Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Maze is a four letter word.

I have always had a fascination with mazes.  When I was in fourth grade, I would create mazes with my friends and we would solve them.  As I learned to program computers, I would create programs that could solve a maze (by brute force).  Every so often I will find a new medium I can use to create a maze, and I'll try to make it in that medium.  There is a certain art to a good maze - it has to be visually appealing overall, be challenging, but not too intimidating that people will give up.

That said, I have encountered too many problems whose solutions appear to be a twisty maze.  That are not as visually appealing or artistic.


  1. I remember that large sheets of paper suddenly became available for indoor recess time in the middle of that craze. I think Miss Rose decided that was one obsession that coincided with her educational and classroom management goals.

  2. http://www.lelabyrinthe.ca/en/concept.php is a maize maze (walkable). They are usually quite visually pleasing, from up above.