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Lessons of the North Pond Hermit - The Atlantic
"The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit By Michael Finkel Knopf The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative By Florence Williams W. W. Norton Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World By Michael Harris Thomas Dunne"
books  reviews  solitude  hermits  technology  information-overload 
march 2017 by tsuomela
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"PLAY ANYTHING The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games By Ian Bogost 266 pp. Basic Books. $26.99. THE TETRIS EFFECT The Game That Hypnotized the World By Dan Ackerman 264 pp. PublicAffairs. $25.99. DEATH BY VIDEO GAME Danger, Pleasure, and Obsession on the Virtual Frontline By Simon Parkin 254 pp. Melville House. $25.95."
books  reviews  games  game-studies  gaming  psychology  culture  design  history 
september 2016 by tsuomela
Invasion of the cyber hustlers
"From Jeff Jarvis to Clay Shirky, a class of gurus are intent on "disrupting" old-fashioned practices like asking us to pay for valuable content. Meanwhile, web giants like Google and Apple jealously guard their profitable secrets. "
books  reviews  commentary  technology-critique  technology  triumphalism  utopia  singularity  rhetoric 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Beccon Publications - Pardon This Intrusion
"Pardon This Intrusion gathers together 47 pieces by John Clute, some written as long ago as 1985, though most are recent. The addresses and essays in Part One, "Fantastika in the World Storm", all written in the twenty-first century, reflect upon the dynamic relationship between fantastika – an umbrella term Clute uses to describe science fiction, horror and fantasy – and the world we live in now. Of these pieces, "Next", a contemporary response to 9/11, has not been revised; everything else in Part One has been reworked, sometimes extensively. Parts Two, Three and Four include essays and author studies and introductions to particular works; as they are mostly recent, Clute has felt free to rework them where necessary."
book  publisher  reviews  essays  sf  fiction 
october 2012 by tsuomela
The Line Between A and B
"A’s were reserved for new music broad enough in its appeal to cross boundaries. I was occasionally called on the carpet, gently, for grade inflation, for being too liberal with my A’s, because I couldn’t stomach giving a superb recording of a Cage chance piece, or a wonderful Niblock drone piece, a B just because its potential audience seemed limited. I fudged." Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http://www.artsjournal.com/postclassic/2012/07/the-line-between-a-and-b.html
art  music  evaluation  grading  reviews  modern-art  difficulty  aesthetics  sharing  from delicious
july 2012 by tsuomela
Rate This Article: What’s Wrong with the Culture of Critique | Magazine
"Technoculture critic and former Wired contributor Erik Davis is concerned about the proliferation of reviews, too. “Our culture is afflicted with knowingness,” he says. “We exalt in being able to know as much as possible. And that’s great on many levels. But we’re forgetting the pleasures of not knowing. I’m no Luddite, but we’ve started replacing actual experience with someone else’s already digested knowledge.”"
technology  computer  online  culture  reviews  knowledge  opinion  filtering 
august 2011 by tsuomela
ScienceFiction.com Science Fiction
If you are a true science fiction fan then you will agree there is nothing more superior to this genre of books, games, movies, television shows and so much more. It is within the realm of science fiction you can expand your mind beyond the confines of reality and dive deep into the worlds of creativity and fantasy. Our goal is to do just that
sf  fiction  television  movies  reviews  news 
december 2010 by tsuomela
That Seventies Show | The Nation
Rick Perlstein reviews 15 books about the history of the 1970s.
books  reviews  1970s  history  america  economics  conservatism  politics 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Satyajit Das: Even More Crunch-Porn and Crash Lit « naked capitalism
Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth Rogoff (2009) This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly; Princeton University Press, London

Raghuram G. Rajan (2010) Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy Princeton University Press, London

Simon Johnson and James Kwak (2010) 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown; Pantheon Books, New York

Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm (2010) Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance; Penguin

Joseph Stiglitz (2010) Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy; Allen Lane, London

Robert Pozen (2010) Too Big To Save: How to Fix the U.S. Financial System; John Wiley, New Jersey

Yves Smith (2010) ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism; MacMillan
book  reviews  economics  recession 
july 2010 by tsuomela
About Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews is entirely devoted to publishing substantive, high-quality book reviews (normal length: 1500-2500 words). Our goal is to review a good majority of the scholarly philosophy books issued each year and to have the review appear within six to twelve months of the book's publication. The journal will be published only on-line (available free, both through e-mail subscription and on this website). Reviews are commissioned and vetted by a distinguished national and international Editorial Board.
book  reviews  philosophy  reference  review 
april 2010 by tsuomela
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