Museum of Mathematics

Former hedge funder Glen Whitney saw a small math museum on Long Island fail in 2008 due to lack of funding.  He left his hedge fund job about this same time and formed a traveling math exhibit that he raised 22 million with in the last couple years that he plans on using to build the museum with.  He hopes to be open by 2012 and in the mean time has events that show the math in things like origami and music.  This looks really nerdy and fun, we are all about it.

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Rap Charts

We don’t like to make too many proclamations, but the people at JamPhat.com have made the greatest contribution to our ironic scale than any other site in 2011. This is like the most incredible. Even if you have no idea or use for hip-hop lyrics, you will find enjoyment in this. Go to the link about for about 70 more. —The Citrus Report Staff

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The Math that is Caribou

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We like Caribou. This site endorses the great work of Dan Snaith, who is Manitoba or Caribou, depending on what year it is. His newest album, Swim, is by far one of our favorites of the year. T Magazine did a little interview with Mr Dan Snaith, and they talked about math and music. Homeboy has Ph.D in math, by the way.

We like this exchange:

Is it true you have a Ph.D. in mathematics?
Yes, while making two albums and touring — I don’t remember how I did it.

Do mathematics help with making music?
What’s interesting are the more emotive, unpredictable elements of music. Mathematics eventually become abstract and creative too, but it’s very mysterious as to why we like certain kinds of music.

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