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Powershift: Alvin Toffler on the Age of Post-Fact Knowledge and the Super-Symbolic Economy (1990)
Powershift: Alvin Toffler on the Age of Post-Fact Knowledge and the Super-Symbolic Economy (1990)

“We are interrelating data in more ways, giving them context, and thus forming them into information; and we are assembling chunks of information into larger and larger models and architectures of knowledge.”

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Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life
Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life

What 25 years of research reveal about the cognitive skills of happiness and finding life’s greater purpose.

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A Radical Journey of Art, Science, and Entrepreneurship: A Self-Taught Victorian Woman’s Visionary Ornithological Illustrations
A Radical Journey of Art, Science, and Entrepreneurship: A Self-Taught Victorian Woman’s Visionary Ornithological Illustrations

The bittersweet story of a young woman and her family, who triumphed through tragedy to bring a passion project to life and change the face of science illustration.

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Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book
Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book

“Oh, I’ve had such a curious dream!”

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Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death
Nora Ephron on Women, Love, Happiness, Reading, Life, and Death

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”

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Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects
Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects

The ever-expanding definition and cultural role of design in the age of sensors, data, and responsive interfaces.

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