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"I've just started reading 'The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World' by @adamgazz and @DrLarryRosen and I can't put it down . . . Highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the human brain's (in)ability to manage distractions." —@laura_nordberg #regram #MITPressGift
"The enchanting design of 'Experience' encouraged me to entangle with work and thinking beyond the writers and thinkers with whom I’m familiar, the book enabled me to invent new relationships and connections between ideas. Which is the power of design." —John O’Reilly, @eyemagazine_ on "Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense" edited by Caroline Jones, David Mather, and Rebecca Uchill (GIF by Heidi Erickson/Courtesy of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology @artsatmit) #MITPressGift
" 'ON&BY Andy Warhol' is the rare reference book that can serve as an introduction to the wide range of Warhol’s work and influence on contemporary culture, as well as a deeper investigation for Warhol enthusiasts . . . who are always looking for that hidden anecdote to reveal more about this near mythical figure." —@popmatters The ON&BY series from @whitechapelgallery combines writings by internationally significant artists of our time with essential texts on their work by leading scholars, critics, curators, and fellow artists. #AndyWarhol #MITPressGift
"Right now we're being watched. It might not be literal watching: it might be that a computer somewhere, owned by a government or a corporation, is collecting or mining the crumbs of data we all left around the world today. . . . As Brunton and Nissenbaum detail in 'Obfuscation,' there are many . . . ways to hide one’s digital trail. 'Obfuscation,' the first book-length look at the topic, contains a wealth of ideas for prankish disobedience, analysis-frustrating techniques, and other methods of collective protest." —@motherboardvice Join the resistance with #MITPressGift pick 'Obfuscation: A User's Guide to Privacy and Protest.'
"In 'How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design' Katherine Isbister investigates how game creators are figuring out different ways to spring actual feelings from the jaded corridors of our psyches. . . . This book is about how designers take the human desire and capacity for feeling and turn all that into meaningful interactions with computers and, via computers, with other humans." —@polygondotcom (photo features author Katherine Isbister via @UCSC) #MITPressGift
"In the late 1960s and early '70s, the artist Ed Ruscha made a series of small booklets of photographs whose titles . . . disclosed their deadpan contents. In this handsome and intriguing new book, photographers pay tribute in collections with titles like 'Various Unbaked Cookies and Milk.' The whole thing is delicious." —Dwight Garner, @nytimes (Illustration by @tslaughterstudio). VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS is today's #MITPressGift idea. #art #edruscha