Welcome to Celebration of Mind!

The Celebration of Mind uses puzzles, games, and magic to delight, instruct, and bring people together in a spirit of fun.

Begun in 2010 with worldwide events that presented challenging activities and thought-provoking presentations in honor of the late Martin Gardner (link to G4G), Celebration of Mind now offers a growing repository of resources, tantalizing paths and surprising intersections for anybody who's ever wondered, What happens if I do this?

And then, Why did it do that?

Large and small, formal and informal, past Celebrations on all seven continents have ranged from puzzles on the patio to sleight of hand at the Magic Castle, recreational math in the classroom, and interesting conversations in retirement homes.

Hosting a Celebration

Letting the world know about your Celebration of Mind is as easy as filling out a form on Event Registration page!

Ideas and resources for CoM events can be found throughout the website.

The Current Column

These seasonal guest columns will cover Martin's usual subjects — math, art, puzzles, magic, skepticism, science, philosophy, or maybe a visit from Dr Matrix! Each column will pose a problem to solve or suggest something to make.

This inaugural column, Squaring the Square, (a pun on Squaring the Circle) gives a fresh look at one of the very first Mathematical Games columns, cites plenty of references, and ands gives it a few artistic twists.