- MSRI-BCC host Dr. Keith Devlin, InnerTube Games president and Stanford mathematician lecture on “Video Games for Mathematics,” at Berkeley City College’s auditorium (2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. & Milvia St.) 7 p.m., Wed., Oct. 9.
Dr. Keith Devlin will show how casual games that provide representations of mathematics enable children (and adults) to learn basic mathematics by “playing,” in the same way we learn music by learning to play the piano.
Admission is free and open to the public but seats are limited so tickets are required. Get your free tickets at the Brown Paper Ticketing website: http://keithdevlin.bpt.me/
Devlin is a mathematician at Stanford University, a co-founder and executive director of the university’s H-STAR institute, a co-founder of the Stanford Media X research network, a senior researcher at CSLI, and co-founder and president of InnerTube Games.
All remaining MSRI-BCC lectures will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesdays in BCC’s auditorium, 2050 Center St. between Shattuck Ave. and Milvia St., on Nov. 6, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, and Apr. 9. For details about lecturers and the series, please visit www.msri.org/events/nott.
The “Not on the Test: The Pleasures and Uses of Mathematics” series of lectures is sponsored by the Simons Foundation (www.simonsfoundation.org) and co-presented by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and Berkeley City College.