Ambient Commons is quiet, patient and profound; through 12 pithy chapters, it asks us to ponder information contexts.—Times Higher Education—
Ambient Commons sizzles with provocative ideas: attention theft, right to undisrupted attention, peak distraction. It’s a call for responsible urbanism…. Given the recent hype about the rise of the ‘smart city’—courtesy of large technology companies pitching solutions to innovaton-hungry mayors—McCullough’s advocacy of technologically mediated but humane urbanism is timely.
, The New Yorker
The book is both a delight to read and a call to action in two ways. Civilized human beings need to disengage from their glowing rectangles and appreciate the world around us, and design professionals need to pay attention to the information content of our environment.
—User Experience Magazine