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2018 notes


📖 2018 Reading

📁 @venetucci's notes and summaries can be found in this folder, or notes on open office research here → Medium write-up

📚In process

Sometimes I read parts of books or jump around. An ongoing list of in-process books:



Title Author Rating Type Link?
Radical Candor Kim Scott ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
✨The Power of Myth Joseph Campbell ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Selected quotations
✨Binti / The Night Masquerade Nnedi Okorafor 🔵♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄
On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century Timothy Snyder ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
Man's Search for Meaning Victor E Frankl ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
A Wrinkle In Time (The Graphic Novel) Madeleine L'Engle ⚪️♀ / Adapted by Hope Larson ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄
The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence Amir Husain ♂ ⭐️ 🤓
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) by Chuck Dixon (Adapter), J.R.R. Tolkien (Creator), David Wenzel (Illustrator), Sean Deming (Adapter) ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄
How to be happy (Graphic Novel) Eleanor Davis ♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄
Harry Potter (Books 1 - 7) J.K. Rowling ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄
✨Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure Nadia Eghbal ♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Link to full text
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
✨Participatory Culture in a Networked Era Henry Jenkins ⚪️♂, Mizuko Ito 🔵♀, danah boyd ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
✨Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology Neil Postman ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Venetucci's chapter summaries / notes
A Closed and Common Orbit Becky Chambers ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄
✨Birth as an American Rite of Passage Robbie Davis-Floyd ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
Platform Revolution Geoffrey G. Parker ⚪️♂, Marshall W. Van Alstyne ⚪️♂, Sangeet Paul Choudary 🔵♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Chapter summaries
✨Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup John Carreyrou ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road Nick Bilton ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
Ethics of information and communication technologies European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (European Commission) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Link to report
✨Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses. In Lenin and philosophy and other essays Louis Althusser ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Full text pdf
✨Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval 🔵♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Venetucci's notes
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Trevor Noah 🔵♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
Girl Logic Iliza Shlesinger ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
✨Justice Lecture Course at Harvard Michael Sandel ⚪️♂ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓 Access class here & Venetucci's notes on lectures
✨The job: Work and its future in a time of radical change Ellen Ruppel Shell ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🤓
Electric Arches Eve Ewing 🔵♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄
Record of a Spaceborn Few Becky Chambers ⚪️♀ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🍄

Journal Articles and Academic Writing

Anderson, L. (2006). Analytic Autoethnography. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 35(4), 373-395. doi:10.1177/0891241605280449

Anthony, D., Campos-Castillo, C., & Horne, C. (2017). Toward a Sociology of Privacy. Annual Review of Sociology, 43(1), 249-269. doi:10.1146/annurev-soc-060116-053643

Applin, S. A., & Fischer, M. D. (2013). Watching Me, Watching You. (Process surveillance and agency in the workplace). IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS): Social Implications of Wearable Computing and Augmediated Reality in Everyday Life. doi:10.1109/istas.2013.6613129

Bernstein, E. S., & Turban, S. (2018). The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 373(1753). doi:10.1098/rstb.2017.0239

Carrigan, C. (2017). ‘Different isn’t free’: Gender @ work in a digital world. Ethnography,19(3), 336-359. doi:10.1177/1466138117728737

Chen, J. J. (2008). Ordinary vs. Extraordinary: Differential Reactions to Men's and Women's Prosocial Behavior in the Workplace (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). New York University.

Clewlow, R., & Shankar Mishra, G. (2017). Disruptive Transportation: The Adoption, Utilization, and Impacts of Ride-Hailing in the United States (Rep. No. UCD-ITS-RR-17-07). University of California, Davis: Institute of Transportation Studies. Retrieved from http://usa.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/10/2017_UCD-ITS-RR-17-07.pdf

Datta, A., Tschantz, M., & Datta, A. (2015). Automated Experiments on Ad Privacy Settings. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2015(1), 92-112. doi:10.1515/popets-2015-0007

Davis, M. C., Leach, D. J., & Clegg, C. W. (2011). The Physical Environment of the Office: Contemporary and Emerging Issues. International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2011, 26, 193-235. doi:10.1002/9781119992592.ch6

DeMarco, T., & Lister, T. (1985). Programmer performance and the effects of the workplace. Proceeding ICSE '85 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Software Engineering, 268-272.

DeMarco, T., & Lister, T. (2001). Coding War Games: Observed Productivity Factors. Retrieved from www.gwern.net/docs/cs/2001-demarco-peopleware-whymeasureperformance.pdf

Economic Policy Institute. (2018, August). The Productivity–Pay Gap. Retrieved from https://www.epi.org/productivity-pay-gap/

Foucault, M. (1977). Discipline and punish: The birth of the prison. London: Penguin Books.

Ge, Y., Knittel, C., Mackenzie, D., & Zoepf, S. (2016). Racial and Gender Discrimination in Transportation Network Companies. National Bureau of Economic Research. doi:10.3386/w22776

Gehrke, S., Felix, A., & Reardon, T. (2018). A Survey of Ride-Hailing Passengers in Metro Boston (Rep.). Boston, MA: Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

Hayano, D. (1979). Auto-Ethnography: Paradigms, Problems, and Prospects. Human Organization, 38(1), 99-104. doi:10.17730/humo.38.1.u761n5601t4g318v

Hedge, A. (1982). The Open-Plan Office. Environment and Behavior, 14(5), 519-542. doi:10.1177/0013916582145002

Heilman, M. E. (2012). Gender stereotypes and workplace bias. Research in Organizational Behavior, 32, 113-135. doi:10.1016/j.riob.2012.11.003

Heilman, M. E., & Chen, J. J. (2005). Same Behavior, Different Consequences: Reactions to Mens and Women’s Altruistic Citizenship Behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology,90(3), 431-441. doi:10.1037/0021-9010.90.3.431

Hirst, A., & Schwabenland, C. (2017). Doing gender in the ‘new office’. Gender, Work & Organization, 25(2), 159-176. doi:10.1111/gwao.12200

Kim, J., & De Dear, R. (2013). Workspace satisfaction: The privacy-communication trade-off in open-plan offices. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36, 18-26. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2013.06.007

Kramer, A. D., Guillory, J. E., & Hancock, J. T. (2014). Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(24), 8788-8790. doi:10.1073/pnas.1320040111

Lambrecht, A., & Tucker, C. E. (2018). Algorithmic Bias? An Empirical Study into Apparent Gender-Based Discrimination in the Display of STEM Career Ads. SSRN. doi:10.2139/ssrn.2852260

Mueller, R. S. (2018). United States of America v. Internet Research Agency LLC (1:18-cr-00032-DLF) (United States, District Court (District of Columbia)). Retrieved from https://www.justice.gov/file/1035477/download

Munn, N. D. (1973). Symbolism in a Ritual Context: Aspects of Symbolic Action. In J. J. Honigmann (Ed.), Handbook of social and cultural anthropology (pp. 579-608). Chicago: McNally.

Newman, N. (2013). The Costs of Lost Privacy: Consumer Harm and Rising Economic Inequality in the Age of Google. William Mitchell Law Review, 40(2). doi:10.2139/ssrn.2310146

Oommen, V., Knowles, M., & Zhao, I. (2008). Should Health Service Managers Embrace Open Plan Work Environments? A Review. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(3), 37-43. doi:10.24083/apjhm.2016.12

Pejtersen, J. H., Feveile, H., Christensen, K. B., & Burr, H. (2011). Sickness absence associated with shared and open-plan offices – a national cross sectional questionnaire survey. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 37(5), 376-382. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3167

Sundstrom, E., Burt, R. E., & Kamp, D. (1980). Privacy at Work: Architectural Correlates of Job Satisfaction and Job Performance. Academy of Management Journal, 23(1), 101-117. doi:10.5465/255498

Thatcher, J., O’Sullivan, D., & Mahmoudi, D. (2016). Data colonialism through accumulation by dispossession: New metaphors for daily data. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 34(6), 990-1006. doi:10.1177/0263775816633195

Tyler, M., & Cohen, L. (2010). Spaces that Matter: Gender Performativity and Organizational Space. Organization Studies, 31(2), 175-198. doi:10.1177/0170840609357381

U.S. Senate, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights. (2011). The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition? [S. Doc. J–112–43 from 112th Cong., 1st sess.]. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Whittington, J., & Hoofnagle, C. (2012). Unpacking Privacy's Price. North Carolina Law Review, 90.


Emoji Meaning
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommend reading
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Recommend depending on circumstances
⭐️ Don't necessarily recommend
🤓 Non-fiction
🍄 Fiction
♀ Female author
♂ Male author
⚥ Non-binary author
⚪️ Caucasian author
🔵 POC author