Magaret Wertheim - The Logic Alphabet of Dr Shea Zellweger

Feb 24th, 2011

The logic that underlies modern computing is usually thought of as purely symbolic, yet in 1953 a telephone operator in Ohio discovered that this logic may be represented by a geometric structure called a 'symmetry group'. For the past 50 years, Dr Zellweger has devoted his life to drawing and modeling this set of relations, whose implications, he believes, could revolutionize the way in which computers are implemented. In this talk, Margaret Wertheim, director of the Institute For Figuring, will present Dr Zellweger's work at the boundary of logic, geometry and computing, and discuss its relevance as an intellectual and aesthetic body of work.

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