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Three of the principals of Troika, a graphic-and-product design firm based in London (not synonymous with Troika Design Group, the TV branding agency in Hollywood), compiled, wrote, and designed this catalog. Made up of an impressive selection of over 100 objects that embrace digital technology, from the quotidian (a toaster, a telephone, and toys) to the robotic (a drawing machine and a chair that self-destructs and reassembles itself), the book begins with an introductory essay on the impact not only of technology but also of science fiction, postmodernism, and narrative form on today's most innovative designers. Divided into four unintelligibly titled sections, the beautifully illustrated-if overdesigned-entries are accompanied by brief introductions to the artists' and designers' work, as well as clear descriptions of the objects featured. The key contribution of this book is the view of the designer not as practical problem solver but as dreamer, inventor, and commentator. Recommended for larger design collections.