Mathematical abstractions never look like the real thing, but they are often as powerful, and frequently more illuminating.
 Mathematics studies perfect objects -- the Platonic ideal -- but often the proofs can be messy and confusing.

WINGS

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The principle of least action states that, of all the possible paths a particle, such as a photon, could take, it will take the one with minimal integrated energy. Analogous optimization principles are used in software that finds the best route from place A to place B, finds the best price for a concert ticket, or finds the most likely interpretation of data.

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ROCK WHISPERER

MATH, Computation, and Harmonics

LOGARITHM

The Sierpinski gasket is a mathematical object constructed by repeatedly cutting the middle out of each triangle. An alternative way to create it, more akin to crystal growth, is to start with a layer of 0′s with a single 1, then to build new layers by placing a 0 above and between each pair of identical bits, while placing a 1 above and between each pair of differing bits.
 Organisms and their parts somehow 'know' when to stop growing. As computers count in an algorithmic, logarithmic or binary way, so does biology 'count' in its own biochemical way.
 
Computer chip technology is basically artificial geology. Lithography — the technique used to carve wires and transistors into a silicon chip — has the original meaning of “stone writing”. Modern lithography can build many layers of structures on a slab of silicon, but to truly master the art of turning inanimate rock into a thinking machine requires understanding the nature of the material. It will tell you what it can do. Listen to the silicon.

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DISCRETIZATION

ALMOST REAL

CORE CONCEPTS

rain of abstractions

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ANN ERPINO FINE ART

The technological shift in electronics from analog to digital was paralleled by a paradigm shift in mathematics, with discrete and combinatorial maths replacing the traditional continuous analytical maths. Now continuous objects are converted to discrete representations for processing on digital computers.  

SHADOW OF PERFECTION

Distilled Convergence