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The book club talks about two types of books: fun reads and technical books


Technical Books:

February 2010 - April 2010?

Algorithmic Beauty of Plants by Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz and Astrid Lindenmayer

Context Free, the programming language

github: http://github.com/collexion/lindenmayersystems



Fun Reads:

December 2009 - January 2010

Makers by Cory Doctorow

github: http://github.com/collexion/Makers



Suggested Books For Future Readings (In no specific order):


Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines by Kevin Kelly http://www.kk.org/outofcontrol/index.php


The Long Emergency and World Made By Hand by James Howard Kunstler


The Ecotechnic Future by John Michael Greer


"On Intelligence" (http://www.onintelligence.org/) by Jeff Hawkins


"Making Things Talk" by Tom Igoe - Arduino and Physical computing workbook.


Les Stroud's "Survive! Ultimate Edition"


Anything from from MIT OpenCourseWare

"Building Iphone apps with HTML, CSS, and Javascript" http://building-iphone-apps.labs.oreilly.com/

"Access All Areas" http://www.infiltration.org/


Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, by Abelson, Sussman, and Sussman


Programming Erlang


Banned Books: http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/banned-books.html


Experiments With Alternate Currents of High Potential and High Frequency (Paperback)


Morgan's "The Boy Electrician": http://danielwebb.us/projects/pd_tech_books/


The Tesla Papers: Nikola Tesla on Free Energy & Wireless Transmission of Power


Pete Millet's collection http://www.pmillett.com/tecnical_books_online.htm

On the Shoulder of Giants - Stephen Hawking ed - Original Scientific works by Einstein, Netwon, Galileo, Copernicus


One of the O'Reilly Hacks books


http://www.tech-systems-labs.com/books.htm


Prisoner's Dilemma by William Poundstone