READS






Rules, in principle ...

    * _____ reccomends _____ a book

    * If _____ reads it, _____ gets to pick another one, OR defer to _____

    * _____ takes responsibility to follow the progression, when _____ cares that _____ does _____




Reading ...

2018
Beach beneath the street
Molecular red
Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams - Inventing the future (postcapitalism)
[...]

2018/05
e-flux journal - The internet Does Not Exist
(@paper)

20191107
Herman/Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent (1988)
(@pc ???)

2020/1-2
Suarez: Daemon + Freedom (2006 + 2010)
(@kindle, with annotations)

2020/04
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974)
(@kindle → @sony)


_________________ kindle dies second time ... with seawater

2020/05
Marx - The Communist Manifesto (1848)
(@sony + annotations)

2020/06
Wark - Dispositions (unfinished randomness, mostly reading @sony @eljablito.casa.arte)

2020/07 W3
Francis Spufford - Red Plenty (2010)
(highlighted @kobo, epub)

2020/07 W4→W1
Doctorow - Walkaway (2017)
(heavily annotated, crosslinked @ kobo, epub)

2020/08 W2
Kim Stanley Robinson - Red Mars (1992)
(annotated @ kobo, epub conversion)

2020/08 W3→W4
KSR - Blue Mars
(yes, read part 3 after part 1 by accident)

2020/08 W4→W1
KSR - Green Mars

Lenin - What is to be done?

From Marx to Mao Tse-tung : a study in revolutionary dialectics / by George Thomson  Broché – 1 janvier 1973 
https://www.amazon.fr/Marx-Mao-Tse-tung-revolutionary-dialectics/dp/B002V4BWRS
https://www.marxists.org/history/erol/uk.secondwave/thomson-1.pdf

2021/10
Malevich 1921 "on leniency"
Mladen Stilinovič 1993 "praise of laziness"
https://www.art-collection-telekom.com/en/collection/material-value-of-laziness

2021/12
Sara Ahmed
https://www.morgan-klaus.com/readings/killjoy-manifesto.html
<dmytri



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https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/testing-theories-of-american-politics-elites-interest-groups-and-average-citizens/62327F513959D0A304D4893B382B992B
"yale" oligarchy study (actually, princeton)
simplified: https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27074746


https://www.uwestminsterpress.co.uk/site/books/m/10.16997/book47
"""
Marx and Digital Machines
Alienation, Technology, Capitalism
Mike Healy
---
Mike Healy argues that such approaches are inherently faulty drawing upon qualitative research informed by Marx’s theory of alienation. Using Marx’s theory, he considers participants in three distinct settings: the workplace of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals; university scholars researching the ethical and societal implications of our digital environment; and a group of pensioners living in South London, UK, undertaking ICT training. By delving beneath the surface of how digital technologies are created, researched and experienced, this study illustrates the contradictory nature of our digital lives, as they directly arise from the needs of capitalism. 
"""


https://housing.wiki/wiki/Village_Buildings
<tim.mccormick
@@hacking-housing


https://exodus875.wordpress.com/
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0915BFQVM?fbclid=IwAR1xTKSzjOrzQnQdGcM9v5C6I-EuciEhHgTo3AzmhkR8drHPV0rVM7FAtW0
Kevin Carson
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"""
I incorporated material from James Scott (Against the Grain), and David Graeber and David Wengrow (The Dawn of Everything) into Chapter One of The State: Theory and Praxis. https://thestatetheoryandpraxis.wordpress.com/
I'm hoping to have a rough draft of Chapter Fifteen up within the next couple of weeks, and be finished within a few weeks after that. As I expected, this book turned out to be a relatively quick write after finishing a previous long-term project, much like Homebrew Industrial Revolution -- which I wrote in a little over a year after completing the almost four-year project of Organization Theory.
"""


Paolo Freire - Pedagogy of the oppressed
<dkleiner


combahee river collective statement
(..."is my starting place [for understanding domination hierarchies, their single-directedness, and intersectionality in relation to class]"...) 


https://www.appropedia.org/Book:The_Future_We_Deserve
100 essays about the future


Fukuoka - one straw revolution
#garduino #rewilding


Ellen Ullman - Close to the Machine
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Ullman
<ckohtala
#hack


https://www.appropedia.org/The_Unplugged
SHORT
<vgupta
#economics #scifi


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XZCYDFI
los indias - book of community
"a practical guide..."
#coliving


The Barefoot Architect
https://books.google.com/books?id=AzUOx2kaQJMC&printsec=frontcover
#architecture #diy


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Chernyshevsky
"""
In 1862, he was arrested and confined in the Fortress of St. Peter and Paul, where he wrote his famous novel What Is to Be Done? The novel was an inspiration to many later Russian revolutionaries, who sought to emulate the novel's hero Rakhmetov, who was wholly dedicated to the revolution, ascetic in his habits and ruthlessly disciplined, to the point of sleeping on a bed of nails and eating only raw steak in order to build strength for the Revolution. Among those who have referenced the novel include Lenin, who wrote a political pamphlet of the same name. 
"""
#politics #agitprop


https://www.amazon.com/Organization-after-Social-Media-Lovink/dp/1570273383
<ckohtala
#postchatter


"military manuals"
#bushcraft


"""
The book:
    Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves by Kathryn McCamant
is one of the best introductions to the concept.
...
    o500 ... associated with ... futurist P.M./Hans Widmer, author of the important Post-Industrial futurist work Bolo'Bolo.
"""
<eric.hunting
#coliving #hackinghousing


Ernest Callenbach - Ecotopia (1975)
"""
Ernest Callenbach (April 3, 1929 – April 16, 2012) was an American author, film critic, editor, and simple living adherent.[1] He became famous due to his internationally successful semi-utopian novel Ecotopia (1975). 
"""
#eco #radical


COMMUNISM 101
"""
Start with Marx:
    Wage Labor And Capital,
    The Communist Manifesto, and
    Critique Of The Gotha Programme
Also read by Engels:
    Principals Of Communism and
    Socialism: Utopian And Scientific
"""
----------------------
Engels - The Principles of Communism (1847):
    https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm
Michael Parenti - Blackshirts and Reds
Terry Eagleton - Why Marx was Right


Paul Cockshott / Allin Cottrell - Towards a New Socialism
"""
Paul Cockshott has done writings about this (however some of his other takes are kinda eh). Towards a New Socialism however is apparently really good for this. It’s on my own list to read too.
"""
http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/
#economics #socialism #cybersyn


Manufacturing Consent (Herman/Chomsky)
#postmedia


Jack London - The Iron Heel
(version with footnotes)
<frankly


Mark Fisher - Capitalist Realism


Ursula K. Le Guin - The Dispossessed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dispossessed
<aar
<matic


Neuromancer:
(via that sci-fi list)


rene daumal - mount analogue :
    <regina.de.miguel


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkey_Wrench_Gang


Kim Stanley Robinson:
    Aurora (2015)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ministry_for_the_Future (2020)


https://jacobinmag.com/2021/03/herbert-marcuse-student-revolts-of-1968-ucsd-lecture
<zadnikar


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monkey_Wrench_Gang

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_China_Rules_the_World


BRECHT POEMS
https://www.yeyebook.com/en/bertolt-brecht-the-song-about-the-class-enemy-eng/
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(browsing monoskop)
https://www.artpool.hu/hypermedia/index-en.html
(short, classics, pointer to semi-current practicians)

"""
Roland Boer — "Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners". 
...
"I got it best book I ever read"
...
Also, read John Ross' "China's Road".
"""

https://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/315701/1/FOSTER%20Complete%20Thesis%20FINAL%20DRAFT%20WITH%20CORRECTIONS.pdf
Paul De Man on "irony as infinite chain of solvents"
#polemics #postirony

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    LATER

https://www.dukeupress.edu/complaint
sara ahmed - complaint!

einstein "why socialism"
https://monthlyreview.org/2009/05/01/why-socialism

https://feministkilljoys.com/2021/10/31/gender-critical-gender-conservative


https://www.appropedia.org/Welcome_to_Appropedia
appropedia in general
#cht #alike


kafka metamorphosis
<andrea liu

https://portside.org/2021-11-17/socialism-chinese-characteristics-guide-foreigners


Xi speech on Marx (2019)
https://www.facebook.com/XiDeleteThis/posts/201906490421749

https://www.akpress.org/powerofneighborhood.html
diagnol: bolo'bolo
and more from AKpress ...

https://monoskop.org/log/?p=22793
Andreas Malm: How to Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to Fight in a World on Fire (2021)

https://issue.xpub.nl/
#art / media art / publishing / zoomers / #postpostmodernism

In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism (Common Notions)  Paperback – April 1, 2013 
by George Caffentzis(Author)
<DK

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/11/ewan-morrison-top-10-books-communes
#list about communes

https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1938/09.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humberto_Maturana
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabelle_Stengers
cybernetics
philosophy of science
<CK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Hofstadter
I am a strange loop
Gödel, Escher, Bach


agonistic design
<ckohtala
~2020-02-14


Inverse Infrastructures: Disrupting Networks from Belowedited
by Tineke M. Egyedi, Donna C. Mehos


ivan chtcheglov - ?:
    "Formulary for a New Urbanism"


ivan illich - tools for convivality :
    tried once, didn't start strong


venkatesh rao - tempo :
    started


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_the_Commune
"""
Building the Commune is a 2017 book by sociologist and philosopher George Ciccariello-Maher. In this work Maher focuses on the participatory democratic nature of the Venezuelan commune system focusing on the history of this institution developing within the poor barios of Venezuela during the economic troubles of the 1980s and 1990s and their political growth under the Hugo Chávez presidency.[1]
"""


"""
Robert Heinlein’s ‘Stranger in a strange land’
would fit into this. Probably not as it doesn’t deal with economics specifically. But it definitely has a focus on alternative living.
"""


https://fore.yale.edu/Publications/Books/Living-Earth-Community


rober macfarlane - underworld
<christo


Kim Stanley Robinson - Aurora (2015)
https://boingboing.net/2015/11/16/our-generation-ships-will-sink.html
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_(novel)


The Social Labs Revolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges
https://books.google.co.th/books/about/The_Social_Labs_Revolution.html?id=PT_yAAAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y
"""
Current responses to our most pressing societal challenges—from poverty to ethnic conflict to climate change—are not working. These problems are incredibly dynamic and complex, involving an ever-shifting array of factors, actors, and circumstances. They demand a highly fluid and adaptive approach, yet we address them by devising fixed, long-term plans. Social labs, says Zaid Hassan, are a dramatically more effective response. Social labs bring together a diverse a group of stakeholders—not to create yet another five-year plan but to develop a portfolio of prototype solutions, test those solutions in the real world, use the data to further refine them, and test them again. Hassan builds on a decade of experience—as well as drawing from cutting-edge research in complexity science, networking theory, and sociology—to explain the core principles and daily functioning of social labs, using examples of pioneering labs from around the world. He offers a new generation of problem solvers an effective, practical, and exciting new vision and guide.
"""


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Against_the_Grain:_A_Deep_History_of_the_Earliest_States
"""
Against the Grain returns to pre-history and discusses the conditions under which the first people stopped living as hunter-gatherers and moved to live in permanent settlements based on agriculture and administered by an elite. Scott challenges the conventional narrative that this change was welcome and voluntary for most participants. 
"""


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9rive
(derive & psychogeography & situationism)
study more situationism


https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technology






LIST OF LISTS

🔗commonground !


https://edgeryders.eu/t/econ-sf-a-selection-of-works-and-authors/8582/75
great list


http://economicsciencefiction.blogspot.com/


https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Books


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"What you should do if you want a lot of folks to read Beer is pitch a reader to Verso or Haymarket."
#publishers #labels


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