The Blackwing of chalks, Fulltouch is beloved of mathematicians who despair now that the manufacturer, Hagoromo, is out of business.
Gizmodo's Sarah Zhang explains this legendary … chalk.
The first thing you notice is a shiny, clear coating on the outside — it feels like a thin layer of enamel. That sounds like a minor design element, but it cuts down on the biggest annoyance with chalk: dusty fingers.
Academics are breathless with awe at this incredible … chalk. Satyan Devadoss, a Williams College math professor, writes of the "Dream chalk."
There have been rumors about a dream chalk, a chalk so powerful that mathematics practically writes itself; a chalk so amazing that no incorrect proof can be written using this chalk. I can finally say, after months of pursuit, that such a chalk indeed exists.
I have just bought a $60 box of chalk.
I do not own a blackboard.
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Since 1847, non-discerning Americans have been eating slices of flavored chalk branded as NECCO wafers. With the company possibly closing soon, they’re panic buying the inedible grim-tasting “candy” to torture one last round of guests or trick-or-treaters with their terrible taste in candy.
Greg Dietzenbach added some digital magic to his chalk drawings at last weekend’s Chalk the Walk festival in Mount Vernon, Iowa. “There were a lot of amazing artists but I wanted to do something different,” Dietzenbach says. “I wanted people to participate with my art.” (via Laughing Squid)
Former MIT physics professor Walter Lewin (who the university ultimately fired for sexual harassment) was a master of the chalkboard. Video below. Inspired by Lewin’s skills, Mike Boyd explains how to draw dotted lines on a chalkboard.
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