Monday, July 07, 2008

Art from Mudd

-photographer: Anne White

This man is a phenomenon! His name is Arthur Benjamin, and he has combined his humor, magic and mathematics into what he calls "mathemagics." Whether you love math or are terrified by it you will be entertained by him. Click here to see him in action. He teaches at Harvey Mudd College (hence the title), but he also travels and performs. If you ever get a chance to see him, don't pass it up!

(I'm a little worried about putting this up immediately after my last post, which might have scared some people, but this is really VERY accessible and FUN! You might want to play along by getting out a calculator to trying to beat him to answers. The clip is 15 minutes long. If it pauses from time to time when you try to play it, let it load in the background first and then watch it.)

PS Thanks for the link, Delrae! :-)

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