Winter Break Reading

by Jonathan Sterne on January 8, 2013

Looking back over the last six months of so, I have spent relatively little time reading completed books that weren’t either for teaching or directly related to something I was writing, or for something like a review of a tenure dossier.  Of course, I read lots of incompleted books: dissertations, drafts of books, books being reviewed for publication, etc.

In contrast, a little over two weeks of winter break afforded me lots of time to read and so I indulged in the following texts:

Michelle Murphy, Seizing the Means of Reproduction

Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget 

John Harwood, The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

Joanna Demers, Listening Through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music 

N. Katherine Hayles, How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis

Melissa Gregg, Work’s Intimacy

Alex Galloway, The Interface Effect

I’m jumping around in Richard John’s Network Nation but can’t say I’m done with it yet.

and of course a pile of articles.

In 2013, I plan to do better on the finished book front.

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