Simon Ings

Book Review

Stephen Hawking: the myth and the reality

Hawking Hawking: The Selling of a Scientific Celebrity by Charles Seife reviewed

By Simon Ings

Books

The trade in cadavers is rife with scandal

Technologies of the Human Corpse by John Troyer reviewed

By Simon Ings

Art

The history, power and beauty of infographics

W.E.B. Du Bois’s eloquent and ingenious charts, maps and diagrams showing the progress of 19th-century African Americans were powerful weapons in combatting racism

By Simon Ings

Books

Believing in big data is equivalent to believing in the stars

A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data by Alexander Boxer reviewed

By Simon Ings

Art

Can computers compose?

They already do – but will they ever do it better than us?

By Simon Ings

Books

The only thing that baffled Einstein was his own popularity

Four books about the great physicist reviewed

By Simon Ings

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