Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Talk & Book Signing

The Coles Science Center and the NYU Libraries Information Futures Group present:

"THE INFORMATION: A History, A Theory, A Flood"

A talk and book signing by author James Gleick

DATE: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
TIME: 5:30-7:00PM
LOCATION: Bobst Library, 3rd floor, Fales Reading Room, 70 Washington Sq S, New York, NY

James Gleick, author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, will discuss his bestselling new book, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood.

From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long-misunderstood talking drums of Africa, Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. His compelling characters include Charles Babbage, the idiosyncratic inventor of the first great mechanical computer; Ada Byron, the brilliant and doomed daughter of the poet, who became the first true programmer; pivotal figures like Samuel Morse and Alan Turing; and Claude Shannon, the creator of information theory itself. And bringing us up to date in a time when we often feel we are drowning in a deluge of information, Gleick tells us how we got here and where we’re heading.

The Information will be available for sale on site by the NYU Bookstore, and the author will be signing copies.

**RSVP required: http://tinyurl.com/GleickRSVP

Seating for this event is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please contact Jill Conte at jill.conte@nyu.edu.

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