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  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (19 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816678987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816678983
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book needs to be read by many different audiences since it is not only fascinating but also of considerable significance. As the task of thinking through things as actors in their own right according to Ian Bogost s maxim all things exist, yet they do not exist equally becomes a real intellectual project so the implications of this stance start to multiply. In turn, they begin to produce the outlines of a landscape in which things aren t just are. Rather, they form an active cartography which is always and everywhere an alien ontography." Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick"

"This book needs to be read by many different audiences since it is not only fascinating but also of considerable significance. As the task of thinking through things as actors in their own right according to Ian Bogost's maxim 'all things exist, yet they do not exist equally' becomes a real intellectual project so the implications of this stance start to multiply. In turn, they begin to produce the outlines of a landscape in which things aren't just are. Rather, they form an active cartography which is always and everywhere--an alien ontography." --Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick



"Engaging, unpretentious, and often beautiful."--PopMatters.com

"Alien Phenomenology is worth a read simply because it is innovative, cleverly written, and bold."--Indie Street Radio

"Bogost goes a step further to describe not just what [object-oriented ontology] is, but how one would go about practicing it."--Experimental Progress, blog

"The possibilities of Bogost's theory applied to fine arts, theater, music, education, and even science are endless."--New Orleans Review

"Bogost's book effectively constitutes an exhortation to humans to 'stop and smell the aliens'--to allow the experience of attempting to think outside of a human conceptual framework to facilitate new ways of thinking that are based in speculation and analogy."--Invisible Culture

"The power of Alien Phenomenology, in my reading, is a recreation of a sense of wonder about everything we are in contact with, including the things we craft."--Itineration Journal

"Beautifully written and wonderfully stimulating."--Anthem

"The refreshing voice of Bogost's philosophy is well-suited to the brand of ontology he champions, and the strength of his prose is its capacity to communicate complex concepts in a straightforward fashion without oversimplifying or essentializing."--SubStance

"Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing, informed by years of video game design, encourages philosophers and theorists to reinvigorate their commitments to craft--as writers and makers."--Art Papers

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"This book needs to be read by many different audiences since it is not only fascinating but also of considerable significance. As the task of thinking through things as actors in their own right according to Ian Bogost’s maxim ‘all things exist, yet they do not exist equally’ becomes a real intellectual project so the implications of this stance start to multiply. In turn, they begin to produce the outlines of a landscape in which things aren’t just are. Rather, they form an active cartography which is always and everywhere—an alien ontography." —Nigel Thrift, Vice Chancellor, University of Warwick



"Engaging, unpretentious, and often beautiful."—PopMatters.com

"Alien Phenomenology is worth a read simply because it is innovative, cleverly written, and bold."—Indie Street Radio

"Bogost goes a step further to describe not just what [object-oriented ontology] is, but how one would go about practicing it."—Experimental Progress, blog

"The possibilities of Bogost’s theory applied to fine arts, theater, music, education, and even science are endless."—New Orleans Review

"Bogost’s book effectively constitutes an exhortation to humans to 'stop and smell the aliens'—to allow the experience of attempting to think outside of a human conceptual framework to facilitate new ways of thinking that are based in speculation and analogy."—Invisible Culture

"The power of Alien Phenomenology, in my reading, is a recreation of a sense of wonder about everything we are in contact with, including the things we craft."—Itineration Journal

"Beautifully written and wonderfully stimulating."—Anthem

"The refreshing voice of Bogost’s philosophy is well-suited to the brand of ontology he champions, and the strength of his prose is its capacity to communicate complex concepts in a straightforward fashion without oversimplifying or essentializing."—SubStance

"Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing, informed by years of video game design, encourages philosophers and theorists to reinvigorate their commitments to craft--as writers and makers."—Art Papers

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