Submitter: This is in a university’s engineering and science library. It’s in the QA 76.9’s (for those more familiar with Dewey, that’s the more theoretical books about computers). We found it misshelved and happened to crack it open while discharging it.
It looks like some angsty art student’s design project barfed up into a book. You flip through it and…. it…. just… keeps…. going…! You can start at any random page and lose nothing for skipping whatever came before it. We’re not sure what point the “author” is trying to make, but it looks like he disapproves of something. And this comes from MIT Press, of all people.
It has no checkouts. Have you ever wondered if there’s some department in the Library of Congress you can write to and suggest they may have miscatalogued something?
PS- the scanner drastically desaturated the colors. They’re very neon in person.
Holly: Peter Lunenfeld is a “digital media theorist.” From what I gather, he is a philosopher on the relationship between digital technology and art, design, and culture. (Forgive me, I’m sure it’s much more complicated than that!) This could be interesting for students of media studies, I guess. At least it’s in the right kind of collection (university), although whether it goes in science and engineering, art, communications, or philosophy I couldn’t say. The Library of Congress probably couldn’t figure it out either, so they made their best guess. Catalogers? What say you?
More Questionable Cataloging: