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James Gleick

Author, Journalist, and Biographer Whose Books Explore the Cultural Ramifications of Science and Technology

Author, Journalist, and Biographer Whose Books Explore the Cultural Ramifications of Science and Technology

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James Gleick Biography

James Gleick was born in New York City in 1954. He graduated from Harvard College in 1976 and helped found Metropolis, an alternative weekly newspaper in Minneapolis. Then he worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times.

His first book, Chaos, was a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist and a national bestseller. He collaborated with the photographer Eliot Porter on Nature’s Chaos and with developers at Autodesk on Chaos: The Software. His next books include the best-selling biographies, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman and Isaac Newton, both shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, as well as Faster and What Just Happened. They have been translated into twenty-five languages.

In 1989-90 he was the McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University. For some years he wrote the Fast Forward column in the New York Times Magazine.

With Uday Ivatury, he founded The Pipeline, a pioneering New York City-based Internet service in 1993, and was its chairman and chief executive officer until 1995. He was the first editor of the Best American Science Writing series. He is active on the boards of the Authors Guild and the Key West Literary Seminar.

James Gleick Videos

  • The Common Character Trait of Geniuses
  • Information Wants to Have Meaning. Or Does It?

James Gleick Books

  • The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
    The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood
  • Chaos: Making a New Science
    Chaos: Making a New Science
  • Isaac Newton
    Isaac Newton
  • What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
    What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
  • Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything
    Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything
  • Genius; the Life and Science of Richard Feynman
    Genius; the Life and Science of Richard Feynman

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