Q: What is this! How did I get here! What are you doing to my eyes!?
A: I am Vi Hart! I am a real person, and I make videos and virtual reality and other things. Sorry about the bright yellow. It amuses me. This is my personal website, not some “Vi Hart brand Websperience” created for your enjoyment or education or whatever.
Q: How do you pronounce “Vi”?
A: Usually “Vi” rhymes with “Hi”, but the non-English pronunciation is often like “Vee,” and I consider that also correct. I will also answer to “Six” and “Not-Emacs”.
Q: Do you have a tweetbook-facespace-linktube+?
A: My twitter is @vihartvihart. My YouTube is Vihart, and my secret channel is vihartvihart. A facebook page exists. My vimeo page is vimeo.com/vihart and my twitch page is twitch.tv/vihart. My soundcloud is soundcloud.com/vihartvihart.
Q: Can I give you money?
A: Yep. At the moment I’m relying on crowdfunding: vihart.com/patreon
I was previously supported by HARC, the Human Advancement Research Community at YCR, and before that I was supported by SAP, and before that, I was supported by Khan Academy.
Q: How long does it take you to make a video?
A: About a week per minute or two.
Q: Will you give a talk at my conference / visit my school / etc?
A: Usually no, but until I get enough crowdfunding to live off of I’ll consider high-paying speaking gigs.
Q: You should make a video about…
A: Nope! You should make that video!
Q: So wait, what do you do and who are you again? And this time I want a fancy-style bio of you, not, like, words a human would ever say.
A: Vi Hart is a mathemusician and philosopher known primarily for work in mathematics, musical structure, and social justice. Vi has publications in computational geometry, symmetry, mathematics and music, mathematical art, and math education, and is the principal investigator of eleVR, a research group focused on understanding how virtual and augmented reality technology can impact how humans think, see, and feel. Vi is the creator of math-related videos that have together gathered over 100 million views, including the “Doodling in Math Class” series, “Hexaflexagons”, and “Twelve Tones”. Vi is also known as co-creator of “Parable of the Polygons,” an explorable explanation of systemic bias that has been played over 5 million times.
Q: Can I subscribe to your website? How do I get updates?
A: Use the RSS feed!
The rss feed for this blog is vihart.com/feed/
My YouTube rss feed is youtube.com/rss/user/vihart/
You can replace “vihart” with any channel name in that url to get that channel’s rss feed. For example, the rss feed for my second secret channel is youtube.com/rss/user/vihartvihart/
There are also other Vi-relevant feeds, like the eleVR blog feed (my VR research group): http://elevr.com/feed