Geek Sublime

Geek Sublime

The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

Streaming Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged.
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Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code? Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781494528652
1494528657
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (6hr., 45 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Shah, Neil
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Award-winning novelist Chandra, in his first non-fiction book, searches for connections between the worlds of art and technology in this unconventional history of coding combined with a meditation on the writer's art. Also available in eBook, downloadable audiobook and print formats.


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