Monday, February 9, 2009

Book: Falling For Science: Objects in Mind by Sherry Turkle

For once, we got started early on this month's book club book, Falling For Science: Objects in Mind edited by Sherry Turkle. Turkle is a professor at MIT who has been collecting essays for years from her students and has taken the best from the last several decades and put them together into this book.

When young children are first discovering their world, there is a huge opportunity for them to be impacted by their surroundings and the apparently simple objects that occupy their wold. These essays are about how simple childhood interactions with objects have the potential to inspire generations of future scientists, engineers, or geniuses.

Quick vote: This is an awesome collection of essays. They have inspired us to go to MIT and get a degree in canine science.

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