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MSRI-BCC host Dr. Keith Devlin, InnerTube Games president and Stanford mathemetician lecture on “Video Games for Mathematics,” 7 p.m., Wed., Oct. 9, BCC Auditorium

8 October 2013

  • Dr. Keith DevlinMSRI-BCC host Dr. Keith Devlin, InnerTube Games president and Stanford mathematician lecture on “Video  Games for Mathematics,” at Berkeley City College’s auditorium  (2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St.)  7 p.m., Wed., Oct. 9.

Dr. Keith Devlin will show how casual games that provide representations of mathematics enable children (and adults) to learn basic mathematics by “playing,” in the same way we learn music by learning to play the piano.

 

Admission is free and open to the public but seats are limited so tickets are required. Get your free tickets at the Brown Paper Ticketing website: http://keithdevlin.bpt.me/

 

Devlin is a mathematician at Stanford University, a co-founder and executive director of the university’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, a senior researcher at CSLI, and co-founder and president of InnerTube Games.

 

All remaining MSRI-BCC lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesdays in BCC’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. and Milvia St., on Nov. 6, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, and Apr. 9. For details about lecturers and the series, please visit www.msri.org/events/nott.

 

The “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of lectures is sponsored by the Simons Foundation (www.simonsfoundation.org) and co-presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Berkeley City College.

 

 

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MSRI/BCC host Pixar’s Tony DeRose’s lecture on “Math in the Movies,” 7 p.m., Wed., Sept. 11, BCC Auditorium

23 August 2013

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Dr. Tony DeRose, Pixar Animation StudiosDr. Tony DeRose, senior scientist and research group leader at Emeryville’s Pixar Animation Studios, will illustrate the extraordinary contribution of mathematics to animated films.  Math and science underlie the stunning visuals that are essential to storytelling in Pixar’s award-winning movies.  Using numerous clips from such productions as Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, The  Incredibles, Monsters, Inc. and Brave, DeRose will demonstrate how computer technology, physics, geometry, and applied math make possible special effects. Visit his website at http://graphics.pixar.com/people/derose/.

 

DeRose’s lecture is free and open to the public.

 

All remaining MSRI-BCC lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesdays in BCC’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. and Milvia St., on Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, and Apr. 9. For details about lecturers and the series, please visit www.msri.org/events/nott.

 

The “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of lectures is sponsored by the Simons Foundation (www.simonsfoundation.org) and co-presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Berkeley City College.

 

 

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