by the way the Museum of Mathematics is putting on a lecture about the mathematics of bird flight at http://avianzoom.momath.org/
Tim Hunkin is starting a 'secret life of components' series; for those who don't know him, he's a nicely crazy artist/mech hacker who does weird automaton/games, and has presented a series on 'the life of machines' (mostly home white goods) many years ago. Recommended.
@stvenant Hi, and welcome to Mathstodon, a Mastodon instance largely focused on maths and related topics.
It's still pretty quiet here, but growing slowly, and we look forward to seeing what you choose to share. The more you say about what you're doing, the more likely you are to get people replying, following, and generally interacting.
So, tell us about yourself, using the hashtag #Introduction
Hello everyone, my name is Tamara (she/her), I am a PhD student in cultural anthropology and my research focusses on the development of artificial intelligence in the context of humanoid robotics. To really get a grasp of what is going on, I also study computer science and program parts of the robots’ software myself.
I am new here and would love to connect with people working on similar or related topics!
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Every now and then I am reminded of this:
English: great minds think alike.
German: Zwei Dumme, ein Gedanke (roughly: two idiots, one thought)
What I find fascinating here is that it embodies two completely opposing views on a kind of spontaneous consensus. The British mindset apparently sees it as a suggestion that there is something to it, while the German reacts with suspicion.
The matter is complicated -and simplified - by the fact that both expressions are often used to describe the ...
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