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1/1/2018Trash, Art, and the MoviesPauline Kael
http://www.paulrossen.com/paulinekael/trashartandthemovies.html
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1/2/2018Art CriticismClement Greenberg
http://www.sharecom.ca/greenberg/criticism.html
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1/7/2018The Creative ActMarcel Duchamp
http://courses.ischool.utexas.edu/kimsmith/2007/Fall/INF385H/Duchamp_CreativeAct.pdf
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1/8/2018Thing TheoryBill Brown
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vUXpTs_GKi94qijQgP5hA7y6O6-IBOQc
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1/9/2018What Theory is Not, Theorizing IsKarl E. Weick
https://drive.google.com/open?id=11DtPZJcpysZ1z3p0vhJH4RnWvdL1YulI
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1/10/2018Specific ObjectsDonald Judd
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1F3qhkWpRC6ca7PMK5llRxVSqGlptxJ7f
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1/11/2018Function as NarrativeWeiyi Li
http://ci.nikasimovich.com/assets/readings/li-function-as-narrative.pdf
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1/14/2018What Design Means To MeKarel Martens
http://ci.nikasimovich.com/assets/readings/martens-karel_what-design-means-to-me.pdf
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1/16/2018Research and Destroy: A Plea for Design as ResearchDaniel van der Velden
http://ci.nikasimovich.com/assets/readings/van-der-Velden-research-and-destroy.pdf
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1/17/2018This is Not a Cigar: Rereading RandSusan Sellers and Michael Rockhttps://2x4.org/ideas/43/
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1/19/2018MindscapesSuperstudio
http://ci.nikasimovich.com/assets/readings/superstudio-mindscapes.pdf
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1/21/2018On Self-RespectJoan Didion
https://www.vogue.com/article/joan-didion-self-respect-essay-1961
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1/23/2018
Black to the Future: Interviews with Samuel A. Delany, Greg Tate, and Tricia Rose
Mark Dery
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VTVjfw062hjb297YiNholruR7cUUoQhZ
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1/25/2018Cézzane's DoubtMaurice Merleau-Ponty
http://theoryreadinggroup.wikispaces.com/file/view/Merleau-Ponty.Cezanne%27s+Doubt.pdf
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1/26/2018Memorex for the Krakens: The Fall's Pulp Modernism (Part I)Mark Fisher
http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/007759.html
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1/28/2018Memorex for the Krakens: The Fall's Pulp Modernism (Part II)Mark Fisher
http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/008993.html
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1/29/2018Memorex for the Krakens: The Fall's Pulp Modernism (Part III)Mark Fisher
http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org/archives/009039.html
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1/31/2018Critical Code StudiesMark C. Marino
http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/electropoetics/codology
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2/2/2018Engineered for DystopiaDavid A. Banks
https://thebaffler.com/latest/engineered-for-dystopia-banks
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2/4/2018The Tears of Donald KnuthThomas Haigh
https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/1/181633-the-tears-of-donald-knuth/fulltext
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2/5/2018Construct a Perfect PentagonThomas De Monchaux
https://nplusonemag.com/issue-30/reviews/construct-a-perfect-pentagon/
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2/6/2018StadtstaatMetahaven
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WhDH0b2IvAOj0z9vFpYvKiD1E5JUWkMy
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2/7/2018Are Some Things Unrepresentable?Alexander Galloway
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DlyTvb6a4ZW3Mdl6jE-yu-rKyh4bFsZK
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2/9/2018Paradox on the Graphic ArtistJean-Francois Lyotard
http://readings.design/PDF/ParadoxOnTheGraphicArtist.pdf
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2/11/2018Everything Easy is Hard AgainFrank Chimero
https://frankchimero.com/writing/everything-easy-is-hard-again/
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2/12/2018The Making of Typographic ManEllen Lupton
https://designobserver.com/feature/the-making-of-typographic-man/39205
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2/14/2018Beyond TypographyMichael Rockhttps://2x4.org/ideas/42/
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2/18/2018On Weaponised DesignCade
https://ourdataourselves.tacticaltech.org/posts/30-on-weaponised-design/
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2/19/2018The Early Years of Graphic Design at Yale UniversityRob Roy Kelly
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2/20/2018Design History in Globalization and the Place of East Asian DesignWen Huei Chou
http://readings.design/PDF/design-history-in-globalization.pdf
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ProtocolAlexander Galloway
http://ci.nikasimovich.com/assets/readings/galloway-alexander-protocol.pdf
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On Speculative DesignBenjamin H. Bratton
http://dismagazine.com/discussion/81971/on-speculative-design-benjamin-h-bratton/
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Marx After Duchamp, or the Artist's Two BodiesBoris Groys
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Learnable ProgrammingBret Victorhttp://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/
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Up and Down the Ladder of AbstractionBret Victorhttp://worrydream.com/LadderOfAbstraction/
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Projective VerseCharles Olson
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Avant Garde AttitudesClement Greenberg
http://www.sharecom.ca/greenberg/avantgarde.html
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Avant-Garde and KitschClement Greenberghttp://www.sharecom.ca/greenberg/kitsch.html
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Modern and PostmodernClement Greenberg
http://www.sharecom.ca/greenberg/postmodernism.html
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Modernist PaintingClement Greenberg
http://www.sharecom.ca/greenberg/modernism.html
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TasteClement Greenberghttp://www.sharecom.ca/greenberg/taste.html
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David Lynch Keeps His HeadDavid Foster Wallacehttp://www.lynchnet.com/lh/lhpremiere.html
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Laughing with KafkaDavid Foster Wallace
https://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/HarpersMagazine-1998-07-0059612.pdf
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Tense PresentDavid Foster Wallace
https://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/HarpersMagazine-2001-04-0070913.pdf
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The String TheoryDavid Foster Wallace
http://www.esquire.com/sports/a5151/the-string-theory-david-foster-wallace/
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How Tracy Austin Broke My HeartDavid Foster Wallace
https://sites.psu.edu/kingsel/files/2016/08/DFW-How-Tracy-Austin-Broke-My-Heart-1994-1lctx91.pdf
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Aesthetic PolicyDonna H. Kerr
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The Procrustean BedEric Gill
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Geometrical and Mechanical Splendor and the Numerical SensibilityF.T. Marinetti
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The Phenomenon of "The Look"George J. Stack and Robert W. Plant
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1onn2fsspCOVV9C9-k-Lm_ASQjPwfyMop
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Why Bother? (Perchance to Dream)Jonathan Franzen
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In Praise of ShadowsJun'ichirō Tanizaki
http://wwwedu.artcenter.edu/mertzel/spatial_scenography_1/Class%20Files/resources/In%20Praise%20of%20Shadows.pdf
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Typography as DiscourseKatherine McCoy
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Alan Kay's Universal Media MachineLev Manovich
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The Shape of InformationLev Manovich
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Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of SignsMark Deryhttp://markdery.com/?page_id=154
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The Question Concerning TechnologyMartin Heidegger
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Designer as AuthorMichael Rockhttps://2x4.org/ideas/22/
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Fuck ContentMichael Rockhttps://2x4.org/ideas/2/fuck-content/
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Who's Responsible?Michael Rockhttps://2x4.org/ideas/9/
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The Responsibility of IntellectualsNoam Chomsky
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"Design Thinking"—A Critical AnalysisPaul A Rodgers and Euan Winton
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lJf5OEoReHvocNg0ohe801yytPB-PKOt
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What We Talk About When We Talk About ContextPaul Dourish
http://www.csc.kth.se/utbildning/kth/kurser/DH2622/mdifk11/inlamningsuppgifter/Dourish.pdf
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Why Are Movies So Bad? Or, The NumbersPauline Kael
http://www.paulrossen.com/paulinekael/whymoviesbad.html
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UnderseaRachel Carson
http://www.ojs.unito.it/index.php/visions/article/view/1433/1265
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JunkspaceRem Koolhaas
http://ci.nikasimovich.com/assets/readings/koolhaas-rem_junkspace.pdf
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What Is This Thing Called Graphic Design Criticism?Rick Poynor and Michael Rockhttps://2x4.org/ideas/7/
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Over the BridgeRob Giampietro
http://digital-strategies.ma-ad.ch/article/overthebridge/
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Title CasingRobin Kinross
https://hyphenpress.co.uk/journal/article/title_casing
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An Essay in AestheticsRoger Fry
http://rci.rutgers.edu/~tripmcc/phil/poa/fry-essay_in_aesthetics.pdf
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The Originality of the Avant-GardeRosalind E. Krauss
http://web.mit.edu/allanmc/www/kraussoriginality.pdf
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What is TechnologyStephen J. Kline
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The Sartrean Account of the Look as a Theory of DialogueSteve Martinot
https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~marto/dialogue.htm
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Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant-Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century
Steven Heller
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nfuMiEh4HBzGMZngFrCTW4vbBmeSlR2X
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Tradition and the Individual TalentT.S. Eliothttp://www.bartleby.com/200/sw4.html
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The First White PresidentTa-Nehisi Coates
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/
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My President Was BlackTa-Nehisi Coates
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/my-president-was-black/508793/
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As We May ThinkVannevar Bush
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Surrealism: The Last Snapshot of the European IntelligentsiaWalter Benjamin
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The Author as ProducerWalter Benjamin
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The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological ReproducibilityWalter Benjamin
https://monoskop.org/images/6/6d/Benjamin_Walter_1936_2008_The_Work_of_Art_in_the_Age_of_Its_Technological_Reproducibility_Second_Version.pdf
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A Case for the Sublime Uselessness of Graphic DesignDavid Cabianca
http://readings.design/PDF/a-case-for-the-sublime-uselessness-of-graphic-design.pdf
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