Strange Brouhaha

Friday, December 14, 2007

Aboriginal Mathematics

Over at noise to signal, David has posted a long-ish (for the Internet) but fascinating video about the use of fractals in African societies. The presenter talks about how the use of fractal geometry is widespread across the continent, in village designs and cultural relationships.

My favorite part is where he talks about the fence-maker and says that the fence's curve matches engineering tables. It's near the end.


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