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Utopias by This volume contains a collection of texts that pertain to the notion of "utopia", examining the concept as a recurrent literary and theoretical trope and as it relates to contemporary artistic practice. Succinctly contextualized by Noble as an "impulse or tendency" rather than a place, "utopia" is examined from its earliest explicit articulation in Thomas Moore's 1516 eponymous text through its 19th-century entanglement with revolutionary aspirations in the work of Marx and Engels and its 20th-century negation in George Orwell's 1984.
Call Number: N6490 .U83 2009
Speculative Everything by In Speculative Everything, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby propose a kind of design that is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. For them, design is a means of speculating about how things could be—to imagine possible futures.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-12-06
Designing Utopia: John Hargrave and the Kibbo Kift by This is the first detailed account of the remarkable British writer and artist John Hargrave (1894-1982), and his three creations: The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, The Green Shirt Movement for Social Credit and The Social Credit Party of Great Britain.
Call Number: NX93.H337 R67 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-30
Utopia Toolbox: or Working on the Future: an Incitement to Radical Creativity by Think of a hybrid between something like a how-to book and a theoretical framework that asks artists, designers, planners, architects and cultural producers to consider their actions in context. Utopia Toolbox contains an anthology of texts, quotations, interviews, documentation of art and design projects, and do-it-yourself actions and performances.
Call Number: Crossett, Main Lvl NX460 .S75 2015
Publication Date: 2015-12-04
Abstracting Craft: the Practiced Digital Hand by In this investigation of the possibility of craft in the digital realm, the author discusses the emergence of computation as a medium, rather than just a set of tools, suggesting a growing correspondence between digital work and traditional craft.
Call Number: QA76.9.C65 M393 1998
Emissaries Guide to Worlding by Emissaries (2015-2017) is a trilogy of simulations about cognitive evolution, past and future, and the ecological conditions that shape it. Each simulation is centred on the life of an emissary who is caught between unravelling old realities and emerging weird ones. For artist Ian Cheng, the making of Emissaries became a lesson in Worlding--the unnatural art of creating an infinite game by choosing a present, storytelling its past, simulating its futures, and nurturing its changes.
Call Number: N7433.85.C44 E45 2018
Cruising Utopia: the Then and There of Queer Futurity by In a startling repudiation of what the LGBT movement has held dear, Muñoz contends that queerness is instead a futurity bound phenomenon, a "not yet here" that critically engages pragmatic presentism. Part manifesto, part love-letter to the past and the future, Cruising Utopia argues that the here and now are not enough and issues an urgent call for the revivification of the queer political imagination.
Call Number: HQ76.25 .M86 2009
Publication Date: 2009-11-30
Utopian Entrepreneur by A heady hybrid of critical thinking, personal narrative, and economic analysis, Utopian Entrepreneur is a field manual for those who want to do socially positive work in the context of business.
Call Number: HD60 .L38 2001
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Chef Dan Barber explores the evolution of American food from the "first plate," or industrially-produced, meat-heavy dishes, to the "second plate" of grass-fed meat and organic greens, and says that both of these approaches are ultimately neither sustainable nor healthy. Instead, Barber proposes Americans should move to the "third plate," a cuisine rooted in seasonal productivity, natural livestock rhythms, whole-grains, and small portions of free-range meat.
Call Number: TX369 .B3625 2014
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
Fighting for the Future of Food by Addresses society's understanding and trust (or mistrust) of technological innovation and the complexities of the global agricultural system that provides our food.
Call Number: HD9000.5 .S3768 2010
Publication Date: 2010-08-05
Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food by This book argues that a judicious blend of two important strands of agriculture, genetic engineering and organic farming, is key to helping feed the world's growing population in an ecologically balanced manner
Call Number: TP248.65.F66 R66 2008
Publication Date: 2008-04-18
Science Fiction & Afrofuturism
Afrofuturism : The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy Culture by Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. This book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists creating Afrofuturist works, the history of innovators in the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and NK Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas ...
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Envisioning the Future by In this unique collection of fiction and essays, some of the best writers in the science fiction world explore our relationship to the future through the dual lens of science fiction and cultural studies, and provide a rich testament to the power of science fiction to help us re-imagine reality.
Call Number: PS374.S35 E58 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-03
Simulations & Modeling
Philosophy and Simulation: the Emergence of Synthetic Reason by emergence in history -- The storm in the computer -- Cellular automata and patterns of flow -- Artificial chemistries and the prebiotic soup -- Genetic algorithms and the prebiotic soup -- Genetic algorithms and ancient organisms -- Neural nets and insect intelligence -- Neural nets and mammalian memory
Call Number: Q175.32.E44 D4 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-24
An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods by 1. Introduction -- 2. The Coffee Cooling Problem -- 3. The Motion of Falling Objects -- 4. The Two-Body Problem -- 5. Simple Linear and Nonlinear Systems -- 6. The Chaotic Motion of Dynamical Systems -- 7. Random Processes...
Call Number: QC52 .G68 1996
Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World by he interaction of man and machine can make our lives easier. But what will the world look like when algorithms control our hospitals, our roads, our culture, and our national security? It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper article you needed a human being with specific skills--and maybe an advanced degree or two.
Call Number: HG106 .S74 2012
Publication Date: 2012-08-30
Experience on Demand: what virtual reality is, how it works, and what it can do by Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they're real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism?
Call Number: QA76.9.C65 B345 2018
Publication Date: 2018-01-30
Hierarchical Linear Modeling by Fundamentals of hierarchical linear (multilevel) modeling
Call Number: QA279 .H54 2013
Publication Date: 2012-04-10
Environmental Modeling: fate and transport of pollutants in water, air, and soil by Transport Phenomena -- Chemical Reaction Kinetics -- Equilibrium Chemical Modeling -- Eutrophication of Lakes -- Conventional Pollutants in Rivers -- Toxic Organic Chemicals -- Modeling Trace Metals -- Groundwater Contamination -- Atmospheric Deposition and Biogeochemistry -- Global Change and Global Cycles
Call Number: TD423.S37 E5 1996
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Can Transform Organizations and Inspire Innovation by Getting under your skin, or how design thinking is about more than style -- Converting need into demand, or putting people first -- A mental matrix, or-"these people have no process!" -- Building to think-the power of prototyping -- Returning to the surface-the design of experiences -- Spreading the message-the importance of storytelling
Call Number: HD58.8 .B772 2009
Publication Date: 2009-09-29
How to Make Collaboration Work; Powerful Ways to Build Consensus, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions by The process of human problem solving -- Part II: the principles of collaboration -- Involve the relevant stakeholders -- Build consensus phase by phase -- Design a process map -- Designate a process facilitator -- Harness the power of group memory -- Part III: putting it all together -- Facilitative leadership -- Collaborative organizations
Call Number: HD66 .S772 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-02
Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World by Today, as individuals and as a society, we are faced with highly complex challenges. When we don't solve them correctly they rapidly become crises. This book explains how we can use complex systems research to solve complex problems in: healthcare, education, military conflict, ethnic violence and terrorism, international development.
Call Number: BF441 .B17 2004
Publication Date: 2004-12-01
Forecasting & Predicting
The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity by A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head. The big nine corporations (Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple) may be inadvertently building and enabling vast arrays of intelligent systems that don't share our motivations, desires, or hopes for the future of humanity.
Call Number: Q334.7 .W43 2019
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable by For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives. Why do we not acknowledge the phenomenon of black swans until after they occur? Part of the answer, according to Taleb, is that humans are hardwired to learn specifics when they should be focused on generalities. We concentrate on things we already know and time and time again fail to take into consideration what we don't know.
Call Number: Q375 .T35 2007
Publication Date: 2007-04-17
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--But Some Don't by Human beings have to make plans and strategize for the future. As the pace of our lives becomes faster and faster, we have to do so more often and more quickly. But are our predictions any good? Is there hope for improvement? In this book the author examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy, ever-increasing data. Many predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty.
Call Number: CB158 .S54 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-27
Designing Regenerative Cultures by The book asks how can we collaborate in the creation of diverse regenerative cultures adapted to the unique biocultural conditions of place? How can we create conditions conducive to life?
Call Number: HM901 .W34 2016
Publication Date: 2016-05-31
Abundance by The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.
Call Number: T173.8 .D536 2012
Publication Date: 2012-02-21
Chances Are ...Adventures in Probability by The twin disciplines of probability and statistics underpin every modern science and sketch the shape of all purposeful group activity--politics, economics, medicine, law, sports--giving humans a handle on the essential uncertainty of their existence.
Call Number: QA273.15 .K37 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-23
Artists & Exhibitions
Utopia Matters: from Brotherhoods to Bauhaus by Catalog of the exhibition held at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Jan. 23-April 11, 2010 and at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, May 1-July 25, 2010.
Call Number: N6447 .G66 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Ian Cheng: Forking at Perfection by The work of the American artist Ian Cheng (b. 1984, Los Angeles, lives in New York) explores the nature of mutation and people's capacity to relate to change. Drawing on principles of video game design, improvisation, and Darwinian brutality, Cheng has developed so-called 'live simulations, ' virtual living ecosystems that begin with basic programmed properties, but that are left to evolve without authorial control or aim. His simulations model the dynamics of often imaginary organisms and ecologies, but do so with the unforgiving causality found in nature itself.
Call Number: N6537.C43 A4x 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-27
Andrea Zittel Critical Space by This first comprehensive publication on the influential contemporary artist focuses on the experimental nature of Andrea Zittel's signature objects, inhabitable sculptures, and other projects. In her work as an artist, Zittel investigates domestic and urban life in Western societies.
Call Number: NK1412.Z57 A4 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-01
Superkilen : a project by BIG, TOPOTEK 1, SUPERFLEX by Superkilen is a half a mile long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark. It has one overarching idea that it is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a sort of collection of global found objects that come from 60 different nationalities of the people inhabiting the area surrounding it.
Call Number: SB484.D46 S8 2013
Utopia Forever: Visions of Architecture and Urbanism by The cities in which we live today are unfortunately not the cities that we need for a humane and sustainable tomorrow. Because societies and politicians are desperately looking for solutions and ideas for the urban areas of the future, explorations of utopias and radical approaches to city planning have become the predominant themes in contemporary architecture. Utopia Forever, conceived by Lukas Feireiss, is a collection of current projects and concepts from architecture, city planning, urbanism, and art that point beyond the restrictions of the factual to unleash the potential of creative visions.
Call Number: NA2542.K53 U7 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-01
The Spirit of Utopia by I am. We are.That is enough. Now we have to start.These are the opening words of Ernst Bloch’s first major work, The Spirit of Utopia, written mostly in 1915-16
Call Number: B3209.B753 G4213 2000
Utopia by Utopia is a work of fiction and socio-political satire by Thomas More, written in Latin and published in 1516. The book is a frame narrative primarily depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social, and political customs.
Call Number: HX 811 1516 .E949 1949
Publication Date: 1991-01-16
Utopias & Dystopias in Modern Literature
Brave New World by Huxley's vision of the future comes to life in his astonishing 1931 novel Brave New World--a world of tomorrow in which capitalist civilization has been reconstituted through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering--and its sequel, written thirty years after his classic novel of the future, in which Huxley describes the shocking scientific devices and techniques available to any group in a position to manipulate society.
Call Number: PR6015.U9 B65 2010
1984 by The classic science fiction story of a society in which "Big Brother" is always watching everyone's actions.
Call Number: PR6029.R8 N5 1961
Publication Date: 1950-07-01
Fahrenheit 451 by In a society in which books are outlawed, Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom.
Call Number: PS3503.R167 F4 2012
Publication Date: 2003-09-23
The Handmaid's Tale by The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, originally published in 1985. It is set in a near-future New England, in a totalitarian state resembling a theonomy that overthrows the United States government. The novel focuses on the journey of the handmaid Offred.
Call Number: PR9199.3.A8 H3 1986
Publication Date: 1998-03-16
In America by In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her.
Call Number: PS 3569 .O6547 I5 2000
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Inventions That Didn't Change the World by A selection of impractical and improbable nineteenth-century inventions includes technical illustrations for such devices as a mustache protector, a top hat ventilator, and a rotary hair brushing machine
Call Number: T19.J85 I58 2014
Publication Date: 2014-12-09
IDEO Method Cards Keep people at the center of your work! Ask them how to help. Look at what they do. Learn from the facts you gather. Try it yourself! Ideo has become a leader in design by keeping people at the center of the design process. Each card describes one method and includes a brief story about how and when to use it. This is not a "how to" guide. It's a design tool meant to help you explore new approaches and develop your own. Use the deck to take a new view, to inspire creativity, and to communicate. The cards are divided into four categories: Learn, Look, Ask, and Try, making it easy to reference, browse, sort, and share the cards.
Call Number: Lower Lvl H62.3 .I44 2003
Responsible Object: a History of Design Ideology for the Future by Today, in an economic system that revolves around producing and consuming these objects, we are starting to review their role in a series of challenges that lie ahead of us. In the design discipline, sustainability and social responsibility have become prolific epithets, generating new products, materials, and technologies, designed to change the course of our future.
Call Number: NK1175 .R47 2016
Publication Date: 2017-02-28
The Evolution of Useful Things by Throughout the book familiar objects serve to illustrate the general principles behind the evolution of all products of invention and engineering.
Call Number: T212 .P465 1992
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder: Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Technology by Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers to examine the imaginative origins of both art and science.
Call Number: Lower Lvl AM101.L725 W47 1996
Publication Date: 1996-11-26
In Flagrante Collecto: Caught in the Act of Collecting by According to author Marilynn Gelfman Karp, collecting is a calling; and those who are driven to collect unloved objects are the purest collectors of all. In this literary and sophisticated celebration of humble objects, Karp shares her passionate insights on what she calls the "rapture of the capture."
Call Number: Lower Lvl AM231 .K37 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Cabinets of Curiosities by Unicorns’ horns, mermaids’ skeletons, stuffed and preserved animals and plants, work in precious metals, clocks, scientific instruments, celestial globes . . . all knowledge, the whole cosmos arranged on shelves. Such were the cabinets of curiosities of the seventeenth century, the last period of history when one could aspire to know everything.
Call Number: Lower Lvl AM221 .M38 2002
Publication Date: 2002-11-01
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Traces the stories of one hundred human innovations to explain their pivotal role in shaping civilization, from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music.
Call Number: GN740 .M16 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-27
Prophecies & Fortune Telling
Oracles of Nostradamus by In this book, first published in 1891, he attempts to unravel the ancient seer's complex, often nonsensical, poetry so that all can clearly understand the man's genius. Ward strongly believed in the accuracy of Nostradamus's predictions, and it was his scholarly opinion that the mystic's visions were written in clear prose first, then arranged as poetry to safeguard the world from their power.
Call Number: BF1815.N8 W2 1981
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
When Prophecy Fails by When Prophecy Fails is a classic text in social psychology that chronicles the experience of a UFO cult that believed the end of the world was at hand. In effect, it is a social and psychological study of a modern group that predicted the destruction of the world, and the adjustments made when the prediction failed to materialize.
Call Number: BF1809 .F4 1956
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Tarot by Discover basic reading techniques for a wide variety of systems, including Marseilles, Rider-Waite, and Thoth. Identify the meaning of associations, correspondences, reversals, and dignities, and experience the ways that tarot interacts with astrology and personal spirituality.
Call Number: BF1879.T2 L6825 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-08
Public Space & Urban Planning
The City, Seen as a Garden of Ideas by The City, Seen as a Garden of Ideas is a survey of Peter Cook's career-long project to reinvigorate the city as we know it. A series of meditations on contemporary urban conditions in cities as diverse as Tokyo, Edinburgh, Houston, and Santa Monica, this volume also functions as an informal memoir in which Cook reveals the influences and motivations behind his seminal works for Archigram in the 1960s and early '70s, as well as more recent projects such as the biomorphic Kunsthaus, a contemporary-art exhibition space in Graz, Austria
Call Number: Main Lvl NA9095 .C66 2003
Publication Date: 2004-01-30
X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life by X and the City, a book of diverse and accessible math-based topics, uses basic modeling to explore a wide range of entertaining questions about urban life. How do you estimate the number of dental or doctor's offices, gas stations, restaurants, or movie theaters in a city of a given size? How can mathematics be used to maximize traffic flow through tunnels? Can you predict whether a traffic light will stay green long enough for you to cross the intersection? And what is the likelihood that your city will be hit by an asteroid? Filled with interesting and unusual observations about how cities work, X and the City shows how mathematics undergirds and plays an important part in the metropolitan landscape.
Call Number: HT151 .A288 2012
Riding the Rapids: Urban Life in an Age of Complexity / Charles Landry by Building Futures was established in April 2002 as a joint initiative between CABE and RIBA to create space for discussion about the needs of society from our built environment and consequently, the built environment professions in twenty years and beyond.
Call Number: HT170 .L36 2004
Spaces of Commoning: Artistic Research and the Utopia of the Everyday by paces of Commoning: Artistic Research and the Utopia of the Everyday' is the outcome of a research project pursued by a group of artists, architects, and social theorists, who, in the face of exhilarating politics of accumulation and dispossession, explore commoning as the subject as well as the means of their collective study.
Call Number: HT166 .S733 2016
Publication Date: 2017-07-17
Ideal Cities: Utopianism and the (Un)built Environment by Ideal cities, or utopias, have been imagined in dazzling detail by philosophers, poets, architects, social reformers, religious zealots, and artists for more than two millennia, an abiding and ever-evolving vision Eaton cogently surveys in this illustrated history.
Call Number: NA209.5 .E37 2001
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City by The author, an urbanologist, takes us to cities across the country to reveal how the roles of America's cities and suburbs are changing places; young adults and affluent retirees moving in, while immigrants and the less affluent are moving out, and the implications for the future of our society.
Call Number: HT123 .E38 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-22
Prophets & Prophecies in Contemporary Literature
Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet by fter freakishly fortelling the death of a friend, 17 year old Luke become big news in his tiny hometown. Terrified, he holds everyone at arm's length as he lurches through a personal minefield studded with existential ponderings, Christian fundamentalism, a missing teen's frantic mother, and a dream girl who isn't his.
Call Number: PR9199.4.P778 A83 2007
Everything Matters! by Junior Thibodeau grows up in rural Maine in a time of Atari, baseball cards, pop Catholicism, and cocaine. He also knows something no one else knows: The world will end when he is thirty-six. While Junior searches for meaning in a doomed world, his loved ones tell an all-American family saga of fathers and sons, blinding romance, lost love, and reconciliation-culminating in one final triumph that reconfigures the universe.
Call Number: PS3603.U774 E94 2009
Publication Date: 2010-07-27
The Regional Office Is under Attack! by When a prophecy suggests that an insider might bring about the downfall of a powerful underground organization known as the Regional Office, devoted recruit Sarah and young assassin Rose find their respective lives clashing in a dispute that threatens everything they know.
Call Number: PS3607.O56227 R44 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-12
Good Omens by The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.
Call Number: PR6057.A319 G6 2007
Publication Date: 2007-08-07
First Person: new media as story, performance, and game by The relationship between story and game, and related questions of electronic writing and play, is examined through a series of discussions among new media creators and theorists.
Call Number: GV1469.17.S63 F57 2004
Publication Date: 2006-03-03
A Brief History of Video Games by A Brief History of Video Games" offers a global perspective on gaming s past and its cutting-edge future with the evolution of virtual reality, 3D graphics, and thought-interface technology. It also addresses the design process from concept to packaging, considers the influence of manga and anime, and explores the relationship between video games and movies.
Call Number: GV1469.3 .S83 2015
Publication Date: 2015-07-14