Sorry I haven’t had a lot of time to post! I’m still hanging out at my parents’ place for the holiday weekend, and will be boarding a bus tonight back to Boston. To make up for my silence, I hope you enjoy the greatest thing to hit YouTube since that histrionic gopher, or whatever: Science magazine’s Dance Your Ph.D contest! Here are the 2009 winners, which are mostly interpretations of biological processes. They’re fantastic, and below are two more I happened to really enjoy. The contest was open to all disciplines, so here’s a cool entry from an MIT student, about haptic (physical) communication between dance partners. I’m guessing it didn’t win because it was so literal . . . this easily could have been included in her thesis as an appropriate example of her research. Anyway, watch to the end and remember this is not choreographed and she is blindfolded:
And here’s a very amusing winner from the previous year’s contest, from the world of anthropology:
Search YouTube for other “Dance Your Ph.D” videos and waste away the rest of a rainy* Sunday.
Oops: forgot to mention, I originally found this via PZ!