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Episode 003 - Technology (non-fiction)

By Book Club for Masochists

 Your Hosts This Episode Anna Ferri | Amanda Wanner | Matthew Murray We discuss online reading vs book reading (“I just want to read the wiki article”), whether pop science is formulaic, if we read non-fiction to learn explicit facts or provoke thought generally, the impact of blog writing/reading on technology books, our audiobook preferences, anti-narratives (handbooks), edutainment, “There is some fiction in my non-fiction!,” lying by omission, hate reads, and more… Technology (Non-Fiction) We Read (or kinda): Recommended What is Code? by Paul Ford, long-form article from Bloomberg Magazine  The Making of Crash Bandicoot by Andy Gavin (The series of blog posts Matthew read; for the deep nerds out there)  The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr  Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell  Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucen by Douglas Coupland (for a unique experience of technology reading)  The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua  Other books read Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) by Christian Rudder  The State of Play: Creators and Critics on Video Game Culture edited by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson  Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson  The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? by Patrick Tucker  A few more “books” we mentioned(or that Meghan wanted us to mention since she couldn’t be there) The Urban Biking Handbook: The DIY Guide to Building, Rebuilding, Tinkering with, and Repairing Your Bicycle for City Living by Charles Haine  Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson  The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage  Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents by Lisa Gitelman  How It Began: A Time-Traveler’s Guide to the Universe by Chris Impey (example of odd “padding” in non-fiction, but the science stuff is coooool)  BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google by John Palfrey  What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly  Other/Links 7 Things You Should Read About Technology’s Role in Our Future Hatoful Boyfriend - The pigeon dating game Why so few violent video games? by Gregory Avery-Weir (short, funny, recommended)  The World Future Society - produces The Futurist magazine for which Patrick Tucker is an editor… That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (an example of a book where the author really invites you to debate and disagree with the arguments in their work)  Check out our Pinterest board of all the Technology (non-fiction) books people in our club read (or tried to read).

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