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Falling for Science

Falling for Science Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 9780262293877
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 336
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"This is a book about science, technology, and love," writes Sherry Turkle. In it, we learn how a love for science can start with a love for an object -- a microscope, a modem, a mud pie, a pair of dice, a fishing rod. Objects fire imagination and set young people on a path to a career in science. In this collection, distinguished scientists, engineers, and designers as well as twenty-five years of MIT students describe how objects encountered in childhood became part of the fabric of their scientific selves. In two major essays that frame the collection, Turkle tells a story of inspiration and connection through objects that is often neglected in standard science education and in our preoccupation with the virtual. The senior scientists' essays trace the arc of a life: the gears of a toy car introduce the chain of cause and effect to artificial intelligence pioneer Seymour Papert; microscopes disclose the mystery of how things work to MIT President and neuroanatomist Susan Hockfield; architect Moshe Safdie describes how his boyhood fascination with steps, terraces, and the wax hexagons of beehives lead him to a life immersed in the complexities of design. The student essays tell stories that echo these narratives: plastic eggs in an Easter basket reveal the power of centripetal force; experiments with baking illuminate the geology of planets; LEGO bricks model worlds, carefully engineered and colonized. All of these voices -- students and mentors -- testify to the power of objects to awaken and inform young scientific minds. This is a truth that is simple, intuitive, and easily overlooked.



Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World

Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World Author Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco
ISBN-10 9780814738139
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 221
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We are living in a global era, yet schooling systems remain generally reactive and slow to adapt. There is a growing urgency to create new models of education that are better synchronized with the realities of today's globally linked economies and societies.Educating the Whole Child for the Whole Worldexamines the larger insights offered by one such model: the practices of the Ross School in New York. Over the last two decades Ross has come to articulate a systematic approach to education consciously tailored for a new era of global interdependence. In this volume, world-renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as veteran teachers, administrators, and students, come together to examine some of the best practices in schools education in the context of an increasingly interconnected world.



Evocative Objects

Evocative Objects Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 0262291649
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 400
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For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with." In Evocative Objects, Turkle collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.These days, scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete. This volume's special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: the simplest of objects -- an apple, a datebook, a laptop computer--are shown to bring philosophy down to earth. The poet contends, "No ideas but in things." The notion of evocative objects goes further: objects carry both ideas and passions. In our relations to things, thought and feeling are inseparable.Whether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon (left behind for a station wagon and motherhood), or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood, the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes -- the role of objects in design and play, discipline and desire, history and exchange, mourning and memory, transition and passage, meditation and new vision.In the interest of enriching these connections, Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy, history, literature, or theory, creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound. So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs. Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.



Early Engineering Learning

Early Engineering Learning Author Lyn English
ISBN-10 9789811086212
Release 2018-05-29
Pages 287
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This book addresses engineering learning in early childhood, spanning ages 3 to 8 years. It explores why engineering experiences are important in young children's overall development and how engineering is a core component of early STEM learning, including how engineering education links and supports children's existing experiences in science, mathematics, and design and technology, both before school and in the early school years. Promoting STEM education across the school years is a key goal of many nations, with the realization that building STEM skills required by societies takes time and needs to begin as early as possible. Despite calls from national and international organisations, the inclusion of engineering-based learning within elementary and primary school programs remains limited in many countries. Engineering experiences for young children in the pre-school or early school years has received almost no attention, even though young children can be considered natural engineers. This book addresses this void by exposing what we know about engineering for young learners, including their capabilities for solving engineering-based problems and the (few) existing programs that are capitalising on their potential.



The Second Self

The Second Self Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 9780262250672
Release 2005-09-30
Pages 386
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In The Second Self, Sherry Turkle looks at the computer not as a "tool," but as part of our social and psychological lives; she looks beyond how we use computer games and spreadsheets to explore how the computer affects our awareness of ourselves, of one another, and of our relationship with the world. "Technology," she writes, "catalyzes changes not only in what we do but in how we think." First published in 1984, The Second Self is still essential reading as a primer in the psychology of computation. This twentieth anniversary edition allows us to reconsider two decades of computer culture -- to (re)experience what was and is most novel in our new media culture and to view our own contemporary relationship with technology with fresh eyes. Turkle frames this classic work with a new introduction, a new epilogue, and extensive notes added to the original text.Turkle talks to children, college students, engineers, AI scientists, hackers, and personal computer owners -- people confronting machines that seem to think and at the same time suggest a new way for us to think -- about human thought, emotion, memory, and understanding. Her interviews reveal that we experience computers as being on the border between inanimate and animate, as both an extension of the self and part of the external world. Their special place betwixt and between traditional categories is part of what makes them compelling and evocative. (In the introduction to this edition, Turkle quotes a PDA user as saying, "When my Palm crashed, it was like a death. I thought I had lost my mind.") Why we think of the workings of a machine in psychological terms -- how this happens, and what it means for all of us -- is the ever more timely subject of The Second Self.



The Inner History of Devices

The Inner History of Devices Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 9780262291569
Release 2011-09-30
Pages 224
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For more than two decades, in such landmark studies as The Second Self and Life on the Screen, Sherry Turkle has challenged our collective imagination with her insights about how technology enters our private worlds. In The Inner History of Devices, she describes her process, an approach that reveals how what we make is woven into our ways of seeing ourselves. She brings together three traditions of listening -- that of the memoirist, the clinician, and the ethnographer. Each informs the others to compose an inner history of devices. We read about objects ranging from cell phones and video poker to prosthetic eyes, from Web sites and television to dialysis machines. In an introductory essay, Turkle makes the case for an "intimate ethnography" that challenges conventional wisdom. One personal computer owner tells Turkle: "This computer means everything to me. It's where I put my hope." Turkle explains that she began that conversation thinking she would learn how people put computers to work. By its end, her question has changed: "What was there about personal computers that offered such deep connection? What did a computer have that offered hope?" The Inner History of Devices teaches us to listen for the answer. In the memoirs, ethnographies, and clinical cases collected in this volume, we read about an American student who comes to terms with her conflicting identities as she contemplates a cell phone she used in Japan ("Tokyo sat trapped inside it"); a troubled patient who uses email both to criticize her therapist and to be reassured by her; a compulsive gambler who does not want to win steadily at video poker because a pattern of losing and winning keeps her more connected to the body of the machine. In these writings, we hear untold stories. We learn that received wisdom never goes far enough.



Simulation and Its Discontents

Simulation and Its Discontents Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 0262012707
Release 2009
Pages 217
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How the simulation and visualization technologies so pervasive in science,engineering, and design have changed our way of seeing the world.



Psychoanalytic Politics

Psychoanalytic Politics Author Sherry Turkle
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046827740
Release 1978
Pages 278
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Psychoanalytic Politics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Psychoanalytic Politics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Psychoanalytic Politics book for free.



Science News

Science News Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X030045183
Release 2008
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Science News has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Science News also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Science News book for free.



Left to Our Own Devices

Left to Our Own Devices Author Margaret E. Morris
ISBN-10 0262039133
Release 2018-10-26
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Forthcoming from the MIT Press.



Breaking the Spell

Breaking the Spell Author Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN-10 110121886X
Release 2006-02-02
Pages 464
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For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why—and how—it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life? Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion’s evolution from “wild” folk belief to “domesticated” dogma. Not an antireligious screed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.



The Cambridge History of Science Volume 5 The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences

The Cambridge History of Science  Volume 5  The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences Author Mary Jo Nye
ISBN-10 0521571995
Release 2003
Pages 678
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A new and comprehensive examination of the history of the modern physical and mathematical sciences.



The self

The self Author Joseph E. LeDoux
ISBN-10 1573314501
Release 2003
Pages 317
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Each living creature exists as a unit, as self. Understanding the self, then should be a major goal of scientific research. This volume takes stock of current understanding of the self and its relation to the brain, and considers future directions for scientific research in a multidisciplinary context.



Perception and Its Modalities

Perception and Its Modalities Author Dustin Stokes
ISBN-10 9780199381616
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 352
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This volume is about the many ways we perceive. In nineteen new essays, philosophers and cognitive scientists explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell us about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the senses extract perceptual content from receptoral information and what kinds of objects we perceive and whether multiple senses ever perceive a single event. Questions pertaining to how many senses we have, what makes one sense distinct from another, and whether and why distinguishing senses may be useful feature prominently. Contributors examine the extent to which the senses act in concert, rather than as discrete modalities, and whether this influence is epistemically pernicious, neutral, or beneficial. Many of the essays engage with the idea that it is unduly restrictive to think of perception as a collation of contents provided by individual sense modalities. Rather, contributors contend that to understand perception properly we need to build into our accounts the idea that the senses work together. In doing so, they aim to develop better paradigms for understanding the senses and thereby to move toward a better understanding of perception.



Time and the Other

Time and the Other Author Johannes Fabian
ISBN-10 9780231537483
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 272
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Time and the Other is a classic work that upended the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the "here and now," that their objects live in the "there and then," and that the "other" exists in a time not contemporary with our own. He finds in the history of anthropology the emergence, transformation, and differentiation of a variety of uses of time that set specific parameters between power and inequality. A new postscript revisits conceptions of the "other" and attempts to produce and represent the knowledge of other(s).



Encyclopedia of cognitive science

Encyclopedia of cognitive science Author Lynn Nadel
ISBN-10 0333792610
Release 2003
Pages 4361
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Reviews the themes: information, information processing, representation, and computation, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, education, economics, evolutionary biology, anthropology.



Great Moments in Science

Great Moments in Science Author Kendall F. Haven
ISBN-10 1563083558
Release 1996
Pages 227
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Presents twelve skits on such discoveries as Archimedes' work with a lever, Newton's law of gravity, and Goddard's rockets, along with instructions for related experiments