On the birth of mechanical life, the question of whether computers may be said to “live” at all, and the ways in which technology might, someday, grow up.
A selection of articles on the widespread unease with expertise and mistrust of authority that complicates relations between doctors and patients
Getting started can be difficult. When your name draws a blank, it’s unlikely that anyone will buy what you’re selling. Luckily, the attention that worthy unknowns need in order to get noticed has a price. And for fifty years, publishers with books to sell and authors with a name to make have announced their arrival with an appearance in The New York Review: though not, at least initially, under a byline.