The Museum of Failure
This museum features only failed inventions. This newsletter mentions some of them, and other interesting links.
Recently I stumbled upon the Museum of Failure. It’s both a real-life exhibit (currently in Calgary, Alberta) and a website showcasing failures. Google Glass is there, and the Juicero, and Bic for Her. Even Blockbuster makes the list.
The museum includes some high profile science and health failures too, like Thalidomide and Theranos. I hadn’t heard of the saga of the artificial trachea before, but that sounds like a textbook example of why scientific discoveries need lots of independent validation.
What else should be in the Museum of Failure?
How music sets the cosmic scene of Star Trek, by David Grossman in Astronomy Magazine.
How this North Texas cancer researcher and ballerina blends science and art. A profile of Nikki Delk written by Adithi Ramakrishnan for The Dallas Morning News
Artist Alteronce Gumby paints with prisms to redefine color. By Alison Snyder for Axios
Gender-diverse teams are more creative. By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle in Psychology Today.
Virtual museum exhibits could be more interesting with background sounds. By me for Forbes.com
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