Babcock, Gregory (editor), Minimal art: a critical anthology, Dutton, 1968

Bachelard, Gaston, The poetics of space, Beacon Press, 1969

Baudrillard, Jean, Simulation and simulacra, Michigan: University of Michigan, 1994

Baudrillard, Jean, Revenge of the crystal: selected writings on the modern object, Pluto, 1999

Bataille, Georges, Theory of Religion, Zone books, 2001

Belsey, Catherine Post structuralism a very short introduction, Oxford: University Press 2002

Bostrum, Nick – Superintellegence, Oxford university press, 2014

Bourriaud, Nicolas – Relational Aesthetics, Les presses due reel1998

Bourriaud, Nicolas – Postproduction, culture as screenplay : how art reprograms the world, Sternberg press, 2002

Bregman, Rutger Utopia for Realists –  Bloomberg publishing, 2017

Comte, Auguste – A General view of Positivism

Christianson, Scott, 100 Diagrams that changed the world, Batsford, 2014

Durkheim Émile, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

e-flux , Supercommunity, Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art, Verso 2017

Fuller, Buckminster – Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth, 1968

Gillick, Liam, Erasmus is late, Book works, 1995

Godfrey, Tony, Conceptual Art, London: Phaidon Press limited, 1998

Greenfield, Adam, Radical technologies: The design of everyday life, Verso Books, 2017

Groys, Boris – The Communist Postscript, Verso books, 2009

Harari, Yuval Noah   – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harvell secker, 2011

Harari, Yuval Noah  – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Harvell secker2015

Harris, Sam – the moral landscape,  Black Swan, 2010

Harris, Sam – Waking up, Simon & Schuster, 2014

Hatherley, Owen, Militant Modernism, Zero books, 2008

Heidegger, Martin  – Being and Time, 1927

Heiser, Jorg, All of a Sudden, Sternberg Press, 2008

Huber, Jorg, and Munder, Heike, It’s not a garden table, Art and Design in the expanded field, JRP Ringier, 2011

Judd, Flavin (editor), Donald Judd Writings, David Zwirner books, 2017

Lippard, Lucy R, Six years: the dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972,London: Studio Vista, 1973

Mason Paul – PostCapitalism, Allen lane, 2015

Mcluhan, Marshall, the medium is the MASSAGE, Ginko Press inc, 1967

Morton, Timothy, Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People, Verso, 2017 

Noble, Richard(editor)  Utopias, Documents of contemporary art, Whitechapel gallery, 2009

Wilkinson, Richard and Prichett, Kate  – The Spirit levelPenguin, 2009

Srnicek, Nick and Williams Alex – Inventing the Future, Postcapitalism and a World Without Work, Verso books, 2015

Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre, The Phenomenon of Man

Virilio, Paul, The Vision Machine, British film institute, 1995

Virilio, Paul The information Bomb, Verso, 2000

Sutin, Lawrence (introduction) Philip K Dick, The Shifting realities of Philip k Dick, New York: Vintage books, 1995

Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, Hans Ulrich Obrist, The Age of Earthquakes, A Guide to the Extreme Present, Blue rider press

Unger, Roberto Mangabeira The Religion of the Future, Harvard, 2014


All the wonder that would Be, exploring past notions of the future – Stephen Webb, Springer press, 2017

Architectures of Time, Toward a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture, Sanford Kwinter

Quentin Meillassoux – After Finitude: An Essay On The Necessity Of Contingency and Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction.

Ray Kurzweil –The Age of Spiritual MachinesThe Singularity Is Near

Deleuze, Gilles and Guattari, Felix, A thousand Plateaus, capitalism and schizophrenia, London: The Athlone Press, 1988

Foucault, Michael, Madness and Civilization, London: university Press, 1971

Kant,Immanuel, Critique of Pure Reason, 1781

Shanahan Murray, The Technological Singularity

Fuller, Buckminster – Your private sky


Philip K Dick – Valis, 1981

Philip K Dick – UBIK

Philip K Dick – The Minority Report, 1956

Yevgeny Zamyatin – We

Ayn Rand – The Fountainhead

Dave Eggers –  the Circle

Michel Houellebecq, Les Particules Élémentaires

Exhibition Catalogues and Artists books

Albers, Joseph – To open eyes, Phaidon press, 2009

Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World, Yale University Press, 2006

Andre, Carl – Things in their element, Phaidon press, 2011

Baldesari, John, Pure Beauty, Lacma, 2008

Badlesari, John and Cranston, Meg (Editors), 100 artists seeing God, independant curators international, 2004

Droste, Magdalena, Bauhaus, taschen, 2006

Bourriaud, Nicolas – Liam Gillick , Snoeck, 2010

De Salvo, Donna (Editor), Open Systems: Rethinking Art C.1970, Tate Publishing, 2005

Duchamp, Marcel, In the Infinitive, Walter Konig, 1999

Early one morning, London: Whitechapel art Gallery, 2002

Finn-Kelcey, Rose, Riding house press, 2017

Christine Van Assche, Bruce Nauman, Hayward Gallery Publishing, 1998

Grieve, Alistair, Constructed Abstract Art in England, Yale: University Press, 2005

Le Corbusier Le Grand, Phaidon Press, 2009

Nasreen Mohamedi, The waiting is part of an intense life, Whitney museum, 2016

Robert Morris, The mind/body problem, Guggenhiem museum, 2002

Rothschild, Deborah, Tony Oursler introjection, 1st Ed, 1999, New York: Distributed Art

Richard Julin – Andrea Zittel, Prestel, 2011

Gladys C. Fabre, Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World ,Tate Publishing, 2009

Viola, Bill, Reasons for knocking on an empty house, 2nd Ed, 1998, Cambridge: The MIT press

Wade Guyton- OS, Whitney museum, Yale university press, 2012

Zelevansky, Lynn, Beyond geometry: experiments in form, 1940s-70s, MIT Press, 2004



Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

The OA –  Brit Marling, Amazon

Detectorists – Mackenzie crook, BBC

Humans – Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley, Channel 4

Karaoke / Cold Lazarus – Dennis Potter

HyperNormalisation – Adam Curtis, BBC

Interstellar – Christopher Nolan

Arrival – Denis Villeneuve

2001 – Stanley Kubrick


Dai Roberts

Selected Sketchbooks Pages 2014-2017 

Selected Sketchbooks Pages 2008-2014

Selected Sketchbooks Pages 2000-2008 biographical website

digitaldai blog 2006-2011, An infrequent Blog about making Art

Flickr digitaldai Studio feed of artworks produced 2004-2014

Noon day demons 2006-2008, Collaborative drawing project

containment 2002, Early website experimental


The Guardian – easy to be flippant but the Guardian has supplied many introductions to the ideas that are crucial to my thinking over the years.

Liam Gillick, Communes or Greenrooms, 2014

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