Tuesday, October 16, 2007

U.S Speaking Tour - October 2007

I will be speaking at the following events later this month - if you're interested in coming along to any of them, click on the link included to find out more information and obtain a ticket.

Agnes Scott College, Decatur Georgia - Tuesday October 23rd, 7.30pm-9.30pm
For tickets call the ASC Information Desk at 404 471-6430

Luhrs Center, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania - Thursday October 25th, 8pm

Lorain County Community College, Ohio - Monday October 29th, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Adrian College, Michigan - Wednesday October 31st, 12pm


Anonymous said...

Alas, the closest place is 6 hours away by car, and the speech is hosted on a weekday. I really would have liked to have seen you give a speech.

I think that going on a small tour around the US to give speeches is a great idea though. There will be a ton of interest.

Anonymous said...


I wish you were visiting somewhere in the NY-metro area! I'd love to see you speak.

I have commented on your blog once before, but since then, as it turns out, I have discovered I have Asperger's Syndrome! It just went undiagnosed because it manifests differently in girls, and there isn't a lot of research on women due to:

1. the greater likelihood that we blend in better, and
2. institutional sexism in the medical research establishment.

One thing I found interesting about the documentary I saw about you is that you think about exponents as a calming perseveration, and I just realized this week that I do something similar (though the numbers in my head are numerical symbols as opposed to alternate sensory experiences). I usually start with 6,000 and double the result over and over again.

I also read that you have a gift for mastering languages, and I was wondering if you had any interest in learning some of the Native American languages that would otherwise be gradually lost were it not for talented multilinguists such as yourself?


Sean said...

Hey! I just saw you on campus at Emory. I recognized you right away, but felt awkward at the prospect of introducing myself. It was interesting to have seen you... perhaps I will make it to your speaking engagement tomorrow night.

Happy travels!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Tammet-

I read your book last night and this morning, and enjoyed it very much; when I read the section in which you described wishing you could work as a librarian or mail sorter, I laughed out loud because I had the same wish (actually, I still do...). I was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome approximately one year ago. Teachers and others had suggested throughout my childhood that I might be autistic, but my father refused to allow any testing which might have confirmed this (I will turn 37 on November 9th... Apropos of which, what color is Monday?). I live in downtown Detroit, so I will try to attend your speech in Adrian on the 31st. I am very glad I found your book when I did! Perhaps I will see you next week,

Liam Williamson

Matt Ford said...

My wife and I saw you at Loraine Community College. we enjoyed the speech very much. I do have a question though. You have mentioned how you visualize days of the weeks, and what numbers look and feel like, and you affinity to language. I was wondering if you program this website? And if so, do you use htlm? Do you visualize the code as it goes? And finally, have you ever thought of studying Machine language? It is after all, numbers. Just a thought.

Unknown said...

I just watched the documentary on you and I just wanted to comment that you are the most incredible person I have ever seen. I wish you the best of everything and I encourage you to use your incredible talents for the furthering of scientific understanding. Best of luck in life.

CumulativeFeatures said...


As a teacher, I read your book hoping to further understand some of my students, with whom I thought I had very little in common.

After reading your book, it dawned on me how much I really have in common with my amazingly brilliant but socially unavailable students, and it has given me a whole new perspective and new level of patience with them.

Thank you, your life is a legacy to all of those who want to help others.

Anonymous said...

I saw the documentary on your incredible gift, I must say it was overwhelming and exhilerating to know the human brain is capable of such things. As unfortunate as the cause for it was, it has awoken something in you that we can barely imagine.

Goes to show how little we really know about ourselves, about the universe, about the meaning of life. Why are we here..Im waiting for a little green martian to land up at my doorstep and give me some answers!

On a curious note, do people & emotions also appear as colors or landscapes to you? Have you seen the color of love? Is it red? =)

The Allen Clan said...

As I read your book, pages and pages were synonomis with my daugher's reactions and feelings in the beginning of her autism diagnosis. She is amazing and I have always believed the only limitations she will have are the ones I place on her. Thank you for publishing this book. It truly is a beautiful life and gives hope to all of us who have hope for our own children. God Belss. Melissa, Belmont, MA

Anonymous said...

Hello Daniel, my name is Mariel and i live in the Dominican Republic. I have a 5 year old son who has Arpergers Syndrome and is the most incredible boy. I just finished reading your book last night and it helped me a lot to understand more the way my child thinks and reacts to things.Thank you very mucho for writing it and I wish you all the luck in the whole wide world...

Anonymous said...

Please visit New York City on your way. Maybe you could speak at one of the many College or University Math departments. It is exciting to hear about your visualization of numbers and their relationships. I would love to hear more.