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Jan 6, 2017

On this week's episode: do school district boundaries follow the lines suggested by a Voronoi diagram? What are the origins of the Prairie Home Companion song about rhubarb pie? Are some types of blankets warmer than others?

 

0:42 - Voronoi school districts

3:09 - Rhubarb pie

7:06 - Shorts

7:40 - Blankets

9:33 - Sources

10:05 - Lev Theremin playing the theremin

 

Sources: supplementary images for "Voronoi school districts," bit.ly/liuschools1. School district boundaries, bit.ly/liuschools2. Prairie Home Companion, prairiehome.org. A book about Lawrence Tibbett, bit.ly/liulawrence.

Jan 6, 2017

These images accompany the "Voronoi school districts" segment in Episode 11.

Missoula - all layers

Above: Missoula, MT. Bottom layer Google Maps, middle layer Voronoi, top layer actual school districts.

Missoula - Voronoi only

Above: Missoula, MT. Bottom layer Google Maps, top layer Voronoi.

Santa Rosa - all layers

Above: Santa Rosa, CA. Bottom layer Google Maps, middle layer (colour) actual school district boundaries, top layer Voronoi.

Santa Rosa Voronoi

Above: Santa Rosa, CA. Bottom layer Google Maps, top layer Voronoi.

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