Staff Review: The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew B. Crawford
Kate’s rating: 3 of 5 stars

For folks feeling a little over-stimulated in a world where more and better gadgets are considered the ultimate in progress, this book is a breath of fresh air. It discusses the many ways that how we interact with the world affects our experience with it, and how the digital world lures us to fit ever more closely into the mainstream, all while thinking we are better expressing our individuality. I felt like the author could probably have left out a few chapters, as it seemed like he was doing a lot of reiterating his original premise, but I did appreciate the in-depth exploration of non-computerized interactions with the world and how they can shape our brain differently.