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A Critical Review – “Clock of the Long Now” by Stewart Brand

A Critical Review – “Clock of the Long Now” by Stewart Brand

Now is shorter; soon comes swifter; and the past marches closer to the present. This is the theme of Stewart Brand’s manifesto “Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility, the Ideas Behind the World’s Slowest Computer”. He brilliantly makes the case that the human perception of time has become excruciatingly limited and focused, and [...]

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Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Janine McGonigal
There is an undeniable power in games for harnessing the best attributes of humanity – and a great potential in directing those attributes towards improving the quality of our work, our lives, and our environment.

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John Petersen, The Oberlin Project: Multiple Modes and Scales of Feedback

John Petersen, The Oberlin Project: Multiple Modes and Scales of Feedback

Real-time consumer feedback is being used in a revolutionary manner to reduce residential electricity and material consumption. In this presentation Petersen considers collaboration between researchers at Oberlin College, Lucid Design Group and the City of Oberlin to develop and assess the impact of multiples scales and modes of feedback that include social, economic and ecological contextualization as mechanisms for enhancing impact.

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Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility

Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility

by Stewart Brand
Now is shorter; soon comes swifter; and the past marches closer to the present.

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Stumbling on Happiness

Stumbling on Happiness

Daniel Gilbert
In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions.

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Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Dan Ariely
Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup?

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The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Leonard Mlodinow
A drunkard’s walk is a type of random statistical distribution with important applications in scientific studies ranging from biology to astronomy. Mlodinow, a visiting lecturer at Caltech and coauthor with Stephen Hawking of A Brief History of Time […]

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Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Daniel J. Siegal
From a pioneer in the field of mental health comes a groundbreaking book on the healing power of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. Mindsight allows you to make positive changes in your brain–and in your life.

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