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Open Source PhD: February 2018

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This month I didn’t do a very good job of what I’d tried to do last month - which is focus on only a few things. I read widely for a few reasons

  • assigned by professors
  • works by professors who I may want to work with
  • preparation for presentations
  • research for second-year project

I also spent a fair bit of time writing code in an academic context, and this list reflects some of that investigation.

Goals for next month - read less widely. :)

Below is a list of books and articles I read this month.
Anderson, B. (2006). Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. Verso Books.
August 5, R. M. |, & ET, 2010 04:02am. (n.d.). The Incredible Explosion of Dog Breeds. Retrieved February 28, 2018, from
Bulkin, A. (2016, May 3). Explaining blockchain — how proof of work enables trustless consensus. Retrieved February 4, 2018, from
Cabana, D. A. (1998). Death At Midnight: The Confession of an Executioner (First Edition Later Impression edition). Princeton, NJ: Northeastern.
CryptoRated. (2017, July 25). Blockchain Consensus Protocols: Proof of Work Vs. Proof of Stake. Retrieved February 4, 2018, from
Davis, A. Y. (2003). Are Prisons Obsolete? (Uitgawe and Revised and Updated to Include New Develop and B edition). New York: Seven Stories Press.
Dennis, M. (2004). Reconstruction Socio-Technical Order: VAnnevar Bush and US Science Policy. In The Co-Production of Science and Social Order. Routledge.
Duarte, M. E. (2017). Network Sovereignty: Building the Internet across Indian Country. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
Duarte, M. E., & Belarde-Lewis, M. (2015). Imagining: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Ontologies. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 53(5–6), 677–702.
Eubanks, V. (2018). Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.
Ezrahi, Y. (2004). Science and the political imagination in contemporary democracies. States of Knowledge: The Co-Production of Science and the Social Order, 254.
Holloway, L. X. (1974). Prison Abolition or Destruction Is a Must. Mississippi Law Journal, 45(3), 757–762.
Jasanoff, S., & others. (2004). States of knowledge: the co-production of science and the social order. Routledge.
Mancini, C. (2017). Towards an animal-centred ethics for Animal–Computer Interaction. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 98, 221–233.
Parker, H. (2012). Genomic analyses of modern dog breeds. Mammalian Genome, 23(1/2), 19–27.
Scott, J. C. (1998). Seeing like a state: How certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed. Yale University Press.
Sprawling Maya cities uncovered by lasers. (2018, February 2). BBC News. Retrieved from
Viegas, J. (2014, January 31). Dog Family Tree Traced Back 2 Million Years. Retrieved February 28, 2018, from
Wernimont, J. (2018). Numbered Lives. MIT Press.
Wittrock, B., & Wagner, P. (1996). Social science and the building of the early welfare state: Toward a comparison of statist and non-statist Western societies. States, Social Knowledge, and the Origins of Modern Social Policies, 90–113.