MachineMachine /stream - search for reading en-us LifePress <![CDATA[Collapse of Civilization reading list]]>

This is a list of books on and related to collapse broken down by various categories.

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:59:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Critical Designer, Activist Engineer: Making Things and Making Things Happen]]>

What happens when design and engineering research results in activism, human rights work, politics, or matters of equity and justice? Engineers and designers are often thought of as “problem-solvers” in mostly technical, practical, and formal senses. But this class explores the equally compelling history of engineering and design projects that raise difficult questions, aid marginalized communities, address urgent social issues, or create new social conditions.We’ll talk to designers, artists, and engineers who work on issues of sustainability, power, health, education, and more. And we’ll run our own experiments in creative design work for the public good. The class includes significant reading, field trip(s) and guest lectures, short experiments, and a culminating project.We want you to witness and be inspired by the exciting, expansive fields of what are variously called social design, engineering for the public good, socially engaged art practices, and many other names. However, we also want you to be well versed in the many, many pitfalls of so-called “activist” work with technology—when it’s under-informed, poorly researched, focused on form and not on substance, it risks not only being ineffective, but can lead to actual harm. We take this risk seriously, so this course will have you mostly listening, learning, listening and learning some more, and, finally proposing—not carrying out fully-fledged projects in one semester. Trust us on this: We can have fun and be at play with ideas while also operating with due diligence as socially-minded engineers and designers. Humility and questions are your trusty companions here, your true north. We want to help you to lay a foundation; you will have many, many future opportunities to build the house.

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 03:59:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Ask MeFi: Good middle age group graphic novels for a woke 9 year old girl]]>

As above! I saw her reading Nnedi Okorafor's Ikenga. Shippable to US on not amazon would be great. Very social justice orientated family. Thank you!

Mon, 31 Aug 2020 06:34:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Understanding Interactive Media: Critical Questions & Concepts]]>

This seminar course is an introduction to the concepts, questions, and components that encompass interactive media as it relates to creative expression and critical engagement. Students will learn to analyze interactive media’s constituent parts, engage in readings that critically examine both the impact that interactive media and technology have on culture and societies as well as the ways in which social contexts shape the development and application of these technologies, and apply these concepts in a series of creative exercises. The contexts become apparent by examining interactive media and interactivity through the lenses of relevant critical perspectives including politics, economics, ethics, race, gender, psychology, and the environment. Throughout the semester students will learn and apply critical texts to analyze interactive media and build a vocabulary for making sense of our increasingly mediated world. The course thus serves to introduce a conceptual foundation for students to inform and direct their own creative practice by establishing a lexicon of basic operating definitions and reinforcing a culture of makers capable of critical reflection and awareness. Readings, discussions, research, creative exercises and writing constitute the body of this course.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 22:59:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates - The Verge]]>

There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome: minuscule twists of DNA and RNA that combine to express all of the traits and characteristics that make each of us unique. Each gene is given a name and alphanumeric code, known as a symbol, which scientists use to coordinate research.

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 06:13:16 -0700
<![CDATA[MA Internet Equalities Reading List - Creative Computing Institute - Medium]]>

We are very excited about our new MA Internet Equalities Course, which will explore how power relations are organized, embedded and perpetuated in internet technologies, and how they can be re-organized or challenged through critical, creative and activist practice.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 08:59:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Reading List | From the Archive: Readings for a Pandemic]]>

Here at Places, in the Bay Area, we are sheltering in place, and adjusting to changed rhythms and new anxieties as we communicate via Skype or Zoom, check the news obsessively, and find new forms of social solidarity in the time of social distancing.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:59:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public | Internet Archive Blogs]]>

To address our unprecedented global and immediate need for access to reading and research materials, as of today, March 24, 2020, the Internet Archive will suspend waitlists for the 1.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 05:21:25 -0700
<![CDATA[A Theory-Fiction Reading List – The Wasted World]]>

What even is theory-fiction? In short, it is the intersection of theory and fiction, and also the “dissolution of the opposition itself” (Fisher 1999, p 156).

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:54:19 -0800
<![CDATA[Feminist Voices in Technology]]>

Abbate, J. (2017) Recoding Gender: women's changing participation in computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Atkinson, P. (2011) Computer. London: Reaktion Books. Balsamo, A. (1999). Technologies of the gendered body: Reading Cyborg Women. Durham: Duke University Bridle, J.

Sun, 27 Oct 2019 13:48:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Towards a Viable Planetarity: The Terraforming Reading List — Strelka Mag]]>

Applications for the new program directed by design theorist Benjamin Bratton are being accepted until October 31. Find out more about The Terraforming here. Benjamin Bratton’s latest book lays the groundwork for the upcoming research project at Strelka Institute.

Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:21:14 -0700
<![CDATA[We Get The Daddies We Deserve | MEL Magazine]]>

Greetings and welcome to Bro Bibles, a series in which I ruin my summer by reading the books your worst ex-boyfriend holds dear to his heart.

Sat, 21 Sep 2019 09:02:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Dark deconstructions of children's TV shows/characters?]]>

I've read fantastic, dark - often very political analyses - of TV shows like Thomas the Tank Engine, Teletubbies, Mr.Blobby, and Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch.... but I'd like to find some more. What other dystopian, playful, surreal, philosophical, deconstructive readings of kid's television shows/characters are out there? I am more interested in kid's TV shows, rather than movies, because there is more material to go with, but certain classic films, like Willy Wonka perhaps, would be appreciated too

Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:47:29 -0700
<![CDATA[History of Computing Timeline]]>

As part of a series of posts that I’ve been calling “Open Source PhD,” I’m posting some of the materials that I prepared as I was studying for my comprehensive exams. You can see the reading lists for those exams here.

Sat, 27 Jul 2019 16:56:40 -0700
<![CDATA[Readings in AI Ethics - Markkula Center for Applied Ethics]]>

Irina Raicu is the director of the Internet Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Views are her own.

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:53:13 -0700
<![CDATA[Collapse: A reading list]]>

This post is a list of essays and articles covering climate and ecological breakdown from various perspectives, including how these overlapping crises may induce collapse of industrial civilisation as we know it. This is companion piece to my essay on collapse – please read that first.

We are currently living in the early ripples of extinction-magnitude crises. There is no time for cheermongering or false hope. The time to act is now.

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 09:37:20 -0800
<![CDATA[Part I HSPS Decolonial Reading List (2018-2019)]]>

The Human, Social, Political Sciences (HSPS) Cambridge undergraduate degree purports to offer students a broad and interdisciplinary understanding of the issues that matter in our world.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:09:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Cyborgs and Cybernetics Syllabus – Danya Glabau]]>

In the fall 2018 semester, I am teaching a semester-long class on Cyborgs and Cybernetics at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Due to popular demand, I’m sharing the reading list. The course is taught as a 3000-level, writing intensive seminar. It meets twice a week for about 2 hours per session.

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 10:09:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code | Technology | The Guardian]]>

The death of a woman hit by a self-driving car highlights an unfolding technological crisis, as code piled on code creates ‘a universe no one fully understands’ by The 18th of March 2018, was the day tech insiders had been dreading.

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:37:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Afro-pessimism Reading List | Benjamin Noys -]]>

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:45:33 -0700