Resource List: Technology

candleI’m a little dissatisfied with this list. A quick glance quickly unveils its pseudo-Luddite bias and reliance on the newer non-fictional book–almost all of these resources are cautionary or critical of different technologies and the numerous ways they affect humanity’s life together.

The word “technology” is an imprecise linguistic umbrella to gather these resources underneath. Caveats aside, if there is one resource from this list that I recommend you engage, it is the documentary Manufactured Landscapes. It is a well-made and astounding film that I cannot highly commend enough. Watch it.


  • The Whale and the Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology by Langdon Winner
  • The Technological Society by Jacques Ellul
  • The Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention by David F. Noble
  • The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  • The Filter Bubble: How the New Personalized Web is Changing What We Read and How we Think by Eli Pariser
  • More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave by Ruth Schwartz Cowan
  • You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
  • The Soul of A New Machine by Tracey Kidder
  • In The Vineyard of the Text by Ivan Illich
  • To Relieve The Human Condition: Bioethics, Technology, and the Body by Gerald P. McKenny


  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace


  • Blade Runner
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey


  • Manufactured Landscapes
  • Objectified


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