Book List

There are many, many books I want to read in order to develop my understanding and awareness of all the things I’m interested in. While I admit I haven’t always been the most voracious reader, I’m challenging myself to read and learn as much as possible in the coming years. The following is a list of books that I have and haven’t read, and I hope you’ll take this opportunity to make recommendations if you know of something that might interest me. If you want to suggest a book, article, or anything else that you think I should have a look at, please leave me a note in the comments to this page.

Note: Remember, if you use, you can simply tag an article with “for:augmented” if you want me to see it.

Want to Read:

Grand Theft Childhood – Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson
Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs – Chuck Klosterman
Convergence Culture – Henry Jenkins
Simulacra and Simulation – Jean Baudrillard
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick
Mind Wide Open – Steven Johnson
Deep Time of the Media – Siegried Zielinski
The Ten-Cent Plague – David Hadju
Modernism: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies – Tim Middleton
Joystick Nation – J.C. Herz
Trigger Happy – Steven Poole
Playing the Future – Douglas Rushkoff
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy – James Paul Gee (and other works by this author)
Rules of Play – Eric Zimmerman and Katie Salen
Got Game – John Beck and Mitchell Wade
The Play Ethic – Pat Kane
Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus – Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari
The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
The Tipping Point and Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
The Language Instinct – Steven Pinker
Open Sky – Paul Virilio
Digital Culture, Play, and Identity – A World of Warcraft Reader – edited by Hilde G. Corneliussen, Jill Walker Rettburg (MIT Press)

Have Read:
Remediation – Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin
Death of Media – Danny Schecter
Dream – Stephen Duncombe
Everything Bad is Good for You – Steven Johnson
Mimesis: Culture, Art, Society – Gunther Gebauer & Christoph Wulf



  1. looks like a very promising list. you may also want to add some titles from the reading list i just sent to the class.


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