An-Tim Nguyen, Designer

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The book cover for “An Individual Note of Music, Sound, and Electronics” by Daphne Oram
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An Individual Note of Music, Sound, and Electronics 

Daphne Oram

The book cover for “The Code Book” by Simon Singh
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Simon Singh

The book cover for “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” by David Graeber
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David Graeber

“IMF Warns Second Bailout Would ‘Threaten Democracy,’ ” reads one headline. (Of course by “democracy” they mean “capitalism.”)

The book cover for “Designing Design” by Kenya Hara
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Kenya Hara

The book cover for “The End of Everything” by Katie Mack
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Katie Mack

The book cover for “The End of Policing” by Alex S. Vitale
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Alex S. Vitale

A kinder, gentler, and more diverse war on the poor is still a war on the poor.

The book cover for “Good Services” by Lou Downe
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Lou Downe

The book cover for “My Favorite Murder” by Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark
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Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark

The book cover for “Nice Try!” by Avery Trufelman/Curbed
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Avery Trufelman/Curbed

The book cover for “Nice White Parents” by Chana Joffe-Walt/New York Times
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Chana Joffe-Walt/New York Times

The book cover for “Object-Oriented Ontology” by Graham Harman
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Graham Harman

The book cover for “The Order of Time” by Carlo Rovelli
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Carlo Rovelli

The book cover for “The Politics of Design” by Ruben Pater
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Ruben Pater

The book cover for “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson

…for 3.8 billion years, a period of time older than the Earth’s mountains and rivers and oceans, every one of your forebears on both sides has been attractive enough to find a mate, healthy enough to reproduce, and sufficiently blessed by fate and circumstances to live long enough to do so.

The book cover for “The Signal and The Noise” by Nate Silver
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Nate Silver

One economist sees a $100 bill sitting on the street and reaches to grab it. “Don’t bother,” the other economist says. “If it were a real $100 bill, someone would already have picked it up.”

The book cover for “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert
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Elizabeth Kolbert

The book cover for “Subprime Attention Crisis” by Tim Hwang
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Tim Hwang

The book cover for “W.E.B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America” by Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Editor), Britt Rusert (Editor)
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Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Editor), Britt Rusert (Editor)

The book cover for “What Can a Body Do?” by Sara Hendren
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Sara Hendren

The book cover for “What Tech Calls Thinking” by Adrian Daub
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Adrian Daub

The aestheticization of labor is perhaps the central distinguishing feature of the tech job.

The book cover for “Word By Word” by Kory Stamper
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Kory Stamper

The book cover for “You’re Wrong About” by Michael Hobbs, Sarah Marshall
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Michael Hobbs, Sarah Marshall

The book cover for “Your Brain Is a Time Machine” by Dean Buonomano
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Dean Buonomano

Whether of color, sound, or the passage of time, our conscious experiences are in essence illusions, convenient running narratives of what the unconscious brain determines are the most relevant events happening in the extracranial world.