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How many times have you heard people saying that they don’t like MATH? Well, chances are high that what they really don’t like is DOING MATH. Because this is mostly the only experience they’ve had with Math. And maybe they could still like Math. We just need to show them what Math really is! As an analogy, many people don’t like painting or sculpting and still love Art! Because they’ve been exposed - especially in schools AND museums - to beauty, great stories, emotions and inspiration through Art. We’ve never reduced Art to just a tool or a technique, so why would we do that for Math? This is actually what we do. Sorry, we’ve totally messed up with Math. This is the biggest mistake in the history of Education and Culture in general.
SORRY, BUT WE LIED TO YOU.
THE IMAGE THAT MOST PEOPLE HAVE OF MATH IS WRONG!!!
And this is a problem for two reasons.
Show you ALL faces of Math!
The Math Center will be
Doing, playing, trying, observing, thinking, guessing, asking, exploring, discovering, touching, feeling, listening...This is what you’ll do at the center. And maybe more.
OUR PROPOSITION FOR THE
MATH CULTURAL CENTER
Math for the Future Research department Library
Computer Science: from Alan Turing to AI and beyond
Math Applied to the World Math Education
Math Applied to the World Temporary Exhibits
Math & Art
Math in Nature
History of Math/VR experience Study rooms Math World
Auditorium Math & Chicago Math from Chicago Gallery Math games
Auditorium Store Museum of Math (hidden gallery)
To enjoy our already incredible galleries, let us guide you through our very special programs that will give you the opportuntiy to create your own journey at the Center.
EDUCATE - INSPIRE - SURPRISE - IMPACT
Math & Art
The strong connections between Math and Art will be present at each level of the Center. You’ll have the opportunity to witness the beauty of Math through Art exhibits, and also the role that Math can play in Art to create beautiful artifacts.
Math In Nature
Pythagoras thought that everything was based on Numbers, especially Nature. Galileo said that Math was the alphabet with which God had written the Universe. We’ll highlight that incredible connection between Math and Nature.
Math & Chicago
Chicago is a very Mathematical city. We’ll propose to see Chicago through Mathematical eyes, just to understand the city better and to appreciate it more. Let’s pay a tribute to Chicago through Math...and the opposite!
This Gallery will be an extension to the History of Math Gallery. We’ll talk about Pure Mathematics, expose their beauty and share all the news about the Math community. A Gallery for Math lovers!
Math for the Future/Research
The idea of this Gallery is to imagine the world in the future if we apply Math from the very last research. Let’s be creative and pay a tribute to our researchers!
Math from Chicago
This Gallery will be reserved to Chicagoans. We’ll work with schools, universities and any volunteers - from Chicago - to build temporary Galleries on a topic they’ll choose. Let’s pay a tribute to Chicagoans!
In the spirit of a speakeasy from Chicago, that Gallery will be hidden and will expose some Math treasures.
The Math Cultural Center of Chicago will be a dynamic, interactive and exciting Center that surprises, educates and inspires people through Mathematics by sharing its fascinating Culture and Applications to the world. Its ultimate objective is to change the image that most people have of Mathematics into a positive and inspiring one.
Through diverse Galleries, Programs and Events, the Center brings a unique, rich and innovative vision of Mathematics. Because Math has a rich history of captivating stories and has connections with almost anything, we show the roles that Mathematics have played in our Society, are playing today and will play in the future. Our role is Educational, Scientific but mostly Cultural. Our objectives are to share Knowledge, Emotion and Culture, change people’s vision of Math, inspire more people through Mathematics and transmit the joy of doing Math or just learning more about the fascinating Culture of Mathematics.
These values are clearly detailed in the Booklet.
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