Reading List

Members of the EVID Lab meet several times a month to discuss books that we’ve recently read. Here’s a few titles we have reviewed during the 2021-22 school year.


Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century), by Arturo Escobar

2021 – 2022

You Are Here: A Field Guide for Navigating Polarized Speech, Conspiracy Theories, and Our Polluted Media Landscape, by Whitney Phillips and Ryan M. Milner

Planetary Mine: Territories of Extraction under Late Capitalism, by Martin Arboleda

2020 – 2021

Automation and the Future of Work, by Aaron Benanav

Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media, by Tarleton Gillespie

The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, by Margaret O’Mara

Cybersecurity ABCs, by Jessica Barker, Adrian Davis, Bruce Hallas, CiarĂ¡n Mc Mahon

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, by Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Design Justice, by Sasha Costanza-Chock

Futureproof, by Kevin Roose

How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics, by N. Katherine Hayles

Mutual Aid, by Dean Spade

Norms in the Wild, by Cristina Bicchieri

Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, by Ruha Benjamin

Self-Tracking, by Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus

This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, by Whitney Phillips

The Undersea Network, by Nicole Starosielski

Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things, by Jane Bennett

Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries, by Gina Neff