# England-2011-random-items

### From Earlham Cluster Department

# Random Items

This is a collection of (possibly somewhat) related things, places, people, concepts, etc. that came-up during class or an excursion.

**Camera Obscura** - Possibly used by Vermeer.

- BBC article
- Camera Obscura description (Wikipedia)

**Drake's Equation** - For estimating the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy.

- Drake's Equation (Wikipedia)

**Museum Funding** - in America, with visitor statistics.

- The American Association of Museums FAQ

**Fibonacci Sequence** - 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ...

- Fibonacci sequence (Wikipedia).
- There is a very nice bit done by the BBC on the Fibonacci sequence here.

**Visualizations and Information Graphics**

- Wikipedia's entry on information graphics
- Hans Rosling, the "latest and greatest" version of the world condition statistics presentation, now highly polished
- Winners of the 2011 Science Visualization Contest (NPR)