intro’d to Roger via his 2016 tedxoslo – Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world
metaphors mathematics and imagination
math as representation
math as means to see diff persectives
math is about seeing what happens.. what emerges
imagine of 4/3 – gets applause.. says.. this is not new .. we’ve known this for a long time
the sound of 4/3 – a nother perspective..
rhythm.. i love 4/3
my aim – what does it mean to understand something: have ability to view from different perspectives
when i give someone else a nother story/perspective.. i enable understanding..
learning more about object when i change my perspective
do you see what i’m doing here.. i’m changing perspective all the time..
so let’s take a step back.. that’s actually a metaphor
zoom dance ness
so what am i doing.. the essence of understanding something.. changing perspective.. absolutely fundamental for humans….metaphors.. analogies.. storytelling..
if able to view structure from inside.. able to learn something about it
change perspective.. use imagination.. view self from outside..
math & computer science.. most imaginative art forms ever..
we do this everyday… it’s called empathy.. if i view world from your perspective.. that requires imagination and that is how we obtain understanding..
try to change your perspective.. makes mind more flexible..open.. have a mind like water
Associate Professor, logician, mathematician, computer scientist, inventor, juggler, science communicator at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo.
zooming out/in get pivot (z dance).. as a means to grok (not predict/prescribe) emergence ness
perhaps ..a nother way.. to live/see.. all of us.. to approach the limit of empathetic peoples.. of eudaimoniative surplus..
ie: hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data.. so that we can org around legit needs
need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature ie: tech as it could be
imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)
let’s do/love that math (less about understanding more about connecting)