Geek Sublime (Digital Audiobook)

The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

By Vikram Chandra, Neil Shah (Narrator)

Publication Date: February 9, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (2/10/2015)
Paperback (9/2/2014)
Compact Disc (2/10/2015)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (4/2/2015)

Description

Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code?
Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.



About the Author

Neil Shah is an Audie Award-nominated narrator and AudioFile Earphones Award winner who has recorded over twenty audiobooks. A classically trained actor with an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego program, Neil has appeared off-Broadway and on regional stages, as well as in film and television.