Reviews for The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe
A "lucid history of early Renaissance science" — The National Post
"...a fascinating and wide-ranging exploration of the astronomical knowledge of the era" — The Chronicle-Herald
"Falk takes the reader on an eventful tour through science in the early modern era...It’s an enjoyable read, and will appeal to non-specialists, but nonetheless is based on a comprehensive engagement with the pertinent academic scholarship. The work is well-informed, enthusiastic, and recommended to anyone seeking a new take on the oft-studied Bard." — Chemistry World
This summer, a computer program almost passed the "Turing test." But are thinking machines really on the horizon? In this feature article in the British newspaper The Telegraph, I explore the challenges of artificial intelligence.
My review of "Hello Hi There," Annie Dorsen's provocative stage production, in which computers do the talking. From New Scientist's Culture Lab blog.
What is the Higgs boson, and why does it matter that we've found it? My interview with physicist Robert Orr, from today's Globe and Mail.
My report from the largest-ever Turing test marathon, held at Bletchley Park, England, in connection with the Alan Turing Centenary. The computers are getting smarter!
My latest video is a light-hearted look at the phenomenon of "MIT-henge," the twice-a-year alignment in which the setting sun lines up with the "infinite corridor" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.
Physicist Adam Frank calls it the "braiding" of cosmology and culture: I review his book About Time in the current issue of Physics World.
In my latest post for the MIT SciWrite blog, I speculate on the path that led to language-using homo sapiens here on Earth – and what it might mean for the prospects of finding intelligent life in the universe.
In my first post for the MITSciWrite blog, I look at the chances of having a universe like the one we live in: What were the odds? And in my latest blog post here on danfalk.ca, I talk about my experiences as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow.