9th Ave: Evan Kindley on Questionnaire

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. store

 

 

Evan Kindley discusses Questionnaire, a new addition to the Object Lessons series.

 

Praise for Questionnaire:

 

“A marvelous book that gathers an unexpected array of materials under the heading of the questionnaire: from IQ tests to the early days of marriage counseling, from data-mining Facebook quizzes to Scientology's rigged personality tests. Playful, smart and rich with dizzying connections, Evan Kindley's Questionnaire is no less than a secret history of how we became a nation of oversharers.” –  Hua Hsu, author of A Floating Chinaman

 

“Evan Kindley's crisp and fleet Questionnaire travels with extraordinary speed from the quaint and idle to the flat-out alarming, with huge implications for our digital culture now and in the future.” –  Luc Sante, author of The Other Paris

 

 

About Questionnaire:

 

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.


Questionnaires are everywhere: we fill them out at doctors' offices and at job interviews, to express ourselves and to advance knowledge, to find love and to kill time. But where did they come from, and why have they proliferated? Evan Kindley's "Questionnaire "investigates the history of the form as form, from the Victorian confession album to the BuzzFeed quiz. By asking questions about the questions we ask ourselves, Kindley uncovers surprising connections between literature and science, psychology and business, and journalism and surveillance.

 

 

Questionnaire Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781501314773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Bloomsbury Academic - July 28th, 2016

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.


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