Some Readings

October 2, 2009 — Leave a comment
  • Emotion, Kalat & Shiota [Amazon]
    • Newest, 2007, PT: Mobile Persuasion: 20 Perspectives of the Future of Behavior Change, BJ Fogg (anthology) [Amazon]
    • Older, 2003, foundations of PT: Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change what we Think and Do, BJ Fogg [Amazon]

Persuasion and Psychology:

  • BJ Fogg [BJ Fogg Resources List]
  • (2004) MIT Persuasive Tech class syllabus
  • Mind Hacks: Tom Stafford / Matt Webb
  • Mindlessness, Ellen Lange
  • Postmodern Fables: System Fantasies, Jean-Francois Lyotard
  • A User’s Guide to the Brain (Perception, Attention and the Four Theatres of the Brain), John J. Ratey
  • Influence: Science and Practice, Robert B. Cialdini
  • Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training, Karen Pryor


  • Emotion Engineering in Videogames: Stéphane Bura
  • Emotion and the Fun of Games: Nicole Lazzaro
  • Emotionomics: Dan Hill

Identity, Presence, and Personality:

  • The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  • Clans of the Alphane Moon, Philip K. Dick
  • The Robot in the Garden: Telepistimology. Ken Goldberg, ed.
  • Ambient Intelligence

Human vs. Technology:

  • The Failure of Technology, Friedrich Juenger
  • Devices of the Soul – Battling for Ourselves in the Age of Machines: Steve Talbott [link]
  • Without Me, you’re Nothing- The Essential Guide to Home Computers: Frank Herbert
  • Things that make us smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine: Donald A. Norman
  • On Fine Arts in the Machine Age, Ernst Bloch

Smart Objects:


  • Jyri Engestrom, relating to social objects
  • Social and Crossmedia Games
  • Improv Everywhere

Interventions, hacking, transparency and exposure:

  • No Brand, Naomi Klein
  • Anti-Advertising Agency
  • Yes Men

Data POV:

  • Blogject Manifesto, Julian Bleeker
  • Clive Thompson on Netflix Recommender (on the media)

Designs and Implementations:

  • Wonder Woman, the complete history. Les daniels.
  • Waag Society Connected! LiveArt, sentient creatures lectures
  • Interactivos Mexico’08: Technologies of Laughter
  • 3rd Intl Conference on Persuasive Technology, 2008

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