IBM Releases Free Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad App
Posted on April 21, 2012
IBM has released the Minds of Modern Mathematics iPad app to celebrate the history of math and its impact on the world. The iPad app re-imagines a classic 50-foot infographic on the history of math created by husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames, which was displayed at the 1964 World's Fair in New York City.
The app illustrates how mathematics has advanced art, science, music and architecture. It reinvents the massive timeline on the history of math from 1000 AD to 1960 that was part of Mathematica: A World of Numbers...and Beyond, IBM's milestone World's Fair exhibit. Users can click through over than 500 biographies, milestones and images of artifacts culled from the Mathematica exhibit as well as a high-resolution image of the original timeline poster. It also includes a series of two-minute animated films by Charles and Ray Eames that offer lessons on mathematical concepts.