A list of good book to read if you want to catch-up on Web3 for the arts and culture. We attached small summaries to each reference and some tags to help you navigate the list.
Artists Re:Thinking the Blockchain by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garett, Nathan Jones & Sam Skinner (2017)
A seminal book examining different themes on the potential of blockchain technology in art
Blockchain Basics by Daniel Drescher (2017)
Teaches core concepts and uses of blockchain technology, without relying on mathematical formulas or computer science jargon
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains by Quinn DuPont (2018)
Quinn DuPont guides readers through the changing face of money and shows how blockchain technology powers new forms of value exchange and social coordination.
Digital Art (World of Art) by Christiane Paul
The essential introduction to digital art
Money Code Space: Hidden Power in Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Decentralisation by Jack Parkin (2020)
Allegedly, software can create a more stable and democratic global economy; a world free from hierarchy and control. In Money Code Space, Jack Parkin debunks these utopian claims by approaching distributed ledger technologies as a spatial and social problem where power forms unevenly across their networks.
Rethinking Curating Art after New Media by Beryl Graham & Sarah Cook
In this book, the authors offer a selection of examples of artworks and exhibitions to illustrate how the role of curators and audiences can be redefined in light of new media art’s characteristics
Technelegy by Sasha Stiles (2022)
What does it mean to be human in a nearly post-human era? Fusing masterful verse by Sasha Stiles with captivating language experiments by her AI alter ego and full-color images of Stiles' critically acclaimed art, TECHNELEGY captures the thrill and peril of our intimate relationship with technology in a profoundly original and provocative hybrid text.
The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon (2010)
The Participatory Museum is a practical guide to working with community members and visitors to make cultural institutions more dynamic, relevant, essential places