Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ciudad de Las Ideas

Just returned from speaking at the wonderful Ciudad de Las Ideas festival in Puebla, Mexico. Honoured to have been invited to take part alongside a wide variety of speakers that included the filmmaker Oliver Stone, Nobel economist Paul Krugman, neuroscientist David Eagleman, and Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz, among others. Enjoyed some very stimulating conversations behind the scenes with mathematicians Amir Aczel (origins of the zero, and computer-generated proofs) and Arthur Benjamin (combinatorics).

Beautiful weather for my first trip to Central America. 24C in November - for a European like me it was quite the surprise! Loved the colourful buildings, baroque churches, and eating tortillas with refried beans for breakfast.

You can find out more about the festival, and watch the presentations as they are uploaded at:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Portrait by Siegfried Woldhek for TED2011

A fun portrait of me by the artist Siegfried Woldhek for my TED2011 talk. Find more examples of his work on the artist's flickr page:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ted2011 Talk Now Online

My TED2011 presentation in Long Beach, California, filmed in March 2011, is now available to watch via the website:

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Booking Me to Speak in the UK

A quick note for those interested in having me speak at their company, conference, school, university, in the UK: I am now represented by the JLA speakers agency in London and can be booked directly through them. Here is my profile:

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Speaking at TED2011

I've just returned from a week in Long Beach, California, where I was invited to speak at the annual TED event. It was a wonderful experience and amazing to meet such inspiring people and share my own thoughts and ideas with a large and diverse public.

TED talks generally last no longer than 18 minutes, and my session's time limit was shorter still: a maximum of 12 minutes. Worried as I was as I prepared my remarks in the days and weeks beforehand, I actually came in nicely under the set limit with a whole ninety seconds to spare!

Beautiful weather on the West Coast of course, and delicious seafood too. Definitely worth the jet lag!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Artwork

The artwork page has been updated and now includes a new limited edition print (of how I visualise the sum 53 x 131 = 6943) as well as a series of number synaesthetic photos by the photographer Jerome Tabet. All prints and photos are available for purchase. Find our artwork page here: