The tiny kingdom of Manhattan is one governed by the quiet tyranny of numbers. Its citizens, scurrying among the skyscrapers like ants along the valley floors, seem to have no escape. A never-ending stream of decimal points and percentage signs, vertiginous graphs and mathematical models of the most terrifying complexity pulses and throbs through Wall… Continue reading Number-Crunched

Science, Whimsy

Is my Colour the Same as Your Color? – POSTSCRIPT

At this precise moment, I am in my hotel room in New York City. I don't think there is any question about that. The blinding chandeliers and equally luminescent wallpaper are among the distinctive hallmarks of hotel decor and the seemingly endless vertical slabs of grey concrete I can see from outside my window could… Continue reading Is my Colour the Same as Your Color? – POSTSCRIPT