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The Tempest Meets Tron 0

The Tempest Meets Tron

We went to see Tod Machover’s opera Death and the Powers today. It’s billed as a a robot opera, but the robots (a gang of iMacs who escaped from a Dr. Who episode) weren’t...

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Media Lab 25th Anniversary

At this time of year the folks at the Media Lab usually demo the things they’re working on to the sponsors. This year the fall sponsor meeting was taken to the next level by...

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Exploratorium

After Yosemite, we spent some time in San Francisco. One of the highlights of that stop was a visit to the Exploratorium. The Exploratorium is sort of the granddaddy of all modern science museums....

Bedside Table 0

Bedside Table

I’ve been meaning to post some book reviews here, but I’ve just been too busy. Therefore, I’m going to post a bunch of quickies together in an attempt to get caught up. These are...

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Scratch Day 2010

Today was Scratch Day, a worldwide network of gatherings where people meet up and celebrate and learn about Scratch. We had our own Scratch Club Open House at Clarke yesterday, where the Scratch Club...

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Cambridge Science Festival

The Cambridge Science Festival is this week. It’s an annual event where scientists and engineers from all over Cambridge come out to show the public how exciting doing science is. We went to a...

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No Coffee!

We moved into the new Media Lab building a little more than a month ago. There were a lot of things that were not quite finished when we moved in, and there was a...

Dye Transfer Print 0

Dye Transfer Print

My favorite photography blog (The Online Photographer) recently had a fundraiser. They were selling dye transfer prints by Ctein, a photographer whose work (and writing) I really enjoy. I ordered one. It came the...

Whole Earth Discipline 0

Whole Earth Discipline

I’m currently reading Stewart Brand’s latest book, Whole Earth Discipline. It’s basically about how he has changed his mind on the environmental effects of: Urbanization Nuclear Power Genetically Engineered Crops I’ll talk about the...

Splash 2 0

Splash 2

My favorite splash class was Patrol. Patrol is a game run weekly from 8-11:00 pm on saturdays. You are given a dart gun, several darts, and a headband. Headbands said whether you were alive...