Growing up in Dallas I went to the DMA often, especially when I was in high school. I would have gone much less often if there were an admission fee each time--it was free back then. I'm happy to see it free again.
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What could make one of my students feel so smart and cool? Noticing how much this looks like this. That's all it takes!
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I recently discovered the podcast 99% Invisible. Ok, I didn't "discover" it--my dad introduced me to it. Anyway, the most recent episode is about Dazzle camouflage on World War I ships. The website has an advantage over the podcast--it has photos of the "sea-going Easter eggs."
This weekend my wife and I went to the 16th annual Avenue CDC Art on the Avenue. Rather than say "rampant overspending," let's just call it "passionate support for Texas artists." We bought work from Terry Hagiwara, Virginia Bally, Michael Golden, Jim Brown, and Orna Feinstein. Don't ask me where we're going to put it all.
An anonymous (for now) buyer has agreed to buy the threatened Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix. Because some folks have two and a half million dollars to help out historic sites.
For the record, it's not me.
So this blog post is all about learning math, not art history. But it's about learning, and it's fascinating. So, you know, read it anyway.
Need more of a teaser? It's by a guy who went through all 33 course of MIT's computer science program...in less than a year. He explains his process and techniques.
This came out this week.