Rubik 50/80 Symposium

MOME is organising a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Rubik's Cube and the 80th birthday of its designer.

At the university’s illustrious professional event, the designer himself, Ernő Rubik, will be present, along with prominent figures of Hungary's scientific and artistic community delivering short talks on the impact of the iconic Rubik's Cube over the past fifty years on the culture of the 20th and 21st centuries and on important fields of science, and how it has become integrated into our civilisation. Speakers will include designer Irma Földényi, mathematician László Mérő, linguist, poet, and literary translator Ádám Nádasdy, cellist Ditta Rohmann, and design theorist and teacher at the MOME Institute for Theoretical Studies Ákos Schneider. The event will start with a welcome speech by Rector József Fülöp and will be moderated by Krisztina Boros. 

Detailed programme: 

Ádám Nádasdy: he Cube and the Worm – Old Words for New Things 

Irma Földényi: Cubic Meters of Sand 

Ditta Rohmann: Problem Solving in Music 

Ákos Schneider: Efficiency and Experience in Algorithmic Culture 

László Mérő: The Rubik's Cube as Edutainment 


Event information

Date and time: Thursday, 20 April 2024, 5:00 p.m.
Venue: MOME Auditorium (MASTER Building, 1st floor)

The event will be held in Hungarian.

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