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Synchronous Objects 0

Synchronous Objects

Go check out this interesting dance piece. It’s a performance of William Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, reproduced  with visual annotations added using a graphics package called Field. It was done by Norah Zuniga Shaw.

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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...


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...

1984 0


I was going through some old boxes today and found a calendar I’d had in 1984. One notable difference from our calendars these days is how little is written in on any given month....

15 0


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...


DayJams (week 3)

This is the diagram for a five string bass I have plans for if I ever end up with the time and money available to create it. The fingerboard would be made from 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...