Sunday, April 22, 2007

Stata center, MIT

One of the things I often complain about is that doing fundamental physics is like trying to push a big rock -- it's very hard to tell whether you're having any effect or making any progress!

Here I am trying my luck with the Frank Gehry-designed Stata center at MIT, home of their Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).

A funny coincidence -- in the elevator I noticed a poster for a talk last Friday on blogging and tagging given by an old friend of mine from Berkeley!

6 comments:

DB said...

On the day this photo was taken, helicopters with giant eyeballs (cameras) were buzzing around MIT and the Harvard Bridge, filming , a movie about MIT students who learned to count cards and made millions in Vegas. Too bad we didn't bump into Kate Bosworth.

DB said...

Sorry a tag got lost. The movie is "21".

Anonymous said...

In the future, that building will be seen as a major eyesore, if it isn't already. May have seemed like a good idea at the time.

rosko said...

I was back there visiting not too long ago, and spent quite some time in the Stata Center. I think all the bright minds at MIT will appreciate the weirdness of the building, and who else will see it? I don't think it's visible form far off campus.

fCh said...
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fCh said...

I somehow agree with the "eyesore" comment. Gehry belongs to an overrated ilk that would have been funny had it not been so exp(e/a)nsive.

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