For things I can’t dump in my brain, I dump them here.


Jacques Ranciere, The politics of aesthetics

James Gleick, The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Jonathan Crary, Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle and Modern Culture

Hyto Steyerl, The Wretched of the Screen

Broeckmann, Andreas. Machine Art in the Twentieth Century

Bruno, Giuliana. Surface, Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media

Crary, Jonathan. Techniques of the Observer

Jones, Caroline. Sensorium

Pallasmaa, Juhani. Eyes of the Skin

Raby, Dunne &. Speculative Everything

Schwartzman, Madeline. See Yourself Sensing

Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

What’s love (or care, intimacy, warmth, affection) Got to do with it?

Understanding media, the extensions of man


Radical technologies: the design of everyday life

The society of the spectacle

Discursive design

Duty free art, Hito Steyerl

Hooked, Nir Eyal

The politics of aesthetics, Jacques Ransiere

The medium is the message, Marshall Mcluhan

Conspicuous Consumption

The internet does not exist

The digital plenitude

Manifestly Haraway

Machine art in the twentieth century

The skin ego

The claude glass

Alone together

Weather as medium

Surface, Giuliana Bruno


Optical Media

Ways of seeing

Object oriented feminism

Object oriented ontology

The information, James Gleick

The fold, Deleuze

Story of the eye, Georges Bataille

Libidinal Economy, Jean Francois Lyotard

The four, Scott Galloway

The power of habit, Charles Duhigg

Atomic Habits, James Clear

Whitechapel Gallery series:

The object, Painting, Materiality

Leonardo series:

Mass effect, virtual menageries, invisible colors, here/there,

the fabric of interface, from fingers to digits, digital performance,

women art and technology ,the practice of light, language of vision

Engineering and the mind’s eye

Why zebras don’t get ulcers

Aesthetic Theories: Studies in the philosophy of art

On Bullshit

The small big, steve J. Martin

The hidden persuaders, Vance Packard

The Nudge

Art Books mainly with pictures

After the revolution: women who transformed contemporary art

Book from the ground, Xu Bing

The body in contemporary art

The art of feminism

Art and feminism


Lust for light

New media installation

Pipilotti Rist Pixel Forest

Art and China after 1989

On the table, Ai Wei Wei

Design Books also mainly with pictures


Manufacturing processes for design professionals

Drawing techniques for product designers

The 3D printing handbook

Naoto Fukasawa, Embodiment

Complete pleats, Paul Jackson

Materials in progress

Next Transmaterial

The material sourcebook for design professionals

Why materials matter

Artful Design, Wang Ge

Designing Interactions

The design of everyday things

The visual display of quantitative information

3D user interfaces theory and practice

Visual thing design

The laws of simplicity, John Maeda

Envisioning Information

The elements of typographic style

Food Futures

Food is fiction

Chindogu: Useless Japanese Inventions

Fashion Books with even more pictures

The work of Issey Miyake

Fashion Designers A-Z

Hi-Fructose: new contemporary fashion

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Fabric for fashion

The fashion designer textile directory

Shapes and forms, clothes the body

Architecture Books with very big pictures

Buckminster Fuller

Small Architecture



Architectural Intelligence

Home futures: living in yesterday’s tomorrow

Dreamworld and Catastrophe

Delirious New York: A retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

One place after another: site-specific art and locational identity

Six memos for the next millennium

The poetics of spcae

Architectural Uncanny

The sphere and the labyrinth

Superstudio: like without objects

Design and crime: and other diatribes

Five facts of modernity: modernism, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch, postmodernism

Relational Aesthetics


Everyday Urbanism

The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, Walter Benjamin

On photography, Susan Sontag

Dispersion, Seth Price

The lure of the local: senses of place in a multi centered society

The sacred and the profane: the nature of religion

Toward and architecture, Le Corbusier

Critical path, Buckminster Fuller

The death and life of great American cities, Jane Jacobs

S, M, L, XL, Rem Koolhaas

Theory and design in the first machine age

A sense of place, a sense of time

Recommended by Bert:

Billion Dollar Coach, Antifragile, Status Anxiety, The Messy Middle, Astrohphysics for people in a hurry, Measure what matters

Art as a Technique by Viktor Shklovsky

Behavior, Attention, Habit

Tristan Harris:

BJ Fogg:

Culture Jamming, Billboard Hacking, Ad Busting

Ron English:


Jean-François Lyotard

Jacques Derrida

Fredric Jameson


Interesting Human!

Data Vis


Japanese Designers

Taku Satoh 佐藤卓

Sato Oki, Nendo

Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons 川久保 玲

Yohji Yamamoto, Y’s 山本 耀司

Naoto Fukasawa 深澤 直人

Issey Miyake 三宅 一生

Tokujin Yoshioka 吉岡徳仁

Kenzō Takada

Ikko Tanaka 田中 一光

Kenya Hara 原 研哉

Shiro Kuramata

Isamu Noguchi