NOV 3rd - Colin Milburn Book Event - Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter
Please join the English Department and programs in Cinema and Digital Media and Science and Technology Studies for a discussion of Colin Milburn's new book!
Nov 3rd : Book Event
CSIS/STS Room, SSH 1246 4:00 - 6:00
Prof. Colin Milburn
Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter
"In Mondo Nano Colin Milburn takes his readers on a playful expedition through the emerging landscape of nanotechnology, offering a light-hearted yet critical account of our high-tech world of fun and games. This expedition ventures into discussions of the first nanocars, the popular video games Second Life, Crysis, and BioShock, international nanosoccer tournaments, and utopian nano cities. Along the way, Milburn shows how the methods, dispositions, and goals of nanotechnology research converge with video game culture. With an emphasis on play, scientists and gamers alike are building a new world atom by atom, transforming scientific speculations and video game fantasies into reality. Milburn suggests that the closing of the gap between bits and atoms entices scientists, geeks, and gamers to dream of a completely programmable future. Welcome to the wild world of Mondo Nano."