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Experimental pervasive games at Sandpit 13

Note: the title is not actually a random collection of words.

Whats going on here? Quite a lot, as it turns out.
What's going on here? Quite a lot, as it turns out.

On Wednesday 24th June 2009 I attended Sandpit 13, one of the many events organised by Hide & Seek. It was incredibly varied, persistently fascinating, and a bunch of fun.

[Read the full intro to this topic at this post’s new location, Tower of the Octopus]

– metatim

The Celebrations Experiment

Around this time of year, everyone’s minds turn to the mathematics of random distribution and Bayesian inference, although these terms are not normally used.

This is all due to those tins or tubs or boxes of assorted chocolates, along with the fact that people have preferences among the chocolates on offer, and the problem that these preferences often overlap.

Two questions inevitably emerge:

1) Why don’t they sell tins of each type of chocolate, and

2) Since they don’t, are the chocolates at least fairly distributed between tins?

[Read the full experiment post at its new location, Tower of the Octopus]