Digital Ground

Author: Malcolm McCullough
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780262633277
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A theory of place for interaction design.

Digital Ground

Author: Malcolm McCullough
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262134354
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The young field of interaction design reflects not only how people deal with machine interfaces but also how people deal with each other in situations where interactivity has become ambient. It shifts previously utilitarian digital design concerns to a cultural level, adding notions of premise, appropriateness, and appreciation."

Ambient Commons

Author: Malcolm McCullough
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262313480
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The world is filling with ever more kinds of media, in ever more contexts and formats. Glowing rectangles have become part of the scene; screens, large and small, appear everywhere. Physical locations are increasingly tagged and digitally augmented. Amid this flood, your attention practices matter more than ever. You might not be able to tune this world out. So it is worth remembering that underneath all these augmentations and data flows, fixed forms persist, and that to notice them can improve other sensibilities. In Ambient Commons, Malcolm McCullough explores the workings of attention through a rediscovery of surroundings. McCullough describes what he calls the Ambient: an increasing tendency to perceive information superabundance whole, where individual signals matter less and at least some mediation assumes inhabitable form. He explores how the fixed forms of architecture and the city play a cognitive role in the flow of ambient information. As a persistently inhabited world, can the Ambient be understood as a shared cultural resource, to be socially curated, voluntarily limited, and self-governed as if a commons? Ambient Commons invites you to look past current obsessions with smart phones to rethink attention itself, to care for more situated, often inescapable forms of information.

Abstracting Craft

Author: Malcolm McCullough
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262631891
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In this investigation of the possibility of craft in the digital realm, the author discusses the emergence of computation as a medium, rather than just a set of tools, suggesting a growing correspondence between digital work and traditional craft.

Throughout

Author: Ulrik Ekman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262017504
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In a series of essays, 34 influential researchers look at how the proliferation of computers and technology has and will affect culture and the arts.

Divining a Digital Future

Author: Paul Dourish
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262015552
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A sociotechnical investigation of ubiquitous computing as a research enterprise and as a lived reality.

The Electronic Design Studio

Author: Malcolm McCullough
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262132541
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In four parts this book frames those issues and provides a diversity of perspectives on them.

Enchanted Objects

Author: David Rose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476725640
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We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development: the Internet of Things. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices--which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace--Enchanted Objects. Some believe the future will look like more of the same--more smartphones, tablets, screens embedded in every conceivable surface. Rose has a different vision: technology that atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such technology will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships and channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life. Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses.

Architectural Robotics

Author: Keith Evan Green
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026203395X
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How a built environment that is robotic and interactive becomes an apt home to our restless, dynamic, and increasingly digital society.

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Author: Harold Abelson
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262011532
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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text. There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the first edition was published. A new theme has been introduced that emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models: objects with state, concurrent programming, functional programming and lazy evaluation, and nondeterministic programming. There are new example sections on higher-order procedures in graphics and on applications of stream processing in numerical programming, and many new exercises. In addition, all the programs have been reworked to run in any Scheme implementation that adheres to the IEEE standard.