Friday, April 10 2015
This artificial intelligence flick uses the nerd archetype to make points about masculinity, ego, and empathy.
Monday, February 16 2015
Walter Isaacson's The Innovators explores the history of the digital age as told through the intertwined lives of the men and women who created it.
Monday, October 20 2014
The history of the Scientific Revolution, retold: Clear, detailed, and as overwhelming as drinking from a fire hose.
Thursday, October 13 2011
Despite the title, the book surprisingly offers very little context between technology guru Cory Doctorow’s ideas and thoughts from piece to piece.
Wednesday, August 10 2011
From childcare provider to chef, roboticists have big plans for their human-like machines, which raises the question: How human is too human?
Thursday, September 23 2010
Friedel is a master weaver and his ability to bring together so many historical strands is truly impressive. He pays attention to the lesser-known tinkerers and tweakers as much as to the more famous inventors, making this book a fine example of bottom-up history.
Friday, June 11 2010
Thursday, April 15 2010
Over the past few months, iPad talk has dominated the electronic book world. But before the iPad, there was the Vook (rhymes with book).
Sunday, November 29 2009
No, gays won’t have to march- there are plenty more ways for heroes to come out to battle. What if lynching had gone viral? Remember that Dr. King had no iPhone, hence the distance between Montgomery and Atlanta was enormous, but dwarfed by now the Internet (not to mention I-85).
Wednesday, November 19 2008
The profuse wringing of hands about whether or not we are doing violence to humanity in our tech-objectives only serves to hinder social progress.