“These maps are completely unnecessary. The world didn’t ask for them. They aid no navigation or civic-minded purpose. They’re just for pleasure. They laugh at the stupid Google map I consult five times a day on my phone. They laugh at what a square that map is. At its small-mindedness. They know it’s a sad, workaholic salaryman.” ~ Ira Glass”
Great vid from 1976 on the Singular Value Decomposition (aka how Amazon recommends products to you (sort of)). Come for the matrix math, stay for the sweet scientist jewelry (pretty sure the first guy in the film was Zod’s stand-in).
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Conceptual art? Sociological experiment? Just a way to kill a weekend? Whatever this is, I found the concept fascinating and the lab notes well-documented. A+, @Digifesto.