Post-graduation reading list (undergrad edition)

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With some nice blocks of free time directly after graduation, I’ve poured my energy into prepping for the next step. Will update this list as I read more.

Books I completed

May 2020

Acemoglu, Daron, and James A. Robinson. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. 1st ed. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012.

Benkler, Yochai, Rob Faris, and Hal Roberts. Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Kaye, David. Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet. New York: Columbia Global Reports, 2019.

April 2020

Becker, Howard Saul. Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article. 2. ed. Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1987.

March 2020

Criado Perez, Caroline. Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. London: Chatto & Windus, 2019.

Newport, Cal. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. First Edition. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016.

February 2020

Eubanks, Virginia. Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. First Edition. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2017.

Klein, Ezra. Why We’re Polarized. Avid Reader Press, 2020.

Noble, Safiya Umoja. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: New York University Press, 2018.

Odell, Jenny. How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2019.

Pressfield, Steven. The War of Art. New York: Black Irish Entertainment LLC, 2002.

Ronson, Jon. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. New York: Riverhead Books, A member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.

Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2012.

Tetlock, Philip E., and Dan Gardner. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction. First edition. New York: Crown Publishers, 2015.

Tufte, Edward R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. 2nd ed. Cheshire, Conn: Graphics Press, 2001.

January 2020

Gillespie, Tarleton. Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018.

Kelsky, Karen. The Professor Is in: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. into a Job. First edition. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2015.

Silvia, Paul J. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Second edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2019.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects US and Undermines Democracy. New York, NY, United States of America: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Books in progress

  • Network Science by Albert-László Barabási.
  • Statistical Rethinking by Richard McElreath.

Books for reference

While I am not reading these cover to cover, I am using these as references for my creative projects.

  • The Computer Music Tutorial by Curtis Roads.
  • The theory and technique of electronic music by Miller Puckette.

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Rooted in a dual education in computer science and communication, I make meaningful information accessible with new media, social computing, and computational social science. I also post on , YouTube, and GitHub.