## Return of the Mathematical Kathryn

##### Friday, April 29, 2005

Some of you have probably been wondering what has become of me, since I haven't posted much lately.

After more than 15 years, I seem to be heading back in the direction of mathematics. This is partly Rudy Rucker's fault. If anything really comes of this I'll explain in more detail later, so he can take full credit. But the short version is that hearing him talk at the ICFA in March got me thinking in that direction.

I've got a new project that involves the program Mathematica, and am busily reading. The books I've been reading in the past few days are *The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics* by Stanislas Dehaene and *Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being* by George Lakoff and Rafael E. Núñez. (I also dug out all the math books I boxed and put into storage two months before Peter was born.)

So who knows: this might evolve into a math blog; I might fall silent (at least on my blog); or I might return to blogging as usual. I've also been writing fiction. We'll see where it goes.