Talk: Weds May 11 ETHAN AKIN, Professor of Mathematics, City College of New York

NEH_AKINv2You are cordially invited to a talk by Ethan Akin, entitled “What is a Dynamical System” on Wednesday, May 11th from 6 – 8:00 PM in Namm 119, City Tech | CUNY,  at 186 Jay Street in Brooklyn, NY. This event is hosted by the college and the National Endowment for the Humanities Cultural History of Digital Technologies Colloquium. 
Dr. Akin is Professor of Mathematics at the City College of New York, CUNY. He focuses on the topological part of dynamical systems theory and is the author of two books, The General Topology of Dynamical Systems (1993) and Recurrence in Topological Dynamics: Furstenberg Families and Ellis Actions (1997).
This event is free and open to the public.
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Visit to Eames Mathematica Exhibit at NYHS

City Tech faculty visit the Mathematics exhibit during winter intersession to kick off new NEH grant

City Tech faculty visit the Mathematica exhibit during winter intersession to kick off new NEH grant

The influential design team of Charles and Ray Eames produced the groundbreaking Mathematica exhibition in 1961. On a cold wintry day in late January, City Tech faculty visited the New York version of Eames’ groundbreaking interactive show to kick off the NEH project. Faculty from different departments of City Tech’s three schools came together at the New York Hall of Science to examine the cultural impact of the Eames’ exhibit, which has been on display since the 1964 Worlds Fair. Much didactic and philosophical discussion ensued about the visual representation of conceptual mathematical frameworks, the consideration of diverse learning styles, and the notable differences in past and current pedagogical practices. As noted by faculty, the “history wall” in the display is rather Euro-centric and dated, which the science center dealt with by including a computer console with more up-to-date information. However, if you want to look at the original timeline, IBM and the Eames Office produced a free commemorative app “Minds of Modern Mathematics” in 2012 that is available here.