The MIT Press Reader has published an excerpt from my latest book (co-authored with Sean Lawson):
This is from our chapter on the early days of #socialengineering -- the early 20th century, where the dream was that the new social sciences could be applied to human nature just as physics was being applied to reshape the natural world with dams, bridges, and sanitation systems.
We talk about #propaganda and mass communication as social engineering.
@bengo Yes, indeed! When I was looking for a press, I looked at my shelves and saw so many 7-bar logos, I decided to pursue publishing with them. They are really, really good to authors.
@Cyborgneticz tis free, if you don't mind going chapter by chapter: https://direct.mit.edu/books/oa-monograph/5281/Social-EngineeringHow-Crowdmasters-Phreaks-Hackers
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