Most end-of-the-year lists of books consists of books that have already been read by others and many of the lists consists of the same books. Often the lists consists of the books that have topped the sales lists during the year. The underlying message could be interpreted as “if you haven’t read these books, you are a cultural bar-bar, does not belong to the well informed elite and not able to go along in conversations”. Anyhow, this is passive, following main-stream media.
Another, more active approach is to make a list by your own about Interesting Reading Areas (IRA), areas of your interest for developing and knowledge acquiring. And then look for relevant writers, books and DVD’s belonging to that IRA.
We thought it would be nice to make a list of subjects or interesting areas for ourselves because we believe we would gain from such a list to help us preparing for the next parts of Thinkibiity – Thinking about Thinking, Creativity, Innovation and Design. Perhaps you may enjoy the list and will give some directions for reading about Thinkibility. If you can help us to expand the list, please add a comment. Please note, we have not yet read the books!
But we invite you to make your own IRA en to find for each subject the interesting books and thinkers.
Our Interesting Reading Areas
- Alternative designs for the global economic system
- Visual Thinking
- Why computers have unguarded access possibilities and why everyone should be able to write software programs
- New business models for financing sustainability projects
- How to make systems thinking more mainstream
- Animal Cognition
- The Point of Singularity
- Primitive tribes/anthropology
- Language and Thinking
- Creativity of Introverts
- Books to Spark Ideas
- Thinking about Thinking
Alternative designs for the global economic system
- Less than Nothing by Slavoj Zizek
- Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky
- Manufactoring concent: the political economy of the mass media, by Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky also available as DVD
- The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power by Joel Bakan, also available as DVD documentary
- Moral Mazes by Robert Jackall
- Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy by Peter Brown, Geoffrey Garver
- Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines by Philip Yenawine
Why computers have unguarded access possibilities and why everyone should be able to write software programs
- Free Software, free society by Richard Stalman
We are still looking for critical watchers of computer manufacturing. If you have suggestions, please add a comment.
New business models for financing sustainability projects
How to make systems thinking more mainstream
Suggestions most welcome!
- Why Animals Matter: Animal consciousness, animal welfare, and human well-being by Marion Stamp Dawkins
The Point of Singularity
- Ben Goertzel , several books and articles, see here his blog
Daniel Dennett, several books, see here
- Nick Bostrom
Language and Thinking
- Culture leading scientists explore societies, art, power and technology
Creativity of Introverts
Books to Spark Ideas
- Sharp Brain Guide by Alvaro Fernandez
- Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter
- More than Human: Animal Portraits by Tim Flach
Thinking about Thinking
- Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Christof Koch.
- Mastery by Green
It has become a fairly comprehensive list. However, most of the key-concepts are explained in rather short videos on YouTube or Vimeo,
Enjoy your Thinking Salad!
Please, if you have suggestions for other Interesting Reading Areas regarding Thinkibility, please add a comment!
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