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there’s a lot of good stuff that we don’t have time to touch on, but has influenced this course in some way and, given infinite time, would feel like an exciting inclusion in the reading list. None of these are compulsory, though reading them will definitely make you think in new and interesting ways about the web.

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Critical Interface Toolbox

net art
  Olia Lialina, my boyfriend came back from the war
  rhizome net art anthology
  Alex Galloway, Jodi’s Infrastructure

internet history and the vernacular web
  Olia Lialina, Prof. Dr. Style
  Toph Tucker and Jasmine Lee Restaurant Websites

making websites
  Laurel Schwulst, my website is a shifting house next to a river of knowledge, what could yours be?
  Paul Ford, i had a couple of drinks and woke up with 1000 nerds

the internet
  Benjamin Bratton, The Black Stack
  Everest Pipkin, It was raining in the data center
  Julian Oliver, Stealth Infrastructure

writing code
  Marvin Minsky, Why programming is a good medium for expressing poorly understood and sloppily-formulated ideas

  Jack Burnham, Software
  Nicholas Negroponte, soft architecture machines
  Dan Taeyoung, conversation is a cybernetic technology
  Felicity Scott, Discourse, Seek, Interact: Urban Systems at MIT
  Keller Easterling, An Internet of Things

  Ava Kofman, les simerables
  Nicky Case, how to simulate the universe in 134 easy steps
  Bret Victor, explorable explanations
  Emily Scott Climate Change and Representational Breakdown

game design
  Jonah Weiner Where do dwarf-eating carp come from
  Bret Victor stop drawing dead fish
  Ian Bogost The Rhetoric of Video Games

other intelligences
  Rolf Pfeifer, Symbols, Patterns, Behaviour: Toward a New Understanding of Intelligence
  Elvia Wilk with Jenna Sutela Slime Intelligence

  Shannon Mattern Mapping’s Intelligent Agents
  Os Keyes The Body Instrumental

the decentralised web
  Francis Tseng, Decentralise what?
  Ulises Ali Mejias, Off the network

technology and urbanism
  Shannon Mattern, A City is Not A Computer
  Shannon Mattern, Instrumental City: The View from Hudson Yards
  Keller Easterling, Extrastatecraft

scraping and investigative journalism
  bellingcat online investigation toolkit
  list of people search and data broker websites

online activism
  Zeynep Tufecki, Twitter and Tear Gas
  Sasha Costanza-Chock, Out of the Shadows, into the Streets
  Ethan Zuckerman, The Cute Cat Theory of Digital Activism

writing about libraries
  Karly Wildenhaus Towards a Library Without Walls
  Shannon Mattern, Fugitive Libraries
  Shannon Mattern, Public In/Formation

great libraries online
  bret victor’s library
  laurel schwulst’s teaching library
  monoskop aaaaarg
  cybernetics digital library

great libraries offline
  cybernetics library IRL

cool tech journalism/essays
  logic mag
  real life
  the new inquiry blog