Geekiness with Micah Joel

I’m talking with Micah Joel, the author of several short stories about famous computer programmers and a new story about time travel. The topic of our conversation is geekiness and the autism spectrum.

The spectrum of “normal” is broad

Neurotypical and not neurotypical

Asperger’s syndrome

Perseveration

The Wrong Planet Asperger and Autism Forum

human universals

shaking your head to mean no is not universal

An Anthropologist on Mars

Rainman

How do you write a culture you don’t understand?

Thinking Fast and Slow

Implicit bias

The framing effect and thinking in a foreign language

Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (not Nancy Kress, sorry!)

The Confederacy of Dunces

I could be accurate AND serve the story, but…

Is Sheldon Cooper autistic?

 

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