Discussion about books that have changed people's perspective, starting with original poster's experience with Freakonomics. Quite a few interesting book recommendations in this thread. A few recommendations I liked include: Peter Watson's Ideas, Jonathan Haidt's Righteous Mind, Donald Norman's The Design of Everyday Things, Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication, Ramachandra Guha's India After Gandhi, and Bruce … Continue reading What Books Changed the Way You Think About Almost Everything? | Hacker News
"A project to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Nine years in the making, the project was inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world." —American Qur'an
Remedios Varo was a Spanish surrealist artist. Her Letters, Dreams & Other Writings was recently translated and published by Wakefield Press.
"In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University commissioned renowned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible." —Saint John's Bible A medieval-style illustrated Bible for modern times. Really interesting piece of art. Makes me think of Sandow Dirk's American Qur'an, which probably deserves a blog post of its own.
"The reason Hershfield was accepted at Project Blowed, said Caldwell, was that he arrived with an open mind, and he listened and learned. 'That’s one wonderful thing I like most about black American communities,' he said. 'As long as you don’t try to tell them how to do their own culture, you’re good.' Ever since … Continue reading Doctor Rapp
Last year, I tried a reading list experiment. The goal was to narrow down my ever expanding list of books to read to a manageable set for the year by selecting a 101 books. It was too much. So, this year, I'll try the same, but reduce the number to one book a week, counting … Continue reading Wishful Thinking: Reading List for 2019
"The first all-nonfiction McSweeney’s issue is a collection of essays and interviews focusing on issues related to technology, privacy, and surveillance. The collection features writing by EFF’s team, including Executive Director Cindy Cohn, Education and Design Lead Soraya Okuda, Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass, Special Advisor Cory Doctorow, and board member Bruce Schneier. We also … Continue reading End of Trust