Category Archives: Social Mathematicians

Social Norms and Other Challenges

If you are drawn to a field that people say you can’t do, then keep pushing against those who seek to limit you. They don’t know what you can do. And, I bet, that you don’t know what you can do. … Continue reading

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Why do Hipsters look alike?

It was a hot day as I stepped into the air conditioned mall. It is 1995 or maybe 1996; my mall has slightly opaque sky lights so you could still see the bright midsummer sunlight outside. I would have preferred darkness. I … Continue reading

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Popcorn Analytics

I’m sitting at my dining room table trying to discern the difference in texture, squeakiness, and flavor of the food in my mouth. Across from me, several of my friends are thoughtfully chewing on popcorn and making notes. We all … Continue reading

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