is a phenomena that I have been interested in for some time – Mother Nature is an amazingly psychopathic mommy figure full of very interesting adaptations of human and animal behavior.  Things like bio-luminescence, Circadian Rhythm, and the body’s generation of Melatonin are all things that fall under this category.  Mother Nature,  you so crazy!

A scientist and underwater explorer named David Gallo talked at TED back in 2007 about this very phenomenon.  Check out the video below – you won’t be disappointed.  David says that we’ve discovered about 3% of our planet, and every time that we find a new place in the ocean, it is usually filled with exciting new discoveries.

SixthSense – Pranav Mistry’s Genius Idea

I hope that a billion times more people know about the TED Talks than know about JimOnLight.com.

The TED people have some of the most unbelievably intelligent people gravitating around them – or perhaps more accurately, they are revolving around a body of smarts to massive that I have not yet to this day been disappointed with.  So much, in fact, that I ended that sentence with a preposition just thinking about it’s awesomeness.

Okay, I’m not gonna say too much about what the subject in the video below is, but I want you all to just imagine having a small device on your person that could do everything you could think of, including making calls.  Oh wait, you’re thinking – I have an iPhone for that.  So do I, and I love it.  But imagine that, instead of interacting with your iPhone on it’s terms, the device interacted with your daily existence on your turf.

A few weeks ago one of my former Sweden colleagues (thanks, Kunal!) sent around  a TED video on something called “SixthSense” – a technology that basically takes the idea behind carrying around a display and turns it upside down and several angles of the meridian towards ridiculously awesome.  That all make sense?  The guy behind the mystery, Pranav Mistry, has created a device that has a high level of intellect, and projects data with light onto the surfaces in your life.

This idea is mindblowing.  I am turned upside down with this idea.  Thank you, Pranav.  Can I buy you a beer?

Check out this video, you owe it to yourself:

TED Talks – Pranav Mistry and the SixthSense Technology from Jim Hutchison on Vimeo.