Computation and Visualization in the Earth Sciences

Lesson 1: reading assignment


Required Reading

Please read the article "A is for algorithm" from the 26 April 2014 edition of The Economist.

You will find this article linked from the discussion in the Lesson 1 Module in Canvas.

As you are reading, think about the following questions for our discussion:

  • Does your school have computer science classes?
  • What do you think about the apparent disconnect between programming and "ICT"?


Enter the discussion forum called "A is for algorithm Discussion" in the Lesson 1 module in Canvas. You'll see the above questions already there to get you started. You aren't limited to these topics, however. Feel free to start a new thread with questions or comments about the article. This discussion will take place over the entire week devoted to Lesson 1. For specific dates, see this lesson's overview page.