Hart while attending Stony Brook University, sitting on top of a finished project
1988 (age 28–29)
|Occupation||Youtube Personality, Educator, Inventor|
|Known for||Mathematical/musical YouTube videos|
Victoria Hart (born 1988), commonly known as Vi Hart, (/ / or / /), is a self-described "recreational mathemusician". She is well known for creating mathematical videos on YouTube. Hart founded the virtual reality research group eleVR and has co-authored several research papers on computational geometry and the mathematics of paper folding.
In 2014, Hart founded in a research group called eleVR, with Emily Eifler and Andrea Hawksley, to research virtual reality (VR). They created VR videos, and had also collaborated on educational computer games. They created the game Hypernom, where the player has to eat part of 4 dimensional polytopes which are stereographically projected into 3D and viewed using a virtual reality headset. In June, the group released an open source web video player that worked with the Oculus Rift. In the same year Hart created the game Parable of the Polygon with Nicky Case. The game was based on economist Thomas Schelling's Dynamic Models of Segregation.
In May 2016, eleVR joined Y Combinator Research (YCR) as part of the Human Advancement Research Community (HARC) project. Hart was listed as a Principal Investigator. Hart continued making videos in 2016 where her topics broadened to into the social and political, including the shooting of Christina Grimmie and Black Lives Matter.
Hart identifies as gender agnostic.
- Non-euclidean virtual reality I: explorations of H3 (co-authored with A Hawksley, E Matsumoto, H Segerman) (arXiv, 2017)
- Non-euclidean virtual reality II: explorations of H2 x E (co-authored with A Hawksley, E Matsumoto, H Segerman) (arXiv, 2017)
- "Khan Academy's mathemusician Vi Hart brings dull lessons to life". Wired. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
- "Mathematical artist: Why hyperbolic space is awesome". New Scientist. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
- "FAQ". Vi Hart.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- Chang, Kenneth (January 17, 2011), "Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire", The New York Times.
- Bell, Melissa (December 17, 2010), "Making math magic: Vi Hart doodles her lessons", The Washington Post.
- Krulwich, Robert (December 16, 2010), I Hate Math! (Not After This, You Won't), NPR
- Vi Hart at DBLP Bibliography Server. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- "Reshaping the Universe: VR Landscapes Explore Mind-Bending Geometry".
- Chang, Kenneth (2011-01-17). "Vi Hart's Videos Bend and Stretch Math to Inspire". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
- "I Hate Math! (Not After This, You Won't)". NPR.org. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
- "About Us". eleVR. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- Case, Nicky; Hart, Vi. "Parable of the Polygons". Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- Bhatia, Aatish (December 8, 2014). "Empirical Zeal How Small Biases Lead to a Divided World: An Interactive Exploration of Racial Segregation". Wired.
- "Introducing eleVR - Vi Hart". vihart.com.
- Lawson-Perfect, Christian (July 31, 2015). "Hypernom". The Aperiodical. Retrieved 5 April 2016.
- "eleVR: the first web video player for virtual reality".
- Farokhmanesh, Megan (December 11, 2014). "A visual guide to bias, as explained by adorable shapes". Polygon.
- "SAP Looks to Xerox for R&D Inspiration". January 29, 2015 – via www.bloomberg.com.
- "eleVR leaving YCR - elevr". elevr.com.
- Altman, Sam (May 11, 2016). "HARC". Y Combinator Blog. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- Vihart (2016-06-20), Feeling sad about tragedy, retrieved 2016-07-13
- Doctorow, Cory (2016-07-13). "Dallas police shootings and #blacklivesmatter". Boing Boing. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- "Vi Hart is crowdfunding". October 30, 2017.
- Hart, Vi [@vihartvihart] (April 30, 2014). "Fun fact: I consider myself gender agnostic. "Person," not "Woman," please. I respect your religion, but don't like having it pushed on me" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Non-euclidean virtual reality I: explorations of H3" (PDF). Arvix.org. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
- "Non-euclidean virtual reality II: explorations of H2 x E" (PDF). Arvix.org. Retrieved 28 November 2017.