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The stars in our pockets : getting lost and sometimes found in the digital age  Cover Image Book Book

The stars in our pockets : getting lost and sometimes found in the digital age / Howard Axelrod.



"Axelrod spins his personal philosophy out into the wider world, where technology is changing the nature of human consciousness faster than we can see it happening. He draws a parallel between the environmental crisis and a lesser-known, but equally pressing issue: as we lose the world around us, he argues, we are losing our interior worlds, too. We can't navigate without a GPS, we can't pay attention unless our attention is DEMANDED in all caps and moving pictures. We tap our phones 2,617 times a day, inadvertently deciding to rely on these devices instead of our minds to provide our lives with content and meaning. In the tradition of Leslie Jamison's Empathy Exams, Axelrod marshals cultural and theoretical ideologies to ask questions both personal and universal"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780807036754
  • ISBN: 0807036757
  • Physical Description: 169 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169).
Subject: Axelrod, Howard, 1973-
Technological innovations > Social aspects.
Information technology > Social aspects.
Civilization, Modern > 21st century.

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