Computer Science Book Club

2018 Season }  

The Computer Science Book Club is where the experienced and non-experts alike read and discuss important and popular books in computer science that blend broad topics in the subject with nuts and bolt engineering, history, and philosophy. The goal is to more greatly appreciate our everyday laptops, where they came from and where they could take us. The CS Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7PM.


The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Pain of Playing Video Games (Playful Thinking) Cover Image

The Art of Failure

Jesper Juul

March 20th

The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires Cover Image

The Master Switch

Tim Wu

April 17th

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox Parc and the Dawn of the Computer Age Cover Image

Dealers of Lightning

Michael A. Hiltzik

May 15th

The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing Cover Image

The Nature of Code

Daniel Shiffman

June 19th

Once Upon an Algorithm: How Stories Explain Computing Cover Image

Once Upon an


Martin Erwig

July 17th

Cryptography: The Science of Secret Writing Cover Image


Linus Torvaldis

August 21st