What's a Kluge?
A clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem.

Kluges are everywhere (including the human mind).

Join Houghton Mifflin and SEED Magazine in celebrating the upcoming publication of Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind, by Gary Marcus.

Describe or photograph your favorite kluge—a clumsy solution to a problem that elicits the response, “Oh, what a kluge!” -—and enter The Kluge contest to win an array of great prizes, included signed copies of Kluge, free Houghton-Mifflin Science books, and even a trip to New York City to meet the author. Click here for a complete list of rules and prizes. (Also, see some sample kluges on Gary Marcus's kluge blog.)

To enter, prepare an essay or picture (or a song or even a video) and submit it using
this form.

No purchase necessary to win. All entries must be received by June 15, 2008; entries received before May 1st, 2008 are eligible for Bonus Prizes.