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My favorite films (in no order)
1.) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2.) Stalker/Solaris/Ivan's Childhood/Mirror
3.) Come and See/Threads (BBC)
4.) Blade Runner (Director's Cut)
5.) Koyaanisqatsi
6.) 12 Angry Men
7.) Persona/Aguirre, the Wrath of God
8.) Ikiru
9.) Tokyo Story
10.) Battleship Potemkin/Man with a Movie Camera
11.) Wild Strawberries/The Seventh Seal
12.) Pi/Dimensions: A Walk Through Mathematics
13.) The Great Dictator/Thin Red Line
14.) Andrei Rublev/Playtime/Rififi
15.) Metropolis/A Clockwork Orange/M
16.) Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies)/Ugetsu
17.) Ghost in the Shell/Akira/Fantastic Planet/The End of Evangelion
18.) Schindler's List/Eraserhead/Close Encounters of the Third Kind
19.) Taxi Driver/The Lives of Others/Brazil/Diary of a Country Priest
20.) The Godfather/The Wind Will Carry Us/Dancer in the Dark
21.) Apocalypse Now/Days of Heaven/Mulholland Drive
22.) Inception/The Andromeda Strain/Alien/Full Metal Jacket
23.) Baraka/Gattaca/Dark City/Moon/Un Chien Andalou
24.) Citizen Kane/Satyricon/Last Year at Marienbad/The Tree of Life
25.) Life in a day/KIDS/The Matrix/Begotten
My favorite albums (in no order)
1.) King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
2.) Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk/Trout Mask Replica/Lick My Decals Off, Baby
3.) Frank Zappa - Hot Rats/Freak Out/We're only in it for the Money.
4.) Steve Reich - Different Trains/Music for 18 Musicians/Octet
5.) Miles Davis - In a Silent Way/A Kind of Blue/Bitches Brew
6.) Glenn Gould - Bach: The Goldberg Variations
7.) Erik Satie - 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works (Pascal Rogé)
8.) Love - Forever Changes
9.) Joy Division - Closer
10.) Suicide - Suicide (first album)
11.) Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity
12.) Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
13.) Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
14.) Sun Ra - Space is the Place/Atlantis
15.) Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
16.) Nick Drake - Pink Moon
17.) Tom Waits - Rain Dogs/Swordfishtrombones
18.) John Coltrane - A Love Supreme/Ascension/My Favourite Things/Blue Train
19.) Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
20.) The Pop Group - Y
21.) Brian Eno - Another Green World/Before and After Science
22.) Cluster - Zuckerzeit
23.) Béla Bartók - Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Fritz Reiner - Concerto for Orchestra
24.) Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
25.) The Cure - Faith/Disintegration
26.) Avro Part - Tabula rasa
27.) Edgard Varèse / Antony Beaumont - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Asko Ensemble / Riccardo Chailly - The Completed Works
28.) Igor Stravinsky - London Symphony Orchestra/Antal Dorati - The Firebird (Complete Ballet)
29.) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem (Wiener Philharmoniker; Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor/Karl Böhm; Edith Mathis; Julia Hamari; Wiesław Ochman; Karl Ridderbusch)
30.) Gustav Mahler - Wiener Philharmoniker / Pierre Boulez - Symphonie No. 5
31.) Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations; Pomp & Circumstance Marches Nos. 1 - 5 [Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn]
32.) DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
33.) Rockets from the Tombs - The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs
34.) Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance/Dub Housing
35.) Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg
36.) Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited/Blood on the Tracks
37.) Big Black - Atomizer
38.) Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
39.) The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics
40.) Cocteau Twins - Treasure
41.) The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge
42.) Silver Apples - Silver Apples (album)
43.) Can - Tago Mago
44.) Ali Farka Touré - Savane
45.) Talking Heads - Fear of Music
46.) Gang of Four - Entertainment!
47.) Wire - 154
48.) Slowdive - Souvlaki
49.) Nick Cave - Tender Prey
50.) Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
51.) Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
52.) Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
53.) Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
54.) The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
55.) Television - Marquee Moon
56.) Yes - Closer to the Edge
57.) Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
58.) Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
59.) Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come/Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation/Change of the Century
60.) Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
61.) Siouxsie and the Banshees - The Scream
62.) Slint - Spiderland
63.) Fugazi - Repeater
64.) The Sound - Jeopardy/From the Lions Mouth/Shock of Daylight
65.) Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
66.) Echo and the Bunnymen - Porcupine/Ocean Rain
67.) Rush - Moving Pictures
68.) Hawkwind - Space Ritual
69.) REM - Automatic for the People
70.) Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
71.) Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa)
72.) Frédéric Chopin - Complete / Sämtliche / Les 21 Nocturnes / The Nocturnes (Artur Rubinstein)
73.) Claude Debussy - Préludes · Volume 1 (Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli)
74.) Franz Schubert
75.) George Frideric Handel -
76.) Robert Schumann -
77.) Felix Mendelssohn -
78.) Serge Prokofiev -
79.) Antonio Vivaldi - Winter
80.) Claudio Monteverdi -
81.) Richard Strauss -
82.) Dmitri Shostakovich -
83.) Maurice Ravel -
84.) Gioacchino Rossini -
85.) Sergei Rachmaninoff -
86.) Gabriel Fauré -
87.) Charles Ives -
88.) Joanqiue Pheniox
89.) Benjamin Britten -
90.) George Gershwin -
91.) Dave Breuck - Take Five
92.) Alban Berg -
93.) Gustav Holst -
94.) John Cage -
95.) Karlheniz Stockhausen
96.) Anton Webern -
97.) Arnold Schoenberg -
98.) Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring
99.) Arcade Fire - Funeral
100.) Port Royal -
101.) Tangerine Dream - Pheadra
102.) Kraftwerk -
103.) The KLF -
104.) Art of Noise -
105.) Amon Duul 2 -
106.) Neu!
107.) Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
108.) Elmore James -
109.) Charlie Christian
110.) Son House -
111.) Robert Johnson -
112.) Joe Zanianl - Jazz Fusion
113.) The Grateful Dead
114.) Deep Purple - Child in Time
115.) Radiohead - Kid A
116.) A Tribe Called Quest - A Low End Theory
117.) Porishead - Third/Dummy
118.) Massive Attack - Blue Lines
119.) Phoarah Sanders -
120.) Mogwai -
121.) Red Krayola -
122.) Fifty Foot Hose -
123.) Pixies -
124.) Pink Floyd - Meddle
125.) Pete Seeger -
126.) Throbbing Gristle
127.) Raymond Scott
128.) Morton Subotnick
129.) Vangelis - Blade Runner (Soundtrack)
130.) Peter Murphy - Deep
131.) Killing Joke - Night Time
132.) Ministry -
133.) The Birthday Party
134.) Porcupine Tree
135.) Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
136.) Terry Riley - In C
137.) XTC - Skylarking
138.) T-Rex - Electric Warrior
139.) Faust
139.) Soft Machine
154 books/writings that have influenced me or would like to read/finish (in no order)
1.) The Feynman Lectures
2.) The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose
3.) Mathematics - Its Content, Methods, and Meaning (by various authors)
4.) Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
5.) The Art of Computer Programming by Donald Knuth
6.) The Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky
7.) Conceptual Physics by Paul G. Hewitt
8.) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9.) The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
10.) De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) by Lucretius
11.) The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
12.) The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski
13.) Aesop's Fables
14.) A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
15.) The Princeton Companion to Mathematics (by various authors and editors)
16.) Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
17.) Discourse on the Method (selected writings) by René Descartes
18.) Tao Te Ching (attributed to Laozi)
19.) An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding by David Hume
20.) The Elements (Book 1) by Euclid
21.) Make: Electronics (Learning by Discovery) by Charles Platt
22.) Practical Electronics for Inventors by Paul Scherz and Simon Monk
23.) Cosmos by Carl Sagan
24.) Permutation City by Greg Egan
25.) Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin
26.) Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
27.) The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
28.) Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
29.) The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
30.) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
31.) Foundation by Isaac Asimov
32.) The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
33.) The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
34.) The Trial by Franz Kafka
35.) Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
36.) Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
37.) Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
38.) Ubik by Philip K. Dick
39.) Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
40.) On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
41.) The Shockwave Rider by John Brunner
42.) The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
43.) One Two Three ... Infinity by George Gamow
44.) Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
45.) Failed States by Noam Chomsky
46.) The Art of War by Sun Tzu
47.) The Autobiography of Malcolm X
48.) Ethics by Baruch Spinoza
49.) The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
50.) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
51.) Orientalism by Edward Said
52.) What Is Life? by Erwin Schrödinger
53.) Mahabharata
54.) Upanishads
55.) The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi
56.) Course of Theoretical Physics by Lev Landau
57.) Maus by Art Spiegelman
58.) Watchmen by Alan Moore
59.) The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin
60.) Am I A Murderer? by Calel Perechodnik
61.) Anathem by Neal Stephenson
62.) Axiomatic by Greg Egan
63.) Schild's Ladder by Greg Egan
64.) A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
65.) The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe by Steven Weinberg
66.) Tau Zero by Poul Anderson
67.) The Ego and its Own by Max Stirner
68.) We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
69.) Lord of the Flies by William Golding
70.) Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
71.) QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Feynman
72.) Hamlet by William Shakespeare
73.) MacBeth by William Shakespeare
74.) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
75.) Humanist Manifesto II by Paul Kurtz and Edwin H. Wilson
76.) The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper
77.) The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain
78.) Nightfall (short story) by Isaac Asimov
79.) Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
80.) Computing Machinery and Intelligence by Alan Turing
81.) Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Gerald Jay Sussman and Hal Abelson
82.) Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach by Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig
83.) The Computer and the Brain by John von Neumann
84.) Flowers for Algernon (short story) by Daniel Keyes
85.) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
86.) Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
87.) Contact by Carl Sagan
88.) Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
89.) Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler (Disagreed with some of his views)
90.) Dune by Frank Herbert
91.) The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem
92.) Odyssey by Homer
93.) Ulysses by James Joyce
94.) Our Mathematical Universe by Max Tegmark
95.) Common LISP: A Gentle Introduction to Symbolic Computation by David S. Touretzky
96.) Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
97.) Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell
98.) CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Michael Meyers
99.) Theoretical Physics by Georg Joos
100.) The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences (various authors and editors)
101.) The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman
102.) Calculus by Michael Spivak
103.) Introduction to Calculus and Analysis by Richard Courant
104.) Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy by Kip Thorne
105.) The Inflationary Universe by Alan Guth
106.) A Most Incomprehensib​le Thing: Notes Towards a Very Gentle Introduction to the Mathematics of Relativity by Peter Collier
107.) But How Do It Know? - The Basic Principles of Computers for Everyone by J Clark Scott
108.) The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles by Noam Nisan, Shimon Schocken
109.) Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics by John Derbyshire
110.) Physics for the Inquiring Mind: The Methods, Nature, and Philosophy of Physical Science by Eric M. Rogers
111.) Calculus by Ron Larson and Bruce A. Edwards
112.) Classical Mechanics by John R. Taylor
113.) Instrument Engineers Handbook (Fourth Edition) by Bela G. Liptak
114.) Calculus, Vol. 1: One-Variable Calculus, with an Introduction to Linear Algebra by Tom M. Apostol
115.) Physics, Volume 1 and 2 by David Halliday, Robert Resnick, Kenneth S. Krane
116.) Atomic Physics by Max Born
117.) The Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Paul Dirac
118.) Principles of Electrodynamics by Melvin Schwartz
119.) Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
120.) Physics Laboratory Experiments by Jerry D. Wilson and Cecilia A. Hernández-Hall
121.) A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic by Raymond M. Smullyan
122.) Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach by Morris Kline
123.) Thermodynamics by Enrico Fermi
124.) A Student's Guide to Maxwell's Equations by Daniel Fleisch
125.) Electricity and Magnetism by Edward M. Purcell and David J. Morin
126.) How to Prove It: A Structured Approach by Daniel J. Velleman
127.) How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by George Polya
128.) Building Stories by Chris Ware
129.) The Sandman (series) by Neil Gaiman
130.) Naming and Necessity by Saul Kripke
131.) Mind, Language and Reality by Hilary Putnam
132.) Infinite in All Directions by Freeman Dyson
133.) The Republic by Plato
134.) Organon by Aristole
135.) Hayy ibn Yaqdhan by Ibn Tufail
136.) The Art of Noises by Luigi Russolo
137.) The Skeptic Way: Sextus Empiricus's Outlines of Pyrrhonism by Benson Mates
138.) Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest and Clifford Stein
139.) Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson and John Vlissides
140.) The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
141.) The Mythical Man-Month by Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
142.) The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
143.) Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein
144.) The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
145.) Introduction to Logic: and to the Methodology of Deductive Sciences by Alfred Tarski
146.) On Formally Undecidable Propositions of Principia Mathematica and Related Systems by Kurt Gödel
147.) Watership Down by Richard Adams
148.) Godel's Proof by Ernest Nagel, James R. Newman
149.) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn
150.) The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill
151.) Process and Reality by Alfred North Whitehead
152.) Epicurea by Hermann Karl Usener
153.) The Art and Thought of Heraclitus by Charles H. Kahn
154.) V for Vendetta by Alan Moore