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Virtual Event: George Dyson in Conversation with Clyde Ford, Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control

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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 6:00pm
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Join us in the virtual readings gallery for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation between these two celebrated local authors! 

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In his pathbreaking new book, Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control, technology historian George Dyson combines vivid historical storytelling with his own personal narrative to offer a startling look back at the analog age and life before the digital revolution—and an unsettling vision of what comes next.

George Dyson, a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, is an independent historian of technology whose subjects have included the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak (Baidarka, 1986), the evolution of artificial intelligence (Darwin Among the Machines, 1997), a path not taken into space (Project Orion, 2002), and the transition from numbers that mean things to numbers that do things in the aftermath of World War II (Turing’s Cathedral, 2012). Dyson lives in Bellingham.

Clyde Ford was born in New York City. He’s the author of thirteen works of fiction and non-fiction including, most recently, Think Black: A Memoir. He's also  apsychotherapist, an accomplished mythologist, and a sought-after public speaker. In 2006, Ford received the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Award in African American fiction. 

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Analogia: The Emergence of Technology Beyond Programmable Control Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374104863
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 18th, 2020

Think Black: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062890566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - September 17th, 2019

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781400075997
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - December 11th, 2012

Darwin among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465031627
Availability: Backordered
Published: Basic Books - September 4th, 2012

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