Author: Mike Garrity

Mauna Kea 0

Mauna Kea

When we were in Hawai’i two years ago, we went up to the top of Mauna Kea. It’s an amazing place. Standing on the barren cinder cone while breathing the thin air at more...

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Spore Internals

This is the sort of thing that usually goes in my work blog, but the kids are both big fans of Spore, so I’m going to post it here instead. Chris Hecker has written...

Math Midway 0

Math Midway

Glen Whitney is trying to create a museum of mathematics. There have been articles about the project recently in the New Yorker, Gelf magazine, and the Daily News. His website for the project is...

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15

Tom turned 15 yesterday. It was pretty low key because he’d already had a party with his friends at the end of school. In a bit of an O Henry moment, he got a...

5 Dangerous Things for Kids 0

5 Dangerous Things for Kids

Gever Tulley (of Tinkering School) gave a talk at TED a couple of years ago about five dangerous things you should let your kids do. He doesn’t have his own kids, but we do,...

Jae Ha 0

Jae Ha

Jae Ha, one of my fraternity brothers from school, was in town this week. He’s staying at Curt’s so a bunch of us got together over there tonight to catch up and talk about...

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Rich Boys’ Toys

You’ve probably heard of Tom Perkins. He owns the world’s largest sailboat, the Maltese Falcon: Which can now apparently be yours at a bargain price. Now he’s got a new toy. Check out his...

Ursonate 0

Ursonate

Ursonate is a sound poem written by Kurt Schwitters in the 20’s. This is a great performance of it by Jaap Blonk with really cool visuals by Golan Levin. Golan also did The Secret...

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Portrait of an Eagle

Have you seen this picture from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter? That little white dot casting the big shadow is the bottom half of the LEM that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in 40...