Cambridge, February 2015

playing cards

installation  (sonya kovacic)

installation (sonya kovacic)

In 1962, MIT Professor Edward O. Thorp wrote a book called "Beat the Dealer: A Winning Strategy for the Game of Twenty-One." The book explained how to win at blackjack using the mathematical theory of probability.

While trying to to figure out if he could apply principles of probability to beat roulette as well, Thorp (along with fellow MIT Professor, Claude Shannon) was said to have created the first wearable computer.

Read more about the first wearable computer.

There is a card game that originated in France called Boston. It may take awhile to understand how to play it.