Informatics

Informatics (academic field), a broad academic field encompassing computing technologies and development in their diverse relations to the human and social worlds, including applications in science, social problems, and the arts

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Introduction to Algorithms
Thinking in Java
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
Code Complete
JavaScript: The Good Parts
Head First Design Patterns
Computer Networks
Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code
Computer Organization & Design: The Hardware/Software Interface

Jean Baudrillard
Computer science only indicates the retrospective omnipotence of our technologies. In other words, an infinite capacity to process data (but only data - i.e. the already given) and in no sense a new vision. With that science, we are entering an era of exhaustivity, which is also an era of exhaustion. Of generalized interactivity abolishing particularized action. Of the interface which abolishes challenge, passion, and rivalry between peoples, ideas and individuals which was always the source of ...more
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories

Donna J. Haraway
Freud described three great historical wounds to the primary narcissism of the self-centered human subject, who tries to hold panic at bay by the fantasy of human exceptionalism. First is the Copernican wound that removed Earth itself, man’s home world, from the center of the cosmos and indeed paved the way for that cosmos to burst open into a universe of inhumane, nonteleological times and spaces. Science made that decentering cut. The second wound is the Darwinian, which put Homo sapiens firm ...more
Donna J. Haraway, When Species Meet

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