A fractal film noir uses a dark narrative to help teach math

I downloaded TED on Xbox one so re-blogging them is a must, they see life so unconventionally.

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The TED-Ed Lesson “The case of the missing fractals” isn’t just an introduction to the intricate and beautiful world of fractal geometry; it’s also a fully-realized film noir short complete with plot, drama and a smattering of ridiculous puns. This cinematic creation is the product of a TED-Ed dream team, with writing by veteran TED-Ed Educators George Zaidan and Alex Rosenthal (watch their lesson “Exploring other dimensions“) and animation by our own TED-Ed Animation Producer Jeremiah Dickey (watch his lesson, “A brief history of religion in art“). We met up with this trio to talk about the process of approaching an educational lesson with a narrative eye.

Why did you want to cover fractals? How did you come up with the idea for this lesson? 

Alex Rosenthal: I started working on this when the previous lesson that George and I worked on together, which was about Flatland, premiered. A lot…

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The Fault in Our Stars

Fault

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Finally got around to seeing The Fault yesterday. I watched in with a churning in my stomach as romantic novels tend to always exploit my sensitive side. I must admit at times i was watching the film with much more admiration than i wouldn’t like to say it was worth as to belittle this film would be very uncanny of me but when i first saw the trailer i immediately wanted to see it and by no means did it let me down i spent the last half an hour crying over the beautiful acting from Shailene Woodley (Hazel Graze) and of course the Charming  Ansel Elgort (Augustus) i just feel like how Hazel feels throughout the whole film over the Novels she’s so defined in. I just wanted more of the books beauty and stunning imagery and how she copes after the death of her Gus. NEVER THE LESS, John Green has created a book that i will encourage the next generation to read many years from now and i will remember,

-Always