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Technology Reading Group

The reading will be Everyware (http://www.amazon.com/Everyware-The-Dawning-Ubiquitous-Computing/dp/0321384016), by Adam Greenfield. This book theorizes about how having small, discreet computers all around us ("ubicomp") will transform society. The reading will be the Introduction, Section 1, and Section 2.

About the reading group in general:

My vision for these meetings is that readings should be relatively short (articles and short stories) and whoever picks the readings should come with some questions to help stimulate conversation and be prepared to do some light moderation.

In general the meeting should be seminar style, meaning the goal is to try to understand the subject matter of the text(s) by asking questions and making interpretations and arguments, rather than to engage in a debate where there are winners and losers. In particular, the goal in discussing these readings shouldn't be to defend or attack technology, but to understand concrete issues related to it. With all that said, hopefully these can be free-wheeling energetic discussions :)

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  • Joseph M.

    Switched back to Barnes and Noble FYI

    July 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, totally slammed this week...

    July 21, 2014

    • Joseph M.

      Okay, but you know the meeting is next week?

      July 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops, didn't see that! Meetup pinged me so I assumed it was this week. I'll re-RSVP if I can make it once my schedule for next week firms up.

      July 22, 2014

  • C Solomon H.

    I've been trying to pick out a couple of chapters for discussion but I'm not having much luck. I think it has to do with every chapter is titled "Thesis #". Would everyone be able to read a whole section? Say section 2?
    - “Section 2. How is Everyware Different from What We're Used to?"

    I'm game if you are. We could each make notes on the different topics we would like to discuss. Let me know.

    June 26, 2014

    • C Solomon H.

      When I address a system, how does it know I am addressing it?

      When I ask a system to do something how do I know it is attending?

      When I issue a command (such as save, execute or delete), how does the system know what it relates to?

      How do I know the system understands my command and is correctly executing my intended action?

      How do I recover from mistakes?"

      July 21, 2014

    • C Solomon H.

      Perhaps this can be discussed with the knowledge gained from the 1st section.

      July 21, 2014

  • C Solomon H.

    Cool. Section two it is.

    June 27, 2014

  • Joseph M.

    Hi Craig, I can read a whole section, sure.

    June 27, 2014

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