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Eduard Artemyev, Valentin Berestov, Leonid Likhodeev, Viktor Omelchenko

Heron of Alexandria [Герон]

The film is made as a cutout animation with elements of collage and hand-drawn animation. It describes the story of the mathematician Heron of Alexandria presenting him as a person ahead of his time. In the centre of the plot, there is an invention of a steam-powered device (aeolipile). The story is told by a narrator (the authors used the voice of Leonid Likhodeev, i.e., the actual script-writer of the film), who alternates it with fragments of poetry of Valentin Berestov. The main emphasis is (...)


YEAR: 1979

COUNTRY: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Ri Channel , Hanna Fry, James Grime, Phoebe Halstead, ​Andrew Khosravani, Ed Prosser

Series Maths (Ri Chanel): What is Zero? Getting Something from Nothing; The Greek Legacy: How the Ancient Greeks Shaped Modern Mathematics

What is Zero? Getting Something from NothingThe short video, beginning with the question: “Is it possible to get something from nothing?”, introduces the “tortuous and meandering route through 1500 years of human history” that the number zero had to travel till now. The video is divided into chapters, starting from the “Chapter 0”. The narrator informs us that today zero has two main functions: first, it is part of a positional numerical system and serves to f(...)


YEAR: 2016