Boone General Store, Bodie, Calif.

Boone General Store, Bodie, Calif.

Gary Anthes is a freelance journalist specializing in advanced information technology and computer science. He has written principally for Computerworld and Communications of the ACM.  He also writes about travel, photography and history for The Washington Post and The Rappahannock News.

To inquire about hiring Gary for an assignment, contact him at anthesgary@gmail.com.


1. Deep Data Dives Discover Natural Laws

Computer scientists have found a way to bootstrap science, using evolutionary computation to find fundamental meaning in massive amounts of raw data.

Communications of the ACM. Vol. 52 No. 11, Pages 13-14.

2. Mechanism Design Meets Computer Science

A field emerging from economics is teaming up with computer science to improve auctions, supply chains, and communication protocols.

Communications of the ACM. Vol. 53 No. 8, Pages 11-13.

3. Robots Gear Up for Disaster Response

After 15 years of research, robots for search and rescue may be nearing prime time.

Communications of the ACM. Vol. 53 No. 4, Pages 15-16.

4.  Happy Birthday, Sputnik! (Thanks for the Internet)

Fifty years ago, a small Soviet satellite was launched, stunning the U.S. and sparking a massive technology research effort. Could we be in for another “October surprise”?

Computerworld. September 24, 2007


1. Hike This Way

During a week in the Utah desert, the author learned that sometime it’s best to take the trail less traveled.

The Washington Post. December 8, 2002.

2. Bodie: Is Anyone Home?

This California Ghost Town Is Full Of Light, Not Life

The Washington Post . January 2, 2005.

3. Ghost Roads of Nebraska

In Abandoned America, Signs of Life Appear on the Other Side of the Lens

The Washington Post. September 2, 2007.

4. A Most Sensational Past

The Rappahannock News. June 17, 2010.