Archive for month: September, 2016

How to create stop-motion animation at home

Stop-motion animation is a visual storytelling form that conjures up the illusion of movement by combining art, motion and metaphor to convey an idea. It’s also really fun to create, as 100+ first-time animators recently discovered during a workshop led [...]

The math behind Beethoven’s music (in TED-Ed GIFs)

How is it that Beethoven, who is celebrated as one of the most significant composers of all time, wrote many of his most beloved songs while going deaf? As Natalya St. Clair explains below, the answer lies in the math [...]

Why mathematicians find math thrilling

Mathematician Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón suspects that when people ask him what’s the use of math, they’re really asking why they had to study math in school. As a mathematics professor at the University of La Rioja in northeastern Spain, [...]