CV Course Notes Lists


Favorite research papers

  1. "The Computer for the 21st Century" by Mark Weiser.
  2. "'I always assumed that I wasn't really that close to [her]': Reasoning about Invisible Algorithms in News Feeds'" by Motahhare Eslami et al.
  3. "Predicting tie strength with social media" by Eric Gilbert and Karrie Karahalios
  4. "'Yours is better!': participant response bias in HCI" by Nicola Dell et al.

Favorite fiction books

  1. The Three-Body Problem by Lou Cixin
  2. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  4. Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan
  5. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  6. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  7. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

Favorite nonfiction books

  1. Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
  2. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  4. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  5. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  6. Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter
  7. A Theory of Justice by John Rawls

Favorite short stories

  1. "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
  2. "Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov
  3. "Symbols and Signs" by Vladimir Nabokov
  4. "Bullet in the Brain" by Tobias Wolff
  5. "Microcosmic God" by Theodore Sturgeon

Favorite essays

  1. "Moral Luck" by Bernard Williams
  2. "The Myth of Sisyphus" by Albert Camus
  3. "The Meaning of Human Existence" by Richard Taylor
  4. "The Challenge of Cultural Relativism" by James Rachels
  5. "Personal Identity" by Derek Parfit
  6. "The Role of Theory in Aesthetics" by Morris Weitz

Favorite movies

  1. The Social Network
  2. Laputa: Castle in the Sky
  3. The Dark Knight
  4. Interstellar
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy
  6. Your Name
  7. Spirited Away
  8. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  9. A Silent Voice