Reading, read, or around.

(Inspired by Max's biblio )

Update! November 2017

These lists got TOO unwieldy!

I'm now using LibraryCat to catalog my books, and LibraryThing if you wanna be friends.

See also

In rotation

TODO: add books from 5yd, add new books, format headings, pages by year?

Perfect Lives — Robert Ashley

Talking Music: Conversations with John Cage, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers — William Duckworth

Art & Energy: How Culture Changes — Barry Lord

Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art — Lewis Hyde

State of Exception — Giorgio Agamben

The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time — Ervin Laszlo

Tools for Conviviality — Ivan Illich

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction — Christopher Alexander

Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age — Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre — Keith Johnstone

Impro for Storytellers — Keith Johnstone

The Rise of the Meritocracy — Michael Young

I Read Where I Am: Exploring New Information Cultures — Andrew Blauvelt

Worlds of Exile and Illusion — Ursula K. Le Guin

Orality and Literacy — Walter J. Ong

Computers as Theatre — Brenda Laurel

The Real World of Technology — Ursula M. Franklin

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness — Simone Browne

Time Travel: A History — James Gleick

Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media — Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age — Douglas Rushkoff

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back — Douglas Rushkoff

Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences — Geoffrey C. Bowker

THOU — Aisha Sasha John

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma — Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

The Craftsman — Richard Sennett

The Death and Life of Great American Cities — Jane Jacobs

The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction — Jonathan Sterne

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene — Donna J. Haraway

Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution — Wendy Brown

A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History — Manuel De Landa

The Minor Gesture (Thought in the Act) — Erin Manning

The Undercommons — Stefano Harney and Fred Moton (started 2015)

Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System that Shapes their Lives — Jeff Schmidt

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well — Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Through the Vanishing Point: Space in Poetry and Painting — Marshall McLuhan and Harley Parker

Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity — R. Buckminster Fuller

Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition — Yates McKee

My Colombian War: A Journey Through the Country I Left Behind — Silvana Paternostro

9.5 Theses on Art and Class — Ben Davis

‛Pataphysics: A Useless Guide — Andrew Hugill

Communities of Play: Emergent Cultures in Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds — Celia Pearce and Atermesia

Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities — Alexandra Lange

The Virtual Community — Howard Rheingold

Manifestos for the internet age — greyscale press

Post-Democracy — Colin Crouch

Inventing the Future — Nick Srinicek and Alex Williams

Magister Ludi/The Glass Bead Game — Hermann Hesse

Black Transparency — Metahaven

Extrastatecraft — Keller Easterling

Akira — Katsuhiro Otomo

Speculations — Edited by Triple Canopy

Speculation, Now — Edited by Vyjayanthi Venuturupalli Rao with Prem Krishnamurthy and Carin Kuoni

The Action is the Form — Keller Easterling

Re-thinking History — Keith Jenkins

In Praise of Opacity — Edited by Daniel Frota

To Our Friends — The Invisible Committee

Reinventing Comics — Scott McCloud

A Circular — Edited by Pedro Cid Proença with Fatima Hellberg

Summerhill School — A.S. Neill

Branding Terror — Edited by Artur Beifuss and Francesco Trivini Bellini

Entry Points — Edited by Carin Kuoni and Chelsea Haines

The Gift — Marcel Mauss


The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network — Katherine Losse

Brightsided — Barbara Ehrenreich

The Epic Struggle for the Internet of Things — Bruce Sterling

Silicon Valley Urbanism — Alexandra Lange


Networks of New York — Ingrid Burrington

The New Jim Crow — Michelle Alexander

The Creative Habit — Twyla Tharp incomplete

Zen in the Art of Archery incomplete

Process and Reality — Alfred North Whitehead Currently Reading

The Creative Habit — Twyla Tharp Currently Reading

Zen in the Art of Archery finished

The Struggle for Black Education (from Education and Capitalism) — Brian Jones finished

The E-Myth Revisited — Michael E. Gerber finished Principles — Ray Dalio finished

I Will Drown My Words finished

Teaching to Transgress — Bell Hooks finished

Work — Crimethinc. not finished

The New Jim Crow — Michelle Alexander not finished

Pedagogy of the Oppressed — Paulo Friere not finished

The Queer Art of Failure — Judith Jack Halberstam not finished

Difficult Conversations — Roger Fisher not finished

The Systems Thinking Playbook — Dennis Meadows and Linda Booth Sweeney not finished

Envisioning the Cooperative University not finished

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People — Stephen R. Covey not finished

Holacracy have but not started

Debt — David Graeber have but not started

How to Know Higher Worlds — Rudolph Steiner Looking For

This is It — Alan Watts Looking For

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Looking For

Heroes — Franco Berardi Looking For

The Coming Insurrection — The Invisible Committee Looking For


Nicely Said — Nicole Fenton

Be Slightly Evil — Venkatesh Rao

The Art of Not Being Governed — James C. Scott


Binding Chaos — Heather Marsh

Systemantics — John Gall

The Art of Power — Thich Nhat Hanh

Two Cheers for Anarchism — James C. Scott

Getting to Yes — Roger Fisher

Tenth of December — George Saunders

Understanding Power — Noam Chomsky

Both Flesh and Not Flesh — David Foster Wallace

Uncreative Writing — Kenneth Goldsmith


Leverage Points — Donella Meadows

The Psychopath Test — Jon Ronson

Dumbing Us Down — John Taylor Gatto

Infinite Jest — David Foster Wallace

The Twenty-four Hour Mind — Rosalind Cartwright

Nick Harkaway

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other — Sherry Turkle

Amusing Ourselves to Death — Neil Postman

Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents — Ellen Ullman

If on a winter's night a traveller — Italo Calvino

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work — Alain De Botton

The Shape of Design — Frank Chimero

Programmed Visions: Software and Memory — Wendy Hui-Kyong Chun

The Handmaid's Tale — Margaret Atwood

Networks Without a Cause — Geert Lovink

My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts — N. Katherine Hayles

Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free-Expression

Literary Machines — Ted Nelson

Peer Pressure — Brad Troemel

Arcades Project — Walter Benjamin


All Tomorrow’s Parties — William Gibson

How to Count — Steven Frank

Chaos: Making a New Science — James Gleick

Newsgames: Journalism at Play — Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, Bobby Schweizer

Living with Complexity — Donald Norman

You Are Not A Gadget — Jaron Lanier

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Things One Sees: A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin — Lawrence Weschler

Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages — Alex Wright

World as Design — Otl Aicher

Rethinking History — Keith Jenkins

The Fall — Albert Camus

Proust Was a Neuroscientist — Jonah Lehrer

Grid Systems — Joseph Muller Brockman

River of Shadows — Rebecca Solnit

Uncorporate Identity — Metahaven

Internet Art — Rachel Greene

Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication — John Durham Peters

The Gift: Creativity and The Artist in the Modern World — Lewis Hyde

The Information — James Gleick

Outliers: The Story of Success — Malcom Gladwell

Murphy — Samuel Beckett

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life — Alan Kaprow

The Society of Mind — Marvin Minsky


Confessions of Griseledes Royal

I Wonder — Marian Bantjes

Outside Inside — Bruce Davidson

They Called Her Styrene, Etc. — Ed Ruscha

Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer — Peter Turchi

Oroonoko — ??

Of Walking on Ice — Werner Herzog

Illuminations — Walter Benjamin

Understanding Comics — Scott McCloud

Gabriel Ororzco — Ann Temkin et al


Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists — Casey Reas and Ben Fry


Cat’s Cradle — Kurt Vonnegut

The Metamorphosis — Franz Kafka

Daniel Eatock Imprint: Works 1975-2007 — Daniel Eatock

Peace is Every Step — Thich Nhat Hahn

The Fountainhead — Ayn Rand (looool)

The Road — Cormac McCarthy

Waiting for Godot — Samuel Beckett

The Stranger — Alfred Camus




Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — J.K. Rowling

Me Talk Pretty One Day — David Sedaris

The House on Mango Street — ??
















When You Are Engulfed in Flames — David Sedaris

A Long Way Down — Nick Hornby

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs — Chuck Klosterman

The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tellmewhy — Karlssonwilker