Art Benjamin

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Postby Guest » 12/19/07 08:59 PM

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Postby Guest » 12/22/07 07:16 AM

I really love watching this video, truly amazing this man is, I have seen him perform at the Magic Castle. I marvel at his fantastic ability to do this Mathmagic and his ability to entertain so wonderfully too!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/22/07 08:56 AM

I hate math. Ick. I vividly recall sitting in math class in 9th grade listening to Mr. Bonadio talk and understanding NOTHING he was saying. It was if he was speaking in a foreign language.

So, the idea of watching someone present math as entertainment is ... well ... not a much more pleasant thought than watching someone stick pins into a cat.

However, saw Art Benjamin at the LA History Conference and he was very entertaining--mostly because of the spectators onstage and their calculators trying to keep up with what he was apparently doing in his head. Still, after about 10 minutes I had to leave. It's still math. Ick.
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Postby Guest » 12/22/07 09:44 AM

His book was very useful to me (also a math-phobe) in learning how to do everyday math in my head.
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Postby Lisa Cousins » 12/22/07 10:07 AM

I like to see people doing their feat. I like seeing high-level anything.
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