CARMA Colloquium

4:00 pm

Thursday, 6th May 2021

SR118, SR Building (and online via Zoom)

Join via Zoom, or join us in person (max room capacity is 9 people).

3:30pm for pre-talk drinks + snacks, and 4pm for the talk

Prof. Veselin Jungic

(Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University)

Two-Eyed Seeing: Indigenous Cultures and Mathematics

In this presentation, I will give an overview of the Ubiratan D'Ambrosio's concept of ethnomathematics and Elder Albert Marshal's concept of “two-eyed seeing.” I will address some of the dynamics between these two concepts and illustrate them with several examples that will include a brief analysis of geometry evident in a traditional Haida hat currently on display at the SFU Museum of Anthropology and the work of contemporary Salish artist Dylan Thomas.