Book Talk

Premiere DateMay 3, 2014
00:00 Book Talk Intro – Kory French
04:33 “Caught In The Brights” – Deleted Scenes
09:20 Interview with Jason Padgett Part 1
23:34 “Haircuts / Uniforms” – Deleted Scenes
25:34 Interview with Jason Padgett Part 2
43:18 “Let’s Not Try To Fix Everything At Once” – Deleted Scenes
47:36 Book Talk Outro – Kory French
49:41 “Season Of The Wire” – Deleted Scenes
53:00 Finish

Struck By Genius by Jason Padgett

No one sees the world as Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the movement of tree branches, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us. Yet Padgett wasn’t born this way. Twelve years ago, he had never made it past pre-algebra. But a violent mugging forever altered the way his brain works, giving him unique gifts. His ability to understand math and physics skyrocketed, and he developed the astonishing ability to draw the complex geometric shapes he saw everywhere. His stunning, mathematically precise artwork illustrates his intuitive understanding of complex mathematics.

The first documented case of acquired savant syndrome with mathematical synesthesia, Padgett is a medical marvel. Struck by Genius recounts how he overcame huge setbacks and embraced his new mind. Along the way he fell in love, found joy in numbers, and spent plenty of time having his head examined. Like Born on a Blue Day and My Stroke of Insight, his singular story reveals the wondrous potential of the human brain.

Deleted Scenes Upcoming Shows:
May 14: Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
May 15: Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog
May 16: Toronto, ONT @ Drake Hotel
May 17: Montreal, QBC @ Petit Cafe Campus
May 18: Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
May 20: Boston, MA @ The Great Scott
May 21: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
May 22: Washington, DC @ The Rock N Roll Hotel (Album Release Show!)
May 23: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…