November, 2014

Dried Beans Models of the Universe

Posted on: 1 November 2014 by John


John Shipman, Seven Bean Chili and Bean Sort Models of the Universe, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014
4 October 2014 was — by the numbers — a happy night with

  • 650 pounds of soy beans and seven dried beans models of the universe
  • 500 cups of seven bean chili served
  • 165 mini bean bags filled and sewn
  • Three Orca beans found again and again
  • The Bean Bath emptied and filled again and again and again by volunteers and visitors
  • Seven Beanets spotted through lensless telescopes
  • Seven Beansticks sounded
  • Bean Star played
  • And, a table-top dried bean model of the universe made over 12 hours by an estimated 600 visitors.

For more, go to the project page for Dried Beans Models of the Universe.