Posts Tagged ‘Book Review’

Cyberwariors

23Jul16

Reading Kim Zetter’s “Countdown to Zero Day” You might not find it shocking news there is a digital weapons race going on between secret service agencies of nation-states like the US and other countries. Either you knew, or you expected it, or you wondered why you should care about this stuff at all. In all […]


A review of the book: A Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander In the Timeless Way of Building (first published in 1979), Cristopher Alexander exposes his theory of the use of pattern languages in architecture. The idea of pattern languages has not only been influential in architecture but also in other fields such as […]


A review of the book Metaphors We Live By, by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. Just how important are metaphors? Many linguists, certainly if you asked them before 1980, would have told you something like this. Metaphors are a nice feature language, important to poets, but of little importance to ordinary language use, the mind […]


A book review It is not an easy challenge Lev Manovich sets in his book “The Language of New Media“. In the early days of cinema hardly anyone could foresee the enormous cultural impact this new medium would have on our society. A new artistic language, cinematography, was born; but no one recorded its first […]


Book review I guess there are many more people who refer to Marshal McLuhan than people who have actually read his work. This is a pity. McLuhan is certainly worth reading. “Understanding Media” was written in 1964 and is widely considered to be a visionary book. The cover claims: “In 1964, this looked like the […]