BAMA presents, absolutely free
Who will tell us the:
"Tales of a Mathematical Puzzle Designer"
At San Jose State University
in the Engineering Auditorium Room 189
on Wednesday, January 18, 2006
at 7:30 pm
If you love mathematics, chances are you love mathematical puzzles.
But have you ever wondered how puzzles are invented? In this talk I
will show you how I invent puzzles for the science magazine Discover,
as well as for computer games. You'll hear about the type of
mathematics that goes into analyzing puzzles. And you'll see how
inventing puzzles is like mathematical research.
Scott Kim was raised in Los Angeles, and received his undergraduate
degree in Music and his PhD in Computers and Graphic Design from
Stanford University. Inspired by mathematics writer Martin Gardner,
he channeled his love of mathematics and teaching into a career as a
puzzle designer, creating thousands of puzzles for magazines,
computer games, and educational toys. He is also a graphic designer,
programmer, and choreographer/performer. He is the author of the book
Inversions, as well as the yearly Games page-a-day calendar. You can
see more of his work at http://scottkim.com.
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Last revised on 2 December 2005