Robert Mankoff

There is no Algorithm for Humor

Robert Mankoff

Talk: There is no Algorithm for Humor

Robert Mankoff stops by the Googleplex for a discussion about whether humor can be modeled. He is the author of the book "The Naked Cartoonist: A New Way to Enhance Your Creativity," published in 2002, about the creative process behind developing magazine-style cartoons. He has also edited dozens of cartoon books and published four of his own. Notably, he edited "The Complete Cartoons of The New Yorker" (Black Dog & Leventhal), the best-selling coffee-table book for the 2004 holiday season, featuring all 68,647 cartoons ever published in The New Yorker since its d├ębut, in 1925.

Robert Mankoff

Robert Mankoff is the cartoon editor of The New Yorker. More than eight hundred of his cartoons have been published in The New Yorker in the past thirty years, including the best-selling New Yorker cartoon of all time.