Practicum 2: Day 1
Going back to by old high school was interesting. It was weird to officially be on the other side of the educational duality. I observed the classrooms and school environment the first day. I probably didn’t need to since it was all too familiar having visited and volunteered there since I left. My associate teacher (AT) is my physics teacher so it feels trippy that hes teaching me how to teach. He has 3 physics classes: Grade 11 College (11C), Grade 12 College (12C), and Grade 12 University (12U). They’re starting sound in 12C and magnetism in 11C and 12U. They’re both fascinating phenomena. In fact, they work under the same fundamental electro-magnetic force.
I visited my music teacher at lunch time, a few students were still around playing their instruments. He told me what his schedule was and I said that I could come in to his first period grade 9 class to help out. To further my school involvement initiatives I will also be volunteering my time after school for the jazz band and sax quartet practices.
Next day is a late start.
Ants follow Fermat’s principle of least time
Ants have long been known to choose the shortest of several routes to a food source, but what happens when the shortest route is not the fastest? This situation can occur, for example, when ants are forced to travel on two different surfaces, where they can walk faster on one surface than on the other. In a new study, scientists have found that ants behave the same way as light does when traveling through different media: both paths obey Fermat’s principle of least time, taking the fastest route rather than the most direct one. Besides revealing insight into ant communities, the findings could offer inspiration to researchers working on solving complex problems in robotics, logistics, and information technology.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-04-ants-fermat-principle.html#jCp
Calculus of variations FTW!
Mac OS X iTunes 10.6.3 (25) 64bit binary excerpts rendered as RGB images, woven into blankets.
The first two pieces in a new series of blankets dedicated to making visible the data structures that make up our everyday lives.
Must get poncho version…
Come on grab your friends, We’ll go to a distant galaxy, Neil the Tyson, and Carl the Sagan, The star stuff will never end, It’s Cosmos Time!
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place me by the windowsill and let me cool cause I am done.
I would watch the shit out of this cartoon.
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