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Philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch approaches the Internet age with a question framed in the traditions of epistemology: how does reliance on the information made available by the Internet alter our ability to understand or have knowledge of a subject?  How is fingertip-accessible information, or Google-knowing, affecting our ability to reason? As he considers how the Internet has altered our relationship to knowledge, he raises concerns about the future of thought that are particularly pressing in an age where networks, smart objects, wearable tech, and the advent of neuromedia increase the presence of the Internet in daily life in irreversible ways.
The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data Cover Image
ISBN: 9780871406613
Availability: Backordered
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - March 21st, 2016

The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631492778
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 9th, 2017

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Devon Knox is a driven gymnast, on the brink of a career achievement which would set her on the path to Olympic stardom. Her parents have built their lives around their outstanding daughter; her success is the family project and the community's investment. In the high-pressure weeks leading up to this pivotal moment in her career, a murder shocks the community and threatens to upend the machine of Devon's progress. Skillfully plotted, and genuinely surprising in its twists and turns, I read this nuanced book in one sitting, both moved by the relationships on the page and driven to solve the deepening mystery which threatens more than one person's identity and future.
You Will Know Me: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316231060
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 25th, 2017

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"I am a significant person, maybe a saint, or larger than life." Loosely documenting Myles' early life, wild adolescence, and ascendance as a poet and artist in New York in the 1970s, this autobiographical novel hits hard. In an audacious and inventive voice, charged with raw energy, Myles brings together the experiences that defined her development as an artist and framed her challenge to prescribed notions of identity. Recently reissued and getting a well-earned second round in the spotlight, this poet's novel is affecting on many levels and is easily the sexiest book I've read in a long while.
Chelsea Girls: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062394668
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Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2015