Monthly Archives: January 2012

Public art works by Katie Sokoler.

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“They don’t have money for a gym membership. They don’t have money for a 24-hour gym pass. This is a ghetto pass. They work out in the ‘hood. A lot of these guys are creative, because they’ve been incarcerated. They … Continue reading

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Circled #4, oil transfer drawing, 44×30, Glovaski 2009 via planetaryfolklore, oieouio, glovaskicom (Source: http://glovaski.com/)

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Polynomials as Sequences

One reason polynomials are interesting is that you can use them to encode sequences. In fact some of the theory of abstract algebra (the theory of rings) deals specifically with how your perspective changes when you erase all of the … Continue reading

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The idea of art as free expression is romantic folly. Artists are problem-solvers. They are working for a living. They produce, play music, and dance for others for money. My artist friends, the successful ones, are taken up much of … Continue reading

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The last decade’s debt record for several rich countries. 3-month Bond Yields owed by some of them:      (SOURCE: Bloomberg) Japan .10% UK .41% Germany .28% US .04% And here’s one of the yield curves (US’):   (Remember, higher … Continue reading

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3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 × 3 … modulo 89 An application of group theory to Navy sonar — can you generate a sequence whose 1-differences are … Continue reading

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