Massachusetts nerdery, in a photograph. Spotted at the JP Licks in Harvard Square. EDIT: As Mike B. points out, this is also useful for conveying to non-locals that it’s pronounced ‘frap’, not ‘frap-pay.’

Massachusetts nerdery, in a photograph. Spotted at the JP Licks in Harvard Square.

EDIT: As Mike B. points out, this is also useful for conveying to non-locals that it’s pronounced ‘frap’, not ‘frap-pay.’

Only in Nerdtown: passive-aggressive communication with your neighbors…. via wifi network names.
(Seen at Toscanini’s on Main Street.)

Only in Nerdtown: passive-aggressive communication with your neighbors…. via wifi network names.

(Seen at Toscanini’s on Main Street.)

We’re in the middle of the MIThenge: for a few afternoons in late January and in November, the sun shines straight down the 825’ Infinite Corridor. Learn more here.
(thanks to Georgy for the reminder!)

We’re in the middle of the MIThenge: for a few afternoons in late January and in November, the sun shines straight down the 825’ Infinite Corridor. Learn more here.

(thanks to Georgy for the reminder!)

Science journalist Carl Zimmer is speaking at Harvard on Tuesday, December 13th about his new book Science Ink, photographs of science-related tattoos accompanied by brief and illuminating essays. Full details here.
Incidentally, photos of the book don’t do it justice; it’s one of the most beautifully designed books I’ve seen this year.

Science journalist Carl Zimmer is speaking at Harvard on Tuesday, December 13th about his new book Science Ink, photographs of science-related tattoos accompanied by brief and illuminating essays. Full details here.

Incidentally, photos of the book don’t do it justice; it’s one of the most beautifully designed books I’ve seen this year.

Breaking Bad: Nerdtown

MetaLAB at Harvard event on Oct 6

The MetaLAB at Harvard’s having another open event this Thursday, October 6th:

[…]a series of curatorial experiments, ranging from an archive of ephemeral Cold War films to a mysterious hanging aluminum tube to a collection of participatory stickers that guide journeys across the Harvard campus.

Full details here.

"I’m also in Cambridge, literally around the corner from MIT. Some punk kids probably saw this [tank of liquid nitrogen], punk being relative, and came after it. On one level I give them a little bit of credit, although I wouldn’t in any way endorse it."

Tony Maws, chef of Craigie on Main, blames punk-ass MIT kids for stealing a liquid nitrogen cylinder from behind the restaurant. Details.

"Punk being relative." Snort.

A Nerdtown PSA

A Nerdtown PSA

Large, cheap bottles of vodka, appropriately named for Nerdtown.
(Sighted at Supreme Liquors, halfway between MIT and Harvard.)

Large, cheap bottles of vodka, appropriately named for Nerdtown.
(Sighted at Supreme Liquors, halfway between MIT and Harvard.)

Nina writes: “Pride+Critical Theory! I heart my #nerdtown.” 

Nina writes: “Pride+Critical Theory! I heart my #nerdtown.”