CockTales

Last week I participated in a show addressing sexual violence called CockTales, written and produced by Whitney Mackman. The show was originally conceived as a counterpoint to the Vagina Monologues, with the spin being that participants read a collection of monologues and dialogues mostly written by men that address toxic masculinity and its role in theContinue reading “CockTales”

Online resource: The Analysis of Data

This came across my desk this morning: theanalysisofdata.com. The author is former professor of Computer Science named Guy Lebanon, who is now, according to his website the Director of Product Innovation at Netflix.  The text appears to be very rigorous and is notable because he goes all the way from first principles to Limit TheoremsContinue reading “Online resource: The Analysis of Data”

Stem Cell Paper Accepted

Congratulations are in order for Vin Cannataro today.  The research paper stemming from the second chapter of his dissertation was accepted today by Evolutionary Applications. The Evolutionary Trade-off between Stem Cell Niche Size, Aging, and Tumorigenesis Vincent L. Cannataro, Scott A. McKinley, Colette M. St. Mary http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/06/15/059279 Many epithelial tissues within large multicellular organisms areContinue reading “Stem Cell Paper Accepted”

Things I should have done during Spring Break …

“The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer.” UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot. For over a year, Whyte has been shooting what he calls the “Legography”Continue reading “Things I should have done during Spring Break …”

Baseball and the Bull City

Before I lived here in Gainesville, I spent four years in Durham, NC. I lived downtown in a converted tobacco warehouse and could walk to minor league baseball games on a whim. This article in Slate brought back some great memories. “Capturing the Quiet Beauty of Baseball” The idea for the project came a fewContinue reading “Baseball and the Bull City”

The Shape of Data

There is a talk coming up on Monday featuring one of the world’s leading thinkers about the mathematical structure of data.  I highly encourage checking this out, as the talk should be aimed at a general audience (though with some serious math sprinkled in). The Shape of Data Gunnar Carlsson, Department of Mathematics, Stanford UniversityContinue reading “The Shape of Data”

Pale Blue Dot

Yesterday, the Cassini spacecraft turned its camera back to earth in an attempt to capture an image of Earth through Saturn’s vast rings.  The shot is a tribute to Voyager 1’s famous photograph of Earth as a “pale blue dot” set against a vast and empty sky. Of course, the term “pale blue dot” was coined byContinue reading “Pale Blue Dot”