The guy who made this GIF is  CHARLES YOUNG  and he's just the coolest.

The guy who made this GIF is CHARLES YOUNG and he's just the coolest.

All-time top recommendations

The Beginning of Infinity, by David Deutsch
Finite and Infinite Games, by James Carse
The Biggest Game in Town, by Al Alvarez
The Origins of Political Order, by Francis Fukuyama
Crowds and Power, by Elias Canetti
Understanding Media, by Marshall McLuhan

currently reading

Roadside Picnic, by Arkady Strugatsky
Causal Models: How People Think About the World and Its Alternatives, by Steven Sloman
Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation, by Alan Burdick

Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Communication as Culture, by James W. Carey

recently finished 

Understanding Media, by Marshall McLuhan
Annihilation, by Jeff VanderMeer
The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Decide to Play Great Poker, by Annie Duke
Home Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari
Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible, by Peter Pomerantsev
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
The Origins of Political Order, by Francis Fukuyama
The Inner Game of Tennis, by Timothy Gallwey
Consider Phlebus, by Iain M. Banks

The Player of Games, by Iain M. Banks
Superintelligence, by Nick Bostrom

How to Create a Mind, by Ray Kurzweil
Felt Time: The Psychology of How We Perceive Time, by Marc Wittmann

Stories of Your Life and Others, by Ted Chiang

Haven't started yet 

Political Order and Political Decay, by Francis Fukuyama
Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now, by Douglas Rushkoff
Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, by Chris Hayes
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, by Jack Weatherford
The Wealth of Humans, by Ryan Avent
Passions Within Reason: The Strategic Value of Emotions, by Robert H. Frank
The Evolution of Cooperation, by Robert Axelrod
The Strategy of Conflict, by Thomas C. Schelling

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder


Media Log

July 2017



American Ninja Warrior ****


all caps: movie
bold, underlined: tv show

* crap
** less crap
*** ok, would watch if on TBS and I’m bored
**** not crap, would recommend
***** the opposite of crap