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Gelernter, David Hillel

Overview
Works: 67 works in 231 publications in 3 languages and 10,318 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Church history  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by David Hillel Gelernter
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( )

20 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,758 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
Judaism : a way of being by David Hillel Gelernter( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,531 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
Programming linguistics by David Hillel Gelernter( )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Software -- General
1939, the lost world of the Fair by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of the New York World's Fair in 1939, highlighting its importance to a country reviving from the Great Depression and preparing for World War II
The tides of mind : uncovering the spectrum of consciousness by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 681 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 )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together insights from computer science, cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, and literary theory, David Gelernter presents what is sure to be a much debated view of how humans have thought, how we think today, and how computers will learn to think in the future. In the tradition of Penrose's The Emperor's New Mind and Consciousness Explained by Denett, The Muse in the Machine will be of interest to all those seeking a deeper understanding of human cognition. It will also be indispensable reading for all those concerned with the future of the computer
Machine beauty : elegance and the heart of technology by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 540 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 )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 459 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
Languages and compilers for parallel computing : fourth international workshop, Santa Clara, California, USA, August 7-9, 1991 : proceedings by Utpal Banerjee( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Languages andCompilers for Parallel Computing, held in Santa Clara, California, in August1991. The purpose of the workshop, held every year since 1988, is to bring together the leading researchers on parallel programming language designand compilation techniques for parallel computers. The papers in this book cover several important topics including: (1) languages and structures to represent programs internally in the compiler, (2) techniques to analyzeand manipulate sequential loops in order to generate a parallel version, (3)techniques to detect and extract fine-grain parallelism, (4) scheduling and memory-management issues in automatically generated parallel programs, (5) parallel programming language designs, and (6) compilation of explicitly parallel programs. Together, the papers give a good overview of the research projects underway in 1991 in this field
Languages and compilers for parallel computing by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the education quality has change over the years in the United States
Languages and compilers for parallel computing : 7th International Workshop, Ithaca, NY, USA, August 8-10, 1994 : proceedings by David Sehr( )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents revised versions of the 32 papers accepted for the Seventh Annual Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, held in Ithaca, NY in August 1994. The 32 papers presented report on the leading research activities in languages and compilers for parallel computing and thus reflect the state of the art in the field. The volume is organized in sections on fine-grain parallelism, align- ment and distribution, postlinear loop transformation, parallel structures, program analysis, computer communication, automatic parallelization, languages for parallelism, scheduling and program optimization, and program evaluation
Languages and compilers for parallel computing : 8th international workshop, LCPC '95, Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 1995 : proceedings by C.-H Huang( )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 102 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
The aesthetics of computing by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 72 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gespiegelte Welten im Computer by David Hillel Gelernter( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 49 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 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing 8th International Workshop, LCPC '95 Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 10-12, 1995 Proceeding by C.-H Huang( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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.

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Gelernter David 1955-....

Gelernter, David H. 1955-

Gelernter, David Hillel

Hillel Gelernter, David 1955-

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

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English (166)

German (7)

Italian (2)

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Judaism : a way of being1939, the lost world of the FairThe 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 religionLanguages and compilers for parallel computing : fourth international workshop, Santa Clara, California, USA, August 7-9, 1991 : proceedingsLanguages and compilers for parallel computing