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David Gelernter

David Gelernter is professor of computer science at Yale, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, contributing editor at *the Weekly Standard* and member of the National Council of the Arts. He's the author of several books and many technical articles; also essays on art criticism and fiction. The "Tuple Spaces" introduced in Carriero and Gelernter's *Linda System* (1983) are the basis of many computer-communication and distributed programming systems worldwide. *Mirror Worlds* (1991) "foresaw" the World Wide Web and was "one of the inspirations for Java"; the "Lifestream's" system (first implemented by Eric Freeman at Yale) is the basis for Mirror Worlds Technologies' software. He's the author of *The Muse in the Machine*, the novel *1939* (1995), *Machine Beauty* (1998) and other books; Mr. Gelernter is published in *Commentary*, *ArtNews*, * the Washington Post* and many others.