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Steven Leckart, "The Hackathon Is On: Pitching and Programming the Next Killer App," Wired, March 2012.
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Susan Blackmore, Consciousness: An Introduction. (London: Routledge, 2010). Blackmore literally wrote the book on consciousness, and her exercises are the inspiration for the Mind Games in this book. The purpose of Blackmore's exercises is to show you the illusory nature of the mind, and I highly recommend her book for advanced mind hackers.
See Douglas Hofstadter's excellent book I Am a Strange Loop (New York: Basic Books, 2007) for a fascinating explanation of the mind-bending work of mathematician Kurt Gödel.
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Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (New York City: Penguin, 2006).
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