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Beauty of Mathematics

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While posting videos is not something I do very often at this blog. I came across this one particular documentary film that really struck me. It’s called Dangerous Knowledge and it’s about four thinkers — Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing who destroyed any hopes we would ever have for certainty in knowledge. The film is especially powerful to me right now as I have for weeks been obsessing with the limits of knowledge, undoubtedly to unhealthy levels. This film does not tell me anything new of course, but it presents it in a light that shows how very deep these problems were to these great mathematicians. The commentary for the documentary was also well chosen — Gregory Chaitin and Roger Penrose among those talking. At one point I was almost reduced to tears by the beauty that was hinted at.

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September 5, 2007 at 11:57 pm

Posted in mathematics, Video

Arundhati Roy ‘We’ documentary

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Please watch this video if you can, it’s a documentary abour Arundhati Roy’s words, someone I’ve admired for a long time and would align myself closely to her values and humanity. It’s got a great soundtrack too. (Download it to watch full-screen: link)

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January 2, 2007 at 1:52 am

Posted in humanity, Politics, Video

Time lapse photography

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I’ve been experimenting recently with time lapse photography using iMovie and my NVDS11b DV video camera. This was the result of a few minutes of rush hour on a Dublin Thursday evening (i added some iMovie effect to it):

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November 5, 2006 at 12:05 am

Posted in Photography, Video

The best parkour i’ve seen so far…

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April 1, 2006 at 6:24 pm

Posted in Video