Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cutting sequences on the double pentagon, explained through dance

This past spring, I spent some time "dancing my PhD." I created a video that explains my PhD thesis through dance. I am really happy with the finished product. Watch it and understand!

Cutting Sequences on the Double Pentagon, explained through dance from Diana Davis on Vimeo.

 I created this video to enter in the contest "Dance your PhD," sponsored by Science and TED. The contest closes on October 1, and the winners will be announced thereafter.

No matter what the judges think, I'm really glad that I made this video. It's a great way to explain my PhD work to people; I plan to use it in math talks in the future; and it's spread the word about my research in ways that simply writing papers and giving talks never could. I've received emails from many people I've never met, praising the video. It's been a great experience!

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