ALAN KAY BOOK RECOMMENDATION


1. Archetypes by Anthony Stevens


2. Act of Creation by Arthur Koestler


3. The Ghost in the Machine by Arthur Koestler


4. An Aristocracy of Everyone by Benjamin Barber


5. Fractal Geometry by Benoit Mandelbrot


6. History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell


7. Human Knowledge, Its Scope and Limits by Bertrand Russell


8. Sceptical Essays by Bertrand Russell


9. Man and his Symbols by Carl Jung


10. Modern Woman in Search of a Soul by Carl Jung


11. Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan


12. Broca’s Brain by Carl Sagan


13. Maps of the Mind by Charles Hampton-Turner


14. Notes on a Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander


15. The Interpretation of Cultures by Clifford Geertz


16. Science and Sanity by Count Korzybski


17. An American Primer by Daniel Boorstin


18. The Americans by Daniel Boorstin


19. The Machinery of Life by David Goodsell

20. Language and Species by Derek Bickerton


21. Building Large Knowledge-Based Systems by Doug Lenat


22. Lateral Thinking by Edward De Bono


23. Six Thinking Hats by Edward De Bono


24. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward Tufte


25. Envisioning Information by Edward Tufte


26. Engines of Creation by Eric Drexler


27. Art and Illusion by Ernst Gombrich


28. Neuroethology by Ewert


29. Essays into Literacy by Frank Smith

30. The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt


31. Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski


32. The Double Helix by James Watson


33. The Psycology of the Child by Jean Piaget


34. To Understand is to Invent by Jean Piaget

35. Towards a Theory of Instruction by Jerome Bruner


36. The Relevance of Education by Jerome Bruner


37. School and Society by John Dewey


38. Freedom and Culture by John Dewey


39. Instead of Education by John Holt

40. Teach Your Own by John Holt

41. LISP 1.5 Manual (MIT Press) by John Mccarthy

42. Myths to Live By by Joseph Campbell


43. The Masks of God by Joseph Campbell


44. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes


45. Civilisation by Kenneth Clark


46. What is a Masterpiece by Kenneth Clark


47. Relativity Visualized by L.C. Epstein


48. Te-Tao Ching by Lao-Tzu


49. The God Particle by Leon Lederman


50. From Quarks to Cosmos by Leon Lederman


51. The Zero Sum Society by Lester Thurow


52. Economics Explained by Lester Thurow


53. Head to Head by Lester Thurow


54. Thought and Language by Lev Vygotsky


55. Mind in Society by Lev Vygotsky

56. The Psychology of Art by Lev Vygotsky

57. The Myth of the Machine by Lewis Mumford


58. Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford


59. The Federalist Papers by Madison, Et Al


60. The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori


61. What I Believe by Mark Booth (Ed)


62. Gutenberg Galaxy by Marshall Mcluhan

63. Understanding Media by Marshall Mcluhan


64. Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky


65. Computation: Finite and Infinite Machines by Marvin Minsky

66. Wisdom, Information & Wonder by Mary Midgley


67. Science as Salvation by Mary Midgley


68. Beyond Boredom and Anxiety by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly


69. Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


70. Made in America by Mike Dertuozos (Ed)


71. Gossamer Odyssey by Morton Grosser

72. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman


73. The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman


74. Conscientious Objections by Neil Postman


75. The Architecture Machine by Nicholas Negroponte


76. Soft Architecture Machines by Nicholas Negroponte

77. The Animal in Its World by Niko Tinbergen


78. Technology, Management,and Society by Peter Drucker


79. Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker


80. The Ring of Truth by Philip Morrison

81. Timeaus by Plato


82. Republic by Plato


83. The Anti-Federalist Papers by Ralph Ketcham (Ed)


84. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins


85. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins


86. The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman


87. QED by Richard Feynman


88. Eye and Brain by Richard Gregory


89. The Passion of the Western Mind by Richard Tarnas


90. New World, New Mind by Robert Ornstein & Paul Erlich


91. Visual Thinking by Rudolf Arnheim


92. Mindstorms by Seymour Papert


93. The Childrens’ Machine by Seymour Papert


94. Nurtured by Love by Shinichi Suzuki


95. Zen Mind, Beginners’ Mind by Shunryu Suzuki


96. The Psychology of Literacy by Silvia Scribner & Mike Cole

97. The Inner Game of Tennis by Tim Gallwey

98. Common Sense by Tom Paine


99. The Rights of Man by Tom Paine


100. The Age of Reason by Tom Paine


101. Vehicles by Valentino Braitenberg

102. Science is not Enough by Vannevar Bush


103. The Living Brain by W. Gray Walter


104. Molecular Biology Of The Gene by Jim Watson

105. Mythology by Edith Hamilton


106. Computation: Finite And Infinite Machines by Marvin Minsky

107. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne.


108. The Organ-Builder by François Bédos de Celles

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