CS4FN Magazine

The cs4fn magazine is a magazine on the fun side of all things to do with computer science. The authors write up computing research in a fun and accessible way that puts across their enthusiasm for the subject. Unplugged computing, computational thinking and practical applications of computers in many areas are included. This collection is ideal for helping students contextualise their learning in computing / computer science, and helping them grasp the big concepts.


CS4FN Issue 17

This edition of Computer Science for Fun examines how computer science has improved the safety of medicine and hospitals and how accidents have happened in the past. The articles include:

• Therac-25 cancer therapy – safety-critical applications

• Programming magic tricks

• Human-Computer...

CS4FN Issue 18

This edition of Computer Science for fun asks ‘Can Machines be Creative?’ The articles inside include:

• The work of Ada Lovelace

• Playfulness and creativity

• The letter-writing algorithm that dare not speak its name

• Teaching computers – a parent-child relationship

• Defining...

CS4FN issue 20

2015 is the 200th anniversary of Ada Lovelace’s birth. Famous as ‘the first programmer’ her vision of computer science was far wider. To celebrate, issue 20 of CS4FN magazine explores her life, her ideas and where modern research has taken some of those ideas. Women’s research is also still at the...

CS4FN Issue 21

This issue of Computer Science for Fun focuses on the work of scientists and engineers using computers to understand, identify and recreate wild sounds, especially those of birds. We see how computer models help biologists understand animal ...


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