Saturday Cinema: Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land
Saturday, November 9, 2013 • noon–4:30 p.m. Starts approximately on the half hour.
Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
Free with the purchase of general admission ticket. Bay Area Residents (nine-county area) receive local rates.
Out hunting for big game, everyone’s favorite hot-headed duck, Donald, mistakenly stumbles into Mathmagic Land. Initially put off by this nightmarish vision of what he dubs “egghead stuff,” Donald is slowly won over as he realizes that math underlies some of his favorite things. From music to sculpture, Donald’s misconceptions about math are transformed through fun, whimsical, and (uh-oh!) educational vignettes. A beloved early cartoon, Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land (1959) remains an accurate and delightful introduction to mathematical principles.