Another year, another reading list! 2020 edition.

Algorithmic accountability

Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media
by Sarah T. Roberts

The Costs of Connection: How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism by Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias

The Burden of Choice: Recommendations, Subversion, and Algorithmic Culture by Jonathan Cohn

Other professional reading

Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection by Nancy Baym

Rockonomics: What the Music Industry Can Teach Us About Economics (and Our Future) by Alan Krueger – ON HIATUS

Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Words Without Music by Philip Glass – ON HIATUS

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi – IN PROGRESS

Pleasure reading

There There by Tommy Orange

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey – ON HIATUS

Brazil: a biography by Heloisa Maria Murgel Starling and Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Decameron by Giovanni Boaccaccio – IN PROGRESS

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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