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#PickoftheWeek | How Many Zombies Are Too Many Zombies?
For some, it’s an interdisciplinary academic partnership between mathematics and molecular biology. For others, it’s an international apocalypse with crazy monsters and only YOU can save the world from imminent destruction!
The New York Hall of Science unveiled How Many Zombies Are Too Many Zombies? on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The special interactive exhibition – maybe “game” is a better word — will be open to the public through Feb. 15.
As many as 25 players take on the role of scientists, helping the “Center for Calamity Control” simulate a zombie outbreak. Via mathematical modeling, the players simulate and analyze data before making predictions about the phenomenon. Players see graphs detailing population swings and they modify the simulations by suggesting different parameters, such as the number of steps zombies can take in the Zombie Outbreak Simulator. They play through the simulation, embodying the parameters they’ve chosen, while the facilitator tracks the population of zombies and humans.
Piece of cake, right?
Sessions take about 20 minutes, and entry is free with museum admission. The schedule follows: Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 am to 1 pm; Fridays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5:30 pm.
How Many Zombies Are Too Many Zombies? – the result of a collaboration between Angelika Manhart, a mathematician and molecular biologist, and Gigantic Mechanic, a game design company — is suggested for children ages eight and older.
The New York Hall of Science is at 47-01 111th St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Images: Gigantic Mechanic
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