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Austin, TX 78756 US

August 2019

Aug
27

Non-fiction book: The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756 US

The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchesterfrom Goodreads:The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement—precision—in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future. The rise of manufacturing could not have happened without an attention to precision. At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in eighteenth-century England, standards of measurement…

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September 2019

Sep
24

Non-fiction book: The Shaping of Us by Lily Bernheimer

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Central Market, 4001 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78756 US

The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Beingby Lily BernheimerThe spaces we inhabit– from homes and workspaces to city streets—mediate community, creativity, and our very identity. Using insights from environmental psychology, design, and architecture, The Shaping of Us shows how the built and natural worlds subtly influence our behavior, health, and personality. Exploring ideas such as “ruin porn” and “ninja-proof seating,” mysteries of how we interact with the physical spaces around us are revealed. From…

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