The stars in our pockets : getting lost and sometimes found in the digital age

Title
The stars in our pockets : getting lost and sometimes found in the digital age

Author
Axelrod, Howard, 1973-

Publication Information
Boston : Beacon Press, [2020]

ISBN
9780807036754

Physical Description
169 pages ; 22 cm

Language
English

Abstract
"Axelrod spins his personal philosophy out into the wider world, where technology is changing the nature of human consciousness faster than we can see it happening. He draws a parallel between the environmental crisis and a lesser-known, but equally pressing issue: as we lose the world around us, he argues, we are losing our interior worlds, too. We can't navigate without a GPS, we can't pay attention unless our attention is DEMANDED in all caps and moving pictures. We tap our phones 2,617 times a day, inadvertently deciding to rely on these devices instead of our minds to provide our lives with content and meaning. In the tradition of Leslie Jamison's Empathy Exams, Axelrod marshals cultural and theoretical ideologies to ask questions both personal and universal"-- Provided by publisher.

Personal Subject
Axelrod, Howard, 1973-

Subject Term
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
 
Information technology -- Social aspects.
 
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberCopiesStatus
Prescott Public LibraryBook303.4833 AXE1Nonfiction Books