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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Abstraction and the Senses

Joselle over at "Mathematics Rising" recommends 3 internet talks (one by Marcus du Sautoy, one by David Deutsch, and one by Benoit Mandelbrot) in this recent post :

http://mathrising.com/?p=708

(The subjects, broadly speaking, are symmetry, empiricism, and fractals, and what Joselle believes unites the 3 talks is a consideration of how abstraction emerges from sensory data; I also think these ideas piggy-back nicely onto the short Max Tegmark video I posted yesterday.)

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