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Computers and civilization

  • 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...

  • Data Security Breaches and Privacy in Europeby Rebecca Wong

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    Data Security Breaches and Privacy in Europe aims to consider data protection and cybersecurity issues; more specifically, it aims to provide a fruitful discussion on data security breaches. A detailed analysis of the European Data Protection framework will be examined. In particular, the Data Protection Directive 95/45/EC, the Directive on Privacy... more...

  • Einfluss von Computeranimationen auf die Raumvorstellungsentwicklungby Tobias Huhmann

    Springer 2013; US$ 59.99

    Welchen Einfluss konnen Computeranimationen auf die Raumvorstellungsentwicklung haben und welche Rolle konnen sie in Lernprozessen einnehmen" Tobias Huhmann untersucht in qualitativen Intensiv-Leitfadeninterviews mit 40 Kindern des vierten Schuljahres die konkrete Auseinandersetzung der Lernenden mit den Computeranimationen und die subjektive... more...

  • Hackingby Tim Jordan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Hacking provides an introduction to the community of hackers and an analysis of the meaning of hacking in twenty-first century societies. One the one hand, hackers infect the computers of the world, entering where they are not invited, taking over not just individual workstations but whole networks. On the other, hackers write the software that fuels... more...

  • Blown to Bitsby Hal Abelson; Ken Ledeen; Harry Lewis

    Pearson Education 2012; US$ 24.99

    Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can?t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to?the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration,... more...

  • Trapped in the Netby Gene I. Rochlin

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    Voice mail. E-mail. Bar codes. Desktops. Laptops. Networks. The Web. In this exciting book, Gene Rochlin takes a closer look at how these familiar and pervasive productions of computerization have become embedded in all our lives, forcing us to narrow the scope of our choices, our modes of control, and our experiences with the real world. Drawing... 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...

  • The Computerby Darrel Ince

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    There is a companion web site asssociated with the book (http://vsicomputer.wordpress.com/). It contains chapter summaries, links to relevant material and posts about items of news relevant to the book's contents. Computers have changed so much since the room-filling, bulky magnetic tape running monsters of the mid 20th century. They now form a... more...

  • Materializing New Mediaby Anna Munster

    Dartmouth College Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    A significant contribution to investigations of the social and cultural impact of new media and digital technologies more...

  • Noise Channelsby Peter Krapp

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 68.00

    Brings to light the critical role of noise and error in the creative potential of digital culture more...