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The “manhole bag,” another of Ms. Tsukioka’s inventions, is a purse that can hide your valuables by unfolding to look like a round sewer cover. These ideas might strike foreigners as far-fetched,” Ms. Tsukioka said, “but in Japan, they can become reality.” From today’s NYT. An interesting article, but it doesn’t mention that the Talking […]
This is quite interesting, though I bridle at some of the statements in the article. I think folding curved lines on paper has received a little attention. here and there, and “the harmless hobby of peace-seeking aesthetes?” Aes-thetes, indeed. Get over here, grubstreet, and I’ll show you how we play.
Something Tom Hull said recently reminded me of an article I keep meaning to plug. I went to a guest lecture this spring in the math department of the College I work at. This was rather out of character, given my invincible ignorance of anything above the level of word problems concerning red and black […]
We notice that our friends over at Power Word Fold got bOING-bOING‘d, today. Good for them. We hope that their server is tuned and that they’re using WP-cache. Otherwise, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. We grew up along the banks of the Housatonic (not the Miskatonic) and never quite got the H.P. Lovecraft […]
We had some email from Marc Vigo this week, which pleased us mightily. Marc is a professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and studies some fascinating stuff that is beyond our abilities to describe: modeling and computational geometry and so on. Very cool. He and his friends in the AEP Barcelona are preparing for […]