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Liz Krane

Liz Krane Verified in Google 

Learn all the things!

Occupation: Learning everything and sharing everything I learn (LearningNerd.com)

Location: Los Angeles

Birthday: 08/30

Followers: 825,856

Following: 4,821

Views: 18,242,450

Cream of the Crop: 12/23/2011

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Liz Krane has been at 23 events

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Liz Krane825,856Join me for a live-streamed interview with @108120796988679195055, a researcher at Cornell University with a background in both mathematics and film production! Check out her blog: mathematigal.com and website: saramoira.com. You might know her from her video, "A math major talks about fear": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9aGVUZ3YA All questions are welcome -- please post them on the event page!Interview with Saramoira Shields on math and more!2016-01-07 19:00:0011  
Liz Krane825,856Join us for a conversation between @102006004474081559466, mathematician and mathematical artist (segerman.org), and @107375322906605680039 , a math-curious mathophobe (learningnerd.com). Math questions and silliness will ensue!Math and 3D-printed mathematical art with Henry Segerman2015-12-11 03:00:0012  
Fraser Cain990,265Join @110701307803962595019 and a rotating crew of space journalists to talk about the biggest news in space and astronomy.Weekly Space Hangout - January 16, 20152015-01-16 21:00:0066  
Russell Bateman16,787testing new cameralive moon test2014-06-11 00:00:0012  
Billy Wilson1,550,371Joined by: -@107375322906605680039 who has a goal to learn everything (http://google.com/+LizKrane). -@117543472495647666878 (http://google.com/+SheilaBDuBois). -Photographer @104306683219947597418 (http://myeyedelight.com) -Musical Guest @104264919981345766847 (http://jonlevymusic.com) finishing the last 16 minutes of the hour off with some live music. The show is live on Friday at 10pm Eastern here & on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKDQ5r_fdig (time zone converter http://goo.gl/3itW5). @108595299975404341987 brings together Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Personalities, & all sorts of fun and interesting people from around the world each Friday for a hangout and is one of the largest & longest running shows on G+. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtH Find Me Elsewhere:  Google+: https://google.com/+billywilson Twitter: https://twitter.com/BillyWilson14 Facebook: http://facebook.com/BillyWilsond   Site/Blog: http://thebillywilson.com Help support me, my family, projects, & show on Patreon: http://patreon.com/billywilson or Donate on Paypal: https://paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=E74U8G8TZKYDJ #TSBW#92 Fun, Discussion, & Live Music from Jon Levy2014-01-04 04:00:0032  
Scott Lewis379,592Hey everyone! I figured this is as good a way as any to start the new year! 2014 HOA! It's 2014!!2014-01-01 10:09:1724  
Fraser Cain990,265George Whitesides, the CEO of Virgin Galactic, will be giving a special presentation at the 2013 meeting for the Association of Science Writers in Gainsville Florida. http://www.sciencewriters2013.org/sessions/future-spaceflight-update-virgin-galactic Join +Fraser Cain , +Alan Boyle  and +Amy Shira Teitel for live coverage of the presentation. After the presentation, George will stick around and answer your questions about the future of space tourism.Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides2013-11-03 22:30:0083  
Isabelle Fortin27,200Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00263  
Hubble Space Telescope7,698,370The #Hubble Space Telecope is poised to provide us with new images of Comet #ISON as it approaches the inner solar system.  In the coming months, we'll get views of the comet from a perspective only #Hubble can provide. Here's the url to the #ISON  blog: http://hubblesite.org/go/ison The approach of this comet has generated a lot of excitement, it is going to pass extremely close to the sun and when it does, astronomers tell us this may be among the brightest comets we've ever seen hanging in our night sky. Or will it be a dud? Well, we're going to talk about that and a whole lot more: Is it going to hit us? Where did it come from? How big is it? What's it made of? What's so great about comets anyway? What if it breaks up?  Will the pieces hit us? How can I get a comet named after me? Is Scott's head a comet nucleus? Please join +Tony Darnell, +Alberto Conti and +Scott Lewis as they discuss these and any other questions you can think to ask to some of the planetary scientists working at the Space Telescope Science Institute. We'll have +Max Mutchler , Dr. +Bonnie Meinke and Dr. Jian-Yang Li on hand to tell us what Hubble is expected to see, how it will see it and we'll also go into the topic of comets in general. +Zolt Levay Will also be onhand to discuss recent Hubble images of ISON. Hope to see you there! #hubblehangout_jul17The Hubble Space Telescope and Comet ISON2013-07-17 22:00:52259  
Maria Quiban430,197Coming up in my #HOA  at +FOX 11 Los Angeles Tuesday... 1) *Rick Springfield*!!!, talking to us about “An Affair of the Heart” Documentary       Twitter:@rickspringfield 2) Justin Willman,  Magician Who doesn't love Magic?!!!!!! ;) 3) & our favorite relationship expert Jenn Berman is back from VH1's "Couples Therapy” Join me starting at  8:30amPST      Hoping I can tap into the wonderful and smart community of G+ Broadcasters to join in on the Q & A with our guests. Please let me know if you'd like an invite!Fanchat w/Rick Springfield & More!2013-07-16 17:30:0053  
Scott Lewis379,592Have you ever wondered what it's like to give a TEDx talk? How about working at M.I.T.? What sort of excitement comes with working on a project that allows people from across the globe to map neurons through a video game? Come find out when +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis interview +Amy Robinson! Buddhini and Scott will be together in San Diego hosting this special Google+ Hangout On Air interview with Amy from +Sebastian Seung's computational neuroscience lab at MIT.  This Hangout On Air will be broadcast live and recorded to YouTube. If you have any questions or comments for Amy or the hosts, please feel free to leave them here on the event page, through the live Google+ shares, via YouTube or on Twitter using the hashtag #ktcHangout .  Buddhini's Twitter:@DrHalfPintBuddy Scott's Twitter:@BaldAstronomer Amy's Twitter:@AmyLeeRobinson #HangoutsOnAir   #ScienceSunday   #ScienceEveryday   #CitizenScience   #TEDx   #OpenScience   #WomenInSTEM   #ktc20130616   #Science   #STEM   #Neuroscience   #MIT  Interview with Amy Robinson | ktc2013-06-16 23:00:0056  
Google Science Fair3,110,890*Play a Game, Map a Brain!* The race is on to map brains - and one way we'll get there is through a game. Join +Joe Hanson, creator of the popular PBS YouTube series, +It's Okay To Be Smart as he interviews  +Amy Robinson from the computational neuroscience lab at MIT creating +EyeWire , a game to map the human brain. She'll tell you how 6 months ago her team launched a game mapping the 3D structure of neurons in a brain. Over 60,000 people from 130 countries have played to date. They're rapidly advancing our quest to understand the mysteries of how the mind makes you who you are. What can we learn about our own brains from playing games? Come to the Hangout and find out! Post your questions here on the Event Page for Amy to answer with the #GSF2013. Wednesday, 29 May, 12:00PM PT / 2:00PM CT / 3:00PM ET / 1900 GMT / 2000 UTC / 2100 CET *Find out more about the #GSF2013 Hangout series*: goo.gl/H0pNq *Official Google Science Fair website*: http://goo.gl/FU1hyPlay a game, Map a brain with Amy Robinson, Google Science Fair 2013 Hangout On Air2013-05-29 21:00:00192  
ScienceSunday87,374Join hosts +Buddhini Samarasinghe and +Scott Lewis  for another “SciSunHOA”, a live Google+ Hangout On Air broadcast, brought to you by +ScienceSunday. This episode, Professor +Vincent Racaniello joins Buddhini and Scott to discuss his work in virology. Vincent is a professor of microbiology and immunology at Columbia University. His research includes the study of poliovirus (Polio), rhinovirus (Common Cold), and other RNA viruses. His work focuses on how our immune systems interact with these viruses, how they cause disease, while also discovering new viruses in wild animals. Outside of the lab, Vincent is involved in many science outreach efforts, including hosting the excellent podcast series This Week in Virology (TWiV). You can read more on his website here (http://www.virology.ws/) We’re all very excited for this episode of “SciSunHOA” as Vincent is not only a brilliant scientist, but also an outstanding science communicator! Questions for Vincent, Buddhini and Scott can be left here in the event page, as well as during the live show through the shares of the HOA, including on Twitter using the hash tag: #SciSunHOA  Going Viral: #SciSun Hangout on Air featuring Vincent Racaniello2013-04-29 00:00:0058  
Shinae Choi Robinson892,214This month's weeklong Cookalong is free and easy, peeps! Choose your own menu and shares pics and posts as usual, but *the main point is to sit down to a lovingly prepared meal with people we love*. And hopefully you'll share a pic of everyone sitting down to the meal together as well. I am happy to help you find a good recipe for something you want to cook, or perhaps suggest a side or salad for a main you have in mind, and also just to answer general cooking questions if anyone would like. Looking forward to your posts and pics! #SFPCookalong12  Freestyle Sit-Down Meal with Family and Friends Cookalong2013-03-24 20:00:0029  
Google Science Fair3,110,890*Roundtable with top editors and journalists in science* You love STEM. You've been reading scientific journals since you were a kid. You want to work in STEM but you don't necessarily want to be a researcher. _Have you ever thought of pursuing a career in science communication or journalism?_  We are here to help you! We're sitting down with the people who have made science journalism and communications a career. *Join us tomorrow December 21st at 12 PM CST as we hear from +Mark Fischetti from +Scientific American, +Cara Santa Maria from +HuffPost Science, +Andrew Howley from +National Geographic and freelance journalist +Carin Bondar* as they tell us about their experience in journalism and communications and how they bring science to life with their words. Bring your questions and curiosities to follow along our guest panel and the other #deSTEMber participants at 10 AM PST / 12PM CST / 1 PM EST.  Keep tuning into the 31 days of #deSTEMber with +Girlstart and +Google Science Fair for more at-home experiments and STEM activities. *For a full list of events, check out Girlstart’s calendar* (http://goo.gl/fP810)deSTEMber In the Field Friday Roundtable with Editors from Science Publications2012-12-21 19:00:00167  
Google Science Fair3,110,890*What does an Academy Award, Theoretical Physics, & Kings College have in common?*  The sum of these is the brilliant mind of Google[x] Engineer +Dan Piponi and the work that he's done. Not only does he get to work on cool projects in the Google[x] lab, he can also explain science in a way that’s accessible to all ages.  *Join Google Science Fair winner +Shree Bose as she moderates a hangout with Google’s Dan Piponi. He'll shows us how to find subatomic particles from the comfort of your own home.* Most of us are familiar with pictures of subatomic particles interacting but seeing it in real life seems like a lofty goal. What most people don't realize is that you can get similar results at home by spending about $40 on materials that are pretty easy to find.      *Bring your questions and curiosities to follow along with Dan, Shree and the other #deSTEMber participants Wednesday, December 19 at 10 AM PST / 12PM CST / 1 PM EST.*  Keep tuning into the 31 days of #deSTEMber with +Girlstart and +Google Science Fair for more at-home experiments and STEM activities.       *For a full list of events, check out Girlstart’s calendar* http://goo.gl/fP810deSTEMber Experiment: Inside the Mind of Google [x] Engineer Dan Piponi2012-12-19 19:00:00165  
Christa Laser52,339Don't forget to join us today at 4pm Eastern time to listen to a speech by Dr. +Chad Haney, who will discuss molecular imaging in the context of in vivo biomedical research.  Dr. Haney is the Managing Director for the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging at Northwestern University and co-curator of #ScienceSunday. Speech Club: Special Guest Dr. Chad Haney Talks Molecular Imaging2012-12-01 22:00:0012  
Daria Musk3,817,126*You, Me & A LIttle Music History!* Join me - virtually - on November 29th for a very special live in-studio, interactive Hangout Concert from Times Square in New York City! *How To Join The Hangout!* ★ RSVP Right Here! ★ Circle @109766514680275896293  They're our gracious Hangout Hosts ★ Be a VIP by commenting below! I'll add you to my early-invite VIP circle! ★ We'll rotate the Hangout seats to get as many people in as possible! ★ Global Start Times: http://bit.ly/QbrDDv *Tell Me More...* I have a feeling this virtual, interactive, multi-dimensional concert will be another amazing night to remember and share together! We'll have cameras, lights, lots of songs and tons of action! This is the launch of a new series of Hangout Event Series by +Stonehenge NYC and I'll be singing and hanging with you from world-famous KMA Recording Studios where everyone from Whitney Houston, to Karmin to Jay-Z have laid down their tracks!  And our secret(ly awesome) undisclosed location has been revealed! It's The Brill Building - where hit songs have been written and recorded generation after generation. The walls are singing with music legends past and now you and me will be a part of it's storied history! Woop! :) *One More Surprise* is on the way... Something special for everyone joining the Hangout... I can't wait to light up New York City with you... More deets to come ;) XO, DariaDaria & You ★ In-Studio Concert From Times Square ★ Live At Stonehenge NYC2012-11-30 02:00:00379  
Isabelle Fortin27,200Some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow _Moustaches_ we thought maybe we can post our pictures with fake ones. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, We also encourage anyone who would like to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thanks so much ❤ Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember2012-11-02 00:00:00135  
Billy Wilson1,550,371Wow, the 28th episode of my weekly show, thank you guys for being so supportive of my weekly on air G+ variety show @108595299975404341987. The show brings together some of the most interesting people you can find on G+ for a hangout! This week I'll have joining me Entrepreneur, Entertainer, and Geek @107234826207633309420; Creator of the Uglydoll Brand @101041881026971694523; @107375322906605680039 of LearningNerd.com; Linux System Admin @114228869493885222559; Engineer @112353210404102902472; and Special Musical Guest @106481981826916607971 ! You can talk with us and other people watching the show by commenting on this event once the show is live! The episode will be live on this event and the recording will be available immediately afterwards. You can watch previous episodes here: http://goo.gl/ceHtHTSBW #28: Technology, Learning, Toys, Live Music and More! (On Air Hangout)2012-10-13 04:00:0070  
Fraser Cain990,265To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004843  
Google Science Fair3,110,890The winners of Google Science Fair 2012 will be announced on July 23, 2012. This year’s 15 finalists, all 13-18 years of age, join us from seven countries, and their projects explore topics as varied as adapting hydroponic solutions for poor subsistence farmers to developing cell-phone compatible electrocardiograph machines.  This year our winners will win once-in-a-lifetime experiences like a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland. Who will they be? Watch the awards gala live stream next Monday, July 23 at 7 p.m. PST at http://google.com/sciencefair. Google Science Fair 2012 Award Ceremony Live Stream2012-07-24 04:00:00294  
Jason Mayes38,895Google+ has been updated to create events! Lets document this super day and share our happy moments - feel free to join the event to try it out. Invite friends and learn how to use this new feature! Don't forget to try out party mode (update your mobile G+ app). Send in photos of where you currently are and share part of your day with us all. https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/+/learnmore/events/#party-modeWorldwide Google+ event - join, invite, and try it out!2012-06-28 22:00:0077  

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2015-12-10 01:07:22 (37 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Join us for a conversation between +Henry Segerman, mathematician and mathematical artist (segerman.org), and +Liz Krane , a math-curious mathophobe (learningnerd.com). Math questions and silliness will ensue!

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2015-12-24 06:10:43 (8 comments; 14 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Boston Dynamics is ready for Christmas yay

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2015-12-24 06:10:43 (8 comments; 14 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Boston Dynamics is ready for Christmas yay

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2016-03-14 14:52:15 (11 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Calling all designers, hackers and engineers: Build stuff that matters! (plus $300,000 in prizes)

I'm super excited to be on the +HACKADAY team (yay, new job!) helping out with this awesome initiative! Last year's grand prize went to an eye-controlled wheelchair project, and this year 105 innovative projects can win prizes across five different categories, including citizen science and assistive technologies. See all the details here: http://hackaday.io/prize

Calling all designers, hackers and engineers: Build stuff that matters! (plus $300,000 in prizes)

I'm super excited to be on the +HACKADAY team (yay, new job!) helping out with this awesome initiative! Last year's grand prize went to an eye-controlled wheelchair project, and this year 105 innovative projects can win prizes across five different categories, including citizen science and assistive technologies. See all the details here: http://hackaday.io/prize___

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2016-01-20 06:24:39 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

A spherical video (virtual reality style!) that demonstrates spherical video editing with Möbius transformations!

It gets pretty trippy when you basically find yourself standing in the middle of Vi Hart's face, lol! Read +Henry Segerman's awesome blog post here: 
http://elevr.com/spherical-video-editing-effects-with-mobius-transformations/

A spherical video (virtual reality style!) that demonstrates spherical video editing with Möbius transformations!

It gets pretty trippy when you basically find yourself standing in the middle of Vi Hart's face, lol! Read +Henry Segerman's awesome blog post here: 
http://elevr.com/spherical-video-editing-effects-with-mobius-transformations/___

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2016-01-14 19:07:18 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Weekly self-therapy vlog (2016, Week 2)
learningnerd.com/2016/self-therapy-vlog-2/ Every week, I'm making an appointment with myself to reflect on my challenges, review my progress, and try to make deliberate, incremental improvements to my life.

The first week of January was eventful! I finished 100 video blogs in 100 days, gave a talk at a local high school, and started a course to learn computer science from first principles. But the focus of this week’s self-therapy session is my anxiety – more specifically, adult separation anxiety. I made some good progress, though! The strategy I came up with last week was a success, and I had a fun and short visit with my family and stuck with my original plan.

Weekly self-therapy vlog (2016, Week 2)
learningnerd.com/2016/self-therapy-vlog-2/ Every week, I'm making an appointment with myself to reflect on my challenges, review my progress, and try to make deliberate, incremental improvements to my life.

The first week of January was eventful! I finished 100 video blogs in 100 days, gave a talk at a local high school, and started a course to learn computer science from first principles. But the focus of this week’s self-therapy session is my anxiety – more specifically, adult separation anxiety. I made some good progress, though! The strategy I came up with last week was a success, and I had a fun and short visit with my family and stuck with my original plan.___

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2016-01-09 10:32:45 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

My last daily video blog! (Daily Learning Vlog #100)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-100/ This is it! A quick vlog to reflect on what I learned from making 100 videos in 100 days. Thanks to everyone who shared this crazy journey with me, because our conversations are what made this all worthwhile! As for what's next... I'll still make 3 videos next week and I hope to gradually transition away from thrown-together vlogs and towards more polished videos again. For right now, though, I just can't wait to experience a day without doing any filming or video editing -- I forgot what that feels like!

My last daily video blog! (Daily Learning Vlog #100)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-100/ This is it! A quick vlog to reflect on what I learned from making 100 videos in 100 days. Thanks to everyone who shared this crazy journey with me, because our conversations are what made this all worthwhile! As for what's next... I'll still make 3 videos next week and I hope to gradually transition away from thrown-together vlogs and towards more polished videos again. For right now, though, I just can't wait to experience a day without doing any filming or video editing -- I forgot what that feels like!___

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2016-01-08 19:57:32 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Being confused is fun and good for learning! (Daily Vlog #99)
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Just a quick personal check-in, plus a couple thoughts on my learning process and why I'm nervous about the talk I'm giving at a high school tomorrow. Eeek, teenagers! Nah, I'm sure it will be fun once I get over my nerves.

Being confused is fun and good for learning! (Daily Vlog #99)
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Just a quick personal check-in, plus a couple thoughts on my learning process and why I'm nervous about the talk I'm giving at a high school tomorrow. Eeek, teenagers! Nah, I'm sure it will be fun once I get over my nerves.___

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2016-01-08 04:23:11 (20 comments; 11 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Playing with truth tables and Boolean algebra (Daily Learning Vlog #98)
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Today I finally started exploring what I've learned so far from the NAND2Tetris course. I had fun matching up the logic gate names to their truth tables and then checked my understanding of Boolean algebra by reducing an expression down to its simplest form. It was a fun few minutes!

Playing with truth tables and Boolean algebra (Daily Learning Vlog #98)
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Today I finally started exploring what I've learned so far from the NAND2Tetris course. I had fun matching up the logic gate names to their truth tables and then checked my understanding of Boolean algebra by reducing an expression down to its simplest form. It was a fun few minutes!___

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2016-01-07 07:53:48 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Checking my understanding (Daily Learning Vlog #97)
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When you only have 5 minutes to spare and you're half-asleep, how can you still make progress towards a learning goal? Do a quick review, of course! I hadn't looked at NAND2Tetris (nand2tetris.org) in a while so I gave myself a tiny challenge: see how much I could remember from Chapter 1 off the top of my head.

Checking my understanding (Daily Learning Vlog #97)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-97/

When you only have 5 minutes to spare and you're half-asleep, how can you still make progress towards a learning goal? Do a quick review, of course! I hadn't looked at NAND2Tetris (nand2tetris.org) in a while so I gave myself a tiny challenge: see how much I could remember from Chapter 1 off the top of my head.___

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2016-01-06 06:13:11 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Thoughts on my programming workshops (Daily Learning Vlog #96)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-96/

Today I taught the first Learn to Code LA (http://learntocodela.org) workshop of the year, and as we approach our one-year anniversary (with over 2000 videos!), I reflect for a moment on how I feel about it at the moment. I may have come across as a bit more pessimistic than I really feel, probably just because I was really tired when I recorded this.

Thoughts on my programming workshops (Daily Learning Vlog #96)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-96/

Today I taught the first Learn to Code LA (http://learntocodela.org) workshop of the year, and as we approach our one-year anniversary (with over 2000 videos!), I reflect for a moment on how I feel about it at the moment. I may have come across as a bit more pessimistic than I really feel, probably just because I was really tired when I recorded this.___

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2016-01-06 00:13:38 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

I really enjoyed this little article on serendipity. Next time someone asks me what I've been up to the last 3 months, I'll say: "gathering string!" =P

I really enjoyed this little article on serendipity. Next time someone asks me what I've been up to the last 3 months, I'll say: "gathering string!" =P___

2016-01-05 22:02:48 (21 comments; 3 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Join me for a live-streamed interview with +Saramoira Shields, a researcher at Cornell University with a background in both mathematics and film production! Check out her blog: mathematigal.com and website: saramoira.com. You might know her from her video, "A math major talks about fear": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9aGVUZ3YA

All questions are welcome -- please post them on the event page!

Join me for a live-streamed interview with +Saramoira Shields, a researcher at Cornell University with a background in both mathematics and film production! Check out her blog: mathematigal.com and website: saramoira.com. You might know her from her video, "A math major talks about fear": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9aGVUZ3YA

All questions are welcome -- please post them on the event page!___

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2016-01-05 09:40:58 (23 comments; 4 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

2016 Week 1 Self-therapy vlog (Daily Learning Vlog #95)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-95/

Today I experimented to see what a self-therapy video blog might look like. And I may also post the unedited version here once I have time to upload it. I also started a personal changelog (see blog) to track my efforts to reprogram my brain and conquer anxiety and my other most personal obstacles.

2016 Week 1 Self-therapy vlog (Daily Learning Vlog #95)
learningnerd.com/daily-learning-95/

Today I experimented to see what a self-therapy video blog might look like. And I may also post the unedited version here once I have time to upload it. I also started a personal changelog (see blog) to track my efforts to reprogram my brain and conquer anxiety and my other most personal obstacles.___

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2016-01-04 05:07:51 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

First look at NAND2Tetris hardware simulator (Daily Learning Vlog #94)
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I spent 30 minutes poking around the software tools for #NAND2Tetris (nand2tetris.org), so here's what that looked like. Boring? Yes. But I'm having fun experimenting with how the act of documenting my learning process in different ways can alter the learning process itself. It seems to spur me on to keep trying when I might normally give up.

First look at NAND2Tetris hardware simulator (Daily Learning Vlog #94)
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I spent 30 minutes poking around the software tools for #NAND2Tetris (nand2tetris.org), so here's what that looked like. Boring? Yes. But I'm having fun experimenting with how the act of documenting my learning process in different ways can alter the learning process itself. It seems to spur me on to keep trying when I might normally give up.___

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2016-01-02 18:10:51 (23 comments; 3 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

My past history with programming (Daily Learning Vlog #93)
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Starting my year of computer science and math, I reflect on my past encounters with programming. I also started the free #NAND2Tetris course! Detailed notes in my blog post: learningnerd.com/daily-learning-93/

My past history with programming (Daily Learning Vlog #93)
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Starting my year of computer science and math, I reflect on my past encounters with programming. I also started the free #NAND2Tetris course! Detailed notes in my blog post: learningnerd.com/daily-learning-93/___

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2016-01-01 14:16:42 (36 comments; 2 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Reflecting on math month and my life in 2015 (Math Month Day 31)
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Happy New Year! I did some late-night (or early morning?) reflection on this month's experiment to learn math and conquer my math anxiety, and I also reviewed some of the ups and downs I've had in 2015, the most eventful year of my life so far.

Reflecting on math month and my life in 2015 (Math Month Day 31)
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Happy New Year! I did some late-night (or early morning?) reflection on this month's experiment to learn math and conquer my math anxiety, and I also reviewed some of the ups and downs I've had in 2015, the most eventful year of my life so far.___

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2015-12-31 20:38:53 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Interview with mathematician +Niles Johnson (Math Day 30)
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I had a great conversation about math with +Niles Johnson, on everything from math education to arithmetic anxiety to mathematical beauty!

Full interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgJ08JivXNQ

Also check out Niles' awesome blackboard mind map of math:
https://goo.gl/Wv6c0H

Interview with mathematician +Niles Johnson (Math Day 30)
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I had a great conversation about math with +Niles Johnson, on everything from math education to arithmetic anxiety to mathematical beauty!

Full interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgJ08JivXNQ

Also check out Niles' awesome blackboard mind map of math:
https://goo.gl/Wv6c0H___

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2015-12-30 06:27:14 (28 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

More progress, but more fear (Math Immersion Month Day 29)
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I might volunteer to teach a weekly math class at The Midnight Mission, tomorrow I'm interviewing another mathematician, I finally finished 6th grade math on Khan Academy, I might make math and computer science my main focus for all of 2016, and I've partially conquered my math anxiety but I'm still struggling with my other anxieties!

More progress, but more fear (Math Immersion Month Day 29)
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I might volunteer to teach a weekly math class at The Midnight Mission, tomorrow I'm interviewing another mathematician, I finally finished 6th grade math on Khan Academy, I might make math and computer science my main focus for all of 2016, and I've partially conquered my math anxiety but I'm still struggling with my other anxieties!___

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2015-12-29 09:29:03 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

Math books, peace and quiet (Math Immersion Month Day 28)
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No words, just books. This quick sketch is an attempt to convey how I feel when I visit my favorite place: the library! It's a wonderful mix of quiet reflection, solitude, and a little silliness.

Math books, peace and quiet (Math Immersion Month Day 28)
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No words, just books. This quick sketch is an attempt to convey how I feel when I visit my favorite place: the library! It's a wonderful mix of quiet reflection, solitude, and a little silliness.___

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2015-12-28 07:16:37 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Dad and I laughing over New Math (Math Month Day 27)
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On the last day of the long holiday weekend with my family, I shared Tom Lehrer's "New Math" song with my dad and he loved it! The version we watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKGV2cTgqA

Dad and I laughing over New Math (Math Month Day 27)
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On the last day of the long holiday weekend with my family, I shared Tom Lehrer's "New Math" song with my dad and he loved it! The version we watched: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKGV2cTgqA___

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2015-12-27 05:24:38 (16 comments; 1 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

A moment with my dad and the Pythagorean theorem (Math Day 26)
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Just a snippet of today's conversation, in which my dad and I read about Einstein's proof of the Pythagorean theorem. We understand it now! Eh, sort of. Big thanks to +John Baez for suggesting this article: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/einsteins-first-proof-pythagorean-theorem

A moment with my dad and the Pythagorean theorem (Math Day 26)
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Just a snippet of today's conversation, in which my dad and I read about Einstein's proof of the Pythagorean theorem. We understand it now! Eh, sort of. Big thanks to +John Baez for suggesting this article: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/einsteins-first-proof-pythagorean-theorem___

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2015-12-26 05:09:40 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Christmas morning math and silliness (Math Month Day 25)
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On Christmas morning, my dad and I tried to prove the Pythagorean theorem. Then we gave up and Googled it, but we still didn't udnerstand any of the proofs! Then we gave up on that too and went to our family Christmas party. All in all, a great day! Happy holidays!

Christmas morning math and silliness (Math Month Day 25)
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On Christmas morning, my dad and I tried to prove the Pythagorean theorem. Then we gave up and Googled it, but we still didn't udnerstand any of the proofs! Then we gave up on that too and went to our family Christmas party. All in all, a great day! Happy holidays!___

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2015-12-25 00:36:20 (19 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Tipsy interview with Tony, my mathematician friend (Math Day 24)
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I interviewed my friend Tony, a laid-back math professor with many hobbies! We chatted about math over drinks and a lot of laughs. I learned about a few new theorems, what it feels like to do math research, and how cool (and normal) mathematicians can be!

Tipsy interview with Tony, my mathematician friend (Math Day 24)
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I interviewed my friend Tony, a laid-back math professor with many hobbies! We chatted about math over drinks and a lot of laughs. I learned about a few new theorems, what it feels like to do math research, and how cool (and normal) mathematicians can be!___

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2015-12-24 06:10:43 (8 comments; 14 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

I always knew Rudolph was a robot!! :)
via +Jason Mayes

Boston Dynamics is ready for Christmas yay___I always knew Rudolph was a robot!! :)
via +Jason Mayes

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2015-12-24 01:26:58 (24 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Dad teaches me how to subtract (Math Month Day 23)
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I'm 70% done with 6th grade math on Khan Academy, but subtraction still drives me crazy! My dad taught me a new subtraction algorithm, which was apparently the most common algorithm taught between 1700 and 1900 -- but more on that later, once I figure out how to get access to the academic journals. ;)

Dad teaches me how to subtract (Math Month Day 23)
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I'm 70% done with 6th grade math on Khan Academy, but subtraction still drives me crazy! My dad taught me a new subtraction algorithm, which was apparently the most common algorithm taught between 1700 and 1900 -- but more on that later, once I figure out how to get access to the academic journals. ;)___

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2015-12-23 03:05:18 (9 comments; 1 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Interviews, achievements, and math year? (Math Month Day 22)
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Today I accomplished my goal to interview three mathematicians this month! I took a moment to reflect on my accomplishments, my emotional well-being, and my crazy ideas for next year.

Interviews, achievements, and math year? (Math Month Day 22)
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Today I accomplished my goal to interview three mathematicians this month! I took a moment to reflect on my accomplishments, my emotional well-being, and my crazy ideas for next year.___

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2015-12-22 05:39:37 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Christmas makes me sad and non-mathy (Math Month Day 21)
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Aside from getting up to 6th grade math on Khan Academy and doing non-math work, I reflected on a strange reaction I had to Christmas trees while walking around the city. Wow, I really miss my mom today and it hurts. But I'm glad I can still smile about the good memories I have of her, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to do what I know would make her proud.

Christmas makes me sad and non-mathy (Math Month Day 21)
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Aside from getting up to 6th grade math on Khan Academy and doing non-math work, I reflected on a strange reaction I had to Christmas trees while walking around the city. Wow, I really miss my mom today and it hurts. But I'm glad I can still smile about the good memories I have of her, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to do what I know would make her proud.___

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2015-12-21 04:23:04 (14 comments; 4 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Book optimization (Math Immersion Month Day 20)
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 Assembling my new bookshelf reminded me about packing problems (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packing_problems), which are full of fascinating math that I don't understand! I'm still looking for an explain-like-I'm-five guide, if such a thing exists. (If not, one day I'll just make my own version!)

Book optimization (Math Immersion Month Day 20)
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 Assembling my new bookshelf reminded me about packing problems (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Packing_problems), which are full of fascinating math that I don't understand! I'm still looking for an explain-like-I'm-five guide, if such a thing exists. (If not, one day I'll just make my own version!)___

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2015-12-20 03:10:45 (22 comments; 2 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Laughing about subtraction (Math Immersion Month Day 19)
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Subtraction is very silly! I just spent a minute sharing what I find amusing and curious about basic arithmetic. Oh, and I didn't yet finish 5th grade math on Khan Academy but I'm almost there! I also made some good progress on editing footage from my last interview.

Laughing about subtraction (Math Immersion Month Day 19)
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Subtraction is very silly! I just spent a minute sharing what I find amusing and curious about basic arithmetic. Oh, and I didn't yet finish 5th grade math on Khan Academy but I'm almost there! I also made some good progress on editing footage from my last interview.___

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2015-12-19 03:40:43 (13 comments; 4 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

A little progress and too many ideas! (Math Day 18)
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Aside from more arithmetic practice, reading about math history, and editing interview footage, I just did a quick bit of reflection. I have too many ideas and too little time, and this month has not gone according to plan! But that's OK, because this project was never really about math anyhow.

A little progress and too many ideas! (Math Day 18)
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Aside from more arithmetic practice, reading about math history, and editing interview footage, I just did a quick bit of reflection. I have too many ideas and too little time, and this month has not gone according to plan! But that's OK, because this project was never really about math anyhow.___

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2015-12-18 05:11:15 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

My math anxiety antidote: Turning negatives into positives (Day 17)
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After a panic attack, I reflected on parallels between mathematical creativity and cognitive reframing, reminding myself that in math and in anxiety, you can always change the rules and flip your assumptions. Literally and figuratively, you can indeed turn negatives into positives.

My math anxiety antidote: Turning negatives into positives (Day 17)
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After a panic attack, I reflected on parallels between mathematical creativity and cognitive reframing, reminding myself that in math and in anxiety, you can always change the rules and flip your assumptions. Literally and figuratively, you can indeed turn negatives into positives.___

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2015-12-17 17:15:09 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +1s)Open 

"Great documentation is a fun, thorough, and concise dialogue that distributes knowledge."

Rory Aronson on documentation for his open-source project FarmBot.io, the "first open-source CNC farming machine." hackaday.com/2015/12/16/rory-aronson-on-documenting-open-source-projects/

"Great documentation is a fun, thorough, and concise dialogue that distributes knowledge."

Rory Aronson on documentation for his open-source project FarmBot.io, the "first open-source CNC farming machine." hackaday.com/2015/12/16/rory-aronson-on-documenting-open-source-projects/___

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2015-12-17 06:19:50 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Sleepy math after a busy day (Math Month Day 16)
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Today was a wonderful and busy day between my interview with my mathematician friend and other social adventures, so I just rambled a bit when I got home tonight and did 5 minutes of arithmetic practice in bed while I was half-asleep. Eh, at least it's better than nothing!

Sleepy math after a busy day (Math Month Day 16)
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Today was a wonderful and busy day between my interview with my mathematician friend and other social adventures, so I just rambled a bit when I got home tonight and did 5 minutes of arithmetic practice in bed while I was half-asleep. Eh, at least it's better than nothing!___

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2015-12-16 05:34:12 (19 comments; 1 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

My first day as a math tutor (Math Month Day 15)
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I joined my friend John to help tutor people at The Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles, my first time tutoring anyone! It was so inspiring to be in a math class where everyone wanted to be there. I can't wait to go back -- maybe one day I'll even teach a class! Today I also finished fourth grade math on Khan Academy, woohoo!

My first day as a math tutor (Math Month Day 15)
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I joined my friend John to help tutor people at The Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles, my first time tutoring anyone! It was so inspiring to be in a math class where everyone wanted to be there. I can't wait to go back -- maybe one day I'll even teach a class! Today I also finished fourth grade math on Khan Academy, woohoo!___

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2015-12-15 07:05:08 (19 comments; 4 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

On math myths and my life goals (Math Month Day 14)
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A very vloggy video in which I share a couple favorite new books, discuss four myths about math, and rant about my life goals and my crazy idea for next year.

On math myths and my life goals (Math Month Day 14)
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A very vloggy video in which I share a couple favorite new books, discuss four myths about math, and rant about my life goals and my crazy idea for next year.___

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2015-12-14 18:23:49 (6 comments; 11 reshares; 21 +1s)Open 

Swing Dancers vs. Street Dancers

I love this so much! "Invitational Battle between Vintage and Modern Street Dancers at Montreal Swing Riot (montrealswingriot.com) bringing together swing, jazz, soul, funk and the break beats in one epic battle."

Swing Dancers vs. Street Dancers

I love this so much! "Invitational Battle between Vintage and Modern Street Dancers at Montreal Swing Riot (montrealswingriot.com) bringing together swing, jazz, soul, funk and the break beats in one epic battle."___

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2015-12-14 05:41:36 (24 comments; 4 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

Solving the Borromean hairpins puzzle (Math Day 13)
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I can't remember the last time I tried to solve any kind of puzzle. Why'd I ever stop?! Puzzles are so fun!! So here's proof that I did solve the Borromean hairpins puzzle! Today was another busy day, so aside from doing more arithmetic practice, I quickly spliced together some new footage with clips from my interview with mathematician Henry Segerman and my first time using a 3D printer.

Links:

My previous videos:
http://learningnerd.com/math-day-9/
http://learningnerd.com/math-day-11/

Borromean hairpins video by Henry Segerman:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9ptuUxfk4

Borromean hairpins on Shapeways:
http://www.shapeways.com/product/WJ8788PQ4/borromean-hairpins

Borromean hairpins on Thingiverse:... more »

Solving the Borromean hairpins puzzle (Math Day 13)
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I can't remember the last time I tried to solve any kind of puzzle. Why'd I ever stop?! Puzzles are so fun!! So here's proof that I did solve the Borromean hairpins puzzle! Today was another busy day, so aside from doing more arithmetic practice, I quickly spliced together some new footage with clips from my interview with mathematician Henry Segerman and my first time using a 3D printer.

Links:

My previous videos:
http://learningnerd.com/math-day-9/
http://learningnerd.com/math-day-11/

Borromean hairpins video by Henry Segerman:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9ptuUxfk4

Borromean hairpins on Shapeways:
http://www.shapeways.com/product/WJ8788PQ4/borromean-hairpins

Borromean hairpins on Thingiverse:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:157847

Music: "Toys for Sky" by Sk'p:
https://soundcloud.com/skiponline/toys-for-sky___

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2015-12-13 05:04:36 (25 comments; 2 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

A minute of practice (Math Immersion Month Day 12)
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I squeezed in an hour of practice on Khan Academy today, but no time for anything creative. I have a challenge against my online friend Chris Lucas to see who can get farther in math this month! Aside from that, I'm just busy working on a paid side project and trying to recover from this cold I've been fighting on and off.

+Chris Lucas's video blog on our math challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TyjbQ9E5no

A minute of practice (Math Immersion Month Day 12)
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I squeezed in an hour of practice on Khan Academy today, but no time for anything creative. I have a challenge against my online friend Chris Lucas to see who can get farther in math this month! Aside from that, I'm just busy working on a paid side project and trying to recover from this cold I've been fighting on and off.

+Chris Lucas's video blog on our math challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TyjbQ9E5no___

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2015-12-12 05:15:04 (10 comments; 1 reshares; 39 +1s)Open 

Mathematician Henry Segerman: Interview highlights (Day 11)
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I interviewed a mathematician for the first time! +Henry Segerman and I had a great chat about his 3D-printed mathematical art and lots of other interesting and personal topics! Full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O86FJ0ayH0

Mathematician Henry Segerman: Interview highlights (Day 11)
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I interviewed a mathematician for the first time! +Henry Segerman and I had a great chat about his 3D-printed mathematical art and lots of other interesting and personal topics! Full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O86FJ0ayH0___

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2015-12-11 04:26:12 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Topology and donuts (Math Immersion Month Day 10)
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Excited to prepare for my first interview with a mathematician, today I took my first look at topology and had lots of fun getting thoroughly confused! At least this rabbit hole came with donuts. The full interview is now online!" youtube.com/watch?v=3O86FJ0ayH0

Topology and donuts (Math Immersion Month Day 10)
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Excited to prepare for my first interview with a mathematician, today I took my first look at topology and had lots of fun getting thoroughly confused! At least this rabbit hole came with donuts. The full interview is now online!" youtube.com/watch?v=3O86FJ0ayH0___

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2015-12-10 06:48:06 (19 comments; 3 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

Borromean rings, braids, onions, and a 3D-printed puzzle (Day 9)
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Tomorrow's live interview with +Henry Segerman:
plus.google.com/events/crh18rmoumgj2ee8emtcsa8o5ss

I made my first 3D-printed object and learned about Borromean rings, braids and onion rings, plus a minute of quantum mechanics! And I confirmed my first interview with a mathematician!

Borromean rings, braids, onions, and a 3D-printed puzzle (Day 9)
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Tomorrow's live interview with +Henry Segerman:
plus.google.com/events/crh18rmoumgj2ee8emtcsa8o5ss

I made my first 3D-printed object and learned about Borromean rings, braids and onion rings, plus a minute of quantum mechanics! And I confirmed my first interview with a mathematician!___

2015-12-10 01:07:22 (37 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Join us for a conversation between +Henry Segerman, mathematician and mathematical artist (segerman.org), and +Liz Krane , a math-curious mathophobe (learningnerd.com). Math questions and silliness will ensue!

Join us for a conversation between +Henry Segerman, mathematician and mathematical artist (segerman.org), and +Liz Krane , a math-curious mathophobe (learningnerd.com). Math questions and silliness will ensue!___

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2015-12-09 20:38:31 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Levitating superconductor floats above and below a Möbius strip

The Möbius strip is made with over 2,000 magnets, and the superconducting material is yttrium barium copper oxide. via http://richannel.org

Levitating superconductor floats above and below a Möbius strip

The Möbius strip is made with over 2,000 magnets, and the superconducting material is yttrium barium copper oxide. via http://richannel.org___

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2015-12-09 08:35:49 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

My mathy interview with Alex, a random cool dude! (Day 8)
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This was the first time I've filmed an interview with someone other than my parents, woohoo! We talked a bit about number theory, cryptography, a must-see math movie ("Pi"), and why math is cool! Big thanks to Null Space Labs (http://032.la/) for providing an awesome hackerspace full of nerds who are willing to be on camera! ;) Today I also made two or three half-finished videos, which I'll share later.

My mathy interview with Alex, a random cool dude! (Day 8)
http://learningnerd.com/math-day-8/

This was the first time I've filmed an interview with someone other than my parents, woohoo! We talked a bit about number theory, cryptography, a must-see math movie ("Pi"), and why math is cool! Big thanks to Null Space Labs (http://032.la/) for providing an awesome hackerspace full of nerds who are willing to be on camera! ;) Today I also made two or three half-finished videos, which I'll share later.___

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2015-12-08 05:40:27 (21 comments; 2 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

Facing a wall of questions (Math Immersion Month Day 7)
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Today I gathered up my math questions and stuck them on my living room wall -- now dubbed the Wall of Questions! See my blog post for the list so far.

Facing a wall of questions (Math Immersion Month Day 7)
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Today I gathered up my math questions and stuck them on my living room wall -- now dubbed the Wall of Questions! See my blog post for the list so far.___

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2015-12-07 04:02:47 (15 comments; 5 reshares; 47 +1s)Open 

Fun with new addition algorithms (Math Immersion Month Day 6)
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Still sick, but I learned a bit of math history and learned a couple new addition algorithms that are actually very useful! Do you know of any others? I'm starting a collection. ;)

Fun with new addition algorithms (Math Immersion Month Day 6)
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Still sick, but I learned a bit of math history and learned a couple new addition algorithms that are actually very useful! Do you know of any others? I'm starting a collection. ;)___

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2015-12-06 05:30:13 (11 comments; 1 reshares; 36 +1s)Open 

Math books in bed, more practice, and a little code (Day 5)
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I modified a little web app to compare two addition algorithms, I read some math books, and I finished 2nd grad math on Khan Academy, all while lying in bed feeling sick all day! My cold is getting worse, but my arithmetic is getting better. ;)

Math books in bed, more practice, and a little code (Day 5)
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I modified a little web app to compare two addition algorithms, I read some math books, and I finished 2nd grad math on Khan Academy, all while lying in bed feeling sick all day! My cold is getting worse, but my arithmetic is getting better. ;)___

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2015-12-05 03:39:57 (26 comments; 1 reshares; 34 +1s)Open 

Practice, confidence, and questions (Math Immersion Month Day 4)
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This wasn't so bad for a sick day; I did 2 hours of practice problems on Khan Academy, came up with a couple questions about addition and subtraction algorithms, and made this very quick vlog! Question: how did you learn to trust your instincts?

Practice, confidence, and questions (Math Immersion Month Day 4)
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This wasn't so bad for a sick day; I did 2 hours of practice problems on Khan Academy, came up with a couple questions about addition and subtraction algorithms, and made this very quick vlog! Question: how did you learn to trust your instincts?___

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2015-12-04 07:27:32 (25 comments; 3 reshares; 38 +1s)Open 

My first arithmetic test as an adult! (Math Immersion Month Day 3)
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When's the last time you voluntarily took a math test? Today I did some arithmetic drills for the first time in 10+ years! I also talk about my favorite book (cheers, +David Oren!) and ramble about other mathy stuff (in between complaining about getting sick). 

My first arithmetic test as an adult! (Math Immersion Month Day 3)
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When's the last time you voluntarily took a math test? Today I did some arithmetic drills for the first time in 10+ years! I also talk about my favorite book (cheers, +David Oren!) and ramble about other mathy stuff (in between complaining about getting sick). ___

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2015-12-03 06:30:52 (31 comments; 2 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

My plan to kill the "math person" myth (Math Month Day 2)
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After realizing that my assumptions about myself were completely wrong, I spent some time learning about just how destructive the "math person" myth can be, and I created version 1 of my plan to squash my own "not a math person" myth once and for all.

Huge thanks to Saramoira Shields for making this excellent video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9aGVUZ3YA) and pointing me to the articles I read today!

Links to all articles mentioned, plus some more good ones:
http://learningnerd.com/math-day-2/

My plan to kill the "math person" myth (Math Month Day 2)
learningnerd.com/math-day-2/

After realizing that my assumptions about myself were completely wrong, I spent some time learning about just how destructive the "math person" myth can be, and I created version 1 of my plan to squash my own "not a math person" myth once and for all.

Huge thanks to Saramoira Shields for making this excellent video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xs9aGVUZ3YA) and pointing me to the articles I read today!

Links to all articles mentioned, plus some more good ones:
http://learningnerd.com/math-day-2/___

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2015-12-02 06:56:26 (23 comments; 3 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

Math Immersion Month Day 1! Math family on learning to love math
learningnerd.com/math-day-1/

My dad and step-mom read my math report cards from 20 years ago, share their definitions of math, and offer their support as I begin my experiment to learn about math for a month and document it with daily videos! (This is also Daily Learning Vlog #62!)

Math Immersion Month Day 1! Math family on learning to love math
learningnerd.com/math-day-1/

My dad and step-mom read my math report cards from 20 years ago, share their definitions of math, and offer their support as I begin my experiment to learn about math for a month and document it with daily videos! (This is also Daily Learning Vlog #62!)___

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2015-12-01 02:35:13 (24 comments; 1 reshares; 35 +1s)Open 

Daily Learning Vlog #61: A bit of reflection on what I've learned from this crazy project, this time publicly listed on YouTube! Eeeek! See you tomorrow when I start my math immersion month. :)

Daily Learning Vlog #61: A bit of reflection on what I've learned from this crazy project, this time publicly listed on YouTube! Eeeek! See you tomorrow when I start my math immersion month. :)___

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