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museum of science
New music, a patchwork of found footage, sampled sounds and chopped editing, brought together and projected onto the planetarium ceiling. Continue reading
Prop the magazine up somewhere so that you can read it without using your hands. If you’re reading this from your monitor, take care to have enough distance so that you won’t damage anything. Ball both your hands into fists, and rest them just above a hard, flat surface, preferably a desk. Now, when we give the go-ahead, at the end of every word, bring both those fists down simultaneously, with enough force to create emphasis. Ready? Begin! WORLD OF SHARKS. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE. SHARKS FUCKING RULE. SHARKS ARE GREAT. I LOVE SHARKS. SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS. [One Science Park, Boston. 617.723.2500. 11:30am-6pm/$5. mos.org]
Jeez, these new ones have stickers that will just not peel off—oh! Didn’t see you there. Long a symbol for mathematical brilliance, Ernő Rubik’s “Magic Cube” has stumped millions of otherwise-capable individuals who CAN’T JUST ROTATE THIS ONE CENTER PIECE GODDA—ahem. They’re tough. The Rubik’s Cube Championship at the Museum of Science will features scores of folks struggling to turn their plastic failure-blocks into mildly impressive paperweights. Expect to see fan favorites such as “That Jerk Who Can Solve One In, Like, A Minute” and “That Guy Who Can Totally Finish It If You Just Hand It Over And Stop Being A Dick, Dude.”
[Sat 11.19. 1 Science Park, Boston. 617.723.2500. 10am/free. @museumofscience. youcandothecube.com]