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Archaeology of Algorithmic Artefacts

Author
David Link
Publisher / Label
Univocal Publishing
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2016
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
216
ISBN
9781937561048

Index

Table of Contents

11 Introduction

15 while(true)
   On the Fluidity of Signs in Hegel, Godel, and Turing

29 Traces of the Mouth
   Andrei Andreyevich Markov’s Mathematisation of Writing

55 There Must Be an Angel
   On the Beginnings of the Arithmetics of Rays

79 Enigma Rebus
   Prolegomena to an Archaeology of Algorithmic Artefacts

113 Resurrecting the Bomba Kryptologiczna:
   A Reconstruction of the Polish Crypto Device

135 Scrambling T-R-U-T-H
   Rotating Letters as a Form of Thought

175 Programming ENTER
   Christopher Strachey’s Draughts Programme

189 Programming Degree Zero
   A Genealogy of Turing’s Machines and Algorithms