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Gamasutra: Jacques Kerner's Blog - Aerodynamics of Just Cause 4
Some properly gnarly games maths, laid out. I understood some of it? But always nice to see what goes into things, even when you don't enjoy them, especially at that technical-art conjunction.
games  avalanchestudios  justcause  aerodynamics  simulation  programming  maths 
february 2019 by infovore
SIGHT & LIGHT - How to create 2D visibility/shadow effects for your game
Really nice tutorial on 2D visibility polygons - a series of interactive demos that illustrates a point very well.
maths  games  demonstrations  javascript  lineofsight 
march 2014 by infovore
Math for Makers
"Topics like linear algebra, topology, graph theory, and machine learning are becoming vital prerequisites both to doing daily work in these fields and, more importantly, to inventing, popularizing, and teaching the new creative tools that are rapidly arising. Without them, artists are forced to wait for others to digest this new knowledge before they can work with it. Their creative options shrink to those parts of this research selected by Adobe for inclusion in prepackaged tools. Instead of the themes and concerns of creative work driving the selection of tools from a growing technical cornucopia, artists find themselves turned into passive users of tools that are already curated, contextualized, and circumscribed by others.

So, I want to do something about this. I want to figure out a way to teach myself and others these more advanced mathematical and computational concepts with a specific eye towards applying them in creative technology."

This is going to be very good. (I'd quote the whole post if I could, but this leapt out at me hardest.) And: on the day Greg's book arrived.
gregborenstein  programming  art  creative  maths 
march 2012 by infovore
Game Design Advance › Raymond Smullyan
"I would call him the greatest puzzle designer of all time, but that implies that there are lots of people who do what he does and he’s better than them, and that’s not quite right. What I mean is to say is that Raymond Smullyan is the Marcel Duchamp of puzzles, he’s the Brian Eno of puzzles. His work is singular, transformative, genre-defining, in a class by itself."
franklantz  raymondsmullyan  puzzles  play  maths 
february 2012 by infovore
Joe Moran's blog: Slide rules rule OK
"You never see anyone using a slide rule in a film. Matinee idol scientists always work out algorithms unaided in their brilliant minds, or scrawl them manically in chalk on giant blackboards. By the same token that unfairly condemns people with colour-coded ring binders as the owners of overly tidy minds, slide rules are supposed to belong only to the pedantic foot soldiers of science, the plodders who have to show us their workings out. But slide rules are lovely things: pleasingly solid, elegantly mysterious in their markings, the perfect marriage of form and function." Joe Moran on slide rules and scientists.
joemoran  science  maths  stationary  sliderule 
september 2010 by infovore
GPS and Relativity
Fascinating: GPS satellites are both high enough, and travelling fast enough, that you need to correct for relativistic effects in order for them to be effective.
science  gps  space  relativity  time  maths 
january 2010 by infovore
Mathematically Correct Breakfast -- Mobius Sliced Linked Bagel
"It is not hard to cut a bagel into two equal halves which are linked like two links of a chain." And now you know how.
food  maths  mobiusstrip  bagel 
december 2009 by infovore
The Three Sexy Skills of Data Geeks : Dataspora Blog
"Statisticians’ sex appeal has little to do with their lascivious leanings ... and more with the scarcity of their skills. I believe that the folks to whom Hal Varian is referring are not statisticians in the narrow sense, but rather people who possess skills in three key, yet independent areas: statistics, data munging, and data visualization. (In parentheses next to each, I’ve put the salient character trait needed to acquire it)."
data  analytics  visualization  statistics  datamining  maths  analysis  trends 
june 2009 by infovore
YouTube - Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)
The Klein Four are "the premiere a capella group of the world of higher mathematics". Judging from this video: yes, so they are.
music  video  humor  maths  mathematics  closeharmony  kleinfour 
march 2009 by infovore
Kevin Kelly -- The Technium
"Zillionics is a new realm, and our new home. The scale of so many moving parts require new tools, new mathematics, new mind shifts."
scale  maths  economics  culture  millions  zillions  kevinkelly  zillionics 
june 2008 by infovore
Binary marble adding machine
Absolutely beautiful. The video at the end is hypnotic.
maths  math  hardware  binary  adder  woodwork  wooden  machine 
june 2007 by infovore
Math for the Masses « add support for LaTeX into their posts - translates code into inline images with appropriate alt text. Impressive, for the mathematically/scientifically minded at least.
wordpress  maths  blog  latex  publishing  typography 
march 2007 by infovore
The New Yorker: Capturing the Unicorn by Richard Preston
Making gigantic images of tapestries with supercomputing. Real-world stuff, arts and maths colliding
art  photography  maths  supercomputing 
april 2005 by infovore

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