Cursor reading list

The CURSOR reading list is a community sourced tech-critical reading list. For any additions, please email cursor@cursormag.net, or DM us on any platform. We regularly update this list with recommendations from our Discord channel too. 

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📽 Movie
🎞 Series
🎙 Podcast
📚️ Book 
🔗 Link for material freely available online

AI and algorithms

📚️Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (Noble, 2018)
📽 Coded Bias (2020) (available on Netflix)
📚️ Sex, Race, and Robots: How to Be Human in the Age of AI (Howard, 2021)

Art

📚️ Deep Down Tidal (Tabita Rezaire, 2017) 🔗
🎙 Artists & Hackers 🔗

Capitalism

📚️ Blood and Oil (Hope and Scheck, 2020)
🎙 Land of the Giants
📚️ Platform Capitalism (Srnicek, 2016)

Fiction

📚️ The Verifiers (Pek, 2022)
🎞 Severance (Apple TV, 2022)
🎞 Westworld (HBO Max, 2016)

futures

📚️ Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (Muñoz, 2009)
📚️ Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (Womack, 2013)

Gender

📚️ Girl Online: A User’s Manual (Walsh, 2022)
🎙 There Are No Girls On The Internet 🔗
📚️ (Not) getting paid to do what you love (Duffy, 2017)

General

🎙 What Next: TBD
🎙 Data Feminism Network Podcast
🎙 Tech Won’t Save Us

hybrid texts/experimental

📚️ Thread Ripper (Smith, 2022)

Manifestos

📚️ Cyborg Manifesto (Haraway, 1985)
📚️ Data Feminism (D’Ignazio and Klein, 2020)🔗
📚️ Glitch Feminism (Russell, 2020)
📚️ Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace (Barlow, 1996)  🔗
📚️ A Hacker Manifesto (Wark, 2004) 🔗
🔗 Xenofeminism (Cuboniks, 2018)

offline

📚️ Digital Lethargy (Hu, 2022)
📚️ How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy (Odell, 2019)

Surveillance

📚️ The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (Zuboff, 2018)

topic-specific

📚️ A City is Not a Computer: Other Urban Intelligences (Mattern, 2021)
📚️ A Prehistory of the Cloud (Hu, 2015)
📚️ Deepfakes (Schick, 2020)
🎙 Darknet Diaries
📚️ Xenofeminism (Hester, 2018)