Ian Scheffler

Cracking the Cube

Ian Scheffler

Talk: Cracking the Cube

Aspiring speedcuber Ian Scheffler discusses his journey through the world of Rubik's cubes from initially learning how to solve a cube to striving for a "sub twenty" second solve to meeting the inventor of the Rubik's cube, Ernő Rubik.

Ian Scheffler

Ian Scheffler's first book, CRACKING THE CUBE, about the world of competitive Rubik's Cube solving, was published in October by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Ian has written for THE NEW YORKER, THE GUARDIAN, the LOS ANGELES TIMES, and the LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS. He attended Columbia University, where he graduated with honors and a degree in English.

Cracking the Cube

A journalist and aspiring “speedcuber” attempts to break into the international phenomenon of speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube—think chess played at the speed of Ping-Pong—while exploring the Cube’s rise to iconic status around the globe and the lessons that can be learned through solving it.

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