Thomas Metzinger, Jennifer M. Windt (eds.): Open Mind (2015)

9 April 2015, dusan

Open Mind is an open access collection of 39 original research publications on the mind, brain, and consciousness.

The contributions were written by 92 junior and senior members of the MIND Group, including internationally renowned researchers working in various areas of philosophy, psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics. The collection commemorates the 20th meeting of the group.

Thomas Metzinger founded the MIND Group in 2003 to provide young German philosophers with a platform that would help them establish contacts in the international research community and participate in the latest developments in contemporary philosophy of mind. An ever-changing group of advanced undergraduate students, doctoral candidates, and young researchers from different countries meets twice a year in Frankfurt am Main.

Publisher MIND Group, Frankfurt am Main, January 2015
Open Access
ISBN 9783958571020
c1578 pages

Project website
Book announcement

Individual papers (HTML, PDF, EPUB)
single PDF (78 MB)
single EPUB (284 MB)

Victor Papanek: Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change (1972–) [EN, CR, ES, RO, RU, DE]

8 January 2015, dusan

Design for the Real World has become a classic. Translated into twenty-three languages, it is one of the world’s most widely read books on design and is a required text in many design and architectural schools. Victor Papanek examines the attempts by designers to combat the tawdry, the unsafe, the frivolous, the useless product, once again providing a blueprint for sensible, responsible design in this world which is deficient in resources and energy.”

With an Introduction by R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher Pantheon Books, 1972
Bantam Books edition, 1973
371 pages

Reviews: Jackson (Journal of Design History, 1993), Johnson (Designophy, n.d.), Jepson (n.d.).
Commentaries: Rawsthorn (The New York Times, 2011), Hawthorne (Metropolis Magazine, 2012).


Design for the Real World (English, 1972/73, 56 MB, no OCR), 2nd edition, revised (1984, 89 MB, via Scribd)
Dizajn za stvarni svijet (Croatian, trans. Branka Đukić, 1973, 10 MB, via Mama)
Diseñar para el mundo real (Spanish, trans. Luis Cortes de Alvaro, 1977, 134 MB, no OCR, via Scribd)
Design pentru lumea reală (Romanian, trans. Florentina Badea and Cornelia Stănescu, 1997, 51 MB, via Scribd)
Дизайн для реального мира (Russian, trans. Galin Severskoy, 2004)
Design für die reale Welt (German, trans. Elisabeth Frank-Großebner, 2009, 8 MB)

See also Bisociation Tool – Victor Papanek’s “Paper Computer”, 2004.

Joanna Zylinska: Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene (2014)

7 October 2014, dusan

“This book was inspired by Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens’ wonderfully provocative wedding to Lake Kallavesi at the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival in Kuopio, Finland, in September 2012.” (from Acknowledgments)

Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene considers our human responsibility for the world, at a time when life finds itself under a unique threat. Its goal is to rethink “life” and what we can do with it, in whatever time we have left—as individuals and as a species. This speculative, poetic book also includes a photographic project by the author.” (from the back cover)

Publisher Open Humanities Press, September 2014
Critical Climate Change series
Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 License
ISBN 1607853299, 9781607853299
152 pages

Reviews: Jason Groves (Feedback, 2014), Marietta Radomska (philoSOPHIA, 2015), Andrew Pilsch (Enculturation, 2017).


PDF, PDF (updated on 2016-7-19)