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Mathematics, Magic & Mystery March 31 to April 3

With the invention of computers, visual artists began to create digital imagery using mathematics, art and the language of code. One such artist and programmer, Nathan Selikoff, will explore this phenomenon further and show how individuals can manipulate objects and virtual worlds without any direct physical contact in his presentation titled “Art & Algorithms” as the featured demonstration during Palm Beach State College’s Math Awareness Week March 31 to April 3.

SelikoffSelikoff will give his showing from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. April 2 in the Meldon Lecture Hall BB Building, room 111 on the Palm Beach Gardens campus. Along with Selikoff’s presentation, there will be more than 50 other events held on three of the College’s campuses: Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth. All are free and open to the public.

The College’s Math Awareness Week coincides with Math Awareness Month, an annual event sponsored by The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The theme for this year’s Math Awareness Week is “Mathematics, Magic & Mystery.”

Other highlights include:

  • Presentation by James Randi, world-renowned magician and investigator of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 31 at the Boca Raton campus Humanities and Technology Building, room 103-B.
  • Presentation by Associate Professor Barb Goldman, on “Nutrients and Numbers—what’s in a fast food meal?” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 1 at the Palm Beach Gardens campus Meldon Lecture Hall BB Building, room 111.
  • Lecture titled “The Power of Mathematics in Describing the Fundamental Forces of Nature,” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 3 by Associate Dean Carlos Ramos at the Lake Worth campus Natural Science Building, room 129.

For more information and a complete listing and description of events at each campus, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/mathawareness/. To learn more about Math Awareness Month, go to www.mathaware.org.

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