The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Surprisingly, he shows that it was this turn that brought us the revolutionary multimedia and wild-eyed individualism of the 1960s counterculture. Overturning common misconceptions of these transformational years, The Democratic Surround shows just how much the artistic and social radicalism of the sixties owed to the liberal ideals of Cold War America, a democratic vision that still underlies our hopes for digital media today.

He then shows how their work shaped some of the most significant media events of the Cold War, including Edward Steichen’s Family of Man exhibition, ultimately, the multimedia performances of John Cage, and, the psychedelic Be-Ins of the sixties. Yet, and inclusive ideas of communication and with them new, open, the decades that brought us the Korean War and communist witch hunts also witnessed an extraordinary turn toward explicitly democratic, as Fred Turner reveals in The Democratic Surround, flexible models of social order.

We commonly think of the psychedelic sixties as an explosion of creative energy and freedom that arose in direct revolt against the social restraint and authoritarian hierarchy of the early Cold War years. In this prequel to his celebrated book from counterculture to Cyberculture, Turner rewrites the history of postwar America, showing how in the 1940s and ’50s American liberalism offered a far more radical social vision than we now remember.

The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties #ad - From the museum of modern art in new york to the new bauhaus in chicago and black mountain college in North Carolina, Turner shows how some of the most well-known artists and intellectuals of the forties developed new models of media, new theories of interpersonal and international collaboration, tolerant, and new visions of an open, and democratic self in direct contrast to the repression and conformity associated with the fascist and communist movements.

Turner tracks the influential mid-century entwining of Bauhaus aesthetics with American social science and psychology.

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From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

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University of Chicago Press #ad - From counterculture to Cyberculture is the first book to explore this extraordinary and ironic transformation. Fred turner here traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay–area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network. Between 1968 and 1998, ultimately, the launch of the wildly successful wired magazine, and, via such familiar venues as the National Book Award–winning Whole Earth Catalog, the computer conferencing system known as WELL, Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley.

In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization and mechanical conformity that made the military-industrial complex possible. Shedding new light on how our networked culture came to be, this fascinating book reminds us that the distance between the Grateful Dead and Google, between Ken Kesey and the computer itself, is not as great as we might think.

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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

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Two Dollar Radio #ad - While discussing the everyday threat to the lives of black Americans, Abdurraqib recounts the first time he was ordered to the ground by police officers: for attempting to enter his own car. In essays that have been published by the new york times, previously unreleased essays―Abdurraqib uses music and culture as a lens through which to view our world, MTV, and Pitchfork, so that we might better understand ourselves, among others―along with original, and in so doing proves himself a bellwether for our times.

Funny, desperate, painful, precise, and loving throughout.2018 "12 best books to give this holiday season" ―today show*best books of 2018 ―rolling Stone"A Best Book of 2017" ―NPR, Buzzfeed,  Chicago Tribune,  Esquire,  Paste Magazine, Vol. Whether he's attending a bruce springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly.

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us #ad - In the wake of the nightclub attacks in paris, at shows, he recalls how he sought refuge as a teenager in music, and wonders whether the next generation of young Muslims will not be afforded that opportunity now. Not a day has sounded the same since I read him. Greil marcus,  Village Voice. 1 brooklyn,  stereogum, national post,  the los angeles review, fear,  chicago review of books,  michigan daily*american Booksellers Association ABA 'December 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads' *Midwest Indie BestsellerIn an age of confusion, and loss, Heavy, CBC, Book Riot,  Entropy, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters.

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays FSG Classics

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays FSG Classics #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. It focuses on such subjects as john wayne and howard hughes, and, especially, growing up a girl in California, the essence of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, ruminating on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, the heart of the counterculture. The first nonfiction work by one of the most distinctive prose stylists of our era, decades after its first publication, Joan Didion's Slouching Towards Bethlehem remains, the essential portrait of America―particularly California―in the sixties.

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NASTY WOMEN

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Picador #ad - Twenty-three leading feminist writers on protest and solidaritywhen 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump and 94 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, how can women unite in Trump’s America? Nasty Women includes inspiring essays from a diverse group of talented women writers who seek to provide a broad look at how we got here and what we need to do to move forward.

Featuring essays by rebecca solnit on trump and his “misogyny army, jill filipovic on trump’s policies and the life of a young woman in west africa, samantha irby on racism and living as a queer black woman in rural america, and sarah jaffe on the labor movement and active and effective resistance, NICOLE CHUNG on family and friends who support Trump, RANDA JARRAR on traveling across the country as a queer Muslim American, ” CHERYL STRAYED on grappling with the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s loss, SARAH HOLLENBECK on Trump’s cruelty toward the disabled, MEREDITH TALUSAN on feminism and the transgender community, KATHA POLLITT on the state of reproductive rights and what we do next, SARAH HEPOLA on resisting the urge to drink after the election, among others.

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The Organizational Complex: Architecture, Media, and Corporate Space The MIT Press

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The MIT Press #ad - Its title refers to the aesthetic and technological extension of the military-industrial complex, in which architecture, computers, images, and corporations formed a network of objects, and discourses that realigned social relations and transformed the postwar landscape. In-depth case studies of architect eero saarinen's work for general motors, owings & Merrill trace the emergence of a systems-based model of organization in architecture, IBM, and Bell Laboratories and analyses of office buildings designed by Skidmore, in which the modular curtain wall acts as both an organizational device and a carrier of the corporate image.

Architecture, as one among many media technologies, supplies the patterns―images of organic integration designed to regulate new and unstable human-machine assemblages. A historical and theoretical analysis of corporate architecture in the United States after the Second World War. The organizational complex is a historical and theoretical analysis of corporate architecture in the United States after the Second World War.

The Organizational Complex: Architecture, Media, and Corporate Space The MIT Press #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. Such an image―of the corporation as a flexible, integrated system―is seen to correspond with a "humanization" of corporate life, as corporations decentralize both spatially and administratively. Parallel analyses follow the assimilation of cybernetics into aesthetics in the writings of artist and visual theorist Gyorgy Kepes, as art merges with techno-science in the service of a dynamic new "pattern-seeing.

Image and system thus converge in the organizational complex, while top-down power dissolves into networked, pattern-based control.

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Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. The arrival of television did more than turn the living room into a private theater: it offered a national stage on which to play out and resolve conflicts about the way Americans should live. She chronicles the role of television as a focus for evolving debates on issues ranging from the ideal of the perfect family and changes in women's role within the household to new uses of domestic space.

Of particular interest is her treatment of the way in which the phenomenon of television itself was constantly deliberated—from how programs should be watched to where the set was placed to whether Mom, Dad, or kids should control the dial. Make room for tv combines a powerful analysis of the growth of electronic culture with a nuanced social history of family life in postwar America, offering a provocative glimpse of the way television became the mirror of so many of America's hopes and fears and dreams.

Make Room for TV: Television and the Family Ideal in Postwar America #ad - In this fascinating book, over the course of a single decade, Lynn Spigel chronicles the enormous impact of television in the formative years of the new medium: how, television became an intimate part of everyday life. Tv control kids history. What did americans expect from it? what effects did the new daily ritual of watching television have on children? Was television welcomed as an unprecedented "window on the world, from sitcom scripts to articles and advertisements in women's magazines, " or as a "one-eyed monster" that would disrupt households and corrupt children? Drawing on an ambitious array of unconventional sources, Spigel offers the fullest available account of the popular response to television in the postwar years.

Between 1948 and 1955, nearly two-thirds of all American families bought a television set—and a revolution in social life and popular culture was launched.

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The Medium is the Massage

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Ginko Press #ad - Mcluhan's remarkable observation that "societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication" is undoubtedly more relevant today than ever before. With the rise of the internet and the explosion of the digital revolution there has never been a better time to revisit Marshall McLuhan.

The Medium is the Massage #ad - With every technological and social advancement, McLuhan's proclamation that "the media work us over completely" becomes more evident and plain. 30 years after its publication Marshall McLuhan's The Medium is the Massage remains his most entertaining, provocative and piquant book. Mcluhan suggests modern audiences enjoy mainstream media as soothing, enjoyable, the pleasure we find in the MainStream media is deceiving, because/as/since the changes between society and technology are incongruent, and relaxing; however, perpetuating an Age of Anxiety.

Tv control kids history. In his words, economic, ethical and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, aesthetic, unaffected, moral, political, psychological, so pervasive are they in their personal, or unaltered. Farrar Straus Giroux.

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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

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Basic Books #ad - The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The fault, lies not in ourselves, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology.

The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The design of everyday things is a powerful primer on how -- and why -- some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition #ad - The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The design of everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. Tv control kids history. Farrar Straus Giroux.

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Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life

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Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books #ad - Her lessons highlight far more than the physical objects you may be missing; they teach you how to recognize the talents, opportunities, and dangers that surround you every day. Herman offers a compelling case for the life-enhancing value—and central importance—of careful observation. Eamon dolan. Sharp and original, this book should alter how readers look at the world.

Kirkus “this fascinating and beautifully illustrated book will make you see the world more clearly than you ever have before. Basic Books AZ. By showing people how to look closely at images, she helps them hone their “visual intelligence, ” a set of skills we all possess but few of us know how to use effectively.

Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life #ad - . She has spent more than a decade teaching doctors to observe patients instead of their charts, Fortune 500 companies, and training professionals from the FBI, the State Department, helping police officers separate facts from opinions when investigating a crime, and the military to recognize the most pertinent and useful information.

. Tv control kids history. Visual intelligence is a fascinating book and an important one—and it is a great read. Daniel weiss, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  Farrar Straus Giroux. And that clarity will transform how you deal with the challenges and opportunities you face every day.

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Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Basic Books AZ. Delving deep into the three countries’ archives, housewives arranging home protection, she analyzes public exercises involving private citizens—Boy Scouts serving as mock casualties, clergy training to be shelter managers—as well as covert exercises undertaken by civil servants. Stages of emergency covers public education campaigns and school programs—such as the ubiquitous “duck and cover” drills—meant to heighten awareness of the dangers of a possible attack, the occupancy tests in which people stayed sequestered for up to two weeks to simulate post-attack living conditions as well as the effects of confinement on interpersonal dynamics, and the British first-aid training in which participants acted out psychological and physical trauma requiring immediate treatment.

Davis also brings to light unpublicized government exercises aimed at anticipating the global effects of nuclear war. Used book in Good Condition. In stages of emergency the distinguished performance historian Tracy C. Her comparative analysis shows how the differing priorities, contingencies, and social policies of the three countries influenced their rehearsals of nuclear catastrophe.

Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense #ad - Davis investigates the fundamentally theatrical nature of these Cold War civil defense exercises. Tv control kids history. Eamon dolan.

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