Jason Padgett is an aspiring number theorist and mathematician with acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. His memoir, Struck By Genius, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014, is the story of his transformation from mullet-sporting college dropout to mathematical marvel via a traumatic brain injury he received during a violent mugging. His art, drawings of the grids and fractals he sees synesthetically, won Best International Newcomer at the Artoconecto A-B(o)MB show at the Bakehouse Art Complex in 2008. He is currently the manager of three futon stores in Tacoma, Washington, where he lives with his wife and children.

Jason Padgett TEDx Tacoma