Game inventor: Charles Titus |
Drawing by Steve Titus |
Charles Titus is a mathematician who spent most of his professional life as a professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with the rest of the time as visiting professor or with a research appointment in Berkeley, Copenhagen, Princeton, Strasbourg and IHES (Institut des
Hautes Etudes Scientifiques) near Paris. His primary mathematical interests are in topological generalizations of function theory and in various classical global problems in differential geometry. His main hobby is the development of "design modules" wherein certain sets of basic elements can produce large numbers of different design patterns. This led to the development of various game ideas; e.g., Kaliko and The Game of Y (both now produced by Kadon Enterprises). Almost all of the basic ideas for these two games were developed jointly with Craige Schensted. Chuck is married to a very talented artist, Terry Titus. Since his retirement, they spend about half of each year in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the rest traveling or in Ann Arbor. They have a son, Steve Titus (who did the portrait above), and a daughter, Kathleen Amaru, who is also an artist. |
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