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Evocative objects : things we think with

Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Evocative Objects, the author collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Turkle
ISBN: 9780262201681 0262201682
OCLC Number: 71146430
Description: ix, 385 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: My cello / Tod Machover --
Knots / Carol Strohecker --
Archive / Susan Yee --
Stars / Mitchel Resnick --
Keyboards / Howard Gardner --
Ballet slippers / Eden Medina --
Elite glucometer / Joseph Cevetello --
Yellow raincoat / Matthew Belmonte --
Datebook / Michelle Hlubinka --
My laptop / Annalee Newitz --
Blue cheer / Gail Wight --
Radio / Julian Beinart --
Bracelet / Irene Castle McLaughlin --
Axe head / David Mitten --
Dit Da Jow : bruise wine / Susan Spilecki --
Vacuum cleaner / Nathan Greenslit --
Melbourne train / William J. Mitchell --
1964 Ford Falcon / Judith Donath --
Synthesizer / Trevor Pinch --
Murray : the stuffed bunny / Tracy Gleason --
World Book / David Mann --
Silver pin / Susan Rubin Suleiman --
Death-defying superheroes / Henry Jenkins --
SX-70 instant camera / Stefan Helmreich --
Salvaged photographs / Glorianna Davenport --
Rolling pin / Susan Pollak --
Painting in the attic / Caroline A. Jones --
Suitcase / Olivia Dasté --
Chinese scholars' rocks / Nancy Rosenblum --
Apples / Susannah Mandel --
Mummy / Jeffrey Mifflin --
Geoid / Michael M J. Fischer --
Foucault's pendulum / Robert P. Crease --
Slime mold / Evelyn Fox Keller --
What makes an object evocative? / Sherry Turkle.
Responsibility: edited by Sherry Turkle.
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Autobiographical essays, framed by two interpretive essays by the editor, describe the power of an object to evoke emotion and provoke thought: reflections on a cello, a laptop computer, a 1964 Ford  Read more...

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"Evocative Objects is a collection of great richness and complexity. Reading these essays transforms one's sense of the most commonplace objects, and prompts us to explore the palimpsest of the past Read more...

 
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