Automotive Holiday Deals Up to 50% Off Select Books Shop Men's Athletic Shoes Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Indie for the Holidays egg_2015 All-New Amazon Fire TV Grooming Deals Gifts Under $50 Amazon Gift Card Offer bf15 bf15 bf15 $30 Off Amazon Echo $15 Off All-New Fire Kindle Black Friday Deals BestoftheYear Outdoor Deals on DOTD

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

  • List Price: $27.95
  • Save: $7.10 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
User: InfoTechnoDemo (Med... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

User: InfoTechnoDemo (Mediaworks Pamphlets) Paperback – July 29, 2005

1 customer review

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
New from Used from
"Please retry"
$16.57 $1.81

First read by millions worldwide in The New York Times. Gratitude brings together four essays written over the last two years of Sacks' life. Check out "Gratitude". | See more by Oliver Sacks
$20.85 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply. Learn more

Editorial Reviews


"A stimulating example of no-nonsense reflection of what is going on in our postmodern digital culture."-Jan Baetens, Image & Narrative

" User is filled with attention-getting graphics and insightful commentary..." Inside Design

About the Author

Peter Lunenfeld is Professor of Design Media Arts at UCLA.

Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Series: Mediaworks Pamphlets
  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (July 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262621983
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262621984
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,732,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Peter Lunenfeld is a professor in the Design Media Arts department at UCLA. Publications include: The Secret War Between Downloading and Uploading: Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine, 2011, USER: InfoTechnoDemo (MIT, 2005), Snap to Grid: A User's Guide to Digital Arts, Media & Cultures (MIT, 2000), and The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media (MIT, 1999). Digital_Humanities, co-written with Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp, came out in 2012 from the MIT Press.

Lunenfeld is creator and editorial director of the multi-award-winning Mediawork project, a pamphlet series for the MIT Press which redefined the relationship between serious academic discourse and graphic design, and between book publishing and the World Wide Web. These "theoretical fetish objects" cover the intersections of media, art, design and technology.

Lunenfeld is on the Faculty Steering Committee of UCLA's new undergraduate minor and graduate certificate in Digital Humanities. His current research interests are taking him deeper into questions about new modes of knowledge formation that go beyond print, the design of the digital humanities, and the centrality of meaning making to networked culture. His on-going research project is in retreat from the future present. Provisionally titled City at the Edge of Forever, it is an alternative, connectionist history of Los Angeles and its cultural significance.

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
I bought this book on a whim at the Armand Hammer museum's gift shop; the bright colors on the cover and the refreshing lingo and hip visuals--which almost give it the aura of a VGA monitor--throughout the book had enticed my curiosity, and I figured that in the worst case, USER:INFOTECHNODEMO would at least make for a decent coffee table book. As it turns out, USER was a fun read, and Mieke Gerritzen's creatively designed and ever-changing fonts and graphics forced me to slow down my reading pace and to soak up Lunenfeld's speculative-but-illuminating theories.
USER is composed of fifteen essays which were originally written for the international magazine artext. In the introduction, Lunenfeld declares that he has "an obsession with doing theory and criticism in real time," and that these essays are to be approached as "utilities, not manifestoes," which synthesize digital technology, pop culture and visual design. As for the diversity of his essay topics, Lunenfeld says that readers will "have to determine for themselves if this range is symptomatic of pluralism or promiscuity." While the essays are, at times, tangential and cover a range of topics from video games, pop culture, visual design to life extension diets, at no time, however, did USER seem self indulgent.
In For Ever, Lunenfeld criticizes our desire to indefinitely extend our lives, as he mocks health zealots and other member of the "anti-death league" who believe that they can significantly increase their life spans through nutritional supplements and other such alternative options. As he points out, the only strategy that has stood up to scientific scrutiny, is extremely reduced caloric intake--an option which Lunenfeld finds unrealistic in our super-size-me society.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
User: InfoTechnoDemo (Mediaworks Pamphlets)
This item: User: InfoTechnoDemo (Mediaworks Pamphlets)
Price: $20.85
Ships from and sold by