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The Architecture of Continuity: Essays and Conversations

Lars Spuybroek - 2008 - Architecture - Limited preview
The state of contemporary architecture is the product of a 150-year battle between the Polytechnic and the Fine Arts that has forced us into today's stalemate, one in which architecture is caught in the gaping chasm between a materialistic high ...

NOX: Machining Architecture

Lars Spuybroek - 2004 - Architecture - No preview available
A comprehensive exploration of the methods and techniques behind the digital architecture of NOX studio discusses the impact of technology on the creator's experimental works, documenting twenty-three key projects as surveyed in the essays of ...

The Thinking Hand: Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture

Juhani Pallasmaa - 2009 - Architecture - No preview available
In our current global networked culture that puts so much emphasison the virtual and the visual, the mind and the body have becomedetached and ultimately disconnected. Though physical appearance isidolised for its sexual appeal and its social ...

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - 2009 - Psychology - No preview available
THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an ...

Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions

Lucy Suchman, Lucy A. Suchman - 2007 - Computers - Limited preview
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Phenomenology of Perception

Maurice Merleau-Ponty - 2002 - Philosophy - Limited preview
Challenging and rewarding in equal measure, Phenomenology of Perception is Merleau-Ponty's most famous work. Impressive in both scope and imagination, it uses the example of perception to return the body to the forefront of philosophy for the ...

Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension

Andy Clark - 2008 - Philosophy - Limited preview
When historian Charles Weiner found pages of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's notes, he saw it as a "record" of Feynman's work. Feynman himself, however, insisted that the notes were not a record but the work itself. In Supersizing ...

Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

Andy Clark - 2003 - Computers - Limited preview
From Robocop to the Terminator to Eve 8, no image better captures our deepest fears about technology than the cyborg, the person who is both flesh and metal, brain and electronics. But philosopher and cognitive scientist Andy Clark sees it ...