Addiction by Design

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Addiction by Design
AuthorNatasha Dow Schüll
CountryUnited States
PublisherPrinceton University Press

Addiction by Design is a 2012 non-fiction book by Natasha Dow Schüll and published by Princeton University Press that describes machine gambling in Las Vegas.[1] It offers an analysis of machine gambling and the intensified forms of consumption that computer-based technologies enable and the innovations that deliberately enhance and sustain the 'zone' which extreme machine gamblers yearn for.[2]

The book received attention in connection with how current information technologies, in certain contexts, can make people addicted.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Schüll, Natasha Dow (2014). Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691160887.
  2. ^ a b Chris Hedges (2017-04-02). "A Nation of the Walking Dead". Truthdig.
  3. ^ Natasha Singer. "Can't Put Down Your Device? That's by Design". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 March 2017.

External links[edit]

  • Chris Hedges and Professor Natasha Dow Schüll discuss the research reported in her book (2017-03-28). Video, 26 min