The IMA has a series of online talks. The third in this series will be ‘Dissections – highlights from a masterclass’ by Bernard Murphy on Thursday 10th May 2012 starting at 7 pm. The following information is available on attending this:
This is to be the third IMA virtual branch talk and will take place in an online classroom.
To join the session navigate your internet browser to: http://bit.ly/IMAVirtualTalk3
It could take a few minutes to get into the online room the first time, so you may wish to either try earlier in the day, or come a little before 7 pm. If you are unable to access the site, then click on the ‘Support’ link in the top right corner of the webpage.
No charge is made to attend meetings; non-IMA members are welcome.
I gave a talk to our internal postgrad forum last week about the princess in a castle puzzle. I made some slides for it using deck.js. They looked quite nice and I could just about get what I wanted in them, but I now know that using SVG in HTML is still an enormous faff if you want it to scale nicely, which is basically the only reason you would use SVG.
Click here to see the slides.
I’m not sure if you can follow along with the slides without me talking; maybe I’ll do a transcript with slide drive later.
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Science Showoff is a monthly night which takes place in a pub in London, and features acts from all areas of science, who each have 9 minutes to perform an act – a science demo, a routine, songs, experiments – anything entertaining or fun. Having tried a little bit of the short-set, trying-to-be-funny type of science communication involved in Bright Club (a similar venture, giving researchers the chance to try stand-up comedy, which started in London and has now spread all over the country), I thought it would be good to give it another go – in fact, Science Showoff was recommended to me by someone who saw my Bright Club set in Manchester. I had prepared an 8-minute piece about Fibonacci numbers to perform in Manchester, inspired by my artist friend’s admission that she didn’t see how maths could be interesting in the same way as art; she wasn’t there to watch, but I went down well (and ran horribly over time). So I decided to reprise my set at Science Showoff in February 2012 – and this time it would be the right length, and would be new and improved with all the best jokes left in and the duds taken out.