As the 2011 Festival takes shape, we will periodically share titles from some of the speakers presenting as well as books about the topics we’ll be discussing this summer. We hope you’ll be inspired to read them and join the discussion in Aspen.
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The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine
Thomas Goetz, executive editor of WIRED Magazine,proposes a new era of medicine where we all take charge of our own health by harnessing cutting-edge technology including DNA testing, iPhone apps and screening techniques. To read more about the Decision Tree, check out Goetz's blog.
AIF Program Track: Frontiers of Medicine.
Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts
From the acclaimed author of nonfiction food tomes Salt: A World Historyand The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell, Mark Kurlansky feeds readers satiating tales about gastronomic memories which include menudo, Orgina and cholent, to name a few.
AIF Program Track: Food Fights
Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age
In a culture increasingly bombarded by technology, William Powers deftly argues that we can look to the past—Plato, Shakespeare, Thoreau––for ways to handle our modern dilemma of too much technology.
AIF Program Track: Our Digital Universe: Social Media, Mobile Media