[Humanist] 30.176 pubs: history of algorithms; social media vs the truth

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Jul 15 07:02:31 CEST 2016


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 176.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (13)
        Subject: social media vs the truth

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (23)
        Subject: Fwd: [SIGCIS-Members] Review essay on history of algorithms


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        Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:15:00 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: social media vs the truth

Katharine Viner, "How technology disrupted the truth"
The Guardian, 12 July 2016

> Social media has swallowed the news -- threatening the funding of
> public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has
> their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism.

See: 
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth?CMP=ema-3359

Yours,
WM
-- 
Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor, Department of Digital
Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney
University


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        Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:00:36 +0100
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Fwd: [SIGCIS-Members] Review essay on history of algorithms
        In-Reply-To: <37fa76fce0fc0ae9a9a972b67c1d173f at kuttaka.org>


-------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] Review essay on history of algorithms
> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:42:37 +0200
> From: Maarten Bullynck <maarten.bullynck at kuttaka.org>


Dear SIGCIS-members,

A while ago there was a thread on methodologies developed in other 
branches of the history of science that could be useful to the history 
of computing. For the last 20 years much work has been done on the 
history of algorithms, mostly within the history of mathematics, and 
quite some interesting new ideas and methods have come from this rich 
and vibrant field. On the occasion of a new edition of a 1995-book on 
the history of algorithms (that is now a bit old-fashioned), I wrote an 
essay review that gives an overview on what has been happening these 
last 20 years.

The essay review just appeared in Historia Mathematica and can be freely 
downloaded until September 2nd using this link,
http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TNB117f6j-t2L

I hope this may be useful to some list members.

best regards,

Maarten Bullynck

Département de mathématiques & histoire des sciences
Université Paris 8





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