Reading lists are aesthetic objects that both organise and produce knowledge. They are paths in, through, and between things. Sharing what we read, what we want to read, and what we think other people should read becomes a form of peer to peer education, the propagation of informal and personal canons. Reading lists become a kind of writing—a writing of reading.
More and more, reading lists are being used as tools for contesting established patterns in public thinking, but also, importantly, for publicly making sense of our current times. They are becoming almost like manifestos, or provocations for the future.
HyperReadings is a distributed archival infrastructure for writing, sharing, navigating and adapting ‘reading lists’. Where a ‘reading’ is anything that can be read, this includes texts, images, films, digital and non-digital objects.
As free and open source software, HyperReadings is being developed and maintained by Sean Dockray, Benjamin Forster and Public Office.
Read more about the context of the project in the README.md.
Using Hyper Readings
At the moment HyperReadings is still in alpha. It is not stable and is currently under active development and is likely to change dramatically.
To get a copy of the software, follow the instructions on the Hyper-Reader GitHub page.
You can help us develop hyper-readings in two ways:
This is a small collection of public reading lists that are available through HyperReadings. All readings lists are private private by default unless you share their unique key. Only someone with the key can the access them.
To access these reading lists, first install Hyper-Reader, then use the keys below to import whichever reading list interests you.
This list includes works, publications, reading list and research material, associated with the exhibtion Purpose-built at Enjoy in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Ft. Louisa Afoa, Frontyard, Hyperreadings, Tim Larkin with Abe Hollingsworth. August 16 – September 8, 2018.Key:5edbed4f8b385d9deda8b9db6a8626f33e447c246f28c1917d6f34344a2cf5c2
A Reading List of Reading Lists
A number of reading lists that have inspired Hyper ReadingsKey:fdf7cfd5889b26f9df9f370fe69dfeddcfdea96d71fac3c3b37bd4eca2645ffb
Si-fi Ali and Julia
A science fiction reading list by Ali Crosby and Julia BavykaKey:ec431a0a2aeb5d31aa6217e8f76c46a1dcdd525195871e78b1d599805aeb0628
Things that I am thinking about.Key:eb584b090c6160250e2b39285518e553f9fb0e7867536eabeb50310c7da9bbd7
Seeds, collaboration, kindnessKey:180d09be3b1aaa103b7bae8fbaac96180dbac5b60d6bed03a2fa40299b9c6af8
Bibliography on Attention
A Bibliography on Attention by Lizzie ThomsonKey:d7e15f8632713e217ab214ffda00e4896e2b31a773e776176376c949aeee745e
We Make Each Other Up
A reading list by Rhiannon NewtonKey:eda384ea7ee939fbbb13f88320b112e9ca475260158b028fb29517534b53832e
VISUAL ART : DANCE : COMPOSITION : HISTORY
A reading list by Erin BranniganKey:df627532ab4c510c76ba3bf21cdb874a1ea4707a3c309e272363b4b4a024df23
Frontyard Retreat 2018
What was being read in May 2018.Key:d2e42b39f0d418906aeb6e6ad35b78d273a1669e477e8daaaf9e27615fd87742
A growing list by the Mapping Edges Research Studio (Ilaria Vanni Accarigi and Alexandra Crosby).Key:d201afeb986bd9ddcd90d8660db324f8a5c9c3709fba6b8dee2fc797ac13bd0d
HyperReadings prototyping Sabbotnik
Text remembered or referred to at the HyperReadings prototyping day.Key:fdf7cfd5889b26f9df9f370fe69dfeddcfdea96d71fac3c3b37bd4eca2645ffb
Always out of time and touch
Contributed by Sarah Rodigari.Key:ed7af86f9c23a67231a9b314789318c98d82434f4091ae4ea3232980c45af278
Johanna's Reading ListKey:d2c7e6539a46ce51206d12fa746a7e32c9ee089b5eebf6dc68f4508e8c8a345f
Jorje and Vitaliy
A list contributed as part of the exhibition, 'This site is currently under revolution'Key:3f2f3a131f66379ca1fbf4c48d70b4f6cbc3c0514cc22dd6c57355ea9f8c3c52
Книжки про наркоманов (Books about drug addicts)
An anonymous reading list made during the exhibition, 'This site is currently under revolution'Key:677f7a41046dd5d04862843acf5f101ef881a482814e574619fc7abe1806d92a