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BostonTalks: Numbers

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Crunch the numbers and always be part of the #BostonTalks happy hour by tweeting with us! Our speakers' topics: sports analytics, math in art, and of course, data! Boston Globe baseball writer Alex Speier will discuss the game-changing effects of analytics; TED-Ed video creator Natalya St. Clair will talk about the relationship of numbers and art.

**Alex Speier** is a sports reporter for the Boston Globe. He joined the Globe in January 2015, after six years as a senior writer covering the Red Sox for WEEI.com and 13 total seasons covering the Red Sox for a variety of publications. His past professional lives included detours into academic administration at Harvard University and time spent as a writer and editor for Let's Go Travel Guides, for whom he explored such far-flung regions as Germany, South Africa, and Cleveland.
**Natalya St. Clair** is an artist, mathematician, and educator. She has combined these passions to create a series of successful TED-Ed lessons on the intersection of art and mathematics. Her art is featured in mental math books with Dr. Arthur Benjamin at Harvey Mudd College. Her speaking tours highlight the use of art education to further math education on a national level. Natalya earned her BA in art and mathematics at Scripps and is currently pursuing her masters degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can follow Natalya on Twitter @natalyastclair or her blog mathartist.wordpress.com.