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[PDF/EPUB] Picnic Comma Lightning BY Laurence Scott

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Picnic Comma Lightning Summary Ø 106 Ar of our feelings have to change in this over exposed environment Should any of our stories remain secret How are these phenomena changing the way we live How do we maintain a sense of reality in an increasingly fantastic world Picnic Comma Lightning is an innovative examination of the nature of reality in the twenty first century one that explores the key ethical political and neurological forces contouring our inner selves but also the old influences of grief and desire memory and imagination In it award winning author Laurence Scott provides a lively and accessible new philosophy for this epoch in Western civilisation one that will change the way you see the world and your place within it. To the two certainties of life death and taxes you can add data collection p239 The death of the authors parents contrasted to a version of reality filtered through stories the Internet of Things photographs hidden obscenities metaphor and emotional polling

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Picnic Comma Lightning Summary Ø 106 A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'A stylish playful exploration of what digital life is doing to the way we find meaning in the world' Guardian 'Book of the Week''A report from the front line of the digital generation by someone superbly well euipped to read and decode the signals' Sunday Times'A bravura investigation of our turbulent times' New Scientist 'Clever funny and deeply moving an engaging and thought provoking journey through the fakery of modern life' Mail on Sunday A spellbinding examination of the nature of reality by one of the brightest thinkers of todayCognitive science proposes that we have evolved to build mental maps of the world not according to its actual physical nature bu. Probably has a fairly narrow best before what with the politics and scientific discoveries mentioned although will be a valuable insight into a particular time A powerful way of exciting the relevant neurons seemingly scattershot then stringing back together connecting dots seeking and targeting parallels of the mind to modern tech etc Astute observations of the almost insignificant the mind elasticates meaning under stress the ineffable blooming into description for the bereaved thought process A thoughtful back and forth on current trends possible near futures and unforeseeable ripples of effect I felt as though I was continually learning a little something along the wayI hope this makes some sort of sense an immediate train of thought than a considered review Electing Judges under stress the ineffable blooming into description for the bereaved thought process A thoughtful back and forth on current trends possible near futures and Encounters with Rauschenberg A Lavishly Illustrated Lecture unforeseeable ripples of effect I felt as though I was continually learning a little something along the wayI hope this makes some sort of sense an immediate train of thought than a considered review

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Picnic Comma Lightning Summary Ø 106 T according to what allows us to thrive In other words our individual and collective realities are fictions – carefully constructed to enable us to maintain our particular perspectivesIt used to be that our fictions were rooted to reasonably solid things to people places and memories Today in an age of online personas alternative truths constant surveillance and an increasingly hysterical news cycle our realities are becoming flimsy and vulnerable than ever before Ours is now a zoomed in perspective where the backstage is centre stage We are both camera person and subject with new powers and new weaknessesOur personal and political spheres are dangerously merging How will the form and gramm. This is a case in which my star rating might be being skewed by the reader of this abridge audio presentation done in 5 13 minute segments Stephen Mangan did such a fantastic job He read in a very subdued mellow voice which conveyed a sense of deep consideration but also added emphasis where appropriate which added humanity I often have a hard time maintaining focus on non fiction that reuires deep consideration but Mangan s reading allowed me to follow every thought Conseuently I found the ideas and conclusions presented by the author Laurence Scott meaningful and pertinent particularly to life today His observations were dead on The only problem with this is that he is SO timely with these observations and the digital world is changing so rapidly that this book could very well be obsolete in another year or two For example I believe Facebook has already amended its emoji options from what Scott discusses Nonetheless I think we ll all recognize ourselves in Scott s very personal musings

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Picnic Comma Lightning
  • Laurence Scott
  • English
  • 23 April 2018
  • 9781785151118