Reading

Here is a list of books that I have read (from beginning to end) since the beginning of 2018—mostly for leisure but some for research. It’s all too easy to forget what we’ve read as we move to the next book, so this functions as a convenient, digital record.

2021

  • Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? by Mark Fisher
  • Capital Is Dead: Is this Something Worse? by McKenzie Wark
  • Written Matter by Andrew McLuhan
  • A Hacker Manifesto by McKenzie Wark
  • Timeline: a Visual History of Our World by Peter Goes

2020

  • The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution with a foreword by Stephen Fry
  • 12 Rules for Life: an Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
  • Never Use Futura by Douglas Thomas
  • Podcasting: The Audio Media Revolution by Martin Spinelli and Lance Dann
  • Digital Media Ecologies: Entanglements of Content, Code and Hardware by Sy Taffel
  • Laws of Media: The New Science by Marshall and Eric McLuhan
  • The Medium Is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore
  • Notes on Nationalism by George Orwell
  • The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

2019

  • Insanely Simple by Ken Segall
  • Crossing the Postmodern Divide by Albert Borgmann
  • Media Ecology: an Approach to Understanding the Human Condition by Lance Strate
  • Orality and Literacy by Walter J. Ong
  • Understanding Media: the Extensions of Man by Marshall McLuhan
  • Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology by Neil Postman
  • Counterblast by Marshall McLuhan
  • Mapping Media Ecology: Introduction to the Field by Dennis D. Cali
  • Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Horrible Words: A Guide to the Misuse of English by Rebecca Gowers
  • The Medium and the Message: Collected Speeches by Marshall McLuhan by Marshall McLuhan
  • Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

2018

  • Steve Jobs: An Infographic Portrait by Kevin Lynch
  • Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking
  • Aqua and Bondi by Stephen Hackett
  • Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
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