Inspirational links to interesting sources for design, art, theory, media, culture, and technology.

Webzines, blogs and platforms
Dezeen | Wired | BNO  | SCENARIO MagazineThe Cool Hunter  | Tegenlicht | Network Cultures | Bright | Mashable | Motherboard | Vice ImpactBoingBoing | MIT Technology Review | MIT Technology Review at MediumJoDS | MIT Press Journals | Netkwesties | I-D | Glamcult | The Quietus | Mister Motley | Metropolis MRekto:Verso | Gonzo (circus) | Dutch Design Daily | PopMatters | frnkfrt | Adformatie | Emerence | Dutch Cowgirls | Dutch Cowboys | Frankwatching | Mediaonderzoek | Marketingfacts | Freunde von Freunden | Typeset in the Future | DesignCharts | SwissMiss | SocioSite | Space & Culture | de:bug | Rough Type | jnd | POPW | NARCIS | Anne Helmond | Spring _Wise | TechCrunch | SlashDot | The Register | Tweakers | engadget | Adbusters | Aeon | Jacobite | JacobinEverything is a Remix | ctheory | Mark Fisher’s blogblissout | An und für sich | RASL PublicationsCritical Legal Thinking | Critical Theory | Deterritorial Investigations | Speculations Journal | The Dark Enlightenment | Hard//Hoofd | | Design Matters | Design Observer | Cultcabinet | Visualeyed | CMD Amsterdam – blog | Medium | Retrograde | Design Progress | We Make Money Not Art | Phase | Ethics for Design | Work That Works | Get Me | Future Based | Fictional Journal | The Next Web | What Design Can Do | Speculative Futures | The Design Genome Project | Vox | The Verge | EdSurge | Fonk Magazine | Fast Company | Nautilus | Design Experience Club |

Sadly enough the archives of the infamous Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU) have disappeared:, but is still retrievable via the Wayback Machine (thanks Edmund!).

Future Based | Design Matters – Debbie Millman | Darknet Diaries | IDEO U’s Creative Confidence Series | IDEO Futures | Let’s Fix Things |

Mandatory study material
McLuhan, Marshall and Fiore, Quinten (1967). The Medium Is The Massage: An Inventory Of Effects. London: Penguin Books.
Monteiro, Mike (2013). How Designers Destroyed The World. Lecture at the Webstock Conference in Wellington. (link)
Williams, Alex and Nick Srnicek (2013). ‘#Accelerate Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics’. Critical Legal Thinking. (link)
Ploeg, Theo (2016). ‘Utopia as Practice: Future Thinking as Tranquilizer in an Accelerating World’. Journal of Humanity. Haarlem: Nieuwe Vide. (link)

We highly recommend you to buy the following books:
Senova, Melis (2017). This Human: How to be the person designing for other People. Amsterdam: Bis Publishers.
Kees Dorst, Lucy Kaldor, Lucy Klippan en Rodger Watson (2016). Design for the Common Good: A Handbook for Innovators, Designers and other People. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers.

Besides this essential books and videos, we are going to read, watch and use a wagonload of additional material in this module.
Playlists of videos about design, technology, and media at Youtube/Vimeo:
Articles about design and media theory on Flipboard: @theoploeg/the-future-of-design-fc8u96pry.

Interesting stuff
Cramer, Florian (2012). Anti-Media: Ephemera on Speculative Arts. Rotterdam/Amsterdam: nai010/Institute of Network Cultures.
Norden, Eric (march 1969). ‘Playboy interview: Marshall Mcluhan’, Playboy. (pdf)
Land, Nick (2012-2014). The Dark Enlightment.(website)
Lanier, Jaron. You are not a Gadget. London: Allen Lane, 2010.
Lanier, Jaron. Who owns the future? London: Allen Lane, 2013.
Keen, Andrew. The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is killing our Culture and assaulting our Economy. Strawberry Hills: Currency Press, 2007.
Keen, Andrew. Digital Vertigo. How today’s online social revolution is dividing, diminishing and disorienting us. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2012.
Davis, Nick. Flat Earth News. New York: Random House, 2009.
Negroponte, Nicholas. Being Digital. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.
Marcuse, Herbert. One-dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society. Boston: Beacom Press, 1964.
Manovich, Lev. The Language of New Media. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2001.
McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: the extensions of man. New York: Mc-Graw-Hill, 1964.
Rushkoff, Douglas. Program Of Be Programmed, Ten Commandments for a Digital Age. New York: OR Books, 2011.
Morozov, Evgeny. The Net Delusion, how not to liberate the world. London: Allen Lane, 2011.
Morozov, Evgeny. To save everything click here: the folly of technological solutionism. London: Allen Lane, 2013.
Friedman, Thomas. The World is Flat: the globalized world in the twenty-first century. London: Picador, 2007.
Anderson, Chris. Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. New York: Random House, 2012.
Schäfer, Mirko Tobias. Bastard Culture! How User Participation Transforms Cultural Production. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2011.