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Brain candy for Happy MutantsThu, 19 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000hourly1http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1By: Ken Williams
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Ken WilliamsSat, 15 Dec 2012 05:29:00 +0000http://boingboing.net/?p=200533#comment-1608388Why does a museum of math seem "counter-intuitive"? Mathematics is one of the pinnacle achievements of the human race, and not many people understand that it's a living, vibrant field. The lack of math museums is what I find surprising.Why does a museum of math seem “counter-intuitive”? Mathematics is one of the pinnacle achievements of the human race, and not many people understand that it’s a living, vibrant field. The lack of math museums is what I find surprising.
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Andy MitchellSat, 15 Dec 2012 03:00:00 +0000http://boingboing.net/?p=200533#comment-1608309Powers of Ten. Still an amazing video, all these years later:
http://youtu.be/0fKBhvDjuy0Powers of Ten. Still an amazing video, all these years later: http://youtu.be/0fKBhvDjuy0
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Andy MitchellSat, 15 Dec 2012 02:57:00 +0000http://boingboing.net/?p=200533#comment-1608307I loved watching the Möbius strip arrow curl around one side, one edge years before reading Flatland. And watching the mini-ping pong balls fall down and form a bell curve every time. Weird dudes unite!I loved watching the Möbius strip arrow curl around one side, one edge years before reading Flatland. And watching the mini-ping pong balls fall down and form a bell curve every time. Weird dudes unite!
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April TruhlarSat, 15 Dec 2012 01:01:00 +0000http://boingboing.net/?p=200533#comment-1608192Field Trip! -HS Math TeacherField Trip! -HS Math Teacher
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Jonathan BadgerFri, 14 Dec 2012 23:38:00 +0000http://boingboing.net/?p=200533#comment-1608097Yes, "Mathematica: A World of Numbers... And Beyond". It was designed by the Eames (of chair fame). Really! They also did the "Powers of Ten" film you may have seen in school.
Unfortunately, from the article it sounds like this new math museum is far less content-heavy than Mathematica was and is just mostly fluff.Yes, “Mathematica: A World of Numbers… And Beyond”. It was designed by the Eames (of chair fame). Really! They also did the “Powers of Ten” film you may have seen in school.

Unfortunately, from the article it sounds like this new math museum is far less content-heavy than Mathematica was and is just mostly fluff.

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David CarronFri, 14 Dec 2012 17:48:00 +0000http://boingboing.net/?p=200533#comment-1607507So I guess this is where you go to celebrate PI day.So I guess this is where you go to celebrate PI day.
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wysinwygFri, 14 Dec 2012 17:08:00 +0000http://boingboing.net/?p=200533#comment-1607419The math exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science was always my favorite so I'm not necessarily sure why anyone would assume a math museum would be boring. Then again, I'm probably kind of a weird dude.The math exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science was always my favorite so I’m not necessarily sure why anyone would assume a math museum would be boring. Then again, I’m probably kind of a weird dude.
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