October 27, 2010
The Mathematical Association of America and ThinkFun hosted a reception to celebrate Gardner's work and continue his pursuit of a playful and fun approach to mathematics, science, art, magic, literature, philosophy, and puzzles. The event was held in the MAA Carriage House on October 21, 2010, which would have been Gardner's 96th birthday.
The reception featured interactive exhibits, light refreshments, and brief talks from key speakers in the fields of mathematics, puzzles, skeptics, and magic.
Speakers for the 2010 G4G included:
Ivars Peterson, The Mathematical Tourist
Dana Richards, Gardner Biographer
Math Professor and Puzzlist Chip Denman, National Capital Area Skeptics
Dick Christian, magician
Kate Jones, Puzzle Designer and Manufacturer
Michael Gessel, International Wizard of Oz Club
"Martin Gardner's Celebration of Mind" was part of a global celebration of Martin Gardner. Learn more about The Global Gathering Celebration here.
ThinkFun filmed the entire event.