AIW04, Tuesday 1st of February 2011 at 5:30pm

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Own objectives

  1. discover the interest of others
  2. give feedback on material I know
  3. expand my centers of interest

Attended activities

Books to discover

I am willing to read any of those book during the following days and do daily discussion. They are sorted by topic and by preferences (from the highest to the lowest).


  1. The Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov, PublicAffairs 2011
  2. City of Bits by William J. Mitchell, MIT Press 1996
  3. Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias edited by Peter Ludlow, The MIT Press 2001
  4. Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, Cambridge University Press 2010
  5. Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald 2009
  6. Activism!: Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society by Tim Jordan, Reaktion Books, 2002

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  1. The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy by James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, 1962
  2. Wikinomics : How Mass Collaboration Changes everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, 2006
    1. Wikinomics Inspired by the best selling book Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams.

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  1. iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan, Harper&Collins 2008
    1. Your Brain At Work by David Rock seems much better based on his Google Tech Talk

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  1. Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought by Douglas Hofstadter, Basic Books 1995
  2. Closure: a story of everything by Hilary Lawson, Routledge, 2001
  3. Science from Fisher Information by B. Roy Frieden, Cambridge University Press 2004

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Note that more books I am considering reading are available in my ScanningNotes. Back to the Menu

Books already read

  • InformationRules regarding the economy of information, how it can be differentiated, the role of standards, etc
  • Supersizing the mind, by Andy Clark on extended cognition, how writing (and programming) does change but rather is cognition
  • TheFutureOfIdeas and the layers of control and how creative commons can be an effort to counter such policies
  • MecaMind, the history of tools related to computation
  • InformationFeudalism or how the what seems initially like creative liberty is "taken back" by the major economical actor (IPSO & such)
  • TheDarkSideOfGoogle and how one of the largest information company used 2-sided market to sell personal information yes appear "friendly"
  • CriticalPlay regarding the importance of games (and potentially the risk of gamification)
  • TurtlesTermitesAndTrafficJams on programming and thus thinking in a distributed fashion
  • HighSpeedSociety on the evolution and pace of technology, their impact on society at large
  • InternetRevolutionCulturelle, critical review on the "liberating medium"
  • TheSocietyOfMind, classic by Marvin Minsky on his psychological view on how to build engineer a mind
  • TheRedQueen, how runaway processes shaped our cognition
  • TheMatingMind or why seducing imposed additional pressure and forced animals to be smarter at selecting mates
  • TreeOfKnowledge
  • Accelerando
  • DiamondAge
  • TheSelfishGene (no notes yet)
  • ThePinballEffect (no notes yet), James Burke depicting creativity and innovation as lines across centuries and

Note that more notes on books I have finished reading are available in my PersonalInformationStream#Finished. Back to the Menu

Books currently reading

  • OpenGovernment O'Reilly 2010
    • discussing the impact of social network, OpenData, APIs and how citizen can leverage those new means and ask for more
  • TheDarkSideOfCreativity
    • discussing the idea that creativity is all too often pre-supposed as positive for society at large and for the individual in particular

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Overall remarks and conclusions

  • I would really appreciate the list of others, either before selection or just the final decision.

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