Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Getting The Word Out!

POST SCRIPT: You night want to bring a calculator to try to beat him at calculations - or to do some tricks along with him.
If you live in my area, this is for you! (If you don't but ever hear this is coming to your area, don't miss it!) There is a REALLY COOL thing happening in town THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, but it was published incorrectly in the paper today - making it sound like it was for tonight.

The performer is SO GOOD that the last time he was in town late-comers to the event had to watch from another room via live video feed because there was no seating left. He has presented his high energy talk on over a thousand occasions to audiences throughout the world. He has appeared on many television and radio programs, including: The Today Show, CNN, Amazing Discoveries!, and National Public Radio. He has been profiled in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Scientific American, Discover Magazine, Omni Magazine, Esquire Magazine, People Magazine, and Reader's Digest. That's quite a diverse set of periodicals! And yet, this performance is FREE!

Dr. Arthur Benjamin is a mathemagician, but don't let the first four letters of that word turn you off. (Yes, it has been point out to me that "math" is a 4-letter word.)

This man is AMAZING! He talks about how ADHD actually helped him as a student, and he is certainly STILL ADHD - and amazing just to watch perform - very high energy. It's fun. It's entertaining. And you might just learn something if you're not careful - but it won't be painful, I promise!

This show is for people of all ages, so come on out and bring the fam! If you can't make it but know someone who might enjoy it, please send on the info. I'd hate for people to miss out due to a newspaper error. It is taking place at MJC WEST Campus - the campus by the highway and Briggsmore - in the Mary Stuart Rogers building (the space-age-lookin' building with a flag pole on top.) Just follow the crowds if you're not sure where that is. It starts at 7:30 and should last until about 8:45. You'll be glad you came!

I'm hesitant to do the following, because it does not do justice to what he is like in person nor the wide variety of things he does, but if you cannot make it due to time or distance, you can see a clip of him performing here. For more mathemagic fun, click here or here!

After initially posting this I found a map of campus. The Mary Stuart Rogers Building is number 33.