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The eeriest novel I know | 1843
A 'yes' to all of this; English Weird as a thing, and Christmas is the time of English Weird. TDIR begins on December 20th; time to read along.
weird  englishweird  thedarkisrising  susancooper  robertmacfarlane  christmas 
december 2017 by infovore
Designing for and Against the Manufactured Normalcy Field | Ideas For Dozens
"The [Manufactured Normalcy] Field is Rao’s attempt to explain the process of technical adoption. Rao argues that when they’re presented with new technological experiences people work hard to maintain a “familiar sense of a static, continuous present”. In fact, he claims that we change our mental models and behaviors the minimum amount necessary to work productively with the results of any change." Cracking post from Greg, which pretty much resists blockquoting, so go and read it all.
normalcy  design  culture  weird  strange  normal  invention 
june 2012 by infovore

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