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Book: "You Are Not Expected to Understand This"
"You Are Not Expected to Understand This": How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World. By Torie Bosch (Editor), Kelly Chudler (Illustrator) Few of us give much thought to computer code or how it comes to be. The very word “code” makes it sound immutable or even inevitable. “You Are Not Expected to Understand This” demonstrates that, far from being preordained, computer code is the result of very human decisions, ones we all live with when we use social media, take photos, drive our cars, and engage in a host of other activities. [more inside]
Movie: Electric Dreams
An artificially intelligent PC and his human owner find themselves in a romantic rivalry over a woman. [more inside]
Movie: Computer Chess
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed with the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future. [more inside]
Movie: Hidden Figures
A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
Movie: Superman III
The Man of Steel has a new love interest and a new nemesis. [more inside]
Podcast: 99% Invisible: 149- Of Mice And Men
If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, your right hand moves back and forth from keyboard to mouse. You can’t do everything you need to do on a computer without constantly moving between input devices. There is another way.