Don Brown

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Award-winning author Don Brown explores computers and technology in book two of the Big Ideas series. Machines That Think! explores machines from ancient history to today that perform a multitude of tasks, from making mind-numbing calculations to working on assembly lines. Contributors discussed include Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, Ada Lovelace, and Bill Gates. From the abacus to artificial intelligence, machines through the ages have pushed the boundaries of human capability and creativity.

Don Brown is the author and illustrator of many picture books and has been awarded both the Sibert Medal and Orbis Pictus Award. He lives in Merrick, New York.

Don Brown attends TCAF 2020 in support of his new children’s graphic novel MACHINES THAT THINK! BIG IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD #2, debuting at the Festival, with thanks to Amulet Books / Abrams for supporting his trip.