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The Stars in Our Pockets by Howard Axelrod

The Stars in Our Pockets

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The Stars in Our Pockets by Howard Axelrod
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Jan 14, 2020 | ISBN 9780807036754
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Praise

“Axelrod makes a compelling argument for drawing a new kind of map, one that helps us as we search and stumble between the borderlines of our digital and physical worlds . . . he meditates on the ways our screens are changing our relationship to time, space, and each other, while dipping into philosophy, astronomy, neuroscience, and poetry. Like his memoir, it’s an intimate book; he discusses big themes, big ideas, but the feel is as though you are leaning in close across a table in a dimly lit space.”
The Boston Globe

“Poetic, ruminative, and never preachy, this book is a game changer for readers who yearn to see beyond 240 characters.”
Booklist, Starred Review

“A provocative inquiry . . . Refreshingly, Axelrod doesn’t deliver a screed against cybertechnology but rather a series of philosophical meditations on the consequences of connecting ourselves digitally to the point where the realm of the screen is a world unto itself.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Axelrod provides powerful arguments against today’s all-encompassing digital world in this concise and insightful meditation.”
Publishers Weekly


Praise for The Point of Vanishing

“What makes his book completely mesmerizing—besides his lovely prose, that is—is how exquisitely it balances between the poles of revelation and disintegration. At times, in the depths of winter, when Axelrod becomes preoccupied with observing the changing color of shadows on the snow, he seems on the verge of a transcendent understanding of how to exist entirely in the present.”
Slate Book Review


Mr. Axelrod is clearly a gifted writer . . . The best thing about Mr. Axelrod’s frequently absorbing book is how idiosyncratic it feels; he is a unique presence on the page.
New York Times Daily Review


Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Inner Climate Change

CHAPTER 1
A Map to Our Maps

CHAPTER 2
Clocksetters

CHAPTER 3
Frames

CHAPTER 4
May I Have Your Attention, Please

CHAPTER 5
Identity Theft

CHAPTER 6
Conversational Boxes

CONCLUSION
Let’s Make a Deal

Acknowledgments
Credits
Notes

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