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Bell curves in action

August 6, 2009

An exhibit at MOMA invites visitors to mark their heights on a wall. A normal distribution results: Well, not quite. The distribution is actually slightly negatively skewed by the confounding presence of children, who are obviously shorter than adults - you can see this in the great number of names well below the central band which […]

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MoMA rocks

March 5, 2008

I made it to MoMA on Sunday to see the new exhibit, Design and the Elastic Mind. It was amazing. Go see it. The exhibit is mostly made up of high-tech products which exemplify the fusion of function and form. To be fair, you'd be hard pressed to come up with practical uses for some […]

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Round after round, ramp after ramp

February 23, 2008

We went to the Guggenheim this afternoon to see the big new exhibit that just opened. It's pretty fantastic. The cars above are the centerpiece, backflipping up through the rotunda. The sparks are animated LEDs. Aside -- I was waiting in the phenomenal Cafe Fiorello on Thursday and this older guy at the table next […]

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