J. Michael Dunn (1941-2021) | Daily Nous

J. (Jon) Michael Dunn, emeritus professor of philosophy, informatics, and computer science at Indiana University, and emeritus founding dean of the university’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, has died.

Dr. Dunn was known for his work in logic, particularly relevance logic, the relations between logic and computer science, as well as quantum logic and quantum computation. You can learn more about his research here and here. A book in honor of his work, J. Michael Dunn on Information Based Logics, was published in 2016.

Dr. Dunn retired from Indiana University in 2007 after 38 years there serving as professor, department chair, and in other administrative capacities. Prior to that, he held appointments at Yale University and Wayne State University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1966 and was an undergraduate at Oberlin College.

In an autobiographical essay that appeared in the aforementioned

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Someone please put these classic science fiction novel stamps on my wall

I’m no expert on stamps. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I used one (sorry, Mum). But the latest batch from the Royal Mail has me wanting to send letters to every corner of the universe.

The British postal service has released a wondrous new collection of artworks that will be featured on its tiny postage stamps, celebrating six classic science fiction novels by British writers.

Set to mark the 75th anniversary of HG Wells’ death and the 70th anniversary of John Wyndham’s classic novel The Day of the Triffids being published, the collection features illustrations for Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, The Time Machine by HG Wells, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke, Shikasta by Doris Lessing, and of course, The Day of the Triffids.

The artists behind the works are Sabina Šinko, Francisco Rodríguez, Thomas Danthony, Mick Brownfield, Matt Murphy,

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