Continuing a series of worldwide events that have ranged from chatty intimate gatherings to an epic 24-hour Google Hangout, Celebration of Mind invites Chicago Toy and Game Fair visitors to stop by Booth 909 for mental challenges and hands-on fun on Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24. Join the two-day Celebration of Mind party, with special guests John Railing, Mark Setteducati, and Dick Esterle.
An international movement launched to honor the multifaceted legacy and wide-ranging interests of the late Martin Gardner, Celebration of Mind encourages exploration, curiosity and discovery. CoM’s booth offers activities, especially games, for all ages. Test your mental skills with puzzles, enjoy magic effects, and fun recreational math challenges. We’ll have free, limited-edition resources and expert tips for creating your own Möbius bands, geometric vanishes and mathematical card tricks.
Following their War of the Wizards performance at Friday night’s Toy & Game Inventor Awards (TAGIE Awards) magicians John Railing and TAGIE nominee Mark Setteducati will be making frequent visits to the booth to share inside secrets of the profession. Nobbly Wobbly inventor Dick Esterle will also be on hand to lead explorations of 3D shapes and objects.
Whether you’re curious about Celebration of Mind, or just like to play with cool toys, swing by Booth 909 to pick up some of our limited-edition resources, including a Jerry Andrus-inspired illusion, and enter to win a game basket (courtesy of ThinkFun) that will be perfect for a classroom or game night with the kids.
For more information: http://www.chitagfair.com/
Recreational Mathematics including card games and tricks
Colm Mulcahy will share his unique recreational mathematics and celebrate Martin Gardner’s wonderful method of making mathematics accessible and engaging to the general public. The audience will be about 100 high school students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD
Join us for personal reminiscences and survey of the legacy of puzzle expert and rationality champion Martin Gardner (1914-2010) who wrote the book “Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science” over sixty years ago and later played a major role in the founding of CSICOP and Skeptical Inquirer. Presented by Colm Mulcahy.
Colm Mulcahy is professor of mathematics at Spelman College, Atlanta, GA. He is on leave for the academic year 2013-14, visiting The American University. He’s blogged for the Mathematical Association of America, Aperiodical, Huffington Post and Scientific American. He recently published Mathematical Card Magic (380 pages, AK Peters/CRC Press). He was fortunate to know Martin Gardner for the last decade of his life. His website it cardcolm.org/ and he tweets at @CardColm. Gardner fans can follow @WWMGT (twitter.com/wwmgt)
Come out and join us at the Celebration of Mind with guest speaker Dr. Colm Mulcahy!
Outreach to the community with math and puzzles.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences presents “A Celebration of Mind” for the NW Arkansas community November 9, 11-2 pm, in the Union Ballroom, on the University of Arkansas campus. For more information, please call 479 575 3351.
Math, Puzzles, and Conversation
For the third year, Nancy Blachman’s father, Nelson Blachman, hosted a Celebration of Mind luncheon at Piedmont Gardens in Oakland. Several of the 12 participants, including Nancy Blachman and Elwyn Berlekamp, brought puzzles and Martin Gardner tales to share; Gary Antonick brought his slide show of scenes from Gardner’s life, part of his monthlong birthday tribute in the New York Times Numberplay blog.
There followed too many interesting conversations for any one person to follow. Subjects were as varied as Gardner’s own interests, with lively discussions of Gardner’s recently published autobiography, as well as tiles (Penrose and other), life at M.I.T., and the social structures of historic civilizations, among many other things. It was a most congenial Celebration of Mind, leaving everyone with plenty of new things to think about.
Magic, Math & Puzzles
This ended October 19 Celebration of mind of Peru 2013
It began with words of welcome to the Celebration of the Mind by the event organizer Ivan Rojas Marticorena, taking place in the Auditorium of the Institute of Science and Humanities from 11:00 Hrs.
Pin It featured alluding to the Celebration of Mind for participants.
Then he made his entrance the talented friend David Palomino Alva who delighted us with “Martin Gardner: Mathemagician”, recalling the magic tricks in cards, knots Martin Gardner books,
Immediately income estimator teacher Arturo Mendoza Huertas, doing some mental calculation shows,
I touch her turn to teaching with Jimmy Elias Davila Game “The Yenga”
Then he made his delight David Medina Rosales and Martin Vela Tafur, with “Martin Gardner & Origami”
Continuing the talents party guest of honor had to master Felix Maldonado Morales with the intervention of the “Recreation in Arithmetic”,
He had his space our great friend and homeowner Jose Alcala Sánchez, with games and hand tricks.
Finally our friend Edith Urbina we present mathematical recreational games together with Ivan Rojas Marticorena teacher.
It took seven hours to celebrate our master Martin Gardner.
“Martin is gone, but its depth and clarity will light our world for a long time.” – From the foreword by Persi Diaconis
We remain eternally grateful to everyone who made this event possible.
Guest Comments :
It was an honor for me to meet great teachers .. of which I learned a lot … next 2014 … I’m sure it will be even better .. (David Medina)
puzzles and math.
Puzzles and math.
maths, math, puzzles, beer
Calling all self-confessed maths enthusiasts! Join MathsJam for an evening of puzzles, games, problems, and loads of other cool and interesting stuff. MathsJam meets monthly in Manchester to give maths-mad Mancunians the chance to share things they like. During the Science Festival we’re holding a special one-off big MathsJam, and everyone is welcome. There’ll be lightning talks from MathsJam regulars showing off some of their favourite maths things, some special guests and plenty of puzzles and games for you to play with. Martin Gardner would be there, if he was still alive and lived in Manchester. Defo. Details at http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/whatson/maths-jam
maths, math, puzzles, beer
MathsJam is a monthly opportunity for people to come together and share puzzles, games, problems or things that are cool or interesting. Our regular meeting for October takes place on 22nd, and we’ll be covering some Martin Gardner-themed topics alongside our usual mix of maths fun and pints of beer/cups of tea. We’ll be in Sandbar on Grosvenor Street, Manchester, from 7pm. Look for our table!
Math, Puzzles and Magic
The Celebration of Mind will be part of the Salt Creek School District’s Fall Fest. Math related activities, games, demonstrations, puzzles and a magic show (at noon).
October 21st marks what would have been the 99th birthday of the world’s most famous recreational mathematician Martin Gardner. Come to eat birthday cake and solve some of Gardner’s most famous puzzles and brain teasers.
Math, Puzzles and Life Stories
This event takes place in a Google+ hangout with people who are in both Real Life and Second Life.
S/L characters are in a virtual world on the internet.
MARTIN GARDNER loved to tell stories so we will find stories to tell.
We will be talking about magic, working with puzzles and telling stories . . .
The characters in Second Life love to party so as this event of telling stories take place . . .
Some people will be dancing and listening to music
While others will be sharing their stories . . .
I think the mixture of both R/L and S/L is going to be a breakthrough . . .
S/L London’s Celebration of Mind
co/host George Miller as GMinteractive
S/L London’s Celebration of Mind
co/host Debi Palmira – GENERAL MANAGER of S/L LONDON SIMS
GMinteractive on Skype
206 923 9240 on Skype
This 24hour LIVE SHOW will take place on http://www.gminteractive.com
Kensington High Street – London – Tokyo York (club)
Here is the needed address for Tokyo York (club) in S/L . . .
TELEPORT TO LOCATION
If you are going to come into the world (as a avatar)
YOU MUST use a viewer and not a browser . . .
Here is a link to a viewer I use called . . .
Firestorm Viewer . . .
I use the Firestorm Viewer in Phoenix mode . . .
(bottom right corner of the viewer to change modes)
You can watch this Event and/or come into a hangout at http://www.gminteractive.com
EVENT PICTURES (added as we rec’ them)
You will find this Teleport Board all around S/L London (have fun . . .)
Join several people who knew Martin for decades to enjoy puzzles and Gardnerabilia.
RSVP: email colm at spelman dot edu if you wish to attend
Hexaflexagons, math puzzles and Cool Circuits.
In particular, this year we will be sharing hexaflexagons. Bring one to share or come and learn how to make one. Also, bring any mechanical puzzles, magic tricks or snacks that you want to share.
For the past five years we have been holding a yearly mathematical carnival. From this year we shall also hold a Celebration of the Mind event to spread the enjoyment of mathematics.
When: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5-7:30 pm
Where: Nueva Cafe, Library, I-Lab, and J209
6565 Skyline Boulevard
What: A fun math-filled evening
Guided by mathematicians and educators, the Nueva Math Circle provides students with opportunities to play with interesting mathematical activities, puzzles, and problems. This year’s Math Circle features sessions for students in preK to 9th grade. Parents are invited to participate with their children in the Math Circle, and are asked to supervise their own children. This is not a drop-off event. In addition to Nueva families, the Math Circle is open to the public.
Our Lower School session will be led by two fantastic speakers:
Bree Murray, The Bay School
Stephanie Englehaupt, The Nueva School
Our Middle School and Upper School session will be led by
Alon Amit, Origami Logic
$8 per student for early registration by Oct. 18 and
$10 after that
$12 at the door
to help offset the cost of speakers and related expenses.
Pizza will be available for $7 per person.
teacherPreK , K, and 1st Grade
5:00 to 6:00 – Stephanie Englehaupt in the Cafe
6:00 to 6:30 – Dinner Break
6:30 to 7:00 – Puzzles in the I-Lab
5:00 to 5:30 – Bree Murray in the Library
5:30 to 6:00 – Dinner Break
6:00 to 6:30 – Puzzles in the I-Lab
6:30 to 7:30 – Stephanie Englehaupt in the Cafe
5:00 to 5:30 – Puzzles in the I-Lab
5:30 to 6:00 – Dinner Break
6:00 to 7:30 – Bree Murray in the Library
5:30 to 6:15 – Alon Amit in J209
6:15 to 6:45 – Dinner Break
6:45 to 7:30 – Alon Amit in J209
For more information, visit http://www.nuevaschool.org/outreach/math-circles
Questions or comments? firstname.lastname@example.org
Maths, Puzzles, Logic
Maths Week Ireland is an all island celebration of maths. The festival has grown to become the largest of its kind in the world, involving over 125,000 people in total. We honor Martin Gardner with the closing event of the week, where thousands of people come to the National Botanic Gardens to engage with professional maths presenters and promoters.
Math and Tilings
We are going to have a Gathering for Gardner Celebration of Mind at the Nueva Math Counts
Magic, Math, Puzzles, etc.
Talking about puzzles… between a drink and the other
Math, Chess, Mathematical Art
Anyone living in Toronto or in Canada can attend.
Talk by Georg Glaeser on mathematical phenomena in nature, followed by guided tour of “Mathemliebe” exhibition.
Advance registration required at email@example.com
Puzzles, math as art, the joy of thinking, a celebration of mind.
The spacious Gamery can entertain upward of 300 visitors a day. The long counters have seating for up to 20 players at a time, with hands-on exploration of puzzles and games, all original designs. Each visitor gets detailed explanations by our well-trained crew, who all enjoy playing the kinds of puzzles Martin wrote about. The puzzles are also for sale.
Mathematical games and puzzles
The UK Math Club will hold its third annual Celebration on Friday, October 25, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Math House on 654 Maxwelton Court. Refreshments will be served, as well as confections for the mind. We will play mathematical games, discuss and solve puzzles, and make flexagons and other objects. Faculty, students, and anyone else with an interest in mathematics is invited.
For more information, please email cyrus.h(at symbol)uky.edu
maths, magic, puzzles, problem solving
A special presentation will be given to either students or teachers where we will explore curious maths problems and look at ways of injecting excitement into maths.
Art, Math and Music and Magic.
math and magic
Magic, Mechanical Puzzles
Magic Puzzles and more!
It’s the fourth times that we have Celebration of Mind in Beijing,in our event we have professional speech, performance of magic and rubik’s cube,interaction with audiences, new design of Chinese puzzle desingers.
We look forward to seeing you at this event
Family Fun Focusing on the Connection of STEAM with Gardner
Colm Mulcahy will speak about Martin Gardner.
build a giant origami structure
The Mercer County Math Circle would like to open its Recreational Math Series with a short lecture and hands-on activities at the Princeton Public Library, 3rd floor. The Series is a partnership with the Princeton University Math Club, the Princeton Public Library, and members of the community.
Puzzles, Cubes, Math & Magic
BEIJING’S CELEBRATION OF MIND 2013 will be held from 2 to 6 pm on Sunday, October 20, at the Old Telephone Museum, located above the Olympic Green station of subway Line 8. Join 100 other puzzlers, cubers, magicians, and mathematicians to celebrate Martin Gardner’s 99th birthday with an afternoon of fun. Email Fangyuan Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for directions. Hope to see you there!
Mime, Puzzles, Math and Magic
Where: Hance Auditorium, Davidson College
When: 6 – 8 PM with Mime-matics by Tim and Tanya Chartier beginning at 6 PM.
Math and Puzzles but all are welcome
Our first gathering in Fresno, hosted by Victor Shaw at the Caltrans Office in Manchester Center.
Puzzles and Computers
The Princeton ACM/IEEE Computer Society will again host our annual SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics show with an augmented Celebration of Mind event, this time involving novel 2D and 3D pentominos puzzles. Attendance is free and well-behaved children accompanied by a responsible adult are welcome.
Further details are at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/19581
This is a day long event introducing middle school math students to Martin Gardner and recreational mathematics.
Participants and speakers include Nancy Blachman, Elwyn Berlekamp, Jordan Gold, Carlo Sequin, Stan Isaacs, Cliff Stoll, and Allen Knutson. We will have puzzles, games, and performances to entertain and engage attendees. Reception to follow; all ages welcome.
For more information and to RSVP, please visit the official event page: MSRI Celebration of Mind
Puzzles, games, anything fun and mathematical goes!
Event organized by Colombia Aprendiendo (www.colombiaaprendiendo.edu.co).
Math, Magic and Mystery
The Celebration will be held this coming Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA, from 6PM tp 9PM (See directions below). This is the same venue as last year. We’ll begin with an informal reception and light refreshments from 6PM – 6:30PM, and have presentations and demonstrations from 6:30PM to 9PM.
David Leschinsky of Eureka! Puzzles (1349 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446) and Chris Morgan will co-host again. Eureka! Puzzles is a five minute walk from the Senior Center, if you want to stop by before the event.
Please pass the word to anyone who might be interested. Be sure to let us know if you plan to attend, and if any of your friends or colleagues plan to come, so we can provide enough light refreshments for everyone.
The Celebration is free, and is held each year in honor of Martin Gardner and his many interests, which include mathematics, magic, Lewis Carroll, skepticism, and much else. Worldwide, we expect to have a record number of Celebration of Mind events this year. See our newly redesigned web site for more details: www.celebrationofmind.org.
Our theme this year will be Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery, in honor of Martin Gardner’s book of the same name. Chris Morgan will demonstrate some interesting mathematically-based magic effects, including a mobius strip effect that prompted Martin Gardner to tell Ivars Peterson that he wished he were still writing the Mathematical Games column, so he could share it with everyone! Check out the New York Times NumberPlay blog at http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/category/Numberplay/ later this week for a preview. We’ll also be demonstrating some mathematical tricks that Lewis Carroll is likely to have performed.
October 21 would have been Martin Gardner’s 99th birthday. For the next several weeks, the New York Times’ NumberPlay blog will be celebrating his life and interests. See an interview with Martin’s son at: http://wordplay.blogs.nytimes.com/category/Numberplay/)
By the Boston T Subway Green line (an excellent way to get there): Take the Cleveland Circle Green Line outbound to the Coolidge Corner stop. (If you’d like to visit Eureka! Puzzles first, it’s located on the South side of Beacon Street, just one block west of Harvard Street). To get to the Gardner event, walk west on Beacon Street for two blocks, then turn right on Winchester Street. Number 93 is three blocks up on the right. It’s about a five minute walk.
If you’re coming by car, there is abundant street parking in the neighborhood of the Senior Center.
Who is Martin Gardner?
The evening event will include an interactive discussion with Martin Gardner’s son, Jim, and some of Martin Gardner’s friends, including Mark Setteducati, John Conway, Neil Sloane.and Colm Mulcahy. The Museum will be open during the day and many events will be included such as Gardner’s magic tricks, favorite puzzles, and special exhibits That Martin Gardner specifically asked the Museum to include. These are paid events.
Remembering Martin Gardner
The evening will start with a lecture on Toys and Mathematics by Tadashi Tokieda (University of Cambridge/Harvard University) and will be followed by an interactive discussion with Martin Gardner’s son, Jim, and some of Martin’s friends, including Mark Setteducati, John Conway, and Colm Mulcahy. At 4:30 you can join George Hart at Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, and help build a mathematical structure. We will use google hangout throughout the afternoon and evening.
Martin Gardner, an acclaimed popular mathematics and science writer and author of Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner, would have had his 99th birthday this month. In honor of this special occasion, the mathematical community is putting together a number of events celebrating this Gardner.
At Princeton University on October 25th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the Friend Center, Room 101, there is a free public lecture by Tadashi Tokieda on toy Models. He will share with you some unique toys he has made and collected, and show you the mathematics and physics behind them. Following the lecture, a panel of people who knew Martin Gardner well will share their favorite stories about him. You will have time to ask questions and talk with the presenters and share your memories as well.
Mark Setteducati (President, Gathering 4 Gardner) Panel Moderator
James Gardner (University of Oklahoma, Martin Gardner’s son)
John Conway (Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University)
Colm Mulcahy (Spelman College and Author of Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects)
THIS WILL BE A LIVE BROADCAST EVENT:SEE DETAILS
Caruthers Hall, Room 1021, Marymount University
Details to follow
Colm Mulcahy will be giving a talk: There seems to be no end to the mathemagical things one can explore with a simple deck of cards, from algebra and combinatorics to probability and statistics. We’ll
present a sampling, both recent and classical, drawn from the speaker’s new AK Peters book on the subject, ending with examples of “two-person mathemagic,” in which communication is done via nontrivial pre-agreed mathematical conventions. The material is very much in the spirit of the influential writer Martin Gardner, and it can be used to liven up many mathematics classes and provide jumping-off points for undergraduate independent study.
Amazing Geometry Machine, Shapes in Space, Puzzles, Cutting Bagels ala George Hart, and Gizmos
We will be using TechShop PGH event rooms. 5PM – 8PM
Dick Esterle hosts Henry Adams inventor of the ADAMS CUBE.
Bring your cube and get it signed.
Whimsy Engineering and
Open 10 minute Talk schedule sign up.
Light refreshments and food.
Cut bagels ala George Hart.
Details to follow:
The Renert School – 14 Royal Vista Link NW
It will be an evening of puzzles, games and magic tricks. This event is intended for families. Children aged 5+ will have access to a jungle gym.
Please RSVP to email@example.com so that we can make reservations at the restaurant.
33 Irving Place, on the corner of 16th Street
As part of our MD-DC-VA fall section meeting of the MAA, we are hosting Colm Mulcahy, who will be the banquet speaker, discussing “The Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery of Martin Gardner.” Colm also plans to give a contributed paper talk the next day during the general sessions.
Hampden-Sydney College / Longwood University
Department of Mathematical Sciences
More details to follow:
Details to follow
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The Magic and Math of Mental Calculation
The Magic and Math of Mental Calculation
A Presentation by Art Benjamin
Art Benjamin is a mathematician and a magician. In this performance, he will demonstrate and explain how to mentally multiply numbers faster than a calculator, how to memorize pi to 100 places, how to calculate the day of the week of any date in history, and other amazing feats of mind. He has presented his mixture of math and magic to audiences all over the world.
Magic, Math, Puzzles
Everything went fine! photos and other material (slides of the talks) can be found
in our web site.
Details and program at the web site: http://celebrationofmind.dmf.unicatt.it
Science and Magic
This event will be hosted by G4Gx attendees Fernando Blasco and Miquel Duran, who will provide hands-on experiences on the interplay between Science and Magic
Càtedra de Cultura Científica i Comunicació Digital
Edifici Monturiol, Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
PrestiGeometria & FantaLogica
Celebrating Martin Gardner, magic games and recreational mathematics
(Ricordando Martin Gardner, giochi di magia e di matematica ricreativa)
Recreational Mathematics, Magic, and Martin Gardner
Recreational Mathematics, Magic, and Martin Gardner
Math, Magic and Puzzles!
Everyone welcome! Especially from the Essen game fair.
Magic, Puzzles, Games.
The event will be in the hall of the Zientzia eta Teknologia Fakultatea-Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología in the University of the Basque Country and it will be open to everyone that wishes to attend. There will be two sessions, one in the morning from 11:00 to 14:00 and one in the afternoon from 16:00 to 18:00.
In each session, there will be several games and activities divided in three stand with volunteers that will guide the attenders. Furthermore, there will be an performance in the morning session.
Magic Show, Math games and Puzzles, Snacks
Puzzles and Mathematics
Magic, Math, Puzzles
The Weizmann Institute of Science regularly hosts Israel’s Celebration of Mind, run by Yossi Elran from the Davidson Institute of Science Education. The celebration invites enthusiasts to celebrate Martin Gardners legacy, focusing on puzzles, riddles and recreational mathematics. The celebration includes booths displaying participants’ mechanical puzzles, and, games to be experimented with, swapped or purchased. Scattered tables host the many participants who wish to challenge each other or try their luck at novel puzzles. A lecture on Martin Gardner and his many contributions to the field will be given by Yossi Elran. A “bar bets” session will take place at 21:00.
Mathematical games and magic
Organized with the Kafemath club, where we meet to talk about math and mathematical games.
Spelman College, Department of Mathematics Seminar: There seems to be no end to the mathemagical entertainment to be had with a simple deck of cards, drawing from ideas in algebra, combinatorics and probability.
We’ll present a sampling, both recent and classical, drawn from the speaker’s new AK Peters book on the subject, ending with examples of “two-person mathemagic” in which communication is done via nontrivial pre-agreed mathematical conventions.
The material is very much in the spirit of the influential writer Martin Gardner, and it can be used to liven up parties and mathematics classes, as well as providing jumping-off points for undergraduate independent study and seminars.
Math, magic, and more
Willowbrook High School
Villa Park, Illinois
Mechanical and mental puzzles, magic, and infinity
The Science Fun Celebration of the Mind will be held at the Rocky Adkins Public Library, Main St. Sandy Hook, KY. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 856-6scifun 856-672-4386 Bring your puzzles and tricks to show to everyone attending. members.mrtc.com/anvk/g4g/g4g2012.html
Puzzles, Magic, Books, tiling, MAth
As the October 21rst is a Monday I am organizing the Celebration Of Mind event here in São Paulo the next following Saturday, the 26th.
It will take place at the Escola Panamericana de Arte, a very important Art School here in Brazil, present in several cities.
I will prepare an exhibition of the best from my puzzle collection as well as as many Martin Gardner books as I can find (I have most of his books, but not all).
I also have lots of several kinds of non periodical tiles. Small but efficient for demonstration and amusement. And several anamorphoses.
The exhibition will be open all day during classes. The classes at the school end at 3 PM, when the Auditorium will open for the talks.
Several people will be talking about interesting subjects and we will be open for questioning and brain storming.
Last year I wasn’t able to organize a Celebration Of Mind event, but the year before, 2011, we had one at the Japanese Pavilion at the Ibirapuera Park, right at the center of the city. I am attaching some photos.
Please DON’T send me another banner, but please send me ASAP some posters and the small cards as well. I am planning to give them to the participants.
All the best for you all.
More to Come
More to Come
Mathematics, Magic, Science
Celebrating Gardner and Poniachik puzzles
Celebration of Mind of Perú
Math, magic and puzzles
We will be in Cubberley Auditorium. We will start with short talks, then a magic show, and then break up into small groups with tables in the lobby, to try puzzles, games, discussions, etc.