Digital Studies

Media Archaeology

  1. Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility”
  2. Benjamin, Walter. “Theses on the Philosophy of History”
  3. Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. Programmed Visions
  4. Derrida, Jacques. Archive Fever
  5. Emerson, Lori. Reading Writing Interfaces
  6. Ernst, Wolfgang. Digital Memory and the Archive
  7. Farge, Arlette. The Allure of the Archives
  8. Foucault, Michel. The Archaeology of Knowledge
  9. Foucault, Michel. “Nietzsche, Genealogy, Memory”
  10. Fuller, Matthew (ed.). Software Studies
  11. Gitelman, Lisa. Always Already New
  12. Heidegger, Martin. “The Question Concerning Technology”
  13. Kirschenbaum, Matthew. Mechanisms
  14. Kittler, Friedrich. Discourse Networks 1800/1900
  15. Kittler, Friedrich. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter
  16. Lennon, Brian. Passwords
  17. Malloy, Judy (ed.). Social Media Archaeology and Poetics
  18. Marvin, Carolyn. When Old Technologies Were New
  19. Montfort, Nick & Bogost, Ian. Racing the Beam
  20. Nakamura, Lisa. “Indigenous Circuits”
  21. Parikka, Jussi. What is Media Archaeology?
  22. Parikka, Jussi & Huhtamo, Erkki (eds.). Media Archaeology
  23. Siegert, Bernhard. Cultural Techniques
  24. Sterne, Jonathan. MP3
  25. Tenen, Dennis. Plain Text
  26. Vismann, Cornelia. Files
  27. Young, Liam. List Cultures
  28. Zielinski, Siegfried. Deep Time of the Media

Infrastructures and Platforms

  1. Bratton, Benjamin. The Stack
  2. Frabetti, Federica. Software Theory
  3. Gabrys, Jennifer. Program Earth
  4. Hayles, N. Katherine. “Print is Flat, Code is Deep”
  5. Hu, Tung-Hui. A Prehistory of the Cloud
  6. Mattern, Shannon. Code and Clay, Data and Dirt
  7. Noble, Safiya. Algorithms of Oppression
  8. Parks, Lisa & Starosielski, Nicole (eds.). Signal Traffic
  9. Peters, John Durham. The Marvelous Clouds
  10. Rossiter, Ned. Software, Infrastructure, Labor
  11. Star, Susan Leigh. “The Ethnography of Infrastructure”
  12. Starosielski, Nicole. The Undersea Network

The Politics of Networks

  1. Appadurai, Arjun. Fear of Small Numbers
  2. Browne, Simone. Dark Matters
  3. Brunton, Finn & Nissenbaum, Helen. Obfuscation
  4. Cheney-Lippold, John. “A New Algorithmic Identity”
  5. Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. Updating to Remain the Same
  6. Deleuze, Gilles. “Postscript on Control Societies”
  7. Galloway, Alexander. The Interface Effect
  8. Galloway, Alexander & Thacker, Eugene. The Exploit
  9. Hardt, Michael & Negri, Antonio. Empire
  10. Jagoda, Patrick. Network Aesthetics
  11. Latour, Bruno. Reassembling the Social
  12. Nakamura, Lisa & Chow-White, Peter (eds.). Race after the Internet
  13. Pasquale, Frank. The Black Box Society
  14. Scholz, Trebor (ed.). Digital Labor
  15. Terranova, Tiziana. Network Culture

Technology, Culture, and Communication

  1. Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think”
  2. Edgerton, David. The Shock of the Old
  3. Edwards, Paul. The Closed World
  4. Gleick, James. The Information
  5. Hicks, Marie. Programmed Inequality
  6. Innis, Harold. The Bias of Communication
  7. Liu, Alan. The Laws of Cool
  8. Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media
  9. McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media
  10. Mumford, Lewis. Technics and Civilization
  11. Turner, Fred. From Counterculture to Cyberculture
  12. Wiener, Norbert. Cybernetics
  13. Zuboff, Shoshana. In the Age of the Smart Machine

In the Anthropocene

Naming the Anthropocene

  1. Chakrabarty, Dipesh. “The Climate of History”
  2. Crutzen, Paul. “The Geology of Mankind”
  3. Grusin, Richard (ed.). Anthropocene Feminism
  4. Latour, Bruno. “Agency at the Time of the Anthropocene”
  5. Meneley, Tobias and Oak Taylor, Jesse (eds.). Anthropocene Reading
  6. Nowviskie, Bethany. “Digital Humanities in the Anthropocene”
  7. Wark, McKenzie. Molecular Red

Speculation and Strangeness

  1. Barad, Karen. Meeting the Universe Halfway
  2. Behar, Katherine (ed.). Object-Oriented Feminism
  3. Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter
  4. Bryant, Levi et al. (eds.). The Speculative Turn
  5. Coole, Diana & Frost, Samantha (eds.). New Materialisms
  6. Haraway, Donna. Staying with the Trouble
  7. Harman, Graham. The Quadruple Object
  8. Kraus, Kari. “Finding Fault Lines”
  9. Meillassoux, Quentin. After Finitude
  10. Negarestani, Reza. Cyclonopedia
  11. Peak, David. The Spectacle of the Void
  12. Rosner, Daniela. Critical Fabulations
  13. Sheldon, Rebekah. “Form, Matter, Chora”
  14. Tsing, Anna et al. (eds.). Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

Ecology and Waste

  1. Brunton, Finn. Spam
  2. Carpenter, JR. The Gathering Clouds
  3. Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome & Elkins-Tanton, Linda. Earth
  4. Cubitt, Sean. Finite Media
  5. Ghosh, Amitav. The Great Derangement
  6. Heise, Ursula. Imagining Extinction
  7. Houston, Lara et al. (eds.). Continent 6.1, “The Repair Volume”
  8. Jackson, Steven. “Rethinking Repair”
  9. Morton, Timothy. Ecology Without Nature
  10. Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
  11. Parikka, Jussi. A Geology of Media
  12. Purdy, Jedidiah. After Nature
  13. Russell, Andrew & Vinsel, Lee. “Hail the Maintaners”
  14. Starosielski, Nicole & Walker, Janet. Sustainable Media