[Fis] whether this useful simulation is information, data or something else?

Krassimir Markov markov at foibg.com
Mon Mar 30 14:11:02 CEST 2020

Dear Annette and FIS Colleagues,

The following question I had sent to Gordana offline due to the FIS limit of number of posts per week.
I see it is still actual, so I resend it now.

In line with the FIS discussion, I would kindly ask you to tell, in your view, whether this useful simulation is information, data or something else?

Be healthy and in good spirit!
Friendly greetings

From: annette.grathoff at is4si.org 
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 12:46 PM
To: gordana.dodig-crnkovic at mdh.se ; fis at listas.unizar.es 
Subject: Re: [Fis] Excellent simulation

Dear colleagues,

Grant Sanderson (3blue1brown) did it again. Please do not tell me you never heard of him and his excellent YouTube science-knowledge visualization videos! He changed the interest of thousands of people for abstract mathematical ideas, making them concrete and more tangible by his excellent simulation videos. He originally came from the Khan Academy team as you can read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3Blue1Brown.

This I say as Annette Grathoff, not as the General secretary: My personal opinion is that every scientist interested in informing curious people and raising interest in scientific knowledge should know his videos. This is how information about important concepts is enabled to spread many times faster than when relying solely on the classical ways. It does science well to spread channels like his, after you (not only) scientifically approved of the content.

Best wishes and stay healthy,


Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic wrote on 29.03.2020 12:17 (GMT +02:00):

  Dear colleagues,

  Please have a look at this excellent simulation:


  which makes me think about how powerful thinking tools
  that computation and information/data really offer.

  Stay safe and take care,


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