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Conference Saturdays: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

Thinkertoys is described as a handbook of creative-thinking techniques. One technique that appears early in the book introduces white spaces as treasure troves of creative inspiration. It’s kind of like creative steganography rather than a covert channel.

I was reminded of Thinkertoys when watching a TED Talk from William Noel last week. Mr. Noel tells the amazing story of using a particle accelerator to reveal and restore texts from Archimedes and a Byzantine prayer book — both on the same pieces of parchment.


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Mark Blevis is a digital public affairs strategist and President of, an integrated digital communications, public affairs and research company. His work focuses on the role of digital tools and culture on issues and reputation management. He also leads research into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online content and interactions.