reading lists

~ 2018 ~

  1. Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato, Wars and Capital (Semiotext(e), 2018)
  2. Eli Zaretsky, Political Freud: A History (Columbia UP, 2015)
  3. Dagmar Herzog, Cold War Freud: Psychoanalysis in an Age of Catastrophes (Oxford UP, 2016)
  4. Tim Crane, The Meaning of Belief (Harvard UP, 2017)
  5. Clemens Apprich, Technotopia. A Media Genealogy of Net Cultures (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017)
  6. Palle Yourgrau, A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein (Basic Books, 2005)
  7. Carlo Rovelli, The Order of Time (Riverhead Books, 2018)
  8. Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber, The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty (W.W. Norton, 2014).
  9. Ramesh Srinivasan, Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World (NYU Press, 2017)
  10. Jodi A. Byrd, The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism (Minnesota UP, 2011)
  11. Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll, Minitel: Welcome to the Internet (MIT, 2017)
  12. Eric M. Conway, Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars (John Hopkins UP, 2015)
  13. Ken Hollings, Welcome to Mars: Politics. Pop Culture, and Weird Science in 1950s America (North Atlantic Books, 2014)
  14. James Hartford, Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon (John Wiley & Sons, 1997)
  15. Dava Sobel, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (Penguin Books, 2017)
  16. Marie Hicks, Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (MIT Press, 2018).
  17. Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press, 2018)
  18. Virginia Eubanks, Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)
  19. Tara Abraham, Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdisciplinary Life in Science (MIT Press, 2016)
  20. Thomas S. Mullaney, The Chinese Typewriter. A History (MIT Press, 2017)
  21. Rick Gruneau, Sport and Modernity (Polity, 2017)
  22. Wladimir Velminski, Homo Sovieticus: Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny (MIT Press, 2017)
  23. Yuri Slezkine, The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution (Princeton UP, 2017)
  24. Sven-Eric Liedman, A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx (Verso, 2018)
  25. Richard Wolin, The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s (Princeton UP,  2010)
  26. Edward Jones-Imhotep, The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War [An examination of how technological failures defined nature and national identity in Cold War Canada] (MIT Press, 2017)
  27. Andrew Feenberg, Technosystem: The Social Life of Reason (Harvard UP, 2017)
  28. Adrian Mackenzie, Machine Learners: Archaeology of Data Practice (MIT Press, 2017)
  29. Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age (Simon & Schuster, 2017)
  30. Ronald E. Day, Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data (MIT Press, 2014)
  31. Marc Raboy, Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World (Oxford UP, 2016)
  32. Mark Wigley, Buckminster Fuller Inc.: Architecture in the Age of Radio (Lars Müller Publishers, 2016)
  33. Alex Wright, Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age (Oxford, 2014)
  34. David Link, Archaeology of Algorithmic Artefacts (Univocal Publishing, 2016)
  35. Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Penguin, 2016)
  36. Dan Bouk, How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual (Chicago UP, 2018)
  37. David Armitage, Civil Wars: A History in Ideas (Harvard UP, 2017)
  38. Nancy Isenberg, White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America (Penguin, 2016)


~ 2017 ~

  1. Angela Nagle, Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan And Tumblr To Trump And The Alt-Right (Zero Books, 2017)
  2. Benjamin Bratton, The Stack. On Software and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2015)
  3. Wendy Chun, Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT Press, 2016)
  4. Nick Dyer-Witheford, Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex (Pluto Press, 2015)
  5. Antonio Garcia Martinez, Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley (Harper Collins, 2016)
  6. Ashlee Vance, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (HarperCollins, 2015)
  7. Fred Kaplan, Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyberwar (Simon and Schuster, 2016)