Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mathematics and What It Means to be Human

As posted in the CMC11 Facebook group by Vanessa Vaile:
"In May 2009, Michele Osherow, an English professor at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and resident dramaturg at the Folger Theatre, in Washington, invited her colleague Manil Suri, a mathematician at the university, to act as mathematics consultant for the Folger's production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. The play explores the relationship between past and present through the characters' intellectual pursuits, poetic and mathematical.That led to a series of "show and tell" sessions explaining the mathematics behind the play both to cast members and audiences. In the fall of 2011, the two professors decided to take their collaboration to the classroom and jointly teach a freshman seminar on "Mathematics and What It Means to be Human." 
and here is a link to the article ...  Mathematics and What It Means to be Human
 by the way, Oulipo, mentioned in this article, is one of the narrrative mathematics Apostolos gave us  to check out ...
Having now read installments 1 and 2. I eagerly look forward to the students striking back in the 3rd installment! 
I am hoping someone else will become interested in the narrative and math and what it means to be human ... and carry forth on their reflections ...

No comments:

Post a Comment