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Gelernter, David Hillel

Overview
Works: 62 works in 224 publications in 2 languages and 9,950 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: T785.B1, 909.82074747243
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Most widely held works about David Hillel Gelernter
 
Most widely held works by David Hillel Gelernter
1939, the lost world of the Fair by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism : a way of being by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for observant and non-observant Jews and anyone interested in religion, this remarkable book by the distinguished scholar David Gelernter seeks to answer the deceptively simple question: What is Judaism really about? Gelernter views Judaism as one of humanity's most profound and sublimely beautiful achievements. But because Judaism is a way of life rather than a formal system of thought, it has been difficult for anyone but a practicing Jew to understand its unique intellectual and spiritual structure."--Publisher's website
Mirror worlds, or, The day software puts the universe in a shoebox-- : how it will happen and what it will mean by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Technology doesn't flow smoothly; it's the big surprises that matter, and Yale computer expert David Gelernter sees one such giant leap right on the horizon. Today's small scale software programs are about to be joined by vast public software works that will revolutionize computing and transform society as a whole. One such vast program is the "Mirror World." Imagine looking at your computer screen and seeing reality--an image of your city, for instance, complete with moving traffic patterns, or a picture that sketches the state of an entire far-flung corporation at this second. These representations are called Mirror Worlds, and according to Gelernter they will soon be available to everyone. Mirror Worlds are high-tech voodoo dolls: by interacting with the images, you interact with reality. Indeed, Mirror Worlds will revolutionize the use of computers, transforming them from (mere) handy tools to crystal balls which will allow us to see the world more vividly and see into it more deeply. Reality will be replaced gradually, piece-by-piece, by a software imitation; we will live inside the imitation; and the surprising thing is--this will be a great humanistic advance. We gain control over our world, plus a huge new measure of insight and vision. In this fascinating book--part speculation, part explanation--Gelernter takes us on a tour of the computer technology of the near future. Mirror Worlds, he contends, will allow us to explore the world in unprecedented depth and detail without ever changing out of our pajamas. A hospital administrator might wander through an entire medical complex via a desktop computer. Any citizen might explore the performance of the local schools, chat electronically with teachers and other Mirror World visitors, plant software agents to report back on interesting topics; decide to run for the local school board, hire a campaign manager, and conduct the better part of the campaign itself--all by interacting with the Mirror World. Gelernter doesn't just speculate about how this amazing new software will be used--he shows us how it will be made, explaining carefully and in detail how to build a Mirror World using technology already available. We learn about "disembodied machines," "trellises," "ensembles," and other computer components which sound obscure, but which Gelernter explains using familiar metaphors and terms. (He tells us that a Mirror World is a microcosm just like a Japanese garden or a Gothic cathedral, and that a computer program is translated by the computer in the same way a symphony is translated by a violinist into music.) Mirror Worlds offers a lucid and humanistic account of the coming software revolution, told by a computer scientist at the cutting edge of his field." -- Publisher's description
The tides of mind : uncovering the spectrum of consciousness by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An "exploration of the human psyche that shows us how the very purpose of the mind changes throughout the day. Indeed, as Gelernter explains, when we are at our most alert, when reasoning and creating new memories is our main mental business, the mind is a computer-like machine that keeps emotion on a short leash and attention on our surroundings. As we gradually tire, however, and descend the 'mental spectrum, ' reasoning comes unglued. Memory ranges more freely, the mind wanders, and daydreams grow more insistent. Self-awareness fades, reflection blinks out, and at last we are completely immersed in our own minds"--Dust jacket flap
The muse in the machine : computerizing the poetry of human thought by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing recent psychological research and ancient literary texts, Gelernter also makes a provocative and persuasive case for the similarity in the thinking of children and that of ancient peoples. Both, he argues, exhibit thinking patterns that are somewhat dreamlike, that rely heavily on metaphor and that are not logic bound. This style of thinking, Gelernter maintains, is much richer and more valuable than we assume, and he dramatically demonstrates how it can serve as a powerful guide in creating revolutionary new artificial intelligence systems. Drawing on his pathbreaking work as a software developer, Gelernter introduces for the first time a model of emotion into the computer and explains the enormous ramifications this model holds for future applications
Machine beauty : elegance and the heart of technology by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When something works well, you can feel it; there is a sense of rightness to it. We call that rightness beauty, and it ought to be the single most important component of design. This recognition is at the heart of David Gelernter's wittily argued essay, Machine Beauty, which defines beauty as an inspired mating of simplicity and power. You can see it in a Bauhaus chair, the Hoover Dam, or an Emerson radio circa 1930. In contrast, too many contemporary technologists run out of ideas and resort to gimmicks and features; they are rarely capable of real, structural ingenuity. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of computers. You don't have to look far to see how oblivious most computer technologists are to the idea of beauty. Just look at how ugly your computer cabinet is, how unwieldy and out of sync if feels with the manner and speed with which you process thought. The best designers, however, are obsessed with beauty. Both hardware and software should afford us the greatest opportunity to achieve deep beauty, the kind of beauty that happens when many types of loveliness reinforce one another, when design expresses an underlying technology, a machine logic. Program software ought to be transparent: it should engage what Gelernter calls "a thought-amplifying feedback loop," a creative symbiosis with its user. These principles, beautiful in themselves, will set the stage for the next technological revolution, in which the pursuit of elegance will lead to extraordinary innovations
How to write parallel programs : a first course by Nicholas Carriero( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics of Computing -- Parallelism
Americanism : the fourth great Western religion by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to "believe" in America? Why do we speak of our country as having a higher purpose? Author Gelernter traces the emergence of America as the embodiment of a powerful religious idea. Americanism begins with the Puritan settlers in New England who saw themselves as the new children of Israel and whose faith-based ideals of liberty, equality, and democratic governance had a greater influence on the nation's founders than the Enlightenment. These concepts were gradually transformed into a secular religion of freedom, with followers throughout the world. Its adherents have included oppressed peoples everywhere--from the patriots of the Hungarian Revolution to the martyred Chinese dissidents of Tiananmen Square. Americanism is a powerful reminder of America's dedication to spreading freedom--surely one of the most profound and beautiful religious ideas the world has ever known.--From publisher description
Programming linguistics by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Software -- General
America-lite : how imperial academia dismantled our culture (and ushered in the Obamacrats) by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the education quality has change over the years in the United States
The aesthetics of computing by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this provocative new book [the author] urges the importance of beauty in valuing the best of computers and software alike. Defining beauty as the mating of simplicity and power, Gelernter draws analogies with the design of cars and of bridges and shows how the most innovative minds in computing, from Alan Turing onwards, have always been obsessed with elegance." Also described as "...[author's] book is a manifesto to combat the trend of technological progress ignoring the importance of computing ergonomics and ease of use..."--Back cover
The muse in the machine : computers and creative thought by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gespiegelte Welten im Computer by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gezeiten des Geistes Die Vermessung unseres Bewusstseins by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LoCurto/Outcault : selfportrait.map : Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College, MIT List Visual Arts Center, University of Washington Press, Seattle & London by Lilla LoCurto( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages and compilers for parallel computing : 8th international workshop, LCPC '95, Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 1995 : proceedings by C.-H Huang( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the refereed proceedings of the Eighth Annual Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, held in Columbus, Ohio in August 1995. The 38 full revised papers presented were carefully selected for inclusion in the proceedings and reflect the state of the art of research and advanced applications in parallel languages, restructuring compilers, and runtime systems. The papers are organized in sections on fine-grain parallelism, interprocedural analysis, program analysis, Fortran 90 and HPF, loop parallelization for HPF compilers, tools and libraries, loop-level optimization, automatic data distribution, compiler models, irregular computation, object-oriented and functional parallelism
 
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Judaism : a way of being
Alternative Names
David Gelernter Amerikaans informaticus

David Gelernter amerikansk datavetare

David Gelernter amerikansk informatikar

David Gelernter amerikansk informatiker

David Gelernter British computer scientist, artist and writer

David Gelernter US-amerikanischer Informatiker

Galernter, D.

Gelernter, David.

Gelernter David 1955-....

Gelernter, David H. 1955-

Gelernter, David Hillel

Hillel Gelernter, David 1955-

Дэвид Гелернтер британский специалист в области компьютерных наук, артист, писатель

Languages
English (126)

German (6)

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Judaism : a way of beingMirror worlds, or, The day software puts the universe in a shoebox-- : how it will happen and what it will meanThe muse in the machine : computerizing the poetry of human thoughtMachine beauty : elegance and the heart of technologyHow to write parallel programs : a first courseAmericanism : the fourth great Western religionThe aesthetics of computingLoCurto/Outcault : selfportrait.map : Lyman Allyn Museum of Art at Connecticut College, MIT List Visual Arts Center, University of Washington Press, Seattle & LondonLanguages and compilers for parallel computing : 8th international workshop, LCPC '95, Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 1995 : proceedings