Learn about the math behind your GPS in this clever film by David Hamilton. Hand-drawn animation and advanced concepts earned Second Prize in the 2014 Math-O-Vision movie contest for "Recalculating: The Math Behind Your GPS".
"The cartoon drawings...were exceptionally clear and well done. It didn't just pretend to explain -- it really did explain! The coverage was fresh and free of all clichés, and deftly included hard ideas. I liked it a lot!" - Math-O-Vision judge Steven Strogatz
Math-O-Vision is a video contest for high school students. Tell and original story inspire by math. See the world through mathematical eyes. Think. Create. Reveal a mind-expanding view of the world as it appears through math. Bring Math-O-Vision to life!
The Neukom Institute for Computational Science and the Dartmouth College Math Department are offering prizes up to $4,000 to students attending high schools in the United States (or alternative, accredited programs) who explore the ways math appears in our world, in nature, in technology and in the arts.