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List of resources recommended or mentioned by the speakers at Deconstruct 2017

Deconstruct 2017 Bibliography

Here are all of the resources mentioned by Deconstruct 2017 speakers, along with who recommended what. Please post a comment if I missed something or have an error!

DC 2017 Speakers' Choice Gold Medalist

  • Seeing Like a State by James Scott


  • Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann (Evan Czaplicki)
  • A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander (Brian Marick)
  • Domain Driven Design by Eric Evans (Brian Marick)
  • Educating the Reflective Practitioner by Donald Schön (Brian Marick)
  • Conquest of Abundance by Paul Feyerabend (Brian Marick)
  • The Logic of Failure by Dietrich Dörner (Brian Marick)
  • To Mock a Mockingbird by Raymond Smullyan (Chelsea Voss)
  • Drawing Theories Apart by David Kaiser (Chelsea Voss)
  • Naming and Necessity by Saul Kripke (Zach Tellman)
  • Elements of Clojure by Zach Tellman (Zach Tellman)
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn (Zach Tellman)
  • The Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert Simon (Zach Tellman)
  • Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard (Zach Tellman)
  • Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander (Zach Tellman)
  • The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution by C.P. Snow (David Nolen)
  • Refactoring by Martin Fowler (Arlo Belshee)
  • The Pizza Book by Aaron Quint and Michael Bernstein (Michael Bernstein)
  • Life a User's Manual by Georges Perec (David Nolen)


  • The Century of the Self by Adam Curtis (Evan Czaplicki)
  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger (Michael Bernstein)




  • Spreadsheets for Developers by Felienne Hermans (Suz Hinton)
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BaseCase commented Apr 24, 2017

Thanks to @hjr3 for adding recs from Caitie's talk!

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dplummer commented Apr 24, 2017

Argus paper mentioned by Caitie:

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BaseCase commented Apr 24, 2017

Thanks, @dplummer! Updated.

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robertbenjamin commented Apr 24, 2017

Thanks a lot for this @BaseCase!

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EliasMasche commented Jul 3, 2017

Thanks for list

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