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  • Comparative Information Technologyby Joseph Zajda; Donna Gibbs

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    One of the most significant dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). This work offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. more...

  • Cyber Racismby Jessie Daniels

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 27.99

    Over the last two decades a surge of white supremacists have found new venues for their racist message. Examining how they've translated their printed publications onto the Internet Cyber Racism asks what this means for understanding racism in the information age. In addition to overt hate speech, contemporary white supremacists have used "cloaked"... more...

  • Computing with Social Trustby Jennifer Golbeck

    Springer 2008; US$ 169.00

    Trust' is used in a variety of ways in computing literature, and social trust is emerging as an important computational problem. In open, distributed systems, like the web, people and organizations can be anonymous and trust and reputation become important. Researchers from many subfields of computer science have produced results in this space,... more...

  • Communities and Technologies 2007by Charles Steinfield; Brian T. Pentland; Mark Ackerman

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    This book covers the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and communities - both physical and virtual. Community technology applications are studied in many contexts. The book demonstrates the dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of evolving communities and technologies scholarship. more...

  • Computers and Creativityby Jon McCormack; Mark d?Inverno

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This interdisciplinary volume introduces new theories and ideas on creativity from the perspectives of science and art. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, theorists and artists working in artificial intelligence, generative art, creative computing, music composition, and cybernetics, the book examines the relationship between computation... more...

  • Unnatural Selectionby Mark Roeder

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Unnatural Selection is the first book to examine the rise of the "technocentric being"—or geek—who personifies a distinct new phase in human evolution. People considered geeks often have behavioral or genetic traits that were previously considered detrimental. But the new environment of the Anthropocene period—the Age of Man—has created a kind of... more...

  • Cyborgs@Cyberspace?by David Hakken

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    Arguing that humans have always been technological as well as cultural beings, David Hakken calls for a fundamental rethinking of the traditional separation of anthropology and technical studies. Drawing on three decades of research on contemporary technological societies, this book outlines a fresh way of thinking about technology and offers an ethical... more...

  • Mapping Cyberspaceby Martin Dodge; Rob Kitchin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 75.95

    Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on... more...

  • Internetby Lorenzo Cantoni; Stefano Tardini

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95

    From music to gaming, information gathering to eLearning; eCommerce to eGovernment, Lorenzo Cantoni and Stefano Tardini's absorbing introduction considers the internet as a communication technology; the opportunities it affords us, the limitations it imposes and the functions it allows. Internet explores : the political economy of the internet... more...

  • Knowledge Machinesby Denise E. Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Provides a wide-ranging survey of the sociolinguistic issues raised by the impact of information technology. The author demonstrates how and in which ways the new technologies both affect human communication and are in turn affected by the way people communicate using the technologies. more...