The Resource TEDTalks : Ron Eglash, African Fractals, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)

TEDTalks : Ron Eglash, African Fractals, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)

Label
TEDTalks : Ron Eglash, African Fractals
Title
TEDTalks
Title remainder
Ron Eglash, African Fractals
Statement of responsibility
TED Conferences LLC
Title variation
  • African Fractals
  • Ron Eglash
  • TED Talks
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof." That's how Ron Eglash greeted many African families he met while researching the fractal patterns he'd noticed in villages across the continent. In this TEDTalk, Eglash, an ethnomathematician, illustrates how math and culture intersect by showing that many aspects of African design - in architecture, art, and even games - are based on perfect fractal patterns. "When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganized and thus primitive," says Eglash. "It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn't even discovered yet."
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
17
Technique
live action
Label
TEDTalks : Ron Eglash, African Fractals, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on January 28, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Set Theory (2:32) -- World of Fractals (3:53) -- Fractal Algorithms (4:13) -- Bamana Sand Divination (3:15) -- Applications for African Fractals (2:39) -- Credits: TEDTalks: Ron Eglash - African Fractals (0:05)
Control code
100048103
Extent
1 streaming video file (17 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
TEDTalks : Ron Eglash, African Fractals, TED Conferences LLC, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on January 28, 2012
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Set Theory (2:32) -- World of Fractals (3:53) -- Fractal Algorithms (4:13) -- Bamana Sand Divination (3:15) -- Applications for African Fractals (2:39) -- Credits: TEDTalks: Ron Eglash - African Fractals (0:05)
Control code
100048103
Extent
1 streaming video file (17 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col., digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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