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Re: More Math needed in Science Museums
Posted:
Mar 2, 1994 4:04 PM


[Originally posted Mon Feb 14 17:37:48 1994]
Jim, Hello again. You are referring to the IBM exhibit called Mathematica, indeed designed by the Eames brothers. There was a number of these exhibits and the only remaining one that I know of is at the science museum in Boston. The Men of mathematics poster in Boston has been heavily annotated to include a large number of women. Incidentally, I just visited the Science museum in Chicago and was grievously disappointed. The only mention of the word mathematics was in the tiltes of a tiny number of books in the gift shop, no substantive exhibit om mathematics.
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On Wed, 9 Feb 1994, Jim Swift wrote:
> Some years ago, there was a Math Exhibit that toured Science Centres. I > think that it was designed by the Eames brothers? I remeber seeing it at the > Seattle Science Center. It included a wall size version of the "Men of > Mathematics" poster, (still available from IBM btw) that many schools > used to display. I think that the whole exhibit was put together by IBM > because I remeber that it contained an Infowindow display called "The world > of Mathematics" which was also made for IBM by the Eames brothers. > For the past four years I tried, without any success at all > to get Eduqest to reissue the "Men!!!! of Mathematics poster and include > some "Women of Mathematics". I dont know if the exhibit still exists, but > it was certainly the best Math exhibit that I have seen. > > Jim Swift > > > > in addition to the lonely Emmie Noether. > m > Jim Swift > Burnaby South 2000 S. S. > jswift@cln.etc.bc.ca >



