History and theory of information management technologies

Belinda Barnet. Memory Machines: The Evolution of Hypertext. Anthem Press, London, New York, and Delhi. 2013.

Alex Wright. Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages. Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London. 2007.

James Gleick. The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. Pantheon Books, New York. 2011.

Steven Johnson. Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate. HarperEdge, San Francisco. 1997.

TK Marshall McLuhan. The Gutenberg Galaxy.

TK Marshall McLuhan. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.

TK Marshall McLuhan. The Mechanical Bride.

The cybernetic lens & its impact on the culture of computing

Andrew Pickering. The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London. 2010.

Fred Turner. From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, The Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London. 2006.

Thomas Rid. Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History. W. W. Norton & Company, New York & London. 2016.

Jessica Grogan. Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture & The Shaping of the Modern Self. Haper Perennial, New York. 2013.

John Higgs. Stranger Than We Can Imagine: An Alternative History of the 20th Century. Soft Skull Press, Berkley, CA. 2015.

Cultural histories of computing

John Markoff. What The Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counter-culture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry. Penguin Books, New York. 2005.

Howard Rheingold. Tools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology. The MIT Press, Cambridge MA. 2000.

TK Neal Stephenson. In the Beginning... Was the Command Line.

Steven Levy. Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution. Penguin Books, New York. 1994.

Karla Jennings. The Devouring Fungus: Tales of the Computer Age W. W. Norton & Company, New York & London. 1990.

Eric S. Raymond. The New Hacker’s Dictionary. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. 1996.

George Dyson. Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe. Pantheon Books, New York. 2012.

TK Michael Swaine and Paul Freiberger. Fire in the Valley.


James Brook and Iam A. Boal, Ed. Resisting the Virtual Life: The Culture and Politics of Information. City Lights, San Francisco. 1995.


TK The Friendly Orange Glow

Jef Raskin. The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems. Addison Wesley, Boston. 2000.

Alex Wright. Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age. Oxford University Press, Oxford. 2014.

Theodor Holm Nelson. Computer Lib/Dream Machines. The Distributors, South Bend, IN. 1974.