Travel

First Timer’s Guide to New York

This May I went to New York for the first time.  The first thing I explored in NY was the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath 🙂 )   then I headed to MoMa, cause, let's be honest - where else would you pay $15 to see 🙂 masterpieces 🙂 like this this this or this ...… Continue reading First Timer’s Guide to New York

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Grad School, Research, Travel

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014

  I was honored to be one of the speakers at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics held with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Once again, I was speaking of various regional differences in the Soviet mathematics education.  The comments from the attendees were… Continue reading Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014

Grad School, Research, Travel

Marseilles, France: Academic Travel Edition of Collected Curiosities

This week I am participating in a "Sources in History of Mathematics" program in Marseilles, France Here are some non-academic remarks: —A bank representative asked me if Marseilles is in the USA.... not even sure how to comment on that. —Airport shuttle bus signs in Marseilles duplicate all the information in Arabic and English —I… Continue reading Marseilles, France: Academic Travel Edition of Collected Curiosities

Art, Drawings, Travel

Washington DC at a glance

  I went to Washington DC this August, and this is how things looked like over there (or at least, this is how I saw them).    

Art, Photography, Travel

The Nemo Quarry: Mystery Unsolved

Once upon a time Mount Nemo was a home of a small operating quarry.  Then, "the regional Conservation Authority obtained  this land in 1959 to prevent expansion of a quarry operation.* Over 50 years later, a narrow road leads to that quarry abandoned by humans and invaded by trees. Upon turning left at the end… Continue reading The Nemo Quarry: Mystery Unsolved

Art, Photography, Travel

Longhouses, caught dreams and adopted trees

Imagine that you are 9 years old Iroquoian child living in a village in the 15th century. The summer is coming to an end but the sky is still this blue. You live in a longhouse And your neighbours are building another longhouse of their own. There are hundreds of beautiful imperfections around you When… Continue reading Longhouses, caught dreams and adopted trees