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The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” - Natalya St. Clair

Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work. 

When Jamil Jivani was growing up, it was almost as if he and his mom lived in different neighborhoods — despite living in the same house.

See, his white mom never had a reason to distrust the cops. But for Jamil, unpleasant interactions with police were a huge part of his childhood … all because he has a black dad.

For Jamil, being racially profiled by the cops is not unusual.

But recently, he actually managed to turn the experience into a relatively positive one. How? He requested a mediated conversation after the fact with the officers who stopped him. And it actually went really well.

Are mediated conversations going to make racism and inequality just *poof* magically disappear? Um, no. But Jamil really believes they’re a solid step in the right direction.

Check out his full TED Talk: