I had the privilege of opening Web Directions South here in Sydney, this morning, with a hike through fanufacture, science fiction, social capital, cybernetics, and Neptune. The reception has been great and I totally enjoyed myself! What more can a man ask for.
A few folks requested a bibliography, so here we go. You can pretty much reconstruct my entire talk from this. Books and articles, in order of appearance!
- The Child Garden, Geoff Ryman
- The Personal Well-Tempered Environment, Dan Hill
- Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve
- Re:CP, Cedric Price
- Taklamakan, from A Good Old-Fashioned Future, Bruce Sterling
- Hawkins Electrical Guide
- The Argos Catalogue
- Visions of Technology, Richard Rhodes
- From Counterculture to Cyberculture, Fred Turner
- How Buildings Learn, Stewart Brand
- As We May Think, Vannevar Bush
- Augmenting Human Intellect (and the mother of all demos), Douglas Engelbart
- Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam
- Last and First Men, Olaf Stapledon