by Ian Fisher
The Magicicada is the genus of the 13-year and 17-year periodical cicadas. These tiny creatures spend years underground, feeding on fluids from tree roots, before emerging above ground as mature cicadas in springtime in tremendous numbers, to be active for 4 – 6 weeks. They then disappear for another 13 or 17 years.
Now I am redefining myself as a MagicIan, as similarly I emerge every 13 years for a maths conference, and I write this hastily before I have to disappear back into th...Read More