Born in the Blue Ridge; operating out of the Tassajara Ridge; and launched on the Tobacco Road.

springmaus is a cryptographic design school that explores the tradecraft of adversarial movement; through the design language burrow, we look at the art of unpredictability as a common denominator between the school’s namesake block cipher and other domains for which the element of strategic surprise is a boon, from the crossover sequence in basketball, to the escape trajectory of a jerboa, to the composition of a bassline.

We're currently building midrange, a soundtrack-enhanced, narrative-driven simulator for rendering springmaus in an interactive, cooperative classroom environment; midrange will be featured in the 2024 course, "The Adversarial Game of Cryptographic Design," (piloted at Duke University in 2023). It's accompanied by a dedicated textbook on block cipher design, "The Cipher Clerk's Field Guide to Random Mappings."

If you're interested in studying, collaborating, or just want to say hello@springma.us, we're open!