possible week: After learning about mushrooms, Nazi ciphers, and
cancer, I explore the depths of the human condition in Frankenstein, and
chill for a couple hours with Bruce Campbell and some Maltese puppies.
Then my Freestyle Full Beard wins top honors; and the next day,
Singularity happens at Oberon, whereupon nanomachines invent
themselves and cure hangovers, just in time for Spring Break 2011.
Sound ridiculous? Well look at what's happening in Boston this week, and
decide for yourself.MONDAY 3.14159265[talk] Jae Rhim Lee @ MITThinking
about decomposing a dead body into magic mushrooms? Jae Rhim Lee
discusses her controversial Infinity Burial Project, which asks us to
question traditional beliefs regarding post-mortem preservation of self.
Part of the ongoing arts + science talks at MIT. 7pm!TUESDAY 3.15
[reading] Breaking the Code @ American Academy of Arts and SciencesDuring World War II, British computer scientist and cryptologist Alan Turing, who later invented the Turing Test, helped decode Nazi ciphers. Breaking the Code is his story, followed by speakers from Tufts and MIT! 5:30pm!
Burke: Destrukto @ the Howard Yezerski Gallery
Ever seen someone
shoot a Nikon camera... with a bullet? Today's your last chance to check out Bill
Burke's 'Destruko' exhibition of freeze-frame photography. He captures moments of
explosion after shooting cans of soup and old cameras with high-powered rifles. Select works on display at the Howard Yezerski Gallery, open tonight until 5:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 3.16[symposium] Conquering Cancer through the Convergence of Science and Engineering @ MITResearchers at MIT aim to shift the paradigm of cancer research by converging multiple disciplines. And they (and David Koch) want to talk to you about it. Interactive panels all day, starting at 8:30am![talk] Patrick Rothfuss @ Northeastern University LibraryKeeping
up with Kvothe? Rothfuss apparates at 200 Richards Hall, Northeastern
to discuss the 2nd "day" of his Kingkiller Chroncles series, Wise Man's Fear. Free and open to the public! 6pm-7:30pm.
[film] Tornado Alley Tweetup @ Museum of ScienceMOS's newest "giant-screen" thriller on the science of tornado chasing is free to anyone who follow/fans the MOS Twitter page or Facebook page.
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