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COGNITIVE SURPLUS Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Kevin Foley

Contemporary Culture • 7 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Kevin Foley brings his blend of rich tones, fresh pitch patterns, and appealing phrasing to this cutting-edge analysis of how social media allows us to use our unused brain power to collaborate with others. The result is a strong performance that is calmly devoted to this superb content but calls no attention to the narrator. With practical language and impressive analytic skills, the author provides a nuanced look at how easy social collaborations via the Internet raises the fundamental question of whether we work at such collaborations for intrinsic rewards such as civic responsibility, or whether most of us prefer the model of working for monetary rewards. It sounds abstract, but these are foundational issues for anyone whose efforts and ideals involve connecting with others. T.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2012]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400116812 $29.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400166817 $19.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781400186815 $16.99

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400146819 $59.99 • Six CDs

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