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Recapitulation

February 2, 2011

Christine Chang

Looking back on a winter filled with books and histories, I think the award for creepiest anecdote goes to Charles de Lint, and his story of a creature who lived in refrigerators and sucked the yolk out of eggs. If the human in residence then refused to buy any more eggs, the creature would move out of the fridge and on to the vitreous fluid in said human's eyeballs. Good times.

Teaching English

January 31, 2011

Zoe McLaughlin

There was also a bonus piece to the puzzle that they could collect if they found Bigfoot and told him some facts about himself.

Winter Term: A Project a Day

January 24, 2011

Griff Radulski

The idea is simple. I have to make one thing every day - anything from a wolf hat with headphones sewn into the brim to the slightly ambiguous "important arrangements."

Keep-ing it Real

January 20, 2011

Tess Yanisch

Winter Term co-ops and cinnamon rolls! Includes lots and lots of process pictures, a la Ma'ayan.

A Robo-pansy's Winter Term Project

January 19, 2011

Sophia Chen

I'm on campus working on making pedagogical-but-not-pedantic, extremely low-budget videos on various physics demonstrations with physics professor Aaron Santos. It bridges the gap nicely between humanities and science.

The blessings of Winter Term

January 13, 2011

Prof. Sebastiaan Faber

Winter Term still has the delightful feel of space and possibility that I am sure it was designed to have by the brilliant, counter-cultural minds that came up with it some time in the 1970s.

Life in Narnia: Winter Term 2011

January 12, 2011

Tess Yanisch

I'm going to be modeling the spread of information through social networks. Other people in the class are modeling swarms of locusts, a zombie infestation, and deformation of the magnetosphere by solar wind.

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