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Shaping things

Author: Bruce Sterling
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to the next great wave of technology--an era of objects so programmable that they can be regarded as material instantiations of an immaterial system.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Sterling
ISBN: 026219533X 9780262195331 0262693267 9780262693264
OCLC Number: 60798556
Description: 149 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1 To Whom it Ought to Concern 5 --
2 Tomorrow Composts Today 8 --
3 Old Wine in New Bottles 15 --
4 The Personal is Historical 25 --
5 Metahistory 37 --
6 A Synchronic Society 45 --
7 The Rubbish Makers 55 --
8 The Stark Necessity of Glamor 61 --
9 An End-User Drinks Gizmo Wine 70 --
10 Meet the Spime 76 --
11 Arphids 85 --
12 An Internet of Things 92 --
13 The Model is the Message 95 --
14 Fabbing 102 --
15 Spime Economics 107 --
16 The Designer's Questions 112 --
17 Tomorrow's Tomorrow 133 --
18 Ublopia or Otivion 138 --
Endtroduction 146.
Responsibility: by Bruce Sterling.

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"Now, with Shaping Things, design gets full-court consideration in a powerfully argued thesis tracking the profession's trajectory toward a new product order... On top of being one of the most Read more...

 
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