Monday, August 14, 2006

"Mathemagician" Arthur Benjamin in Encino, Thursday 8/17, 7:30 pm

Free, with free parking. LINK

Here is something you can do for your inner geek. Dr. Arthur Benjamin is a regular Hollywood Magic Castle performer, as well as a professor at Harvey Mudd College. His show consists of seemingly impossible lightning calculations - much faster than using a calculator - and other feats such as memorizing 100 digit numbers. It's a lot more entertaining than it sounds, good for kids, but keep in mind that he wows them at the Magic Castle, where you must be at least 21 to get in.

He's hoping you will buy his new book, which was just released last week. Like most magic books, Secrets of Mental Math won't really enable you to do much unless you work at it. The book is co-written by Michael Shermer, who otherwise tells the truth about Uri Geller and the rest of those thieves.