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Reading Lists

2021

  • Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking - David Bayles and Ted Orland
  • Pollution is Colonialism - Max Liboiron
  • Mapping abundance for a planetary future - Candace Fujikane
  • Work: A history of how we spend our time - James Suzman
  • Slowdown - Danny Dorling
  • Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer

2020

  • Japansoft - Alex Wiltshire
  • Takram Design Engineering - Hisato Ogata and Kinya Tagawa
  • Discursive Design - Bruce M. Tharp & Stephanie M. Tharp
  • Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design - Beatriz Colomina & Mark Wigley
  • Middlemarch - George Eliot
  • Small is Beautiful - E.F. Schumacher
  • Designs For the Pluriverse - Arturo Escobar

2019

  • Heart of Darkness - Jospeh Conrad
  • The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett
  • Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History - Michel Trouillot
  • The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui
  • Coders at Work - Peter Seibel
  • A Theory of Fun for Game Design - Raph Koster
  • Understanding Media - Marshall Mcluhan
  • Lifelong Kindergarten - Mitchell Resnick
  • How to Do Nothing - Jenny Odell
  • The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett
  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character - Richard P. Feynman
  • Palaces for the People - Eric Klinenberg
  • The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing - Marie Kondo
  • The Dispossed - Ursula Le Guin
  • Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of The Machine
  • The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal - Mitchell Waldrop
  • The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning How to Learn - Richard Hamming
  • Design For the Real World - Victor Papanek
  • The Book of Tea - Okakura Kakuzō
  • Deschooling Society - Ivan Illich
  • Orality and Literacy - Walter J. Ong
  • Notes on the Synthesis of Form - Cristopher W. Alexander
  • Speculative Everything - Anthony Dunne & Fiana Raby
  • Ser du Månen, Daniel - Puk Damsgård
  • The Field Study Handbook - Jan Chipchase
  • Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form - Robert Venturi
  • Design Research Through Practice: From the Lab, Field, and Showroom - Ilpo Koskinen
  • New Dark Age - James Bridle
  • Design as an Attitude - Alice Rawsthorne
  • The Uninhabitable Earth - David Wallace-Wells

Books Which Have Inspired Me

  • Seeing Like a State - James C. Scott
  • The Visual Presentation of Quantitative Information - Edward Tufte
  • Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History - Michel Trouillot
  • Understanding Media - Marshall Mcluhan
  • Mindstorms - Seymour Papert
  • The Field Study Handbook - Jan Chipchase
  • Discursive Design - Bruce M. Tharp & Stephanie M. Tharp
edit dates: 24-06-2021 01-09-2019

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