"Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life"
July 17, 2017 6:24 AM   Subscribe

"Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life"
It is with the greatest pleasure that I share with you Radical Technologies, the book referred to here, and for so much of which I'm indebted to conversations that have happened here.

It's a broad overview of the smartphone, augmented reality, digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing, Bitcoin and the blockchain, and finally the sprawling complex of linked ideas around machine learning, automation and artificial intelligence, the political economy associated with them and all the ways in which they condition our experience of everyday life.

It's just received a very kind notice in the Guardian, and I hope you enjoy it, too.
Role: Writer
posted by adamgreenfield (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

If I could "love" that comment, I would, naturally. Thank you!
posted by adamgreenfield at 12:31 PM on July 17, 2017

It was fantastic. I couldn't put it down.
posted by Fish Sauce at 6:03 AM on July 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

Heh heh heh. Highest praise, highest praise. I raise my cup to you.
posted by adamgreenfield at 10:21 AM on July 19, 2017

I would hugely honored if you did ever decide to write that essay.

I should also say I'm superstoked that you're appreciating the prose I worked so hard to craft. My ambition for my writing has always been to produce useful ideas, expressed elegantly and accessibly, offered to the world in the form of a beautiful object. You make me feel like I might actually be getting somewhere.
posted by adamgreenfield at 3:37 PM on July 29, 2017

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