A Gift for PZ

While I was away on vacation, my family made a stop in Corning NY to see the Corning Glass Museum. I had to snap this photo for PZ. Alas, all I had was the camera in my cellphone, so the resolution leaves something to be desired, but it's the thought that counts, right?


As long as I'm posting pictures, I'll also include an image of my favorite piece in the museum. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it's the best I have.



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Is your favorite thing just a plastic sphere, or is it supposed to be something else, say the 3-D projection of a regular polychoron?


It's not plastic, it's glass. Entirely hand-made out of a single stretched strand of glass, elaborately twisted into a fractal pattern that created the sphere. When you look at it up close, the pattern of the glass strand is semi-regular, but you would not expect it to form a sphere. (It's not started in the center and then built outward in layers; it's totally tangled.)

Neat! I love uncolored glass, art or beautiful kitchenware alike.

So perhaps I'm perverse.

By Torbjörn Larsson (not verified) on 02 Sep 2006 #permalink

CMOG is terrific! It's like three museums in one: art, history and education.

By ivy privy (not verified) on 04 Sep 2006 #permalink

>CMOG is terrific! It's like three museums in one

even better, i was born right across the street. all hail Corning, the birthplace of cleek.