the Lucifer Effect – Updated

26 November 2014

What this says about what make us behave in ways counter to our expectations, or, how to turn good people evil.

the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) has become notorious for how quickly it spun out of its designers’ control. It was a shocking lesson in how particular situations can set people against their better natures. There is a lot written about it,  – the Lucifer Effect is the first thorough presentation of the experiment and its conclusions.

the Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo

Life is the art of being well-deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
–William Hazlitt, “On Pedantry,” The Round Table. 1817

Our sense of power is more vivid when we break a man’s spirit than when we win his heart.
–Eric hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind (1954)

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Reading List Year 0 Month 4

10 May 2013

Reading List:

Batman Incorporated by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, Chris Burnham, Michel Lacombe, Scott Clark,Cameron Stewart & Dave Beaty
Locke & Key vol. 5 Clockwords by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
JLA vol 2: Earth 2 by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
20th Century Boys vol 6 Final Hope by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 7 the Truth by Naoki Urasawa
the Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
20th Century Boys vol 8 Kenji’s Song by Naoki Urasawa
Flight vol 1 ed. by Kazu Kibuishi
One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
20th Century Boys vol 9 Rabbit Nabokov by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 10 the Faceless Boy by Naoki Urasawa
Joe the Barbarian by Grant Morrison & Sean Murphy
the Purchase by Linda Spalding
Happy! by Grant Morrison & Darick Robertson
Dial H vol. 1 by China Mieville, Mateus Santolouco, Riccardo Burchielli & David Lapham
Flex Mentallo Man of Muscle Mystery by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely
Aztek the Ultimate Man by Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, N. Steven Harris & Keith Champagne
Parker – the Hunter by Richard Stark & Darwyn Cooke
20th Century Boys vol 11 List of Ingredients by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 12 Friend’s Face by Naoki Urasawa
Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
the End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Children of the Sea vol. 1 by Daisuke Igarashi
Bodyworld by Dash Shaw
20th Century Boys vol 13 Beginning of the End by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 14 A Boy and a Dream by Naoki Urasawa
Seaguy by Grant Morrison & Cameron Stewart
Kid Eternity by Grant Morrison & Duncan Fegredo
20th Century Boys vol 15 Expo Hurray by Naoki Urasawa
Seven Soldiers of Victory by Grant Morrison , JH Williams III, Simone Bianchi, Cameron Stewart, Ryan Sook, Frazer Irving & Mick Gray
Big Machine by Victor LaValle
Nancy in Hell on Earth by El Torres & Enrique Lorenzana
Happiness [tm] by Will Ferguson
Lucky Luke 1 la Mine d’Or de Dick Digger par Morris
20th Century Boys vol 16 Through the Looking Glass by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 17 Cross-Counter by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 18 Everybody’s Song by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 19 the Man who Came Back by Naoki Urasawa
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry
20th Century Boys vol 20 Humanity in the Balance by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 21 Arrival of the Space Aliens by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 22 the Beginning of Justice by Naoki Urasawa
21st Century Boys vol 1 Death of the Friend by Naoki Urasawa
21st Century Boys vol 2 20th Century Boy by Naoki Urasawa
Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Langdon Foss & Jose Villarrubia
Speedboat by Renata Adler
Morning Glories vol 4 Truants by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
Hellraiser Masterpieces vol. 1 by Clive Barker et al.

Year 0 Month 3 Reading List

12 April 2013

Reading List:

Powers vol 3: Little Deaths by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming
Planetes vol 1 by Makoto Yukimura
the Flame Alphabet by Ben Marcus
20th Century Boys vol 1 Friends by Naoki Urasawa
Lucifer vol 1. Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey, Scott Hampton, Chris Weston, James Hodgkins, Warren Pleece & Dean Ormston
Smax by Alan Moore, Zander Cannon & Andrew Currie
Whiteout vol 2: Melt by Greg Rucka & Steve Lieber
Gotham Central vol 1: In the Line of Duty by Ed Brubaker,  Greg Rucka & Michael Lark
Mushishi vol 1 by Yuki Urushibara
the Originals by Dave Gibbons
Fell vol. 1 by Warren Ellis & Ben Templesmith
Blue Spring by Taiyo Matsumoto
the World at Night by Alan Furst
Pagan Babies by Elmore Leonard
Elektra by Greg Rucka, Chuck Austen, Joe Bennett, Carlo Pagulayan, Carlos Meglia & Greg Horn
Blade  of the Immortal vol 26  Blizzard by Hiroaki Samura
Hellboy vol 1 Seeds of Destruction by Mike Mignola & John Byrne
Astonishing X-Men book 1 by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
the Little Endless Storybook by Jill Thompson
Dogs and Water by Anders Nilsen
Arctic Stories by Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak & Vladyana Langer Krykorka
Daredevil – Parts of a Hole by David Mack, Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti
Astonishing X-Men book 2 by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday
Hellboy vol 2 Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola
Hellboy vol 3 the Chained Coffin and Others by Mike Mignola
20th Century Boys vol 2 the Prophet by Naoki Urasawa
Enigmatic Pilot by Kris Saknussemm
Mushishi vol 2 by Yuki Urushibara
Planetes vol 2 by Makoto Yukimura
Planetes vol 3 by Makoto Yukimura
the Englishman’s Boy by Guy Vanderhaeghe
20th Century Boys vol 3 Hero with a Guitar by Naoki Urasawa
Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
20th Century Boys vol 4 Love and Peace by Naoki Urasawa
20th Century Boys vol 5 Reunion by Naoki Urasawa
Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

Year 0 Month 2 Reading List

15 March 2013

Reading List:

Insanely Twisted Rabbits by Michel Gagne
Torso by Brian Michael Bendis & Marc Andreyko
Lamb by Christopher Moore
City of Glass by Paul Auster, Paul Karasik & David Mazzuchelli
Marshal Blueberry vol. 1 Sur Ordre de Washington par William Vance & Jean Giraud
Colocs en Stock par Hergé (en Français Quebecois)
the Sasquatch at Home by Eden Robinson
Locke and Key vol 4. Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
the Rise of Ransom City by Felix Gilman
In One Person by John Irving
Out by Natsuo Kirino
XIII vol 1. le Jour du Soleil Noir par Jean Van Hamme et William Vance
Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk
Delirium’s Party by Jill Thompson
Daredevil Ultimate Collection vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, David Mack, Manuel Gutierrez & Rachel Dodson
the Crow (Special Edition) by James O’Barr
Rachel Rising vol 2. Fear No Malus by Terry Moore
Daredevil Ultimate Collection vol. 2 by Brian Michael Bendis, & Alex Maleev
Daredevil Ultimate Collection vol. 3 by Brian Michael Bendis, & Alex Maleev
Pendragon book 1: the Merchant of Death by DJ MacHale & Carla Speed McNeil
Olympians: Zeus, King of the Gods by George O’Connor
the Macguffin by Stanley Elkin
Love and Rockets (New Stories) no. 1 by the Hernandez Brothers
Curses by Kevin Huizenga
Paying for It by Chester Brown
How Music Works by David Byrne
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Nemo: Heart of Ice by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill
Ultimate Spider-man – Ultimate Collection 1 by Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley
Astro City vol. 1 – Life in the Big City by Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson & Alex Ross

Year 0 Month 1 Reading List

15 February 2013

Reading List:

One Hundred Years of Vicissitude by Andrez Bergen
Hellraiser: Requiem by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette,  Stephen Thompson, Janusz Ordon & Jesus Hervas
Hellraiser: Heaven’s Reply by Clive Barker, Anthony Diblasi, Rob Humphreys, Mark Miller,  Stephen Thompson, &  Janusz Ordon
Something Fierce by Carmen Aguirre
Locke & Key vol 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
Hellraiser: Hell Hath No Fury by Clive Barker, Mark Miller, Janusz Ordon, Stephen Thompson, Jeus Hervas, & Ibraim Roberson
Y the Last Man vol. 1 Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr.
Locke & Key vol 2: Head Games by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke & Key vol 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Elmore Loenard’s 10 Rules of Writing by Elmore Leonard
A Short History of Indians in Canada by Thomas King
Y the Last Man vol. 2 Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra & Jose Marzan, Jr.
the Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman
Y the Last Man vol. 3 One Small Step by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan, Jr. & Paul Chadwick
Library of the Dead by Glenn Cooper
the Dark Tower vol 1: the Gunslinger Born by Peter David, Robin Furth, Jae Lee & Richard Isanove
Kiss Me, Judas by Will Christopher Baer
the Dark Tower vol 2: the Long Road Home by Peter David, Robin Furth, Jae Lee & Richard Isanove
the Dark Tower vol 3: Treachery by Peter David, Robin Furth, Jae Lee & Richard Isanove
the Dark Tower vol 4: the Fall of Gilead by Peter David, Robin Furth  & Richard Isanove
the Dark Tower vol 5: Battle of Jericho Hill by Peter David, Robin Furth, Jae Lee & Richard Isanove
Quiet by Susan Cain
the Drifting Classroom vol. 1 by Kazuo Umezu
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
Scary Book vol. 1 by Kazuo Umezu
Orochi Blood by Kazuo Umezu

Reading List Year 0 Month 0

18 January 2013

Reading List:

Jinchalo by Matthew Forsythe
Stumptown by Greg Rucka & Matthew Southworth
Vagabond vol. 11 by Takehiko Inoue
Cages by Dave McKean
Goliath by Tom Gauld
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Nonnonba by Shigeru Mizuki
the Bone People by Keri Hulme
Cul-de-Sac by Daniel MacIvor
Uzumaki vol. 1 by Junji Ito
Criminal Macabre by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith
30 Days of Night by Steve Niles & Ben Templesmith
Geisha – the Secret History of a Vanishing World by Lesley Downer
Uzumaki vol. 2 by Junji Ito
Uzumaki vol. 3 by Junji Ito
Never Swim Alone by Daniel MacIvor
This is A Play by Daniel MacIvor
House Humans by Daniel MacIvor
Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor
Here Lies Henry by Daniel MacIvor
In On It by Daniel MacIvor
Gyo vol. 1 by Junji Ito
Gyo vol. 2 by Junji Ito
Hellariser: Pursuit of the Flesh by Clive Barker, Christopher Monfette, Leonardo Manco, & Stephen Thompson

Reading List for Year 12~XIV

20 December 2012

Month 0
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
the Half-Made World by Felix Gilman
Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
the Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J Levitin
Invisible by Paul Auster
Storytelling & Mythmaking by Frank McConnell

Month 1
Arctic Dreams – Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry Lopez
Anatomy of Criticism by Northrop Frye
the Truth About Stories – A Native Narrative by Thomas King
Oracle Night by Paul Auster
Neonomicon by Alan Moore & Jacen Burrows
No Word for Time by Evan T. Pritchard
Canada’s Stonehenge by Gordon R Freeman
Habibi by Craig Thompson
Rhythms of Life by Russell G Foster & Leon Kreitzman
the Lost Millennium by Florin Diacu
Cycles of Time by Roger Penrose

Month 2
the Body Clock Guide to Better Health by Michael Smolensky & Lynne Lamberg
Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Skin Deep by Charles Burns
Fractal Time by Gregg Braden
the Time Paradox by Philip Zimbardo & John Boyd
In Search of Time by Dan Falk
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
the Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
the Dog of the South by Charles Portis
the Myth of the Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade
Magnetic Fields by Ron Loewinsohn
Black Robe by Brian Moore

Month 3
number9dream by David Mitchell
the Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester
Reamde by Neal Stephenson
Sex, Sin and Zen by Brad Warner
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
Light of Thy Countenance by Alan Moore
Another Suburban Romance by Alan Moore
Embassytown by China Mieville

Month 4
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
the Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
the Dhammapada
L’Incal Tome 2: L’Incal Lumière par Moebius & Jodorowsky
L’Incal Tome 3: Ce Qui Est En Bas par Moebius & Jodorowsky
L’Incal Tome 4: Ce Qui Est En Haut par Moebius & Jodorowsky
L’Incal Tome 5: La Cinquième Essence (1ère partie) par Moebius & Jodorowsky
L’Incal Tome 6: La Cinquième Essence (2ème partie) par Moebius & Jodorowsky
the Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Celebrate! by Margo Westrheim
Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
Freeway by Mark Kalesniko
Supergods by Grant Morrison
Vimanarama by Grant Morrison & Philip Bond
Sin City vol. 2: a Dame to Kill For by Frank Miller
Planetary vol. 1: All Over the World by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday & Laura Depuy
the Plot – the Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Will Eisner
Final Crisis by Grant Morrison et al
Sin City vol. 3: the Big Fat Kill by Frank Miller
Transmetropolitan vol. 10: One More Time by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson & Rodney Ramos
the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Century: 1969 by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill
Pussey! by Daniel Clowes
Alex by Mark Kalesniko
RASL vol. 1: the Drift by Jeff Smith
Wilson by Daniel Clowes
the Visible Man by Chuck Klosterman
Sweet Tooth vol. 4 Endangered Species by Jeff Lemire
All the Anxious Girls on Earth by Zsuzsi Gartner

Month 5
the Steep Approach to Garbadale by Iain Banks
the Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Top Ten: the Forty-Niners by Alan Moore, Gene Ha, Todd Klein & Art Lyon
Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard
the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: the Black Dossier by Alan Moore, Kevin O’Neill, Ben Dimagmaliw, Bill Oakley, Todd Klein, Kristy Quinn, Scott Dunbier
the Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
Hellblazer: Highwater by Brian Azzarello, Marcelo Frusin, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Cameron Stewart
Sin City vol 6: Booze, Broads & Bullets by Frank Miller
Doom Patrol vol 2: the Painting that Ate Paris by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, John Nyberg
Hellblazer: Setting Sun by Warren Ellis, Frank Teran, Tim Bradstreet, Javier Pulido, James Romberger, Marcelo Frusin
Imagining Argentina by Lawrence Thornton
Doom Patrol vol 3: Down Paradise Way by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, John Nyberg, Mark Mckenna, Kim Demulder, Kelley Jones
Great Expectations by Kathy Acker
Doom Patrol vol 4: Musclebound by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, Mark Mckenna, Steve Yeowell, Mike Dringenberg, Jamie Hewlett, Rian Hughes
Doom Patrol vol 5: Magic Bus by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, Ken Steacy, Stan Woch, Philip Bond, Mark Mckenna, Scott Hanna
Doom Patrol vol 6: Planet Love by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, Sean Phillips, Stan Woch
Empire of the Senseless by Kathy Acker

Month 6
Minor Miracles by Will Eisner
Virololution by Frank Ryan
the Curse  of the Shaman by Michael Kusugak
All the Names by Jose Saramago
Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Month 7
Wild Thing by Josh Bazell
the Missionary Position by Christopher Hitchens
Better Living Through Plastic Explosives by Zsuzsi Gartner
the Collected Stories by Amy Hempel
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
the Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
Subliminal – how your unconscious mind rules your behavior – by Leonard Mlodinow
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Month 8
Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Blade of the Immortal vol. 25 Snowfall at Dawn by Hiroaki Samura
Morning Glories vol. 1 by Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, & Rodin Esquejo
Morning Glories vol. 2 by Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, & Rodin Esquejo
Morning Glories vol. 3 by Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma, & Rodin Esquejo
Existence 2.0/3.0 by Nick Spencer, Ron Salas, & Joe Eisma
Forgetless by Nick Spencer, W. Scott Forbes, Jorge Coelho, & Marley Zarcone
Shuddertown by Nick Spencer & Adam Geen
the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
the Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Angel of Darkness by Samuel M Key (aka Charles de Lint)
the Passage by Justin Cronin

Month 9
the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
the Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
the Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
the Veil by El Torres & Gabriel Hernandez
the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 2009 by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill
Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch
Liminal States by Zack Parsons
Zazen by Vanessa Veselka

Month 10
Nancy in Hell by El Torres, Juan Jose Ryp, Gamboa & Malaka
Hellblazer: Freezes Over by Brian Azzarello, Marcelo Frusin, Steve Dillon, & Guy Davis
Waste by Tristram Stuart
Postscripts to Darkness ed. by Sean Moreland & Dominik Parisien
the Book of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer
Postscripts to Darkness 2 ed. by Sean Moreland & Aalya Ahmad
All my Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
Mr g by Alan Lightman
There But For The by Ali Smith
The Lees of Laughter’s End by Steven Erikson
The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
the Hive by Charles Burns
the Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire
the Three Incestuous Sisters by Audrey Niffenegger
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li
the Waterproof Bible by Andrew Kaufman
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

Month 11
Threats by Amelia Gray
Maus by Art Spiegelman
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Monkey vs Robot by James Kochalka
the Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
Sweet Tooth vol. 5: Unnatural Habits by Jeff Lemire
Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
the Fifty-Year Sword by Mark Z Danielewski
Spanish Fly by Will Ferguson
Saga vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples
Mercier et Camier par Samuel Beckett
Serenity vol 1: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews & Will Conrad
Serenity vol 2: Better Days by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews & Will Conrad

Month 12
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
Both Flesh and Not by David Foster Wallace
From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp (free downloads here)
Rachel Rising vol 1: the Shadow of Death by Terry Moore
Right State by Mat Johnson & Andrea Mutti
Forge of Darkness by Steven Erikson
the Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
Pictures that Tick by Dave McKean
Storm Front by Jim Butcher