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The MIT musuem is so-so

For $7.50 the MIT museum is overpriced for what it is, unless you have kids dying to play with robots. I went mooching round the museum and enjoyed a handful of exhibits.

I most enjoyed the holography exhibition. One of the more impressive ones is a life size one of a singer. I also enjoyed the movie holograms - holograms that change as you move around them.

The mechanical sculptures are a bust. The only one I liked was a miniature chair that assembled and disassembled periodically.

I enjoyed looking at some of the old computer stuff - especially magnetic core memories. A lot of the 'robot artifacts' are indulgent self homages to things that MIT professors built and are not very impressive.

I liked the Harold Edgerton (high speed photography) exhibit.

Starting at 2:00pm there was an interactive robot thing that I didn't go to. Little kids were standing in line patiently and they were taken in in batches and had to wait 15min per batch. I didn't think it wold be appropriate to crash.


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