GEORGE DYSON, Bellingham, Washington

George Dyson is an independent historian of technology, whose subjects have included the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak (Baidarka), the evolution of artificial intelligence (Darwin Among the Machines), a path not taken into space (Project Orion), and the transition from numbers that mean things to numbers that do things in the aftermath of World War II (Turing’s Cathedral). His books have been translated into more than half a dozen languages, and he is currently working on a project titled Analogia that opens with the campaign against the Chiricahua Apache in the 19th century and closes with the superseding of the digital revolution by something else.  He has lectured widely and contributed to Scientific American, Nature, Forbes, Discover, Wired, Atlantic, Make, and Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung. His early life is described in Kenneth Brower's The Starship and the Canoe.


September 21-22, 2017 
     University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 

October 5-6, 2017
     McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

December 7-8, 2017
     Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

January 25-26, 2018
     Creighton University, Omaha, NE

February 8-9, 2018
     University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

March 8-9, 2018
     Union College, Schenectady, NY

April 9-10, 2018
     Elon University, Elon, NC

April 12-13, 2018
     Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL


Artificial Intelligence: From Analog to Digital and Back

The First Five Kilobytes are the Hardest: A Creation Myth 

Project Orion: A Path Not Taken into Space 

Baidarka: History and Prehistory of the Aleut Kayak 

Love of learning is the guide of life.