Making things with Maths

A session at Full Frontal 2012

Friday 9th November, 2012

4:20pm to 5:00pm (GMT)

For years the web has been happy playing in the sandbox that was the browser, locked away from all the things that native apps could do. But now we've grown up, and we have WebGL, Canvas, Web Audio, Media Capture and more. To really exploit this power, we have to step outside the comfort zone of text-oriented publishing and engage with the full field of computer engineering.

Maths are an essential part of this. While for most people, maths inspires dread, it's the most powerful tool we have, and the most flexible lego set you can get your hands on. In this talk I want to show you some clever mathematical machines, and what the pieces inside are doing. In a browser, naturally. And while true mathematicians will frown at the clear disregard for rigorous derivation, I think my way is more fun.

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Steven Wittens

I like computers, problems and using the former to solve the latter. Elegance over adequacy, thoughtfulness over impulse. bio from Twitter

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Time 4:20pm5:00pm GMT

Date Fri 9th November 2012

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