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Month at the Museum glass, cube-shaped bedroom
Cube-shaped bedroom for the roommate of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. I'm going to call it my fishbowl.

Roommate at the Museum of Science and Industry

Update: Despite my video being briefly showcased on the Chicago Sun-Times website* and my overwhelming (quite literally) desire to do this, I’m sad and a bit surprised (along with my friends) to say that I didn’t make it to the next round…

Below is a video application to be a roommate at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

I can’t express how much of a dream it would be to live day and night for a month in the museum and explore and report on all the amazing science. And, I would love to make a display of my bicycle and photos and all the discoveries I made while cycling around the world. And, of course, be part of the experiment to see how this experience changes me and everyone I meet. Wish me luck and stay tuned to vote.

My photo is on this wall somewhere:


Month at the Museum part 2

Update #2: Once again I have applied to be a roommate at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. Above you see what would be my bedroom. I also imagine my bicycle, the bicycle that went around the world, occupying a very important corner, along with some maps and photos. I considered my journey as an empirical study of the meaning of life. I had a theory: If life means something, I should be able to find it somehow somewhere.

I can’t express how much a dream it would be to live day and night for a month in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and explore and report on all the amazing science, and, of course, being part of the experiment to see how this experience changes me and everyone I meet. I imagine it would be a great inspiration to people, just as my trip has already inspired so many people to live their dreams, like an 88-year-old woman who decided to fly to Bhutan after reading my book.

Below is my application video. I didn’t have time to make a new video to emphasize my love for science. But the Chicago Sun-Times liked this video enough to showcase it on their website during the last round.

Update #3: Grr. Didn’t make it again.

Footnotes: The article in the Chicago Sun-Times appears to have been archived.

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