Vi Hart

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This article is about the mathemusician. For the California-born jazz singer, see Victoria Hart.
Vi Hart
Vi Hart.jpg
Hart while attending Stony Brook University, sitting on top of one of their finished projects
Born Victoria Hart
1988 (age 27–28)[1][2]
Nationality American
Other names sel
Occupation Recreational Mathemusician
Known for Mathematical/musical YouTube videos

Victoria Hart, commonly known as Vi Hart, (/ˈv hɑːrt/)[3] is a self-described "recreational mathemusician" who is most known for creating mathematical videos on YouTube.[4][5][6]

Hart is the child of mathematical sculptor George W. Hart, and was educated at Stony Brook University.[4] As well as producing mathematical videos, Hart has co-authored several research papers on computational geometry and the mathematics of paper folding.[7]

Hart has previously been supported by Khan Academy making videos for the educational site as their "Resident Mathemusician". Currently, Hart works in a research group called eleVR creating virtual reality videos, and in the past has also collaborated on educational computer games.[3][8][9][10]

Hart identifies as gender agnostic, not as a woman.[11]


  1. ^ "Khan Academy’s mathemusician Vi Hart brings dull lessons to life". Wired. Wired. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mathematical artist: Why hyperbolic space is awesome". NewScientist. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "FAQ". Vi Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Chang, Kenneth (January 17, 2011), "Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire", New York Times .
  5. ^ Bell, Melissa (December 17, 2010), "Making math magic: Vi Hart doodles her lessons", Washington Post .
  6. ^ Krulwich, Robert (December 16, 2010), I Hate Math! (Not After This, You Won't), National Public Radio 
  7. ^ Vi Hart's publications indexed by the DBLP Bibliography Server at the University of Trier, retrieved 2014-03-29.
  8. ^ "About Us". eleVR. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Bhatia, Aatish (December 8, 2014). "Empirical Zeal How Small Biases Lead to a Divided World: An Interactive Exploration of Racial Segregation". 
  10. ^ Case, Nicky; Hart, Vi. "Parable of the Polygons". Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ Vi Hart [vihartvihart] (30 April 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). 

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