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1 Jan 2018



Kortina // film devlog #11 // Sound Recording Notes

Kortina // film devlog #10 // One Day Doc Retro

Caro // The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

Alexis // Fifteen Dogs

Kingsolver // Demon Copperhead

July // All Fours

Heller // Catch-22

Kortina // film devlog #9 // Miyazaki's Beautiful Dream: The Technological Sublime

Real // I Don't Want to Talk About It

Ostaseki // The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

Attia // Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity

Kerangal // Eastbound

Nestor // Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Morrison // Beloved

Michaels // Do You Remember Being Born?

Ozeki // The Book of Form and Emptiness

Hawke // A Bright Ray of Darkness

Dostoevsky // Crime and Punishment

Lahiri // The Namesake

Dunlop // Invitation to a Banquet

Kortina // film devlog #8 // Voiceover and Voice Acting

Amha // The Africas vs America

Marshall // Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

Herzog // Every Man for Himself and God Against All: A Memoir

Knausgaard // The Wolves of Eternity

Pillsbury // The Hundred-Year Marathon

Kortina // Recap 2023 // In Circles... Maybe Even Backwards


Labatut // The MANIAC

Kortina // film devlog #7 // Producing Notes

Kortina // film devlog #6 // Editing Notes

Wallace // The Broom of the System

Atwood // The Testaments

Atwood // The Handmaid's Tale

Tanizaki // In Praise of Shadows

Munro // Dear Life

Van der Kolk // The Body Keeps the Score

Kortina // Telling Mattresses Stories

Kortina // Lost Gloves

McCarthy // No Country for Old Men

McCarthy // The Sunset Limited

McCarthy // Outer Dark

McCarthy // Child of God

McCarthy // Suttree

McCarthy // The Orchard Keeper

McCarthy // The Passenger

McCarthy // Stella Maris

O'Gieblyn // God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning

Polley // Run Towards the Danger

Rovelli // Helgoland

Brooks // World War Z

Pynchon // Bleeding Edge

Puzo // The Godfather

Frenkel // Love and Math

Auder // Don''t Call Me Home

Solnit + Lutunatabua // Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility

Kortina // film devlog #5 // Shot Notes

Kortina // film devlog #4 // Shooting with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras

Andersen // Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

Odell // Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock

Ballou // Plunder: Private Equity's Plan to Pillage America

Zevin // Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Le Guin // The Lathe of Heaven

Egan // The Candy House

Antolini // Memorializing Motherhood: Anna Jarvis and the Struggle for Control of Mother's Day

Schuster // Glow in the F*cking Dark

Kortina // Run alpaca-lora 13b on a MacBook with alpaca.cpp

Freinacht // Nordic Ideology

Freinacht // The Listening Society

Fisher // Preventing Nuclear War

Kortina // film devlog #3 // Speed Boosters, Image Sensor Crop Factor, FOV, F-stop, and Focal Length

Hoffer // The True Believer

Wallace // Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity

Kortina // Recap 2022 // Practice


Patton Oswalt // On Screwball Comedy

Lembke // Dopamine Nation

Tarantino // Cinema Speculation

Estes // Mother Night

Bridle // Ways of Being

Zeihan // The End of the World is Just Beginning

Mercado // The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

Kortina // film devlog #2 // Super Diva! screens @ Cinema Village on Sun 23 Oct

Fisher // Postcapitalist Desire

Gaddis // The Recognitions

Waters // Coming to My Senses

Waters // We Are What We Eat

Fowler // We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Williams // Stoner

Labatut // When We Cease to Understand the World

Ryan // Producer to Producer

Wenger // The World After Capital

Hesse // Siddhartha

Kortina // film devlog #1 // Super Diva! short film trailer

Kawakami // Breasts and Eggs

Kortina // Super Diva!

Quinones // The Least of Us

Leilani // Luster

Kortina // film devlog #0 // DaVinci Resolve

Pistor // The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality

Yu // Interior Chinatown

Johnstone // Impro

Smith // M Train

Beatty // The Sellout

Wallace // The Pale King


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Kortina // Recap 2021 // Back to School

Kortina // Sundance Collab and Other 2021 Film Studies

Sylleptic: When a Statement is Both Figuratively and Literally True

Build // Oak Table

Yunkaporta // Sand Talk

Robinson // The Ministry for the Future

McKee // Story

Becker // The Denial of Death

Murakami // First Person Singular

Oates // Blonde

Harding // The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth

Chiang // Exhalation

Egan // A Visit From the Goon Squad

Fisher // Capitalist Realism

Weston // Directing Actors

Dewey // Democracy and Education

Arendt // The Human Condition

Postman // Amusing Ourselves to Death

Eghbal // Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software

Creative Non-Fictions

Saunders // A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

Wood // Once a Warrior

Murakami // Hard Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World

Camus // The Myth of Sisyphus

Macpherson // The Real World of Democracy

McDonald // Invisible Ink

Franklin // The Real World of Technology

Frankl // Man's Search for Meaning

Ukeles // Manifesto for Maintenance Art, 1969!

Langewiesche // The Outlaw Sea

Vuong // On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Nietzsche // Thus Spoke Zarathustra


Kortina // 2020 Recap // Forklifts, Microphones, Backpack Repair, Demand Generation, Mutual Aid, Structural Reform

Arendt // Origins of Totalitarianism

Quinones // Dreamland

Shepard // The One Inside

Kaufman // Antkind

Murthy // Together

July // No One Belongs Here More Than You

Wallace // Infinite Jest

July // Miranda July

Wallace // Girl With Curious Hair

Mechner // The Making of Prince of Persia

Agee + Evans // Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Wallace // Both Flesh and Not

Stålenhag // Things from the Flood

Woolf // A Room of One's Own

Moore + Gibbons // Watchmen

Pynchon // Gravity's Rainbow

di Lampedusa // The Leopard

Lowenharupt Tsing // The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

Berger + Luckmann // The Social Construction of Reality

Gopnik // The Gardener and the Carpenter

Zucman // The Triumph of Injustice

Lasch // Culture of Narcissism

Wallace // Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

Tolentino // Trick Mirror

Munro // Too Much Happiness

Lippmann // Public Opinion


O'Brien // The Things They Carried

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Celine // Journey to the End of the Night

Boldrin + Levine // Against Intellectual Monopoly

American Factory

Atwood // Oryx and Crake

Arnade // Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America

West // Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms…

Arendt // On Revolution

Odell // How to Do Nothing

Mazzucato // The Value of Everything

Kortina // The Technology of Free Speech and Distribution: Past, Present, and Future

Bernays // Propaganda

Frase // Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Verhaeghe // Love in a Time of Loneliness

Smith // Just Kids

Le Guin // The Left Hand of Darkness

Le Guin // The Dispossessed

Kortina // Radical Markets / RadicalxChange

O'Reilly // WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us

Kortina // Cyberpunk, Noir, and the Techno-Media-Industrial Complex

de Tocqueville // Democracy in America

Marx // Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844

Roth // Who Gets What ― and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design

Haskel + Westlake // Capitalism without Capital

Gurri // The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium

Bateson // Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred


Hayek // The Road to Serfdom

Kortina // Enabling Individual Actors by Making the Behavior of Other Group Members More Predictable

Durant // The Lessons of History

Kortina // Work, Art, and Dignity in the Face of AI and Mass Automation



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