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Available as an ebook for Kindle or Nook and as an audio book.

David is available for selective speaking opportunities. Contact Charles Lao at the Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau for booking questions.

Praise for Enchanted Objects

“Beyond the internet of things we find the internet of enchanted objects, a medium designed for pre-attentive cognition, conveying information subliminally and delightfully. I highly recommend this book. It is filled with evocative examples that will influence our imagination and help us move beyond our fixation on the screen.” John Seely Brown, former chief scientist, Xerox, and visiting scholar at the University of Southern California

“David Rose’s vision for enchanted objects and their platforms is spot on. With this book, he offers innovators and businesses a convincing guide for success in this space.” Glenn Lurie, President, Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility

“David Rose does not predict. He extrapolates the future from personal experience and technical fluency. His balance between a romantic humanism and scientific destiny is unique. His storytelling is intellectually rich, laced with history and never pedantic. Enchanted Objects is a truly enlightening read.” Nicholas Negroponte, Professor and Co-Founder, MIT Media Lab; author of Being Digital; a founder of WiReD Magazine

“David Rose has written a spectacular book. While glass slabs have already entered every nook and cranny of our lives, Rose paints a much more compelling future where we are deeply engaged with enchanted objects. Rose’s vision of human computer interaction is more exciting and persuasive than the current norm and this brilliant book gives us a road map for how to get there. While I’ll continue to invest in many things that improve our glass slab world, I believe that the future is enchanted objects.” Brad Feld, Managing Director at Foundry Group

Reader Reviews

“The book’s argument is mesmerizing: Ordinary objects can be magically transformed by adding just the right amount of digital intelligence. The examples are beautiful (consider the umbrella on the cover, which lights up charmingly when rain is predicted). The vista described could only come from someone who’s been trained in both physics and design.”

“Fantastic! As a professional product designer and software developer in the IOT industry, I was absolutely blown away by David’s vision for IOT and his ability to communicate his vision in a very accessible narrative. If you are interested in IOT, user interaction, or technology in general this is (IMO) a must read book.”

“Rose does a great job of presenting a highly relevant topic that is approachable by anyone and especially relevant to those in any sort of design or user experience field. It certainly feels right now like designers creating enchanted objects, spaces, and systems are to be the new norm. For anyone wanting to make sure they’re on this ship when it sails, I’d say this is required reading.”

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