Ron Eglash:
Ron Eglash et les fractales africaines

TEDGlobal 2007 · 16:57 · Filmed Jun 2007
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« Je suis un mathématicien et j'aimerais monter sur votre toit. » Voilà comment Ron Eglash salua plusieurs familles africaines qu'il rencontra pendant ses recherches sur les motifs fractals qu'il avait remarqués dans les villages à travers le continent.

Ron Eglash is an ethno-mathematician: he studies the way math and cultures intersect. He has shown that many aspects of African design — in architecture, art, even hair braiding — are based on perfect fractal patterns. Full bio
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