Through his pioneering work in science, technology and language design, Stephen Wolfram has developed his own signature way of thinking about an impressive range of subjects. In this lively book of essays, Wolfram takes the reader along on some of his most surprising and engaging intellectual adventures.
From science consulting for a Hollywood movie, solving problems of AI ethics, hunting for the source of an unusual polyhedron, communicating with extraterrestrials, to finding the fundamental theory of physics and exploring the digits of pi, Adventures of a Computational Explorer captures the infectious energy and curiosity of one of the great pioneers of the computational world.
Fall 2019 Publication
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Get inside the head of one of our era's most creative and influential minds as he explores everything from communicating with extraterrestrial life to finding the fundamental underpinnings of reality. Adventures of a Computational Explorer is a deep and delightful intellectual odyssey.
Stephen Wolfram is a genius. But that’s not the most uncommon of his attributes. He is fiercely and fully independent, in every possible sense of the word. Wolfram does everything, literally everything, on his own terms.
This tour of Stephen Wolfram's mind is a jungle journey where ferocious new ideas jump out at you, then charm you. Read it in batches, because the idea density is high and pleasure long.
Stephen Wolfram has the most brilliant computational mind I have ever encountered. His endless curiosity, breadth of knowledge, and attention to detail, are truly astonishing. 'Adventures' is a wild ride down the Rabbit Hole.
Stephen Wolfram is one of the remarkable scientists and technologists of our time, a physicist who went deep into computing, first as a means to an end creating computing tools, and then as a fundamental way to understand our universe. In Adventures of a Computational Explorer, he shares episodes of his journey, written in his characteristically direct and engaging style.
Across 40 centuries, "impudent" minds were denounced or crushed. Rejoice that we unleash ours! As a brazen theoretician, Stephen Wolfram upended scientific models, then crafted practical tools used by the world’s top innovators. He dives into deep abstractions, then explains them clearly to a fascinated public. Enter, oh impudent explorers! Wonders await within.
In our time, Stephen Wolfram, once a Wunderkind and now the widely acknowledged creator of Mathematica and originator of A New Kind of Science, is an outstanding contemporary participant in this conversation.
Stephen Wolfram is a quirky, groundbreaking genius, destined for the science pantheon. So novel are his seemingly simple ideas that it may take half a century before the public adopts them.
A first-class intellectual thrill... No one has contributed more seminally to this new way of thinking about the world.
Stephen Wolfram is a distinguished scientist and best-selling author, and the creator of some of the world’s most respected software systems, including Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language. For more than 30 years he has been the CEO of the global technology company Wolfram Research.