DOUGLAS QUENQUA

writer and editor

The Art and Science of Mazes

Maybe you heard about the Massachusetts family that got so lost in a corn maze they called 911 for help? And maybe you wondered whether this is the sort of thing that happens once in a while. After all, mazes are designed to confuse people, and who can’t picture himself getting a little panicky after the 2nd hour of turning blind corners? But corn mazes are complex structures meant to challenge people, not to put them in mortal jeopardy, say those who design them. (Tip: Next time, just walk through the damn corn.)

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Filed under: 2011, Douglas Quenqua, New York Times

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ABOUT DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@] gmail.com

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