Many thanks to Chaim Goodman-Strauss for kind permission to use the image: click through to mathbun.com one of his blogs. 532 symmetry on a sphere. Look at the blue dots for a hint about orbifold conventional names, or best of all, see our previous post http://madematics.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/the-symmetries-of-things/
The nearly-true story of Schorsch, on a collision route with the beautiful blue planet:
Thanks to Sascha Geddert and Wolfram Kampffmeyer.
A 300-page graphic-novel on the extraordinary life and work of Bertrand Russell. Suited for adults, preferably with some background on the foundations of logic and math.
From Open University, a 30 min 1996 TV film. A young woman, despite the “No Vacancy” sign, asks the front desk for a room. She, and the audience, will enjoy a few paradoxes in transfinite cardinal numbers, and will meet Tristam Shandy, Aristoteles, and a few other interesting characters. For all ages and all proficiency levels.
Our website of the week, too, is a programming challenge. This is about an ant colony. You can compete with friends all over the world, and pick your favourite programming language.
Awesome game which involves programming a robot with simple actions and limited memory. Available for iPhone / iPod touch and for iPad; both have a “lite” version for free.