Ok… there is absolutly NO way I can describe to you how Ron Eglash connects the basis of Binary Code (you know, the 10101010101 code that makes all computer devices work) to an African Divination Ritual… but he does and its AWESOME. Check it out
"I am a mathematician, and I would like to stand on your roof." This is how Ron Eglash greeted many African families while researching the intriguing fractal patterns he noticed in villages across the continent. He talks about his work exploring the rigorous fractal math underpinning African architecture, art and even hair braiding.