An investigative exploration of
human interactions with mobile technology.
Android History is a comprehensive history of the Android OS that tracks the technologies, handsets, people and events that shaped Android throughout its life.
Central, Android. "Android History." Android Central. N.p., 10 Dec. 2015. Web. 01 May 2016.
The IPhone User Experience: A First Look is a review of the first iPhone by renowned interaction designer Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini.
Tognazzini, Bruce "Tog". "The IPhone User Experience: A First Look." The IPhone User Experience: A First Look. N.p., Jan. 2007. Web. 01 May 2016.
Our Cyborg Future discusses the ideas and current practices of law that accommodates the integration of technology into the human being, and how all smartphone users are cyborgs in the eyes of the law.
Wittes, Benjamin, and Jane Chong. Our Cyborg Future: Law and Policy Implications. Washington, DC: Brookings, 2014. Print.
“The Attentional Cost Of Receiving A Cell Phone Notification” is a peer reviewed article that explores how mobile notifications affect the results of attention-demanding tasks.
Stothart, Cary, Ainsley Mitchum, and Courtney Yehnert. “The Attentional Cost Of Receiving A Cell Phone Notification.” Journal Of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception And Performance 41.4 (2015): 893-897. PsycINFO. Web. 30 Sept. 2015.
"The Crisis Of The Summons" analyzes the changing meaning of a mobile notification and their positive and negative rolls in society.
Licoppe, Christian. “The “Crisis Of The Summons”: A Transformation In The Pragmatics Of “Notifications,” From Phone Rings To Instant Messaging.” Information Society 26.4 (2010): 288-302. SocINDEX. Web. 30 Sept. 2015.
Screen Time – Part 1 features TED speakers exploring our ambivalent relationships with our screens.
"Screen Time - Part I." Audio blog post. NPR. NPR, 11 Sept. 2015. Web. 01 May 2016.
Old Path White Clouds retells the life story of the Buddha alternately through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy who provided kusa grass for the Buddha’s enlightenment cushion, and the Buddha himself.
Hanh, Thich Nhat. Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha. Berkeley, CA: Parallax, 1991. Print
The End of Solitude examines in depth the lack of solitude in the lives of millennials, why it exists, and how it is detrimental.
Deresiewicz, William. “The End of Solitude.” The Chronicle of Higher Education (2009): Web. 7 Oct. 2014. http://chronicle.com/article/The-End-of-Solitude/3708.
The Architecture of Happiness starts from the idea that where we are heavily influences who we can be – and argues that it is architecture’s task to stand as an eloquent reminder of our full potential.
Botton, Alain De. The Architecture of Happiness. New York: Pantheon, 2006. Print.
The Best Interface Is No Interface discusses the misuse and overuse of apps and screens in current user experience design, and how it can be done right.
Krishna, Golden. The Best Interface Is No Interface: The Simple Path to Brilliant Technology. N.p.: New Riders, 2015. Print.
The Physics of Consciousness describes the outcome of his fifty-year search for the true nature of reality. Drawing on a deep knowledge of quantum physics and Zen philosophy, Walker shows how the operation of bizarre yet actual properties of elementary particles support a new and exciting theory of reality.
Walker, Evan Harris. The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Minds and the Meaning of Life. Cambridge, MA: Perseus, 2000. Print.