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New York 2140: part four

Today we continue our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re discussing the last two parts: “The More the Merrier” and “The Comedy of the Commons.”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information on the … Continue reading

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New York 2140: part three

Today we continue our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re discussing two parts: “Escalation of Commitment” and “Assisted Migration.”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information on the reading plan and schedule, click here. … Continue reading

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New York 2140: part two

Today we continue our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re discussing two parts: “Liquidity Trap” and “Expensive or Priceless?”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information on the reading plan and schedule, click … Continue reading

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New York 2140: part one

This week begins our online book club‘s reading of Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140.*  We’re starting off with the first two parts, “The Tyranny of Sunk Costs” and “Expert Overconfidence.”  Please join us in reading! (If you’d like more information … Continue reading

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Our online book club’s next reading is… New York 2140

The voters have decided.  Our next online book club reading is… …Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140! It’s the latest novel (2017) from one of the major sf writers of our time.  The book asks us to imagine a New York … Continue reading

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Scenario: the alt. residential campus of 2028

What might college campuses look like in the future? I’d like to offer one scenario here, which I’ve variously called “Alt.Residential” and “ARcampus.”   It stems from my recent work, and is feeding into a chapter for my upcoming book, so … Continue reading

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Which science fiction book should our book club read this summer?

Which science fiction book should our book club read next? The book club (founded in 2014) is all about the future of education and technology.  We read all kinds of nonfiction – the future of universities, sociology, education theory and … Continue reading

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Unschooling and revolutions: finishing Walkaway

With this post we conclude our online book club‘s reading of Cory Doctorow’s science fiction novel Walkaway. (For the reading schedule, click here.  For all posts on this reading, click here.  For more information on our book club, click over … Continue reading

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Walkaway U: our online book club reads Walkaway’s middle chapters

With this post we’ll continue our reading of Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway, moving on to the novel’s middle chapters.  Many things are going on, including an extended exploration of future education. (For the reading schedule, click here.  For all posts on … Continue reading

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Starting to read _Walkaway_

With this post we’ll begin our reading of Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway, starting with the first two chapters. (For the reading schedule, click here.  For all posts on this reading, click here.  For more information on our book club, click over … Continue reading

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