Phaedra, Michael and Michael get together to discuss some very interesting articles, kicking things off with how 3D pictures are used to explain mathematical concepts in a new pictorial language called Quon. The paper explaining the concept dives into quantum concepts, including teleportation, topological algebra and Bloch spheres, quickly reaching the mathematical limits of the trio.
A Fast Company article on how the Knight Foundation and Google are providing jump start grants to journalists to engage with virtual reality connects with the team, and one of the CNN 3D videos prompts Michael R to share a story about how he flew in one of the large tanker planes as a student.
Closing out the show today, Michael, Michael & Phaedra take a look at the Sococo virtual office space, which provides a sense of place to people who use it to make virtual teams feel more in tune with one another — going to specific spots in the virtual office building to meet and collaborate.
Harvard Gazette article: Making math more Lego-like — http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/03/making-math-more-lego-like/
Quon 3D language for quantum information — http://www.pnas.org/content/114/10/2497.full
Arrival (movie) — http://www.arrivalmovie.com
Weapons of Math Destruction — https://weaponsofmathdestructionbook.com
Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos — https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Variation-Key-Managing-Chaos/dp/0945320531
Diagon Alley — https://www.pottermore.com/explore-the-story/diagon-alley
Alternet article: How Using Big Data to Understand Social Problems Can Create More Inequality — http://www.alternet.org/culture/data-science-inequality
Fast Company article: VR journalists could get $35,000 from Knight Foundation and Google for innovative projects — https://news.fastcompany.com/vr-journalists-could-get-35000-from-knight-foundation-and-google-for-innovative-projects-4032048
CNN VR — http://www.cnn.com/VR
Sococo — http://sococo.com