Based in New York City, John Gliedman is a cognitive scientist whose interests span the two cultures of science and the humanities. Educated at Harvard and MIT, Gliedman has written popular articles on physics, evolutionary biology, and the environmental crisis. His books have dealt with disability, the Vietnam war, and hot-rodding your PC. He is currently working on a study of the philosophical implications of quantum mechanics and quantum computer theory and preparing a new edition of The Unexpected Minority, the classic study of disability as a social and political problem, that he coauthored with William Roth in 1980. The new edition advances a critique of the conservative era’s disability policies, legal rulings, and scholarship.