Tim Paul


Here are some books that I've read recently, or that have influenced the way I think about design, technology and systems.

The Big Con: How the Consulting Industry Weakens Our Businesses, Infantilizes Our Governments, and Warps Our Economies
Rosie Collington, Mariana Mazzucato

Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back
Cory Doctorow, Rebecca Giblin

Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Donella Meadows

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Naomi Klein

Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of AI
Kate Crawford

Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech
Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Space Crone: Collected Writings on Feminism and Gender
Ursula K. Le Guin

The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality
Katharina Pistor

Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism
Mariana Mazzucato

Dark Matter and Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary
Dan Hill

Platform Socialism: How to Reclaim our Digital Future from Big Tech
James Muldoon

The Future We Choose: The Stubborn Optimist's Guide to the Climate Crisis
Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac

Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next)
Dean Spade

The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us
Nick Hayes

Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile
Eden Medina

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist ruins
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There
Rutger Bregman

Women & Power: A Manifesto
Mary Beard

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
James Gleick

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Noam Chomsky

My full reading list is on The StoryGraph.

Tim Paul