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Milburn’s book recognized in Physics Today
Mondo Nano

 

Physics Today recognizes Mondo Nano, by Cinema and Digital Media professor Colin Milburn, as one of the most intriguing books reviewed in its pages this year.

The year in reviews: Five books that stood out in 2015

Now in its fifth year, the “holiday picks” feature highlights five of the most intriguing books that were reviewed in the pages of Physics Today. This year’s emphasis was on books that are broadly accessible. The most technical of the bunch is probably the 100th anniversary edition of Albert Einstein’s popularization Relativity: The Special and the General Theory, which received an honorable mention. The least technical may be English professor Colin Milburn’s Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter, which explores the history and possible future of nanotechnology through video games and other lenses.

Physics Today, December 11, 2015

Publication

Mondo Nano

We are pleased to announce the publication of Professor Colin Milburn’s new book, Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter (Duke University Press, 2015). Milburn takes his readers on a playful expedition through the emerging landscape of nanotechnology, offering a light-hearted yet critical account of this high-tech world of fun and games. The expedition ventures into discussions of the first nano cars, the popular video games Second Life, Crysis, and BioShock, international nanosoccer tournaments, and utopian nano cities.

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