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Third Sunday Discussion Group XVII

Theme: Math

Format: Three videos to anchor our conversations around.

**Watch the videos before coming.**

*If you don't plan on coming, then there is no need to RSVP.*

New Location:

Doshi House on Dowling street

> Where to find TED videos: 

TED Official Site -

TED YouTube Page -

TEDx YouTube Page -

> Submit a link to the TED videos you like us to watch in the comments section.

Ron Eglash - The Fractals at the Heart of African Designs

Geoffrey West - The Surprising Math of Cities and Corporations

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers

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  • Sarah

    I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion and meeting all of you! Many thanks to Eric and I look forward to seeing you guys at the next meetup!

    August 19, 2014

  • Ellen B.

    I enjoyed our discussion and the group. Thank you everyone, and Eric, for making it possible

    3 · August 18, 2014

  • Rick

    Looking forward to the next meet up. Thank you.

    1 · August 17, 2014

  • Eric

    Thank you to all those who came it was refreshing to have a large group again, especially one psyched about math!

    2 · August 17, 2014

  • Eric

    I am heading over to Doshi now. If you can no longer attend, please change your RSVP, thanks.

    August 17, 2014

  • Ellen B.

    Thank you, Eric! I look forward to tomorrow.

    1 · August 16, 2014

  • Eric

    Because I did not get two other video submissions, I have gone ahead and added Geoffrey West and Conrad Wolfram's respective talks. I will be wearing a red UH polo shirt at the event, look for me in that. I hope all who RSVPed will make it, thanks.

    August 15, 2014

  • Peter M E.

    I believe we have to watch 3 vids to qualify as a TEDx meeting. 3 vids all on the same topic might be a bit much. How about 3 different ones. We can always assign time to discuss each. Here are my suggestions.

    7mins miracle photography. Natural Wonders of world

    20 mins inspirational
    Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies
    17 mins

    August 11, 2014

    • Peter M E.

      Great suggestion. So, what about one Science, one inspirational/biographic­al and one political. So much to potentially talk about. We'll need an umpire and clock.

      August 13, 2014

    • Ellen B.

      Eric, thanks for letting us know how it works. I've had network issues these last couple of days, so haven't had time to look further. I'll be happy with whatever is chosen.

      August 14, 2014

  • Eric

    Thank you Peter and Ellen for your suggestions; I hope both of you come out to our monthly discussion group. However, the format is to find videos directly related to the theme of the meet: this being mathematics. Usually I will take the attendees' suggestions for a monthly meet in which case the videos that both of you have submitted in their respective themes. To find math related videos, simply type math into the search bars of all the provided TED video archives. I hope this clears up any misunderstanding, see y'all at the meet!

    August 13, 2014

  • Eric

    To all those attending, remember that two of the three video submissions comes from you guys. I am only supposed to make one submission; however, I will choose two more videos if I do not get your submissions in by Wednesday.

    August 12, 2014

  • Peter M E.

    Sorry. Didn't see the theme of Math. Sorry. Too much science for a Sunday afternoon for me. Math has never been an interesting part of my life except when I was a bookie in UK. having spent the last 4 yrs cheating death I really would like to concentrate on wonders of world and interaction of people.

    August 11, 2014

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