Cubed

Cubed

The Puzzle of Us All

Book - 2020
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"The first book by the reclusive inventor of the world's most iconic puzzle the Rubik's Cube. Ernő Rubik inspires us with what he's learned in a lifetime of creating, curiosity, and discovery. Ernő Rubik was a child when he first became obsessed with puzzles of all kinds. "Puzzles," he writes, "bring out important qualities in each of us: concentration, curiosity, a sense of play, the eagerness to discover a solution." To Rubik puzzles aren't just games-they're creativity machines. He encourages us to embrace our inner curiosity and find the puzzles that surround us in our everyday lives. "If you are determined, you will solve them," he writes. Rubik's own puzzle, the Cube, went on to be solved by millions worldwide for over forty years, become one of the bestselling toys of all time, and to be featured as a global symbol of intelligence and ingenuity. In Cubed, Rubik covers more than just his journey to inventing his eponymous cube. He makes a case for always being an amateur-something he has always which considered himself. He discusses the inevitability of problems during any act of invention. He reveals what it was like to experience the astonishing worldwide success of an object he made purely for his own play. And he offers what he thinks it means to be a true creator (hint: anyone can do it). Steeped in the wisdom and also the humility of a born inventor, Cubed offers a unique look at the imperfect science of creation"-- Provided by publisher.
The first book by the inventor of the world's most iconic toy. Erno Rubik inspires us with what he's learned in a lifetime of creating.Erno Rubik was a child when he first fell in love with puzzles of all kinds. "Puzzles," he writes, "bring out important qualities in each of us: concentration, curiosity, a sense of play, the eagerness to discover a solution." To Rubik puzzles aren't just games; they're creativity machines -- ones that have been around since the dawn of civilization and proof that humans' capacity for curiosity is arguably limitless. In Cubed, Rubik covers more than just his journey to inventing his eponymous cube. He makes a case for always being an amateur (which he considers himself). He discusses the inevitability of problems during any act of invention. He reveals what it was like to experience the astonishing worldwide success of an object he made purely for his own amusement. And he offers what he thinks it means to be a true creator (hint: persistence). Steeped in the wisdom and also the humility of a born inventor, Cubed offers a unique look at the imperfect science of creation.
Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250217776
Branch Call Number: 793.74 RUB 2020-09
Characteristics: 189 pages ; 22 cm

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