2014 promises to bring bigger (and at times smaller) things to our exciting sandbox crew. On top of the list is more Kendama-ing time, our way of introducing some zen-fullness to the sandbox activities (though some would refer to it more as a exasperation/destructive practice). For those of you not familiar with the Kendama, it is a cup-and-ball game from Japan that has a rich 400 year history. Along with the Kendama, we hope to jump to new heights and distances in the sandbox, as can be witnessed from last years record breaking leap:
The current leader board is a dead heat between members of the Sandbox crew and the “other” IDRE researchers. The difference? Less than an inch!
All in all, we hope that great people and great projects continue to flourish within the confines of the sandbox, and welcome anybody in the campus community with great ideas in data and spatial visualizations. Or if you just want to put a ball in a cup, or practice your broad jump, you’re welcome too :).