CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Arrival is a movie people keep talking about. At the core of the film are logograms used for communication and the efforts of linguist Louise Banks (played by Amy Adams) to decipher an alien language. Christopher Wolfram, son of Wolfram Language and Mathematica creator Stephen Wolfram, will be broadcasting a practical demonstration exploring the visualization and analytical methods he developed for the movie. This exclusive livecoding event will be hosted live on LiveEdu.tv.
The live stream can be accessed at [https://www.liveedu.tv/christopherwolfram] on January 31 starting at 8pm EDT.
The Wolframs' contribution to the science behind Arrival was recently featured in Wired. Christopher will be walking the audience through the Wolfram Language code he used to "translate" the logograms and that was run onscreen throughout the movie. [https://www.wired.com/2016/11/arrivals-designers-crafted-mesmerizing-alien-alphabet]
LiveEdu.tv, formerly known as LiveCoding.tv, is an educational platform that allows individuals to watch on-demand projects and learn from other coders to improve programming and technical skills. LiveEdu.tv has more than 13,000 streamers with over 200,000 videos created.
More information on the Wolframs' involvement in Arrival:
Sidebar: Stephen Wolfram has personally coded on LiveEdu.tv to demonstrate the power of the Wolfram Language during SXSW and the annual Wolfram Technology Conference.
SOURCE Wolfram Research