Monday, 10 September 2018

AfterBurner

Impressions from Burning Man 2018





I just returned from Burning Man 2018. Here are my videos, photos, and thoughts...

Videos


Sailing on The Monaco past the giant Polar Bear [unedited]

Photos


Some highlights...







Thoughts

It was mental. Here are some impressions and observations.

Math Camp

As summarised in this nice article there was a "Math Camp" located at "3.14, P". We enjoyed listening to ad hoc presentations on topics such as "the mathematics of the doubling cube in Backgammon". But the highlight was a presentation by a PhD student from Canada (his area of expertise was probability theory and Monte Carlo analysis) who explained the (counterintuitive) strategy of using a random-number-generator to beat the 50:50 odds of guessing a coin-toss !

… to be continued (when I have time)