OiReilly & Associates has published a new book titled; "Hackers and Painters". The book, written by Paul Graham, examines the art involved in program design and how it relates to changing how one views the world at large. According to OiReilly & Associates:
Art exemplifies creative thinking at its very highest level: it gives form and expression not just to our terrors and desires but also to the forces that shape our society, our aspirations, and the nitty-gritty of our daily lives.What, then, do hackers and painters have in common? Is code the canvas that reflects our modern world?
In "Hackers and Painters," author Paul Graham examines these questions and many others through a collection of entertaining and thought-provoking essays on subjects of interest to programmers, IT professionals, and geeks at large. From the importance of beauty in software design to the necessity of thinking forbidden thoughts, Graham presents ideas that explore and challenge the social and aesthetic notions we hold about the world of technology and ourselves.
You can find more information about "Hackers and Painters" at the OiReilly & Associates Web site. The book is available for US$22.95.