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.
“In contemporary society, the role of imaging and visual communication is universally acknowledged. However, there are still many opportunities which have not been adequately taken advantage of, or where the visual artwork, rather than bringing out the communication messages and contents, mocks them with a shower of special effects.”
We are sorry to say that the Geometry Center is now closed, and has been for a few years. Pester your congressperson.
This week we pick an activity from a vast website, with material in all sorts of subject, and not only in math and science.
This activity introduces young children to the concept of configuration spaces and to the subtleties of concepts which we sometimes take for granted, such as “dimensionality”, as soon as we are adventurous and play with spaces beyond our familiar and tame differentiable manifolds, with local affine space structure that glues nicely.
An amazing wealth of Quicktime movies in computational geometry. Enjoy!
Our first website of the week, too, will be enjoyed by students of all ages, and children of all ages, for much longer than a week. Enormous amounts of high-quality material, countless java applets, and a discussion forum.