Star Apps: David X. Cohen
When David X. Cohen was in graduate school, he had hit the proverbial fork in the road. Would the Harvard graduate, with a degree in physics, studying theoretical computer science at U.C. Berkeley, opt for an assured career in mathematics/computer science or take the gamble and become a comedy writer? Fortunately for “The Simpsons” and “Futurama” fans, he took the latter route. Now an expert in all three disciplines, Cohen will chat about the intersection of math, technology, and comedy writing at Moogfest 2014 (April 23-27).
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Talk to us about your appearance at Moogfest 2014. We will be talking about the two coolest subjects imaginable, “Futurama” and mathematics. It could not get cooler than that [laughs] for me.
The genesis of this is a book that’s out right now called, “The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets” by Simon Singh, and it also talks about “Futurama.” I did an interview with Simon Singh about the book, and it so happened that one of the organizers of Moogfest heard that. This chain reaction started, and they asked if I’d be interested in going and doing something about math and “Futurama,” because they’re trying to expand the festival into… [Read more]
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