Computers, Freedom, and Privacy

What books should be there at the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy book table? Relevant fiction as well as non-fiction is very welcome! Please add your suggestions at the bottom -- or give a little more information about why you think a book makes sense. At some point after the conference, we'll turn this into an Amazon recommendation list.

  • Alvarez, R. M., & Hall, T. E. (2008). Electronic elections: the perils and promises of digital democracy. Princeton University Press.
  • "Interfaces on Trial" by Jonathan Band
  • The European Patent Office's "Scenarios for the Future" (they will send copies for free!)
  • "Control & Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics" by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
  • "Bush's Law", Eric Lichtblau. Fits in well with the National Surveillance State and 21st Century Panopticon panels.
  • "The Difference", Scott Page.
  • Howard Rheingold's books, especially "Smart Mobs" and "Virtual Communities"
  • Bruce Schneier's security books
  • Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks
  • Daniel J. Solove, The Future of Reputation (Yale Press)
  • Daniel J. Solove, The Digital Person
  • Daniel J. Solove, UNDERSTANDING PRIVACY, Harvard University Press (May 2008)
  • Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet (and how to stop it)
  • Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody
  • Wendy M. Grossman, net.wars; From Anarchy to Power
  • Susan Landau and Whitfield Diffie, Privacy on the Line (2nd edition)
  • Julian Dibbell, Play Money
  • Kieren McCarthy,
  • Lawrence Lessig's books
  • Tim Wu, Who Owns the Internet?
  • David Brin, The Transparent Society (since we're having a panel looking at it ten years on)
  • Neal Stephenson's novels
  • Tad Williams, Otherland
  • Vernor Vinge's novels, especially Rainbows End
  • Philip K. Dick's books, especially the anthology including Minority Report and A Scanner Darkly
  • Pat Cadigan's novels
  • Bruce Sterling's latest
  • Maureen Webb, Illusions of Security
  • Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology, edited by Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin, James Moor, John Weckert
  • Dreaming in Code, by Scott Rosenberg
  • What the Dormouse Said, by John Markoff