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

[Bedroom Stack]

[Books To Borrow Or Get]

[Idea for Books Page]

In rotation

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

Perfect Lives β€”Β Robert Ashley

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

Art & Energy: How Culture Changes β€” Barry Lord

Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art β€” Lewis Hyde

State of Exception β€” Giorgio Agamben

The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time β€” Ervin Laszlo

Tools for Conviviality β€” Ivan Illich

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction β€” Christopher Alexander

Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age β€” Viktor Mayer-SchΓΆnberger

Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre β€” Keith Johnstone

Impro for Storytellers β€” Keith Johnstone

The Rise of the Meritocracy β€” Michael Young

I Read Where I Am: Exploring New Information Cultures β€” Andrew Blauvelt

Worlds of Exile and Illusion β€” Ursula K. Le Guin

Orality and Literacy β€” Walter J. Ong

Computers as Theatre β€” Brenda Laurel

The Real World of Technology β€” Ursula M. Franklin

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness β€” Simone Browne

Time Travel: A History β€” James Gleick

Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media β€” Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age β€” Douglas Rushkoff

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

Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences β€” Geoffrey C. Bowker

THOU β€” Aisha Sasha John

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

The Craftsman β€” Richard Sennett

The Death and Life of Great American Cities β€”Β Jane Jacobs

The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction β€” Jonathan Sterne

Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene β€”Β Donna J. Haraway

Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution β€”Β Wendy Brown

A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History β€”Β Manuel De Landa

The Minor Gesture (Thought in the Act) β€” Erin Manning

The Undercommons β€” Stefano Harney and Fred Moton (started 2015)

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

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

Through the Vanishing Point: Space in Poetry and Painting β€” Marshall McLuhan and Harley Parker

Utopia or Oblivion: The Prospects for Humanity β€” R. Buckminster Fuller

Strike Art: Contemporary Art and the Post-Occupy Condition β€” Yates McKee

My Colombian War: A Journey Through the Country I Left Behind β€” Silvana Paternostro

9.5 Theses on Art and Class β€” Ben Davis

β€›Pataphysics: A Useless Guide β€” Andrew Hugill

Communities of Play: Emergent Cultures in Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds β€” Celia Pearce and Atermesia

Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities β€” Alexandra Lange

The Virtual Community β€” Howard Rheingold

Manifestos for the internet age β€” greyscale press

Post-Democracy β€” Colin Crouch

Inventing the Future β€” Nick Srinicek and Alex Williams

Magister Ludi/The Glass Bead Game β€” Hermann Hesse

Black Transparency β€” Metahaven

Extrastatecraft β€” Keller Easterling

Akira β€” Katsuhiro Otomo

Speculations β€” Edited by Triple Canopy

Speculation, Now β€” Edited by Vyjayanthi Venuturupalli Rao with Prem Krishnamurthy and Carin Kuoni

The Action is the Form β€” Keller Easterling

Re-thinking History β€” Keith Jenkins

In Praise of Opacity β€” Edited by Daniel Frota

To Our Friends β€” The Invisible Committee

Reinventing Comics β€” Scott McCloud

A Circular — Edited by Pedro Cid Proença with Fatima Hellberg

Summerhill School β€” A.S. Neill

Branding Terror β€” Edited by Artur Beifuss and Francesco Trivini Bellini

Entry Points β€” Edited by Carin Kuoni and Chelsea Haines

The Gift β€” Marcel Mauss


The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network β€” Katherine Losse

Brightsided β€” Barbara Ehrenreich

The Epic Struggle for the Internet of Things β€” Bruce Sterling

Silicon Valley Urbanism β€” Alexandra Lange


Networks of New York β€” Ingrid Burrington

The New Jim Crow β€” Michelle Alexander

The Creative Habit β€” Twyla Tharp incomplete

Zen in the Art of Archery incomplete

Process and Reality β€” Alfred North Whitehead Currently Reading

The Creative Habit β€” Twyla Tharp Currently Reading

Zen in the Art of Archery finished

The Struggle for Black Education (from Education and Capitalism) β€” Brian Jones finished

The E-Myth Revisited β€” Michael E. Gerber finished Principles β€” Ray Dalio finished

I Will Drown My Words finished

Teaching to Transgress β€” Bell Hooks finished

Work β€” Crimethinc. not finished

The New Jim Crow β€” Michelle Alexander not finished

Pedagogy of the Oppressed β€” Paulo Friere not finished

The Queer Art of Failure β€” Judith Jack Halberstam not finished

Difficult Conversations β€” Roger Fisher not finished

The Systems Thinking Playbook β€” Dennis Meadows and Linda Booth Sweeney not finished

Envisioning the Cooperative University not finished

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People β€” Stephen R. Covey not finished

Holacracy have but not started

Debt β€” David Graeber have but not started

How to Know Higher Worlds β€” Rudolph Steiner Looking For

This is It β€” Alan Watts Looking For

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

Heroes β€” Franco Berardi Looking For

The Coming Insurrection β€” The Invisible Committee Looking For


Nicely Said β€” Nicole Fenton

Be Slightly Evil β€” Venkatesh Rao

The Art of Not Being Governed β€” James C. Scott


Binding Chaos β€” Heather Marsh

Systemantics β€” John Gall

The Art of Power β€” Thich Nhat Hanh

Two Cheers for Anarchism β€” James C. Scott

Getting to Yes β€” Roger Fisher

Tenth of December β€” George Saunders

Understanding Power β€” Noam Chomsky

Both Flesh and Not Flesh β€” David Foster Wallace

Uncreative Writing β€” Kenneth Goldsmith


Leverage Points β€” Donella Meadows

The Psychopath Test β€” Jon Ronson

Dumbing Us Down β€” John Taylor Gatto

Infinite Jest β€” David Foster Wallace

The Twenty-four Hour Mind β€” Rosalind Cartwright

Nick Harkaway

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other β€” Sherry Turkle

Amusing Ourselves to Death β€” Neil Postman

Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents β€” Ellen Ullman

If on a winter’s night a traveller β€” Italo Calvino

The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work β€” Alain De Botton

The Shape of Design β€” Frank Chimero

Programmed Visions: Software and Memory β€” Wendy Hui-Kyong Chun

The Handmaid’s Tale β€” Margaret Atwood

Networks Without a Cause β€” Geert Lovink

My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts β€” N. Katherine Hayles

Censoring Culture: Contemporary Threats to Free-Expression

Literary Machines β€” Ted Nelson

Peer Pressure β€” Brad Troemel

Arcades Project β€” Walter Benjamin


All Tomorrow’s Parties β€” William Gibson

How to Count β€” Steven Frank

Chaos: Making a New Science β€” James Gleick

Newsgames: Journalism at Play β€” Ian Bogost, Simon Ferrari, Bobby Schweizer

Living with Complexity β€” Donald Norman

You Are Not A Gadget β€” Jaron Lanier

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

Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages β€” Alex Wright

World as Design β€” Otl Aicher

Rethinking History β€” Keith Jenkins

The Fall β€” Albert Camus

Proust Was a Neuroscientist β€” Jonah Lehrer

Grid Systems β€” Joseph Muller Brockman

River of Shadows β€” Rebecca Solnit

Uncorporate Identity β€” Metahaven

Internet Art β€” Rachel Greene

Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication β€” John Durham Peters

The Gift: Creativity and The Artist in the Modern World β€” Lewis Hyde

The Information β€” James Gleick

Outliers: The Story of Success β€” Malcom Gladwell

Murphy β€” Samuel Beckett

Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life β€” Alan Kaprow

The Society of Mind β€” Marvin Minsky


Confessions of Griseledes Royal

I Wonder β€” Marian Bantjes

Outside Inside β€” Bruce Davidson

They Called Her Styrene, Etc. β€” Ed Ruscha

Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer β€” Peter Turchi

Oroonoko β€” ??

Of Walking on Ice β€” Werner Herzog

Illuminations β€” Walter Benjamin

Understanding Comics β€” Scott McCloud

Gabriel Ororzco β€” Ann Temkin et al


Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists β€” Casey Reas and Ben Fry


Cat’s Cradle β€” Kurt Vonnegut

The Metamorphosis β€” Franz Kafka

Daniel Eatock Imprint: Works 1975-2007 β€” Daniel Eatock

Peace is Every Step β€” Thich Nhat Hahn

The Fountainhead β€” Ayn Rand (looool)

The Road β€” Cormac McCarthy

Waiting for Godot β€” Samuel Beckett

The Stranger β€” Alfred Camus




Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince β€” J.K. Rowling

Me Talk Pretty One Day β€” David Sedaris

The House on Mango Street β€” ??
















When You Are Engulfed in Flames β€” David Sedaris

A Long Way Down β€” Nick Hornby

Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs β€” Chuck Klosterman

The Great Gatsby β€” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tellmewhy β€” Karlssonwilker