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A semi-ordered book list.

Time and Space

The Railway Journey by Wolfgang Schivelbusch (Author)

Cyberspace: First Steps by Michael L. Benedikt (Editor)

Cyborgs@Cyberspace?: An Ethnographer Looks to the Future by David Hakken

Computing History

Bots: The Origin of a New Species by Andrew Leonard

Computing in the Middle Ages by


Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects by Graham Harman

Cyborg Studies

The Cyborg's Dilemma - Progressive Embodiment in Virtual Environments by Frank Biocca

After Culture - Reflections on the Apparition of Anthropology in Artificial Life, a Science of Simulation by Gary Lee Downey

Cyberspace: First Steps by Michael Benedikt, 1991

The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader by Fiona Hovenden (Editor), et al.

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen (Author), C. Wright Mills (Introduction)

Urban Studies

Architecture or Techno-Utopia: Politics after Modernism by Felicity Dale Elliston Scott

The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects by Lewis Mumford

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William Hollingsworth Whyte

Critical Studies

Against the Megamachine: Essays on Empire and its Enemies by David Watson (Author)

Information Anxiety 2 by Richard S. Wurman (Author)

Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization by Steven C. High

Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder by David Weinberger

Supercapitalism : The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert B. Reich

Information Society

A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age by Daniel H. Pink

Collective Intelligence: Mankind's Emerging World in Cyberspace by Pierre Lévy

Time and Bits: Managing Digital Continuity by Margaret MacLean by Ben H. Davis (Editor)

A Geography of Time: The Temporal Misadventures of a Social Psychologist, or How Every Culture Keeps Time Just a Little Bit Differently by Robert Levine

Else/Where: Mapping — New Cartographies of Networks and Territories by Peter Hall

Mirror Worlds: or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox...How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean by David Hillel Gelernter

Science Fiction and Future Culture

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Anthropology Through Science Fiction by Carol Mason (Author), et al.

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts by Heather Masri

Games and Gameplay

Critical Play: Radical Game Design by Mary Flanagan


Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environment by Malcolm McCullough

All That Is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity by Marshall Berman

Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative by Bernard, H. Russell

Technospaces: Inside the New Media by Sally Munt

Ambient Findability by Peter Morville

The Information Society as Post-Industrial Society by Yoneji Masuda

Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture: City, Technology and Society in the Information Age by Eduard Bru

Clicking In: Hot Links to a Digital Culture Edited by Lynn Hershman Leeson

Postmodern Theory by Steven Best and Douglas Kellner

Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Empire of Signs by Roland Barthes

Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan

The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual by Victor Witter Turner

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner

War Of The Worlds: Cyberspace And The High-tech Assault On Reality by Mark Slouka

Crafting Selves: Power, Gender, and Discourses of Identity in a Japanese Workplace by Dorinne Kondo

The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918 by Stephen Kern

The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape by James Howard Kunstler

Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience by Erving Goffman

The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone's Impact on Society by Richard Seyler Ling

Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone by Jon Agar

Material Culture and Technology in Everyday Life: Ethnographic Approaches by Phillip Vannini (Author)

Maintaining Relationships Through Communication: Relational, Contextual, and Cultural Variations by Daniel J. Canary (Editor), Marianne Dainton (Editor)

Global Technography: Ethnography in the Age of Mobility by Grant Kien

Perpetual Contact: Mobile Communication, Private Talk, Public Performance by James E. Katz (Editor), Mark Aakhus (Editor)

Cell Phone Culture: Mobile Technology in Everyday Life by Gerard Goggin

The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication by Heather A. Horst

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity by Erving Goffman

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman

Interaction Ritual - Essays on Face-to-Face Behavior by Erving Goffman

Behavior in Public Places: Notes on the Social Organization of Gatherings by Erving Goffman

Chronoschisms: Time, Narrative, and Postmodernism by Ursula K. Heise

Information Multiplicity: American Fiction in the Age of Media Saturation by John Johnston

The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society by Norbert Wiener

The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida

The Significance of the Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner

Conspicuous Consumption by Thorstein Veblen

Class: A Guide Through the American Status System by Martim De Avillez, Paul Fussell

The 4-hour Workweek: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by John G. Palfrey

The Future of the Internet - And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain

Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge by Cass R. Sunstein

The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler

The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do by Clotaire Rapaille

How Customers Think: Essential Insights into the Mind of the Market by Gerald Zaltman

The Psychology Of Everyday Living by Ernest Dichter (Author)

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

The Strategy of Desire by Ernest Dichter

Cyborg: The Man-Machine by Marie O'Mahony

Neuromancer by William Gibson

How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics by N. Katherine Hayles

Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

Cyborgs & Citadel s: Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies by Gary Lee Downey with Joseph Dumit, Donna Haraway, Deborah Heath, David J. Hess, Frederick Klemmer, Juan C. Lucena, Emily Martin, Laury Oaks, Paul Rabinow, Rayna Rapp, Karen-Sue Taussig, Sharon Traweek, Ariane Van Der Straten, Sarah Williams, Gary Lee Downey and Joseph Dumit.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte

Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte

Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity, 1920-1940 by Roland Marchand

Decoding Advertisements by Judith Williamson

Sign Wars: The Cluttered Landscape of Advertising by Robert Goldman

The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media by Walter Benjamin

The System of Objects by Jean Baudrillard

Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism - Post-Contemporary Interventions by Fredric Jameson

Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord

Simulacra and Simulation by Sheila Faria Glaser, Jean Baudrillard

Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series by John Berger

Consuming Life by Zygmunt Bauman

Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty by Zygmunt Bauman

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Anthony D. Williams, Don Tapscott

Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory by Bruno Latour

Liquid Life by Zygmunt Bauman

Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature by Donna Haraway

Modest_Witness@ Second_Millenni um.FemaleMan_Me ets_OncoMouse: Feminism and Technoscience by Donna Jeanne Haraway

The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness by Donna Jeanne Haraway

How Like a Leaf: An Interview with Donna Haraway by Donna Haraway

We Have Never Been Modern by Bruno Latour

Mindware: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Cognitive Science by Andy Clark

The Idea Factory: Learning to Think at MIT by Pepper White

Beyond Culture by Edward T. Hall, et al.

Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Peter Morville, Louis Rosenfeld

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

Placing Words: Symbols, Space, and the City by William J. Mitchell

Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridg

Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions by Theresa Neil, Bill Scott

Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition by Steve Krug

The A to Z of Postmodern Life: Essays on Global Culture in the Noughties by Ziauddin Sardar

The Making of Second Life: Notes from the New World by Wagner James Au

Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts by Heather Masri