Quarterly review: FY14Q3

Below are links to all the off-the-cuff reviews of books and film from this quarter. I didn’t add to my list of more in depth reviews. During 2013Q3 I did not read as many books, but read a few comics and got addicted to Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga (vol 1, vol 2) and Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye (vol 1, vol 2). I have since picked up more of Fraction’s work to read for the future.

Furthermore, I only read a couple of books on internet politics as I finally released my thinking on an information-centric political philosophy. At the recommendation of a couple of academics I have been reading some journal articles on the subject, but this quarter I plan to finish Gabriella Coleman’s Coding Freedom and Ron Diebert’s Black Code.

Reviews from Goodreads (2013)

★★★☆☆ Hidden in Plain Sight: Tracing the Roots of Ueshiba Morihei’s Power

★★★☆☆ The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

★★★★☆ Mars Direct: Space Exploration, the Red Planet, and the Human Future

★★★★☆ Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey–and Even Iraq–Are Destined to Become the Kings of the World’s Most Popular Sport

★★★★☆ The Engineer: Follow Elon Musk on a journey from South Africa to Mars

★★★☆☆ You Are Not a Gadget: Being Human in an Age of Technology

From my Letterboxd film diary:

★★★½☆ Elysium

★★★☆☆ The Little Mermaid

★★★★☆ The Matrix

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