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Texture : human expression in the age of communications overload

Author: Richard Harper
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2010.
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"Our workdays are so filled with emails, instant messaging, and RSS feeds that we complain that there's not enough time to get our actual work done. At home, we are besieged by telephone calls on landlines and cell phones, the beeps that signal text messages, and work emails on our BlackBerrys. It's too much, we cry (or type) as we update our Facebook pages, compose a blog post, or check to see what Shaquille O'Neal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Harper, Richard, 1960-
Texture.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010003176
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Harper
ISBN: 0262289474 9780262289474 128289921X 9781282899216
OCLC Number: 748092770
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 303 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The communications paradox --
Absence to presence --
Paradoxical delights --
Something to tell --
The seams that bind --
The texture of an expressive future.
Responsibility: Richard H.R. Harper.

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