Sérgio Santos

Founder and developer at Bloco.
Technician at Rádio Baixa. Host of Posto.
Member of Coimbr'a Pedal.

Books read in 2023

All the books I read in 2023, with a ⭐️ next to my favourites. You can also check my lists for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Fiction

Red Star - Alexander Bogdanov
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
Ghostwritten - David Mitchell ⭐️
Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell
A Psalm for the Wild-Built - Becky Chambers
Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler ⭐️
Utopia - Thomas More & Ursula K. Le Guin
Make Room! Make Room! - Harry Harrison
The Terraformers - Annalee Newitz
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
Radicalized - Cory Doctorow
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - Gabrielle Zevin
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Non-fiction

Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies - Leslie Kern
Uses of Disorder - Richard Sennett
Radical Cities - Justin McGuirkn ⭐️
Moods of Future Joys - Alastair Humphreys
Microadventures - Alastair Humphreys
The Autonomous City - Alex Vasudevan ⭐️
Mindful Thoughts for Cyclists - Nick Moore
Mismatch - Kat Holmes
La anarquía explicada a los niños - José Antonio Emmanuel
Company of One - Paul Jarvis
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Anarchy - Simon Read
Something Should Be Done - Peter Good
Ur-Fascism - Umberto Eco ⭐️
Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook - Mark Bray
Bicycle Diaries - David Byrne
Journey to Portugal - José Saramago
Art for UBI - Institute of Radical Imagination
La trinchera doméstica - Cristina Barrial
Anarchy Works - Peter Gelderloos
The Utopia of Rules - David Graeber
FIRE - Dama de Ouros
The Beach Machine - Kyklàda Machines
Will Make Better Choices Than Humans - Douglas Coupland
Off the Map - Alastair Bonnet
Pirate Enlightenment - David Graeber

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In the past 4 years, I’ve been experimenting with analogue photography, with a Canon T70 and a Canon Prima Zoom Shot. Here is a random selection of the results.

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You see, this cultural phenomenon of speed and growth at all costs is displayed in every startup, they all look the same, it’s like fast food: it looks good, its taste it’s consistent but then you feel horrible afterwards.

The founder of Teenage Engineering opens up to his creative space

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Non-coercive marketing places full authority and trust in people. It creates the conditions under which they can make empowered decisions for themselves, and do so in their own time. It doesn’t seek to persuade, manipulate, or pester people into a decision that’s already been made for them. It merely opens new doors, tells the truth about what’s behind those doors, then surrenders the outcome, trusting that the right people will step through when they’re ready. In that way, non-coercive marketing is a leap of faith, rooted in the idea that if you stop trying to control people, and encourage them to be their own authority, you can build positive sum relationships that lead to organic and mutually-enriching transactions. This relational shift is also at the heart of how we begin healing the emotional wounds lying beneath humanity’s many problems.

Non-Coercive Marketing: A Primer by Rob Hardy

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Once we realise that the new is nothing new, it will appear that the task at hand is much less daunting than we thought.

How to keep up with tech and not get left behind
by Alif Ibrahim

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