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Shaping Things

Bruce Sterling

Shaping Things

MIT Press, 2005  

This essay describes the process of the technosocial transformation shaping our world. From breaking rocks and using fire, to cracking code and building spaceships, men are making tools but are also always producing rubbish – a habit we cant seem to get rid of. Somewhere between sciencefiction and design, shaping things shows how design happens and pushes forward into the future.