Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Reading Envy 024: The Attention of Humanity

Jenny sits down in the Reading Envy pub with two guests, Seth Wilson and Barret Newman.  Books discussed range from media to space, Naples to the Hebrides. (Listen to the end for a surprise uninvited guest.)

Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy Episode 24

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Books discussed:

How to Watch TV News by Neil Postman and Steve Powers
Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
Neuromancer by William Gibson
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Contact by Carl Sagan

Other books and authors mentioned:

Kurt Vonnegut
Ernest Hemingway
Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner
Toni Morrison
Stephen King
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman (audiobook)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Sandman (series) by Neil Gaiman
Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman
The Pluto Files  Neil deGrasse Tyson
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Count Zero by William Gibson
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Spook Country by William Gibson

Other items mentioned in passing:

Reading Envy Episode 007 - Top Secret Dance Off
The 50 Year Argument (documentary on The New York Review of Books)
Page One (documentary on the New York Times)
Cosmos with Carl Sagan
Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson
StarTalk Radio Show with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Cyberpunk subgenre
Posthuman subgenre (Worlds Without End calls it "human development")
The Matrix

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