Mask Math

Mask maker, mask maker, make me a mask! This chorus keeps playing on a loop through my mind lately. Much in the same way, it seems like my days are perpetual cycles of batched tasks. Sewing, sorting, packing, and shipping masks have been occupying a large percentage of my time and focus for the last […]

Theatrical Math

Math is used everyday in a wide range of professions, and the theater industry is no exception. Set designers make frequent use of geometry to calculate angles, lengths, and area of common shapes, which are then translated into large scale painted or constructed components of the stage. The DCPA (Denver Center for the Performing Arts) […]

Steven Strogatz Simplifies Math from a Bird’s Eye View

If you listen to popular podcasts like Radiolab or read publications like the New York Times, chances are you’ve been exposed to the work of Steven Strogatz, author and professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. His groundbreaking research in the 90’s uncovered how networks synchronize; by utilizing abstract math thinking, he formulated a concrete […]

The Pareto Principle

I’ve been exploring a variety of mental models over the past few months as I study tools to improve decision making and strategies to increase the odds of achieving desired results. It turns out that many linear thought processes that come naturally to us are, in fact, inaccurate representations of how the world actually behaves. […]