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Linda Liukas is a Finnish children's book author, illustrator and an instructor for beginner programmers. In 2014, her Hello Ruby coding book for children raised $380,000 on Kickstarter becoming the platform's most highly funded children's book.
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Uncanny Valley
Anna Wiener - Jan 01, 2020
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The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital ageIn her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial—left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New Yor...
Linda Liukas
Jan 26, 2021
9/100. Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener. Procrastinated starting to read this. Having spent the formative years in my 20s in the same tech culture as Anna, this was sometimes a painfully read. Her writing is so perceptive and the details too real. But a great read nonetheless.      source
The Design of Childhood
How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
Alexandra Lange - Mar 10, 2020 (first published in 2010)
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"Nothing short of spectacular . . . A secret guidebook to a landscape in which we all dwell, but so often fail to see." --Tom Vanderbilt, bestselling author of TrafficFrom building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development. Parents obsess over their children's p...
Linda Liukas
Apr 12, 2019
Two timely books on childhood, technology and society that have critical, constructive, human-centered messages. Thank you @jordosh and @LangeAlexandra.      source
The New Childhood
Raising Kids to Thrive in a Connected World
Jordan Shapiro - Dec 31, 2018
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A provocative look at the new, digital landscape of childhood and how to navigate it. In The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro provides a hopeful counterpoint to the fearful hand-wringing that has come to define our narrative around children and technology. Drawing on groundbreaking research in economics, psychology, philosophy, and education, The New ...
Linda Liukas
Apr 12, 2019
Two timely books on childhood, technology and society that have critical, constructive, human-centered messages. Thank you @jordosh and @LangeAlexandra.      source
Three Body Problem The
Liu Cixin - Dec 03, 2015 (first published in 2006)
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1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's...
Linda Liukas
Sep 08, 2017
The Three-Body Problem might be the best scifi book I've read all year. Physics, scientists, China, history, gaming and mythology. 🌕🌕🌕      source