Suggested Reading

Bibliography:

  • Payne & Barbera ed. – A dictionary of cultural and critical theory (2013)
  • Henri Lefebvre – The production of space (1974)
  • Henri Bergson – The creative mind [The possible and the real] (1923)
  • Maurice Marleau-Ponty – Phenomenology of perception (1945)
  • Ettenne-Louis Boullee – Architecture, Essay on Art [x]
  • Alexander R. Galloway – Gaming, Essays on Algorithmic Culture (University of Minnesota Press, 2006)
  • Michael Benedikt – Cyberspace, first steps (1991) [Introduction & Liquid Architecture in Cyberspace by Marcos Novak]
  • Gregory Bateson – Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972)
  • Nicholas Negroponte – Being digital (1995)
  • Elizabeth Grosz – Architecture from the outside, Essays on Virtual and Real Space [particularly chapter 5: Cyberspace, Virtuality and the Real] (2001)
  • Michael K. Hays – Architecture theory since 1968
  • Sky Nite – Virtual Reality Insider: Guidebook for the VR Industry (2014) [Easy, all around book, readable in half a day, IAM Library]
  • Marshall McLuhan – Understanding media (1964) / The medium is the massage [x]
  • Sanford Kwinter – Architectures of Time (MIT Press, 2001) [IAM Library]
  • Chris Crawford – The art of computer game design (Osborne/McGraw-Hill, 1984)
  • Colin Cremin – Exploring Videogames with Deleuze and Guattari: Towards an affective theory of form (2015)
  • Daniela Bertol – Designing digital space, An architect’s guide to virtual reality (1997)
  • Raph Koster – A theory of fun, for game design (O’Reilly 2004) [IAM Library]
  • Oliver Bimber, Ramesh Raskar – Spatial Augmented Reality, Merging real and virtual worlds (A K Peters, 2005)
  • McKenzie Wark – Gamer Theory (Harvard University Press 2007) [IAM Library] [x]
  • Howard Rheingold – Virtual Reality (1992) [IAM Library]
  • Jean Baudrillard  – Simulacra and Simulation (1981)

Short stories / novels:

  • Edwin Abbott Abbott – Flatland, A romance of many dimensions (1884) [x]
  • E. M. Forster – The Machine Stops (1909)
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery – The Little Prince (1943)
  • Italo Calvino – Invisible cities (1972)

Suggested games:

  • Portal / Portal 2 (2007/2011)
  • Monuments valley (2014)
  • Glitchspace (2016)
  • Superhot (2016)
  • The Witness (Jonathan Blow, 2016)
  • Myst (1995)
  • Second life (2001)
  • Stanley Parable (2011)
  • Braid (Jonathan Blow, 2008)
  • Keep talking and nobody explodes (2015)
  • Mountain (David O’Reilly, 2015) [x]

Films