What makes a bicycle move? Sure, it's my pedals that do it. And also how I move my hands and body. And that lean when you dive into a corner, feeling like a champion racer, means a lot too ... but what makes a bicycle really do what a bicycle does? It isn't a mystery or an enigma, but it is a really interesting puzzle. And Chris Arnold, an associate professor of industrial design, brings us The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics, a story that details the dogged pursuit of a scientist who is trying to figure it all out.
This is about cycling, but science and philosophy and, really, all of the things that are baked into everything, according to good designers. Give it a listen and share it with friends.
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