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Upcoming Classes You Should Take

A few of our favorites, in no particular order.

The Triangle Waist Factory Fire - October 11

It's a fact that if you live in New York City, you're required to know something about the city's history. Might as well start here with Glenna's presentation on this historic fire, which just happened to occur 150 years ago. 

Storytelling Through Film - starts October 3

For all of you out there who make stuff (all of you, right?), this class will...

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Guide to Public Art in New York City!

A couple weeks ago, we were lucky to host a wicked primer on public art all around New York City, with Elizabeth Abbarno. She went ahead and created this lovely Google map (below, and linked) of all the locations discussed, for your walking-and-art-viewing pleasure. 

View NYC Public Art in a larger map


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How Passwords Work, in 90 seconds

Tonight in Cryptography I'm going to be going over a lot of modern-day computer security issues, so I figured I'd give you a 90-second rundown of how passwords [should] work.

In the same way that people have fingerprints, so do words and phrases. They're just called hashes instead. And just like with people, practically every bushel of letters has a different hash.

A hash is made with is a formula that takes the word and converts it into a...

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Eat bugs. Not too many. Mostly accidentally.

I was about to buy An Orchard Invisible: A Natural History of Seeds when a quote-spewing review caught my eye:

"In the mid-1970s it was found that orthodox Hindus who had been quite healthy on a vegan diet in their native India began to suffer from a high incidence of megaloblastic anemia after living for some time in England consuming the same diet. The cause was traced to vitamin B-12 deficiency, which in India was prevented by insect...

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