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Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul by Alex Soojung-kim Pang
Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul

MAA, January 29, 2014

see comments on hardback version - under different category (tech)

Other comments are good - so I'll be brief & add the following:

One of the better books popularizing various 'scientific' research - I've moved on from the Malcolm Gladwell genre of journalistic popularization which often gets some of the research wrong, and now look for those with academic/scientific credentials - they tend to get the research better, with all the caveats that should come with so-called sociological/psychological study - simply very difficult to overcome practical & ethical challenges in social science.

Also appreciate the focus on 'zen' approaches to dealing with the avalanche of multi-media intrusions on our personal & shared spaces. Yes, breathe ... & take meditative breaks thruout the day & week ... Good (enough) science to support that too, as well as anecdotal stories.
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The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul

MAA, January 29, 2014

Other comments are good - so I'll be brief & add the following:

One of the better books popularizing various 'scientific' research - I've moved on from the Malcolm Gladwell genre of journalistic popularization which often gets some of the research wrong, and now look for those with academic/scientific credentials - they tend to get the research better, with all the caveats that should come with so-called sociological/psychological study - simply very difficult to overcome practical & ethical challenges in social science.

Also appreciate the focus on 'zen' approaches to dealing with the avalanche of multi-media intrusions on our personal & shared spaces. Yes, breathe ... & take meditative breaks thruout the day & week ... Good (enough) science to support that too, as well as anecdotal stories.
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Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything by Lynda Barry
Blabber Blabber Blabber: Volume 1 of Everything

MAA, January 29, 2014

Lynda Barry is brilliant - I've read everything of hers I could get - but this gives us something new - her work from the beginning - back to those crazy 60s & 70s ... & 80s ...

I'm dating myself, but this does transport me back.

Quirky like it should be, so not for everyone, but that's part of the appeal.
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Approximate Continuum Comics by Lewis Trondheim
Approximate Continuum Comics

MAA, January 29, 2014

I love much of Trondheim translations. I'm a Francophile, so I probably 'get' the French sensibility, but I'd venture to guess that even those less than enamored with the Frogs will have plenty to enjoy. I've got it tagged with lots of stickies to go back & re-read. That's how good it is.

Bonus feature - additional feed/push-back from those he has caricatured! Ah, those French ...
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No One You Know: A Collection of Cartoons by Bruce Eric Kaplan
No One You Know: A Collection of Cartoons

MAA, January 29, 2014

Simply Brilliant.

New Yorker features great 1-shots, but this is best collection yet.

Can't recommend highly enough. Really!
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