We aim to collectively read books each semester, either engaging the whole group or in smaller groups. This should help us to discuss exciting material, but it also encourages us to reflect on the process of writing itself. What does it mean to write well? For whom? How is a good book organized?
So far, we start by choosing a text that we all want to read. We do this in a machine room session where each of us brings one book idea and presents it to the group. Then we chose one book, and we program about three sessions during the semester and set reading goals for each.