Reading List

04:56pm | 06/01/2019 update
Daniel Tompkins

DIY politics Internet culture

If you're interested in a decentralized Internet, if you wonder how technology infiltrates politics (for better or worse), or if you're simply itching for a good read— take a look at one of the titles below. You'll find a mix of the pleasurable and the scholarly; but undoubtably something interesting. For my own sake I split the list up into "Reading, To Read, and Read". If you see anything on the list that you recognize, let me know what you thought! If you have a recommendation, drop a line in the comments! Also take a look at my recent Bookmarks Dump for additional reading, tutorials, entertainment, and other content.


To Read


Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

—by Roger McNamee

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

—by Jessa Lingel

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

—by Jessa Lingel

Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy

—by David Karpf

The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity, Reviews

—by Amy Webb

The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz

—by Aaron Swartz et al.

The Pathology of Communicative Capitalism

—by David W. Hill

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

—by Ben Horowitz

Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology

—by Timothy Morton

The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns

—by Sasha Issenberg

Steve Jobs

—by Walter Isaacson

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

—by Robert M. Pirsig

The Doors of Perception

—by Aldous Huxley

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

—by Franklin Foer

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

—by Yuval Noah Harari

#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

—by Cass Sunstein

The Political Spectrum: The Tumultuous Liberation of Wireless Technology

—by Thomas Hazlett

Behind the Blip: Essays on the Culture of Software

—by Matthew Fuller et al.

NODE vol 01

—by Mike Dank et al.

Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

—by Claire L. Evans

Prototype Politics: Technology-Intensive Campaigning and the Data of Democracy

—by Daniel Kreiss

The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution

—by Micah White

Never Finished 🤷‍♀️