Jim has provided a good rundown of key points from the web design and usability conference dconstruct. Throughout the day speakers mentioned books and these are the ones that caught my attention:

Game Feel: A Game Designer's Guide to Virtual Sensation by Steve Swink

The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind by Martin Minsky

Smart World: Breakthrough Creativity and the New Science of Ideas by Richard Ogle

The Nature of Technology: What it is and How it Evolves by Brian Arthur

And don't miss one of the speakers Nathan Shedroff's teaching materials on web design