The new Boston Tea Party Museum
Interactive map, 2011
When the new Boston Tea Party Museum opens next year, visitors will feel like they're a part of history — the tour will be immersive right down to the tossing of crates of tea off historically accurate replicas of the three ships that were docked at Griffin's Wharf the night of Nov. 29, 1773.
Measuring hell - Was modern physics born in the Inferno?
Paper/Screen convergence, 2011
In 1588, when Galileo was a 24-year-old unknown, a medical school dropout, he was invited to deliver a couple of lectures on Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” written around 1315. The insights Galileo gleaned from analyzing Dante’s measurements in fact anticipated a vital principle of structural engineering. In applying mathematical models to Dante’s hell, Mount Holyoke College physics professor Mark Peterson argues, Galileo was laying the groundwork for what would become theoretical physics.