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[00:00:00:00] [Interviewer] What's your story going to be about today? Well my story
[00:00:04:00] is about the movie "Beautiful Mind" and how it showed me that math relates to
[00:00:08:00] really all areas of life and how it's kind of its own language.
[00:00:12:00] [Interviewer] Go ahead whenever you're ready. Well "Beautiful Mind" is about
[00:00:17:14] a person who has schizophrenia but he is a math genius and he kind of
[00:00:21:14] faces his psychological
[00:00:25:14] adversaries with his
[00:00:29:14] mathematical talents and abilities and relates math to sociology
[00:00:33:14] and how it relates to people
[00:00:37:14] The movie kind of explores how math branches out to all
[00:00:41:14] areas of social life and really is more of a
[00:00:45:14] language through which you can look at life through a new
[00:00:49:14] perspective in mathematical terms
[00:00:53:14] and elements. And anyway, the
[00:00:57:14] main character uses math
[00:01:01:14] to solve problems and he actually
[00:01:05:14] uses math, he breaks up his social circle into
[00:01:09:14] crazy mathematical equations that
[00:01:13:14] he just puts together like a puzzle or a poem
[00:01:17:14] and sort of writes a haiku that allows
[00:01:21:14] him to woo his wife into marrying him. So he uses math to
[00:01:25:14] make himself happy and that's kind of what
[00:01:29:14] language does. It's a way through which we can express our happiness
[00:01:33:14] to everybody. [Interviewer] That's great. So would you say the
[00:01:37:14] movie showed you a written language of math
[00:01:41:14] or a verbal, or kind of a combination of all the different varieties
[00:01:45:14] of language? You know, it was nice
[00:01:49:14] the cinematic qualities. They showed a lot of math
[00:01:53:14] being written on windows and like white chalk because
[00:01:57:14] the guys that, you know some ivy league school, and
[00:02:01:14] doing fancy math that I just won't ever
[00:02:05:14] be at because it's insanely difficult and looks like
[00:02:09:14] gibberish to me. 'Cuz I can't read his language. He
[00:02:13:14] has been studying mathematics, a branch, a language
[00:02:17:14] it's own discipline for just years and his grasp of it
[00:02:21:14] is, he is more fluent than I'll ever be in that language so
[00:02:25:14] his understanding of life through his own
[00:02:29:14] mathematical language is just really interesting to watch unfold and how
[00:02:33:14] even though he has, even though he's crazy or
[00:02:37:14] has psychological problems and they affect
[00:02:41:14] his life, he still uses math to
[00:02:45:14] as like a foundation,
[00:02:49:14] through which he always returns even though
[00:02:53:14] his psychological problems might
[00:02:57:14] hinder him and be like a
[00:03:01:14] his road to happiness through math. [Interviewer] So did this movie
[00:03:05:15] change the way that you look at math after seeing all of those revelations of the main
[00:03:09:15] character? Actually, it really did. It made me look at math
[00:03:13:15] more as a puzzle
[00:03:17:15] that you have to
[00:03:21:15] like decrypt to understand not just like
[00:03:25:15] 'cuz it's got economical
[00:03:29:15] functions in daily life, but aside from just the
[00:03:33:15] you know, those superficial
[00:03:37:15] things like three dollars in tax or whatever
[00:03:41:15] it's also its own theoretical branch that
[00:03:45:15] can kind of help us, guide us
[00:03:49:15] through life. [Interviewer] That's great. Thank you.