BostonTalks: Numbers

WED, APR 15, 2015 (49:47)

Crunch the numbers and always be part of the #BostonTalks happy hour by tweeting with us! Our speakers’ topics: sports analytics, math in art, and of course, data! Boston Globe baseball writer Alex Speier will discuss the game-changing effects of analytics; TED-Ed video creator Natalya St. Clair will talk about the relationship of numbers and art.

+ BIO: Edgar B. Herwick, III

Edgar Herwick is the guy behind WGBH’s Curiosity Desk, where the quest is to dig a little deeper into (and sometimes look a little askew at) topics in the news, and search for answers to questions posed by the world around us. His features can be seen on WGBH’s Greater Boston and heard on 89.7 WGBH’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He also appears regularly with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio. Follow him on Twitter @ebherwick3.

+ BIO: Alex Speier

Alex Speier is a sports reporter for the Boston Globe. He joined the Globe in January 2015, after six years as a senior writer covering the Red Sox for and 13 total seasons covering the Red Sox for a variety of publications. His past professional lives included detours into academic administration at Harvard University and time spent as a writer and editor for Let’s Go Travel Guides, for whom he explored such far-flung regions as Germany, South Africa, and Cleveland.

+ BIO: Natalya M St. Clair

Natalya St. Clair is an artist, mathematician, and educator. She has combined these passions to create a series of successful TED-Ed lessons on the intersection of art and mathematics. Her art is featured in mental math books with Dr. Arthur Benjamin at Harvey Mudd College. Her speaking tours highlight the use of art education to further math education on a national level. Natalya earned her BA in art and mathematics at Scripps and is currently pursuing her masters degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can follow Natalya on Twitter @natalyastclair or her blog

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