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Travel back in time to Ancient Greece where revolutionary thinkers – from Thales, Pythagoras, Democritus and Aristotle to Euclid, Archimedes, and Hypatia of Alexandria – helped define the rules and language of mathematics.

For Greek thinkers, maths wasn’t simply a means of calculating amounts but a way of testing reality and understanding the true nature of the world around them. Indeed, Pythagoras is believed to have coined both the words “philosophy” (“love of wisdom”) and “mathematics” (“that which is learned”).

From the Ri Channel, Phoebe Halstead, and 12foot6, this is the two-minute story of math’s great Greek Legacy: How the Ancient Greeks shaped modern mathematics.

Yay, math! Previously from the Ri Channel: the animated adventure of x-ray crystallography.

Thanks, @cawston and @benjohnbarnes.

Making a Flamenco Guitar. We love videos about music and making instruments and this vid by Deep Green Sea is another beautiful piece to add to our list. Mixing art with measurement and sound, they not only show the detail of the craft, but they overlay wonderful descriptive text and geometric elements in the shots, too. 

The Art of Making series condensed 299 hours of blood, sweat, and tears into a three-minute film, highlighting the craftsmanship behind guitar maker Vassilis Lazarides’ handmade Flamenco guitars.

via Devour.

More instruments being made: Cymbals, a Steel Drum, and a Violin.