Program: Nova “Hunting the Hidden Dimension”
Watch online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/fractals/program.html
Let me start off my first KLRU blog post by saying that as far as I know, I am officially KRLU’s first blogger under the age of 20. As a college student at the University of Texas at Austin, I rarely have time to watch television. (Though, I ALWAYS make time for an away Longhorn football game). When at KLRU, I tag a significant amount of promos and often times see interesting segments that I would love to watch but never get the chance. When I was asked to watch KLRU for work, I was frustrated because I didn’t think I would have time in my busy schedule. I was then reminded that KLRU has many of their shows online and I can watch at my convenience. You got to love the shift in KLRU to allow for the new emerging standard of time shifting via webcast!
Nova: Hunting the Hidden Dimension tells the story of the development of Fractals and their application into new fields of science. For those of you who do not know what a Fractal is, it is a repetitive geometric pattern discovered by Benoit Mandelbrot in the 1950’s when he helped IBM solve the problem of transporting computer information via telephone lines (the early internet). more