In the words of Wikipedia “A Peanut Gallery, in the days of vaudeville was the nickname for the cheapest seats in the theatre, the occupants too willing to heckle the performer.” Peanuts were the least expensive snacks and the denizens of the gallery were want to throw them at the performers.
So welcome to our modern version: The Peanaught Gallery, where our equivalent of peanuts are naughts which are zeroes that can be digitally hurled at any cultural institutions of our choosing.
The characters in our Peanaught Gallery are Andy Valenti, a wannabe PhD student in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Tufts University and Mike Burke, a real PhD in Computer Science. We spend much of our formative years together New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, where we learned to love the New York City culture milieu.
This blog is our way to stay connected and to share our thoughts with you on any cultural product that we’ve stumbled upon and deemed worth to waste an hour or two on.