Situated Bibliography

The following is a list of reading references in the context of situated technologies. It is an edited version of reading suggestions contributed to the iDC list by Anna Munster, Brian Holmes, Charlie Gere, Eduardo Navasse, Elizabeth Goodman, Mark Bartlett, Martin Lucas, Molly Hankowitz, Omar Khan, Pat Kane, Ryan Griffis, Saul Ostrow, Simon Biggs, Peter Hasdell, Trebor Scholz, Mark Shepard:

Ashby,W Ross. Introduction to Cybernetics. Routledge Kegan & Paul. 1964.

Atkins, Marc and Iain Sinclair. Liquid City. Reaktion Books. 1999.

Badiou, Alain. Being and Event. Continuum International. 2006.

Bateson, Gregory. Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution and Epistemology. University of Chicago Press. 2000.

Benkler, Yochai. The Wealth of Networks. Yale Univerisity Press. 2006.

Bell, Daniel. The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism. Harper Collins. 1996.

Bull, Michael. Sounding Out the City: Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life. Oxford. Press. 2000.

Brecht, Bertolt. Brecht on Theater: The Development of an Aesthetic. Hall & Wang. 1994.

Butler, Judith.Giving an Account of Oneself. Fordham University Press. 2005.

Canetti, Elias. Crowds and Power. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 1984.

Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB). Embedded Everywhere: A research Agenda for networked Systems of Embedded Computers. National Academies Press. 2001.

Crandall, Jordan. 'Operational Media', CTheory:

Davis, Mike. Planet of Slums. Verso. 2006.

Debord, Guy. Introduction to a Critique of Urban Geography: Situationist International Anthology. Bureau of Public Secrets. 1981.

De Certeau, Michel. The Practice of Everyday Life.University of California Press. 2002.

De Landa, Manuel. Markets, Antimarkets and Network Economics," :in Found Object, Vol. 8. 1996.

Deleuze, Gilles. Postscript on Societies of Control October 59. MIT Press. 1992.

Dupuy, Jean-Pierre. The Mechanization of the Mind: On the Origins of Cognitive Science. Princeton University Press. 2000.

Eames, Charles and Ray. A Communication Primer. (Film 1953) and View from the People Wall (Film 1973).

Edwards, Paul N. The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America. The MIT Press. 1997.

Ellul, J. The Technological Society. Vintage Books. 1964.

Feenberg, A. Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited. Oxford University Press. 2005.

Ferre, F. Philosophy of Technology. The University of Georgia Press. 1995.

Forrester, J.W. Urban Dynamics. MIT Press. 1969.

Galloway, Anne and Matt Ward. 2006. Locative Media as Socialising and Spatialising Practices: Learning from Archaeology. Leonardo Electronic Almanac 14(3). Available online at:

Gershenfeld, Neil. Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop ­ From Personal Computers To Personal Fabrication. Basic Books. 2005.

Gershenfield, Neil. When Things Start to Think. Owl Books. 2000.

Gilmore, D. We the Media: Grassroots journalism by the people, for the people. O'Reilly Media. 2006.

Gitelman, L. Scripts, Grooves, and Writing Machines. Representing Technology in the Edison Era. Stanford University Press. 1999.

Graeber, David. Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology. Prickly Paradigm Press. 2005.

Graham, Stephen. The Cybercities Reader. Routledge. 2003.

Green, Nick. Axioms from Interaction of Actors Theory.Kybernetes Vol 33 No. 9/10. 2004.

Greenfield, Adam. Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing. New Riders Press. 2006.

Guattari, Felix. Cartographies Schizoanalytiques Editions Galilée. 1989.

Guattari, Felix. Chaosmosis: An Ethicoaesthetic Paradigm.Indiana University Press. 1995.

Habermas, Jurgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere. MIT Press. 1989.

Hardin, R. Collective Action. The Johns Hopkins Press. 1982.

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. University Of Chicago Press. 1999.

Heims, Steve The Cybernetics Group. MIT Press. 1991.

Holmes, Brian. Crisis Cartographies: Stratified Power and the Dynamics of the Swarm" (follow Meteors link)

Hughes, Jonathan and Simon Sadler. Non-Plan: Essays on Freedom, Participation and Change in Modern Architecture and Urbanism. Architectural Press. 2000.

Ito, Mizuko and Daisuke Okabe and Misa Matsuda. Personal, Portable,Pedestrian: Mobile Phones in Japanese Life. MIT Press. 2005.

Kelly, Kevin. Out of Control. Addison Wesley Press. 1994

Keiller, Patrick. London. British Film Institute. 2005.

Keeble, L., Loader, B. eds. Community Informatics. Shaping Computer-Mediated Social Relations. Routledge.<2001>

Latour, Bruno and Peter Weibel. Making Things Public - Atmospheres of Democracy. MIT Press and ZKM Karlsruhe. 2005

Lefebvre, Henri. The Production of Space. Blackwell. 1991.

Luhmann, Niklas and Eva M. Knodt. Art as a Social System. Stanford University Press. 2000.

MacKay, Donald M. Information, Mechanism and Meaning. MIT Press. 1969.

MacKenzie, Adrian. ransductions: Bodies and Machines at Speed (Technologies: Studies in Culture & Theory Series)Continuum International Publishing Group. 2002.

Mannheim, Karl. Ideology and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge. Harvest Books. 1995.

Marcuse, Herbert. One Dimensional Man. Beacon Press. 1991.

Marvin Simon and Stephen Graham. Splintering Urbanism Routledge. 2001.

Maturana Humberto R. and Francisco Varela. Tree of Knowledge. Shambhala. 1992.

McCullough, Malcolm. Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing MIT Press. 2004.

McKenzie, Jon. Perform or Else: From Discipline to Performance. Routledge. 2001.

Negroponte, Nicholas. The Architecture Machine: Toward a More Human Environment. MIT Press. 1970.

Negroponte, Nicholas. Soft Architecture Machines. MIT Press. 1975.

New Left Review, 40, July/August 2006.

Pask, Gordon. "The Architectural Relevance of Cybernetics". Architectural Design. 1969.

Pask, Gordon. An Approach to Cybernetics. Harper. 1961.

Pask, Gordon. A Proposed Evolutionary Model in Von Foerster's Principles of Self-Organization. Pergamon Press. 1962.

Phelan, Peggy and Jill Lane. The Ends of Performance. New York Univerisity Press. 1998.

Pickering, Andrew. The Mangle of Practice. University of Chicago Press. 1995.

Price Cedric, Square Book. Academy Press. 2003.

Resina, Joan. Ingenschay, Ramon. Ingenschay, Dieter (Ed.). After-Images of the City. Cornell University Press. 2003.

Rogers, Richard. "Why Map? The Techno-epistemological outlook".

Sadler, Simon. Situationist City. MIT Press, 1998.

Schechner, Richard. Performative Circumstance from the Avant Garde to Ramlila. South Asia Books. 1983.

Simmel, Georg. The Metropolis and Mental Life: Simmel on Culture. Sage. 1997.

Shannon, Claude and Warren Weaver. Mathematical Theory of Communication. University of Illinois Press 1963.

Smith, Michael Peter. Transnational Urbanism: Locating Globalization. Blackwell. 2001.

Standage, T. The Victorian Internet. The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's Online Pioneers. Berkley Books. 1999.

Sterling, B. Shaping Things. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2005.

Suchman, Lucy. Plans and Situated Actions: the problem of Human-machine Communication. Cambridge University Press. 1987.

Sutton-Smith, Brian.The Ambiguity of Play Harvard University Press. 2001.

Surowiecki,James. The Wisdom of Crowds

Tenner, E. Our Own Devices. How Technology Remakes Humanity. Vintage Books. 2003.

Terranova, Tiziana. Network Culture: Politics for the Infromation Age Pluto Press. 2004.

Virno, Paulo. A Grammar for the Multitude. Semiotext(e). 2004.

von Foerster, Heinz. Understanding Understanding: Essays on Cybernetics and Cognition. Springer. 2002.

Warschauer, M. Technology and Social Inclusion. Rethinking the Digital Divide. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2003.

Wenger, E. Communities of Practice. Learning, Meaning, and Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1998.

Wiebe E. Bijker, Thomas P. Hughes, and Trevor Pinch(Ed.). The Social Construction of Technological Systems- New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology. MIT Press. 1987.

Wiener, Norbert. Cybernetics + The Human Use of Human Beings DaCapo Press. 1988.

Wigley, Mark. Constant's New Babylon; The Hyper Architecture of Desire. dizioni L'Archivolto. 1998.

Willinsky, J. The Access Principle. The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2006.

Winner, L. Autonomous Technology. Technics-out-of-Control as a Theme of Political Thought. The MIT Press. 1978,

Zizek, Slavoj. The Fragile Absolute Verso. 2001.

Zizek, Slavoj. The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity . MIT Press. 2003.