The IMAGINARY conference (IC16) on open and collaborative communication of mathematical research will take place from 20 to 23 July 2016 at the TAK Theatre in Berlin, Germany. With its 3-day program of inspiring presentations and participative workshops, it will bring together 150 international mathematics researchers, communicators and interested professionals.
This event allows to widen the field and offer insights openly to all peers in mathematics communication. This involves questions such as: How can mathematics be communicated? How can mathematical research or knowledge be transferred to a general public? How can the public be involved in mathematics communication? What tools, concepts, and strategies can be applied?
The conference’s focus is envisaged to be output-oriented and implemented in a dynamic and hands on fashion. All results of the conference will be made openly available to the community.
IMAGINARY started in 2008 as an interactive travelling exhibition that presents visualizations, interactive installations, virtual worlds, 3D-objects and their mathematical background in an attractive and comprehensible way. Over the last years IMAGINARY has developed into an open source organization including a platform (www.imaginary.org) and a network for interactive and participative math communication. IMAGINARY is a project of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, an institute of the Leibniz Association. The platform is funded by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung.