This seems like such a cliche way to begin a blog post, but I'll do it anyway: I haven't written much here in a while. Part of the reason is because I've been focusing on some forthcoming academic writing and have been focusing more on getting Praxicum into a launch-able state. I've also had some speaking engagements that have taken up a lot of time. But this is not me complaining; this is me celebrating.
While working on my deck for Interaction 14, a few people mentioned, "you should write a book on that." I've always wanted to write a book, so I decided to ignore any feelings related to these people "just being nice" or "not really meaning it" and explore some possibilities.
My main conclusion: publishing is complicated. Given that I'm still on the novice end of the writing experience spectrum, I want to try and establish as much interest as I can before actually pitching the topic. That's where you come in.
I set up a landing page to assess interest. If you might ever want to read a book on philosophy and design, just enter your email address to show your support. Hopefully I can use these numbers to show potential publishers how many people are interested in this admittedly esoteric topic.
I started Praxicum partly because I think too many design publications, especially in the UX world, are too practice-focused. While this is important, I wanted a place where we can discuss, interrogate, and critique design and technology without necessarily feeling compelled to also include "practical takeaways."
I envision this book doing something similar. I don't have a formal outline written up yet, so I'm not sure about the exact content. But if you've read the stuff I've written about in the past couple years or have seen me talk, you probably have a good idea. If you're not familiar, check out the deck to get a preview.
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