Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: James Burke
Born: December 22, 1936 in Derry, Northern Ireland
Computer related contributions
- British broadcaster, author, futurist, science historian and television producer.
- Known for his documentary television series Connections (1978) and his The Day the Universe Changed (1985).
- Researcher in the history of science and technology.
- Main presenter of the BBC's coverage of the first moon landing (1969).
- Former reporter on the BBC science series Tomorrow's World.
- Took part in the creation of an English–Italian dictionary, and the publication of an art encyclopedia.
- Leading figure of the Knowledge Web Project.
- American Connections: The Founding Fathers (2007)
- Twin Tracks (2003)
- The Knowledge Web (2001)
- Circles — Fifty Round Trips Through History Technology Science Culture (2000)
- The Pinball Effect — How Renaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburettor Possible and Other Journeys Through Knowledge (1996)
- The Day the Universe Changed (1985)
- Tomorrow's World I (1970)
Honors and awards
- Made an honorary fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (1998)
- Referred to as "one of the most intriguing minds in the Western world" by Washington Post