The MIT Press
The Allure of Machinic Life
CYBERNETICS, ARTIFICIAL LIFE,
AND THE NEW AI
“John Johnston is to be applauded for his engag-
ing and eminently readable assessment of the
new, interdisciplinary sciences aimed at design-
ing and building complex, life-like, intelligent
machines.” — Mark Bedau, Reed College, and
Editor-in-Chief, Artificial Life
494 pp., 51 illus., $40 cloth
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Participatory IT Design
DESIGNING FOR BUSINESS AND
Keld Bødker, Finn Kensing,
and Jesper Simonsen
“This book provides an excellent argument and
a repertoire of well-tested methods for an early
design phase in IT systems development.”
— Thomas Binder, School of Architecture, Copen-
360 pp., $26 paper
Design Meets Disability
“This book will change your emotional response to designing
for disability forever, as you discover that designs can celebrate
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from Cutler and Gross, or openly express functionality, as in the
carbon fiber running legs sported by Aimee Mullins.”
— Bill Moggridge, Cofounder of IDEO and author of Designing
336 pp., 114 color illus., $29.95 cloth
Simulation and Its Discontents
with additional essays by William J. Clancey,
Stefan Helmreich, Yanni A. Loukissas, and Natasha Myers
“As computer simulation techniques have been transforming
the practices of designers, engineers, and scientists, Sherry
Turkle and her collaborators have been operating, at close
quarters and over an extended period, as ethnographers
among the simulators. This long-awaited volume presents their
observations and reflections. It is an indispensable source of
insights into the changing nature of learning, research, and
expert practice in the digital era.” — William J. Mitchell, MIT and
author of World’s Greatest Architect
Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life series, edited by John Maeda
208 pp., $22 cloth
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