Sara Diamond (OCAD): Lenticular Galaxies: The Polyvalent Aesthetics of Data Visualization. Rich Ling (Copenhagen): Texting as a Life Phase Medium. Jodi Dean (HWS): The Real Internet. From The Rutherford Journal, Michael S. Mahoney (Princeton): The Structures of Computation and the Mathematical Structure of Nature; Doron D. Swade (Portsmouth): Automatic Computation: Charles Babbage and Computational Method; Teresa Numerico (Rome): The New Machine: from Logic to Organization; Eli Dresner (Tel Aviv): Turing on Computation, Memory and Behavior; and Leo Corry (Tel Aviv): Hunting Prime Numbers — from Human to Electronic Computers. From Invention and Technology, a special issue on the top ten trends in consumer technology. The father of video games: From a few notes scribbled on a notepad, Ralph Baer invented a new industry. A review of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell (and more and more and more and more). Less like poison, more like peanut butter: David Berreby on the case for violent video games. Where do gadgets really come from? Technology has made the consumer marketplace transparent — sometimes. From Issues in Science and Technology, a special 25th anniversary issue; a review of The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves by W. Brian Arthur; and a review of Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World by David D. Friedman. The Mother of All Invention: How the Xerox 914 gave rise to the Information age. Using the Internet to save the rainforest: How an Amazonian tribe is mastering the modern world. A review of Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger. One nation, online: A look at the push to make broadband access a civil right.

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