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Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age - Community Reviews back

by Clay Shirky
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auntieannie
auntieannie rated it 7 years ago
Cognitive surplus, creativity and generosity in a connected age. Clay Shirky.The shock of inclusion. “Despite half a century of hand-wringing about media contraction, my students have never know a media landscape of anything less than increasing abundance. They have never known a world with only 3 T...
debnance
debnance rated it 9 years ago
We live in amazing times. For the majority of those of us who live in America, we have vast reservoirs of free time. But how do we choose to use that free time? Sadly, for the last fifty years, we have spent most of it passively watching television, watching television to the exclusion of other more...
DesireesShelves
DesireesShelves rated it 9 years ago
Ever since we have been educated and suburbanized, we have had extra intellect, time and energy that has typically gone into watching television. Watching a lot of tv leads us to shift more energy into material satisfaction, rather than investing in more social activities. But, now with broadband in...
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 9 years ago
The thing I'll take away from this book is how to put social commentary in the right content. Instead of asking "Why would someone do this?" you need to ask "Why does the world need this?"
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