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1990: Introduction to Algorithms

1990: Introduction to Algorithms

Thomas Cormen, co-author (with Charles Leiserson and Ronald Rivest), reflects on Introduction to Algorithms for day 22 of our 50th anniversary series:

1990: The Age of Diminished Expectations and 1991: Game Theory

1990: The Age of Diminished Expectations and 1991: Game Theory

Our 21st post of the series brings us into the ’90s. We’ve paired Paul Krugman’s The Age of Diminished Expectations with Drew Fudenberg and Jean Tirole’s Game Theory. Emily Taber, Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Economics, Finance, Business, writes about both books:

1988: Water Towers

1988: Water Towers

 After a Veterans Day weekend hiatus, we’re back with day 20 of our 50th anniversary series. Roger Conover, Executive Editor of Art, Architecture, and Visual & Cultural Studies, talks about Water Towers by Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher:

1987: The Social Construction of Technological Systems

1987: The Social Construction of Technological Systems

For day 19, an excerpt from Claude S. Fischer’s review of The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology edited by Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor Pinch. The review appeared in the November 20, 1987 issue of Science.

1984: Matter and Consciousness

1984: Matter and Consciousness

For day 16, check out this video of Paul Churchland, author of Matter and Consciousness, and Patricia Smith Churchland (we’ll feature a couple of her books later this week) discussing consciousness.

Blackout Behavior

Blackout Behavior

David Nye, author of When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America, discusses America’s response to power outages following Hurricane Sandy.