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A simple and non-definitive list of resources I find particularly influential on my own work as a critical digital thinker.


From least spicy to very spicy.

1. In the beginning… was the command line

Neal Stephensen

2. The Information

James Gleick

3. Metadata

Jeffrey Pomerantz

4. Program or be Programmed: 10 Commands for a Digital Age

Douglas Rushkoff

5. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Cathy O’Neil

6. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Shoshana Zuboff


1. Team Human podcast

Douglas Rushkoff

2. Gettin’ Air with Terry Greene podcast

Terry Greene


1. Coded Bias

A Shalini Kantayya film

That’s it. That’s the watch list.

Bonus list: Subscribe

  1. Electronic Frontier Foundation
  2. Algorithmic Justice League
  3. Reclaim Roundup (shameless plug 😉)

2 thoughts on “Essential edtech reading”

  1. I’ve been wanting to read Zuboff’s seminal The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, but the sheer size has kept me at bay. But now that I see it very spicy, I might have to relent, but findinf Neil Stephenson’s in the beginning was the command line freely available is beautiful as well, thanks for this list, it is an awesome primer.

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