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Plastic: A Toxic Love Story

Susan Freinkel, 2011

An extensive and fascinating historical overview of the way plastic came to inhabit almost every aspect of everyday life, and the contemporary consequences and challenges it makes us face.

The Wohlers Report

Wohlers Associates, 2015

A business-oriented, in-depth annual report outlining all aspects the Additive Manufacturing’s Industry’s status, with a strong focus on financial opportunities and projections

Propaganda

Edward Berneys, 2004

A bluntly direct read by the father of public relations on the psychological techniques of manipulating masses in consumer behaviour.

Makers: the New Industrial Revolution

Chris Anderson, 2014

A deep optimistic yet persuasive unravelling of the potential of the makers community by former WIRED editor and current co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics, a drone and drone kits company

Theory of the Location of Industries

Alfred Weber, 2012

Alfred Weber’s classic theory on how industries are located geographically for optimal use.

Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing

Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman, 2013

A thorough introduction to the 3D printing industry, its promises, and the questions it raises.

The Principles of Scientific Management

Frederick Winslow Taylor, 2006

The seminal text that outlines the guidelines for efficient management - maximum prosperity for the employer, and maximum prosperity for the employee.

FAB

Prof. Neil Gershenfeld, 2007

Founder of the FabLab and head of MIT’s centre for bits and atoms outlines his theory of personal fabrication, and the empowerment it offers.

Open Design Now

Bas Van Abel, Lucas Evers, Roel Klaasen, Peter Troxler, 2011

A series of articles that aims to lay out the social foundations of open design.