The Smithsonian Libraries Presents…
“Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe” by George Dyson
Lecture, Book Signing, and Reception
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
National Museum of Natural History (10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW)
Baird Auditorium, Ground Floor
Join us for this event! It is FREE and open to the public!
Author, kayak designer, historian of science and technology, unconventional career. Despite (or because of) the absence of formal education, Dyson has always found time for intellectual pursuits, working on the edges of the academic establishment but contributing to the mainstream with a wide range of lectures and three successful books. Dyson’s kayak designs have been built by thousands of followers and his books have been well received. James Michener praised Baidarka as “a grand, detailed book that will be a standard for years to come,” Oliver Sacks wrote that Darwin Among the Machines was “a very deep and important book, beautifully written... as remarkable an intellectual history as any I have read,” and Arthur C. Clarke describes Project Orion as “essential reading for engineers/scientists involved with government bureaucracies and the notorious Military Industrial Complex... also vice versa.”