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compute : to determine especially by mathematical means Compute the area of the triangle.; also : to determine or calculate by means of a computer computing pi to over one billion places — Webster

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Computation is any type of calculation that follows a well-defined model understood and expressed as, for example, an algorithm. The study of computation is paramount to the discipline of computer science. — Wikipedia





Theory of Computation (CSAIL, MIT)



History of computers (Georgi Dalakov)

Mechanical Aids to Computation and the Development of Algorithms (Paul E. Dunne)
The History of Early Computing Machines, from Ancient Times to 1981 (Vincze Miklós, Gizmodo)
History of Computing (Wikipedia)


Computational Sciences (American Museum of Natural History)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




Introduction to Computational Media (Ian Bogost, Georgia Tech)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Association for Computing Machinery


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)







Lego Turning
What is Turing Machine (
Turing Machine (Wolfram’s Mathworld)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics


Quantum Computing (Wikipedia)



  • UC Berkeley Grad Receives ACM Doctoral...
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Association for Computing MachineryACM announced that University of California, Berkeley researcher Chelsea Finn will receive the 2018 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, "Learning to Learn with Gradients." In her thesis, Finn introduced algorithms for meta-learning that enable deep networks to solve new tasks from small datasets. Finn also demonstrated how the algorithms can be applied to fields such as computer vision, reinforcement learning, and robotics. Finn introduced a […]

  • W&M Computing Mentorship for Girls Wins...
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    William & MaryThe College of William & Mary's Society of Women in Computing (SWC) has been named recipient of the ACM Outstanding Community Service Award for the second consecutive year, for a mentorship designed for female middle-school students. Two years ago, SWC's board started organizing weekly lesson plans for a robotics mentorship with Williamsburg's Berkeley Middle School (BMS), including coding projects specifically geared for girls. Activities ranged from programming Harry […]

  • Driverless Electric Truck Starts Deliveries on...
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    ReutersA driverless electric truck has started delivering freight daily along a public road in Sweden, an achievement described as a world first by vehicle developer Einride and logistics client DB Schenker. Einride CEO Robert Falck said, “This public road permit is a major milestone ... and it is a step to commercializing autonomous technology on roads.” The developer plans to have 200 vehicles dispatched by the end of next year. The T-Pod employs an Nvidia Drive platform for […]

  • Microsoft Warns Wormable Windows Bug Could Lead...
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Ars TechnicaMicrosoft has warned a serious vulnerability in Windows Remote Desktop Services could be exploited to launch a WannaCry-level attack against Internet-connected computers. The pre-authentication vulnerability needs no human interaction to be exploited. Microsoft's Simon Pope called the bug "wormable," which means any future malware targeting the flaw could spread between infected computers. Microsoft has backported a just-released fix for the Windows 2003 and XP operating systems, […]

  • Directors Using VR on Set to Find the Perfect Shot
    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    New ScientistTechnicolor has developed a virtual reality (VR) headset that allows film directors to instantly see what a scene will look like with computer-generated imagery added. Previously, directors had to send footage of human actors to render farms (groups of powerful computers) that would add graphical elements in a process that could take days to complete. The VR headset incorporates a stack of high-powered chips originally designed for gaming, which provide directors the opportunity to […]