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  • Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Goodby Julia Lane; Victoria Stodden; Stefan Bender; Helen Nissenbaum

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Data access is essential for serving the public good. This book provides new frameworks to address the resultant privacy issues. more...

  • Superintelligenceby Nick Bostrom

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains.If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence... more...

  • The People's Platformby Astra Taylor

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 12.99

    From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where everyone can be heard and all can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian... more...

  • We-Thinkby Charles Leadbeater

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32

    Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation. New forms of collaboration - such as Wikipedia and YouTube - are paving the way for an age in which people want to be players, rather than mere spectators, in the production process. In the 1980s, Charles Leadbeater's prescient book, In Search of Work, anticipated the growth... more...

  • The Most Human Humanby Brian Christian

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 16.98

    For the first time in history, we are interacting with computers so sophisticated that we think they're human beings. This is a remarkable feat of human ingenuity, but what does it say about our humanity? Are we really no better at being human than the machines we've created? By mimicking our behaviour and conversation, computers have recently... more...

  • General Will 2.0by Hiroki Azuma; John Person

    Vertical Inc. 2014; US$ 9.99

    Stay informed. Talk about the issues. Always be engaged. Liberal societies have encouraged their members to take part?or at least interest?in politics. Yet, even in developed nations where it is said to work, the democratic process as we know it routinely fails to give voice, on the one hand, and to appeal at all, on the other hand, to a good... more...

  • Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisisby Robin Hahnel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book's pluralistic, non-dogmatic, and committed investigation of the values of ecological sustainability, economic justice, and human dignity provides balanced analysis of environmental problems and their potential solutions. more...

  • Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethicsby Brian Wassom

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 49.95

    The first in-depth study of augmented reality's impact on law and society. more...

  • Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Readby Scott McNulty

    Pearson Education 2010; US$ 23.99

    Having your own blog isn?t just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone?from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street?has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to have one. But to actually build a good blog?to create a blog people want to read?takes thought, planning, and some effort.... more...

  • People and Computersby Gilbert Cockton; Stephen Draper; George R. S. Weir

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 136.00

    Annual meeting of UK HCI group; essential purchase for all researchers, designers and manufacturers. more...