A brilliant, often hilarious history of
created objects and the environment, Shaping Things proposes that in the future we will see a new kind of thing: the
user-alterable, baroquely multi-featured, and programmable "spime" that will be sustainable, enhanceable,
and uniquely identifiable. This short book is a call to great action. about
Thackara's poetic response leads to a Schoenerwissen’s textual filter, a mode of meaning making enabled by databases. the
heady mix of autobiography and theory, roaming from W.E.B. Du Bois
to Gilles Deleuze to the Wu-Tang Clan, Rhythm Science melds words, images,
and sounds to demonstrate how conceptual art, popular culture, and idealism
can activate one another in this era of multiplex consciousness. about
writer, and publisher Peter Halley's Hypnotext, a mesmeric remixer
explores how literature has transformed itself from inscriptions rendered as the flat
durable marks of print to the dynamic images of CRT screens, from verbal texts to the
diverse sensory modalities of multimedia works, from books to technotexts. about the book...
artist and information designer Erik Loyer's interactive, animated,
Web machine response the
An extension of the book,
the Web Supplement includes the lexicon linkmap, scholarly apparatus, and offers alternative mappings
of the book's conceptual terrain with functionalities unavailable in print. about the web supplement...
mix of critical theory, millennial feminism and business narritive
covering Laurels' experiences in the land of start-ups, IPOs and the
bottom line. Laurel was formerly with Interval Research and Purple
and interface guru Scott McCloud's online comic response. the
pamphlets can be purchased from MIT
and good bookstores.