sullen and bathrobey

Spewed from the brain of tom on

I enjoy working from home. My front windows accumulate lovely mathy dry-erase diagrams. Snacks are close. Pants are optional. But, after complaints from Management that my pages were coming in ‘sullen and bathrobey’, I allowed it might be worth trying a dedicated work environment.

So, I’ve started working from NedSpace Downtown, a coworking spot in downtown Portland.  I’m not going to say Management was right, but I will admit that I save some time not stopping to explain game theory to the cat. And I guess pants aren’t so bad.

Now, if you’re reading this you’ll have noticed that I’ve got a new website, This is where I’ll be updating the project, and thanks to the ecommerce efforts of lovely and talented webmeister Jeremy Duke of Tekbot.Networks, you’ll be able to buy cool swag.  We’ve just ordered some sweet t-shirts with the ‘Math Anarchy’ logo on the front and a URL on the back. The men’s shirts are already designed; women’s shirts will follow shortly.

Punk Mathematics T-Shirts!

Order now!


When March comes around, this will also be the home of Punk Mathematics Online. I’m happy to announce that I’ll be working with Natron Baxter Applied Gaming to make PM into a properly 21st-century interactive transmedia hullabaloo. Here, the  Baxters discuss Gameful, their new collaborative game design platform (and Kickstarter success!) and the promises and perils of the gamification fad. I also save links on games and play here. (Some links are saved with the help of robots, so there will be  occasional false positives and negatives for all of your serendipity needs.)

Next week: Opening the phones!


Thanks to @natronbaxter, @seriosity, @useablelearning, and @NicoleLazzaro for populating my games-and-play links. The technically minded might also want links on game theory and quantum games.