Hacking Life : Systematized Living and Its Discontents

Hacking Life : Systematized Living and Its Discontents

English | 2019 | ISBN: 0262038153 | 217 Pages | PDF | 1.5 MB

In an effort to keep up with a world of too much, life hackers sometimes risk going too far.

Life hackers track and analyze the food they eat, the hours they sleep, the money they spend, and how they're feeling on any given day. They share tips on the most efficient ways to tie shoelaces and load the dishwasher; they employ a tomato-shaped kitchen timer as a time-management tool.

They see everything as a system composed of parts that can be decomposed and recomposed, with algorithmic rules that can be understood, optimized, and subverted. In Hacking Life, Joseph Reagle examines these attempts to systematize living and finds that they are the latest in a long series of self-improvement methods. Life hacking, he writes, is self-help for the digital age's creative class.

Reagle chronicles the history of life hacking, from Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack through Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Timothy Ferriss's The 4-Hour Workweek. He describes personal outsourcing, polyphasic sleep, the quantified self movement, and hacks for pickup artists. Life hacks can be useful, useless, and sometimes harmful (for example, if you treat others as cogs in your machine). Life hacks have strengths and weaknesses, which are sometimes like two sides of a coin: being efficient is not the same thing as being effective; being precious about minimalism does not mean you are living life unfettered; and compulsively checking your vital signs is its own sort of illness. With Hacking Life, Reagle sheds light on a question even non-hackers ponder: what does it mean to live a good life

[Fast Download] Hacking Life : Systematized Living and Its Discontents


Related eBooks:
Herbal Medicine in India: Indigenous Knowledge, Practice, Innovation and its Value
The Little Red Book of Running (Little Red Books)
Backyard Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies
Tired of Feeling Tired: Destroy Fatigue and Re-Energize
Absolute Yoga - The Healing Art For Health And Tranquility
Community-Based Participatory Research for Improved Mental Healthcare: A Manual for Clinicians and R
Softball
Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You're 80 and Beyond
The Navy SEAL Weight Training Workout: The Complete Guide to Navy SEAL Fitness - Phase 2 Program
A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic and How We Can End It
Total Abs: Build a Rock-Hard Midsection in Four Weeks
Leah Bracknell - Yoga
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.