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Topic: More Math Needed in Science Museums
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Philip Mallinson

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Re: More Math needed in Science Museums
Posted: Mar 2, 1994 4:04 PM
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[Originally posted Mon Feb 14 17:37:48 1994]

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

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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.

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