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The Library

Books, papers, and talks I think are worth paying attention to.
Accompanied by loose and opinionated notes.

To see things I haven't read browse the Anti Library

New Dark Age

James Bridle

Mind in Motion

Barbara Tversky

Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Daniel C. Dennett

From Bacteria to Bach and Back

Daniel C. Dennett

The Programmer's Brain

Felienne Hermans

Dealers of Lightning

Michael Hiltzik

If Then

Jill Lepore

Sand Talk

Tyson Yunkaporta


James Suzman

Gods of the Upper Air

Charles King

Toward An Anthropological Theory of Value

David Graeber

Where The Action Is

Paul Dourish

Speculative Everything

Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby

Governing the Commons

Elinor Ostrom

The Timeless Way of Building

Christopher Alexander

Radical Markets

Eric Posner and Glen Weyl

Encoding Race, Encoding Class

Sareeta Amrute

The Innovators

Walter Isaacson

Natural-Born Cyborgs

Andy Clark

What Technology Wants

Kevin Kelly

The Mushroom at the End of the World

Anna Tsing

Coding Freedom

Gabriella Coleman

A Cyborg Manifesto

Donna Haraway

Divining a Digital Future

Genevieve Bell & Paul Dourish

Sweetness and Power

Sidney Mintz

Working In Public

Nadia Eghbal

Anthropology: Why It Matters

Tim Ingold

Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber

Participant Observation

James P. Spradley

Visual Explanations

Edward Tufte

Imagined Communities

Benedict Anderson

Metaphor: A Practical Introduction

Zoltan Kovecses

The Ritual Process

Victor Turner

Finite and Infinite Games

James Carse

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman


Tim Ingold

Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things

George Lakoff

Purity and Danger

Mary Douglas

Addiction by Design

Natasha Dow Schull

The Interpretation of Cultures

Clifford Geertz

Descartes Error

Antonio Damasio

Metaphors We Live By

George Lakoff & Mark Johnson

Meat Planet

Ben Wugaft

The Gift

Marcel Mauss

We Have Never Been Modern

Bruno Latour

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