A Very Special MathJam – October 21, 2014

Let’s make history!

The MegaMenger project is a distributed fractal project. This project is a joint brain-child of Matt Parker (@standupmaths) and Laura Taalman (@mathgrrl). You can read about it here at MegaMenger.com.

Katie Steckles (@stecks) makes the creation of a Level 1 build look easy in this
video. We will create our Level 1 build at this upcoming MathJam on October 21.

Thanks to Manchester Science Festival

Photo credit: Manchester Science Festival

It is hoped that twenty level-three Menger Sponges around the planet will form a distributed level-four sponge, the largest ever made out of business cards. The plan is for every location to build their level-three sponge during the week of the 20 to 26 October 2014, which includes the Martin Gardner Global Celebration of Mind Gatherings on 21 October – the same day for MathJam! Coincidence?

By Sunday 26 October, it is hoped that twenty locations around the globe will have been united in building an amazing 3D fractal.

So, again, fellow mathies – let’s make history! Let’s get Winnipeg on the map as part of this unique mathematical endeavour! Bring on the cards and let’s get folding!

Note – I will bring enough cards for everyone to fold. Just let me know you are coming by emailing me at winnipeg@mathsjam.com.

Posted by Sherri