Monthly Archives: October 2016

Virtual Reality

Embed from Getty Images Back in 1999 I was just finishing my Masters degree at Victoria University of Wellington. I needed a subject for my research paper and I chose what was then a hot topic, Virtual Reality (VR). At the … Continue reading

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Imagine this….

[Grr! While I finished my previous post, I didn’t publish it. Darn it.] Since I’ve been playing around with computer generated images recently, my thoughts turned to how we see images. When you look at a computer or television screen … Continue reading

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The Banach Tarski Theorem

Embed from Getty Images There’s a mathematical theorem (the Banach Tarski theorem) which states that Given a solid ball in 3‑dimensional space, there exists a decomposition of the ball into a finite number of disjoint subsets, which can then be … Continue reading

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Turtles and More

My wife recently became interested in the Spirograph (™) system. Since her birthday was coming up, so did I, for obvious reasons. If you have never come across Spirograph (™) I can highly recommend it, as it enables the production of … Continue reading

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Evolution

If we accept Darwin’s theory of evolution, which I do, then we accept that we are the way we are as a result of a very period of gradual changes brought about by the pressures that our species has experienced through … Continue reading

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