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Field Trip: Museum of Mathematics

This is the first post in our new Field Trips column. One Friday each month, the New York-based Atlas Team will take a field trip to explore their city together, and then share their findings with the world.

At just about a month old, The Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a brand spanking new museum, which none of the math-loving (or not-so-math-loving) Atlas team members had yet explored. It was the perfect location for our first Friday Field Trip.

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The Atlas Team prepares to enter into a world of maths

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Atlas Co-founder, Dylan, tries out the square bike

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Our intern, Oliver, studies holographic etched shapes up close

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Contributor Laetitia and Oliver turning colorful knobs

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Contributor Jessica tries to make sense of an exhibit, which turned out to be broken.

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Laetitia and Oliver as seasonal trees with their own bodies as branches.

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NY Events Coordinator Sofia and Laetitia play with shapes and lasers.

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 Atlas Designer Michelle takes a spin on the square bike, not realizing she is on the child-sized one.

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Sofia and Dylan, pontificating.

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Dylan makes some shapes.

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Laetitia, Sofia, and Dylan on the “Math Square” light-up floor, which connects each person via the shortest distance possible.

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Oliver and Sofia play the “Harmony of the Spheres,” a Sci-Fi musical instrument if ever there was one.

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Jessica painting digital kaleidoscopes (she and Michelle continued obsessively making these for most of our visit).

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Dylan and Sofia make new patterns by overlaying patterned discs.

 

 

The Team closed out the museum, and had to be asked to leave by tired Math Museum employees, thus concluding a successful first field trip.