Incoming links
from Coen brothers
  • The Coen Brothers: This book Really Ties the Films Together, Alan Nayman
from Engineers of Human Souls
from Occult Features of Anarchism
  • book by Erica Lagalisse
from anti-purpose
  • A book with the thesis that goals are best achieved indirectly. The author has a business background and a lot of the stories are about how companies with core real-world values often outperform those that are more explicitly motivated by profit.
from Finite and Infinite Games
  • Finite and Infinite Games is a little book by James Carse that has a bit of a cult following. Well-deserved in my opinion!
from Magister Ludi
  • book by Herman Hesse
from I Am You
from Your Reason and Blake's System
  • book by Allen Ginsberg
from Blood Meridian
  • The book's action takes place around the Texas / Mexico border in the 1850s, and is loosely based on real events (making it that much more disturbing). The protagonist (more or less) is nameless but occasionally referred to as The Kid, a runaway from Tenessee who finds his way into a group of mercenaries headed by John Glanton (a historical figure) and animated by the monstrous and demonic figure of Judge Holden, who like Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men is an incarnation of not just death, but of pitiless and absolute nihilism.
from Games: Agency as Art
  • C Thi Nguyen, Games: Agency as Art book
from Telling the American Story
  • book by Livia Polanyi, subtitled "A Structural and Cultural Analysis of Conversational Storytelling"
from William Gibson
  • His last book was entitled Agency (a hot topic I guess). It and its predecessor The Peripheral take place in a set of joined worlds, but in the real one it is a few hundred years hence when the world is rebuilding after a nebulous event called The Jackpot which brought down most of human civilization.
from Awkwardness
from Distraction
from Tufte: Seeing with Fresh Eyes
  • Ed Tufte's newest book, this is in-process notetaking, so even less polished than other pages.
from Life: A User's Manual
  • A novel by Georges Perec book
from static-roam/TODOs
  • Bare tags (like book in a line) should not render themselves in text. They should maybe appear as tags since that's what they are, or even trigger css variations or big icons to create some visual differentiation of the sea of pages.
    • Not quite sure what I meant by that
from Technic and Magic
  • book by Federico Campagna, via Weird Studies. Posits two contrasting "cosmogonic forces"; Technic, which dominates today's world, and Magic, an alternative approach to reality that is supposed to be liberatory or at least not subject to Technic's flaws, which include being ultimately self-destructive of the very reality it attempts to construct.
from On Purpose
  • Notes on the book by Michael Ruse

from SICP
from The Experience of Nothingness
  • book by Michael Novak
from Computer Power and Human Reason
  • book by Joseph Weizenbaum
from Review: A Map That Reflects the Territory
  • The Rationalism community has packaged up some of the best of LessWrong into book form, and when I saw that one of the five focus topics was agency I could not resist asking for a review copy, that being something of a pet subject of mine. Now I have to follow through with a review, and I'm taking the opportunity to also completely rebuild my writing and publishing stack.
from A Memory Called Empire
  • book by Arkady Martine; winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for best novel
from Explaining Hitler
  • book by Ron Rosenbaum
from Infinite Jest
  • book, not just any book but the defining novel of a certain time and sensibility. I used to live in the area of Boston (Allston/Brighton) where the Enfield Tennis Academy was supposed to be, and many other of my Boston haunts appear, including the MIT Student Center (“gutted with C4 during the so-called MIT Language Riots of twelve years past”).
from Out of Control
  • book by Kevin Kelly about autonomous life machines (his later book What Technology Wants has similar themes). I find these works somewhat irritating and I'm not sure why; probably because they are facile pop treatments of the same themes I'm interested in.
from Life: A User's Manual
  • This book definitely has math nerd appeal. The plot, such as it is, involves an elaborate creation of a set of jigsaw puzzles, and the structure contains numerous patterns and puzzles.
from Denial of Death
  • Famous book by Ernest Becker
from Operators and Things
  • An amazing book by a woman who suffered a psychotic break and wrote down her hallucinations in intricate detail. It's been out of print for decades, but looks like it got reprinted in 2011. Amazon link.
from The Ministry for the Future
from Nihil Unbound
  • Notes on the book by Ray Brassier
from Thoughts Without a Thinker
  • book by Mark Epstein, basically a join between Buddhism and psychotherapy.
from All Things Shining
from The Flip, Jeffrey Kripal
  • book and could have sworn I had notes about this somewhere.
from Don Delillo
  • A strange book in which the main character seems to be language itself. All the characters in the book sound almost the same...but maybe that's intentional, to show that we are all puppets manipulated by the same global language mind, the machinery which makes us go, which we can now see because it is starting to malfunction.
from Purposive Explanation in Psychology
  • book by Margaret Boden, 1971


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