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Relatively Prime Episode 2: The Score

 

There are many similarities between mathematics and music. They are their own vocabulary, their own written language, their own way of describing the world around us, but while they are similar the Venn diagram that contains mathematics and music doesn’t always seem to have a huge overlap. This episode of Relatively Prime brings you three stories from that intersection. First a story of mathematics applied to music, in a way that no musician would have thought up. Next a story of what happen when you take mathematician and musician and combine it into a single person. Finally, the story of a composer and how he has harnessed the power of numbers as a music creation tool.

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Relatively Prime Episode 1: The Toolbox

The first episode of Relatively Prime is now up!!!!

The mathematics that we all learn in school is great. No, really, it is. How can anyone get through life without knowing how to add or subtract. Multiply or divide. Solve for an unknown or factor a polynomial. OK, you might be able to get through life without that last one, but the point still stands, the mathematics that we all learn in school is great.  It isn’t everything though. There are a lot of other tools that mathematics has to offer that could enrich people’s lives. On this episode Samuel Hansen rummages through his mathematical tool box and showcases three tools he feel are going to be very important in the coming years.

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Announcing Relatively Prime

Relatively Prime is finally ready for its big premiere, and I am happy to announce that it will happen next Monday, September 17th. We are hoping that Relatively Prime will get big buzz and we are also hoping that you will all help us achieve that buzz. So, we here at ACMEScience.com are asking all of you to tell everyone that you know that Relatively Prime is going to begin next Monday, and even more importantly forward this post(or the press release that will appear below this plea) to any science journalist, blogger, radio producer, communicator, enthusiast, or devotee that you know. Help us let the world know about the great stories from the world of mathematics.

What follows is the press release:

 

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT:

Samuel Hansen
samuel@acmescience.com
(702)235-9961
http://acmescience.com
http://relprime.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 ACMEScience.com presents 

Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain

Eight episode series explores the world of mathematics

 

NIAGARA, WI – (September 10, 2012): ACMEScience.com is proud to announce the premiere of its brand-new podcast Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain. A Kickstarter funded series, the first episode of Relatively Prime will be released on September 17th and the series will run until November 5th, with a new episode being released every Monday.

Produced and hosted by Samuel Hansen, Relatively Prime is an eight episode series featuring in-depth stories about the world of mathematics. While each episode revolves around a single theme, the themes themselves vary widely and include a checkers playing computer, new tools for your mathematical toolbox, and things that were flat out unexpected. The guests range widely too, from a Fields Medalist to a composer to a stand-up mathematician.

“Mathematics is not talked about enough. For a subject that is, as you hear over and over again, the foundation of science and technology and engineering it seems to be rather tragically under-covered in the media,” said Samuel Hansen when asked about why he decided to create Relatively Prime. “There are great stories, not just great mathematical stories, but great human stories as mathematics is as human an endeavor as anything else. I wanted to create an outlet for people to hear these stories.”

Relatively Prime looks at these mathematical stories through a lens that anyone can understand. While the shows do not stray away from advanced mathematical topics, the content itself carefully avoids getting bogged down in technical details. Speaking on this Samuel said, “I am a mathematician, I live for the details and trust me I asked my guests plenty of technical questions, but when it came to putting the shows together I wanted to make sure that they were accessible for everyone. It would be a shame if people needed to spend a few years getting an advanced degree before they could appreciate the stories. That is not to say that I lowered the level of the content. I was very careful to maintain the integrity of the mathematics, and I wanted to be sure that my audience never felt I was speaking down to them.”

Relatively Prime will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License and Samuel Hansen is looking forward to any remixes that may result. The show will be available to download directly at the show’s website http://relprime.com, through the RSS Feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/relprime, and through iTunes.

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For more information, or sample episodes, please contact:

Samuel Hansen

samuel@acmescience.com

(702)235-9961

http://acmescience.com

http://relprime.com

 

About ACMEScience.com

ACMEScience.com is the hub for multiple shows that range in content from video interviews of scientists discussing their newest research to panel discussions about mathematical topics liberally peppered with silly jokes and pop culture references to 80s cult Sci-Fi movies.

About Samuel Hansen

Samuel Hansen is the producer of multiple podcasts at ACMEScience.com, including the science history show Science Sparring Society and the mathematics interview show Strongly Connected Components. He is also the co-host of the weekly mathematical news podcast Math/Maths with his frequent collaborator Peter Rowlett hosted through Pulse-Project. Samuel has a Masters degree in mathematics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has given many mathematical presentations to audiences around the world.

 

 

Relatively Prime is Funded

So after a rather long wait everyone came through at the death and the ACMEScience Kickstarter project Relatively Prime got funded. I want to thank all of you who helped make this dream of mine a reality. Right after the pledge that knocked us over the edge happened I talked with my Math/Maths co-host Peter Rowlett to talk about how it felt. Listen to how happy I sound.

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Relatively Prime is Funded

It is Time to Fund Relatively Prime

ONLY 9 DAYS LEFT!!!!

What you will hear during this ad for the Relatively Prime Kickstarter is a quick segment from my other podcast Math/Maths with my co-host Peter Rowlett where we discuss the project.

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Relatively Prime Advertisement

ACMEScience.com is very proud to present its first Kickstarter Project-Relatively Prime: Stories from the Mathematical Domain. From the project description:

Relatively Prime will be an 8 episode audio podcast featuring stories from the world of mathematics. Tackling questions like: is it true that you are only 7 seven handshakes from the President, what exactly is a micromort, and how did 39 people commenting on a blog manage to prove a deep theorem. Relatively Prime will feature interviews with leaders of mathematics, as well as the unsung foot soldiers that push the mathematical machine forward. With each episode structured around topics such as: The Shape of Things, Risk, and Calculus Wars, Relatively Prime will illuminate each area by delving into the history, applications, and people that underlie the subject that is the foundation of all science.

I think this could really be an amazing project, but it can only happen with your support. So please, if you can, support it financially, or please twitter, tumblr, reddit, blog, or any other thing about it(You cab use the nice link http://bit.ly/relprime). The more people that know the better the chance that Relatively Prime will happen. I also made this video to explain just what this project is about and why you should support it:

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