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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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