The End Of Absence Reclaiming What We Ve Lost In A World Of Constant Connection

Author: Michael Harris
Publisher: Current
ISBN: 1591847923
Size: 44.25 MB
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Soon enough, nobody will remember life before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? Those of us who have lived both with and without the crowded connectivity of online life have a rare opportunity. We can still recognize the difference between Before and After. We catch ourselves idly reaching for our phones at the bus stop. Or we notice how, midconversation, a fumbling friend dives into the perfect recall of Google. In this eloquent and thought-provoking book, Michael Harris argues that amid all the changes we're experiencing, the most interesting is the end of absence-the loss of lack. The daydreaming silences in our lives are filled; the burning solitudes are extinguished. There's no true "free time" when you carry a smartphone. Today's rarest commodity is the chance to be alone with your thoughts. Michael Harris lives in Vancouver, Canada.

The End Of Absence

Author: Michael John Harris
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698150589
Size: 54.29 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this eloquent and thought-provoking book, Michael Harris argues that amid all the changes we're experiencing, the most interesting is the end of absence-the loss of lack.

The End Of Absence

Author: Michael Harris
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1443426296
Size: 80.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Michael Harris chronicles this massive shift, exploring what we’ve gained—and lost—in the bargain.

Solitude

Author: Michael Harris
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250088615
Size: 72.66 MB
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In living bigger and faster, we have forgotten the joys of silence, and undervalued how profoundly it can revolutionize our lives. This book is about discovering stillness inside the city, inside the crowd, inside our busy lives.

Mind Change

Author: Susan Greenfield
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473501067
Size: 11.22 MB
Format: PDF
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In Mind Change, Susan Greenfield discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us, and from which we derive instant information, connected identity, diminished privacy and exceptionally vivid here-and-now experiences.

It S What I Do

Author: Lynsey Addario
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101599065
Size: 33.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"--Kirkus (starred review) War photographer Lynsey Addario’s memoir It’s What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life.

Pressed For Time

Author: Judy Wajcman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022619647X
Size: 72.28 MB
Format: PDF
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[Here], Judy Wajcman explains why we immediately interpret our experiences with digital technology as inexorably accelerating everyday life.

Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations

Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254550
Size: 11.25 MB
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Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow. “Resistance is never futile,” argues Carr, and this book delivers the proof.

Curious

Author: Ian Leslie
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1782064966
Size: 20.21 MB
Format: PDF
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Which side of the 'curiosity divide' are you on? In Curious Ian Leslie makes a passionate case for the cultivation of our desire to know. Curious people tend to be smarter, more creative and more successful.

Text Me Love Mom

Author: Candace Allan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781771800716
Size: 38.73 MB
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Text Me, Love Mom: Two Girls, Two Boys, One Empty Nest is a heartfelt ode to learning how to let go when all you want is to hang on tight.