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Selected by Jeanne Goodrich, executive director for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

Jaron Lanier is an Internet visionary, father of virtual reality and author of You Are Not a Gadget (Knopf, 2010), a manifesto against the “hive mind” created by what he calls “cybernetic totalism.” He warns against the depersonalization—mob behavior, crowd identity and anonymity—fostered by Web 2.0 and social networking. He remains optimistic about the possibility of these technologies, however, calling for a renewed dedication to digital humanism, which values individuality and creative self-expression. This is a book guaranteed to make you think and reflect upon our digital culture and our personal behaviors.

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Tim Bavington unveiled his newest collection of colorful, sound-inspired art during an in-studio open house April 10. Widely regarded as one of the—if not the—most successful artists in Las Vegas, Bavington (below) hosted the event inside his Mesquite Avenue work space where DJ John Doe (right) entertained the crowd. Bavington’s creations are displayed across the city, including inside the high-limit slot gaming lounge at Aria.