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April 4th, 2018, 9:37 am

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I am thinking of reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling.
And in similar spirit, A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking.

If anyone has read these and they make sense to read for industrial designers, please share!
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April 4th, 2018, 11:09 am

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I'm on the last book of The Three Body problem trilogy by Chinese author Cixin Liu

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May 3rd, 2018, 7:54 am

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I recently finished Asimov's Foundation trilogy, it blew my mind, the vast reach of the sotry in terms of space and time, changing all characters every couple of chapters, the thoughtful description of the politics of power... I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Surpried no one has gone for a film or a series, after all this time.
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August 3rd, 2018, 12:11 pm

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The foundation Trilogy is fantastic. Check out his Caves of Steel Trilogy. They connect!

Right now I'm reading American War by Omar El Akkad... this book is haunting me. Written by a Cairo born Canadian journalist who spent time covering Afghanistan, South America, and Ferguson. He decided to write a speculative Sci Fi piece about where he saw all this going...

http://www.powells.com/book/american-war-9780451493583

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August 13th, 2018, 7:09 am

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I just finished the Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini and am currently expanding into 'Persuasive Technology' by B.J. Fogg. Thinking about design as a tool for persuasion makes you think more about ID from a sales perspective, if that is what you want.
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August 13th, 2018, 10:12 pm

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I just started Dune. I can't believe I've never read this! With a new Dune movie coming out in 2019 I figured I better read it.

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August 27th, 2018, 9:31 am

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Bruce Cockburn's memoir, "Rumours of Glory".

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August 27th, 2018, 5:25 pm

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yo wrote:
August 13th, 2018, 10:12 pm
I just started Dune. I can't believe I've never read this! With a new Dune movie coming out in 2019 I figured I better read it.
No kidding. You've got some work to do!
I didn't hear 2019 for a potential release, but I think they cast Muad'Dib. Its going to be split into two films, which is a good thing.
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August 27th, 2018, 7:42 pm

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I just finished book one last night and my take away is how the heck are they going to turn that into a movie?! So many characters, so many key characters dying left and right.... it seems better sited o a Netflix long form thing like Game of Throwns. But I'm looking forward to checking it out. Denis Villeneuve is slatted to be the director I think?

I ordered book 2, I read it is darker than book 1. Looking forward to it.

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August 27th, 2018, 8:13 pm

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Ralph: I finished Factfullness two weeks ago. Maybe the most inspirational thing I've ever read. I encourage everyone to go to https://www.gapminder.org/ and click on "take the Gapminder test". It will probably make you feel better about the world, and open your eyes at the same time.
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August 28th, 2018, 7:18 am

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I am currently reading a lot of university physics, some of which I like. My reading list is:
https://www.bartleby.com/subject/science/physics

I am not reading these books for fun. I'm reading because I'm required to. Of course, I'm not reading all of them, just those deemed necessary by my instructors and advisors.

Other than this, I've been wanting to read Carl Sagan Neil and Tyson for a while now. I'm not sure if I will ever get around to reading them. Student life is disappointing sometimes.
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August 28th, 2018, 5:16 pm

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Just borrowed from the local library Carl Sagan "Varieties of Scientific Experience" which is his take on science and theology.
Also NEED to burn through "Sharp Objects" on Kindle, as the HBO series just finished and I was all WTF at the ending of that.
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September 5th, 2018, 4:59 am

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That was on my reading list, too. I just read the Introduction to Sagan's "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" yesterday. Can't wait to dig in further :D

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September 5th, 2018, 11:39 am

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"Varieties..." is very good. When I return this copy to the library I will purchase the book. Since its a transcript of a lecture series it is easy to read, and the dry scientific jokes come across well.
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September 6th, 2018, 2:35 pm

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I'm reading "Search Inside Yourself". I desperately need its insight.
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