Worum es bei uns geht
Let’s read and discuss book about technology!
We'll be reading and discussing some of the greatest, most provocative and most overrated books that try to explore the curious relationship between technology, society, and the individual.
The main purpose of this book club is to bring together people with an interest in technology and the desire to discuss it.
Who is this book club for? Anyone with an interest in technology and the desire to discuss it. Hackers, Internet policy people, security experts, entrepreneurs, philosophers, artists, journalists, cyborgs, techno-enthusiasts and pessimist… you get the point. What are we going to read?
Every month, we read a book or article about a current issue that's related to technology. We've read novels like "The circle", nonfiction books like "weapons of math destruction" or "To save everything, click here". We also read about tech's influence on pop-culture in news articles or listen to podcasts. Your suggestions are welcome!
Why is this book club in ENGLISH?
Discussions about technology are very different in Germany and the English-speaking world. We
think there is a genuine need to bridge debates and discuss different assumptions. We will read German books from time to time, but discussions will mostly be in English.
http://techbookclubberlin.tumblr.com/ 1. If you haven't managed to read the entire book - no problem. Simply focus on one chapter that caught your attention, and think of one good question you'd like to discuss when we meet.
2. If you've read the book already - even better. Bring along some good book reviews or read another book / article by the same author and share your thoughts with the group.
3. Everybody else. Think of a good question you'd like to discuss that's relevant to the topic of the book. We will have one topic per meetup and generally focus our discussion around that. At each meetup, we'll spend about 90 minutes on the book until we open the floor for freestyle techno-philosophising and general hanging out.
We look forward to seeing you!
Your organizers Julia and Jessica