In March, 1999, I spoke on ``Some Challenegs and Opportunities for Computational 3-Dimensional Topology'' at a small conference at Oklahoma State University. A virtual community, CompuTop.org for computational 3-dimensional topology was born.
Since 1992, I have been involved in bringing Mathematics into the XXX E-print Archive. By now, this is the major web site for mathematics preprints. You can read more about this project in the August, 1998 Notices of the AMS. One of the perennial objections raised is the availability of TeX sources. When this last arose in the XXX Math Steering Committee, I was moved to attempt to try once again to exterminate this irrational fear by pointing out the single greatest advantage of making one's preprints available as structured information [i.e. TeX source], rather than a mere image [e.g dvi or PostScript]. Far from being a problem, making TeX source available is The Right Thing To Do.
In May 1997, he spoke about the MSRI Mbone Project at the Geometry Center Conference on Electronic Communication in Mathematics.
In March 1997, he organized a Workshop on Computational and Algorithmic Methods in Three Dimensional Topology.
Since 1992, he has run the Empennage seminar, now known as Mathematics and Technology at MSRI.
In December 1994, he spoke at the Geometry Center on How Mathematicians Use Computers Today / How Will They Use Them Tomorrow?.
In November 1994, he helped organize a conference on the Future of Mathematical Communication.
I occasionally do radio commentaries on current issues.
In his copious spare time (), he wrestles leviathans from the deep with his bare hands and contemplates the nature of dharma and the migration of the orishas to the new world.
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