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  • Networksby Guido Caldarelli; Michele Catanzaro

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    From ecosystems to Facebook, from the Internet to the global financial market, some of the most important and familiar natural systems and social phenomena are based on a networked structure. It is impossible to understand the spread of an epidemic, a computer virus, large-scale blackouts, or massive extinctions without taking into account the network... 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...

  • What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Editionby James Paul Gee

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's most well-respected educators looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. In this revised edition, new games like... more...

  • The Most Human Humanby Brian Christian

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human. Its starting point is the annual Turing Test, which pits artificial intelligence programs against people to determine if computers can ?think.? Named for computer pioneer Alan Turing,... more...

  • The Filter Bubbleby Eli Pariser

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    An eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling-and limiting-the information we consume. In December 2009, Google began customizing its search results for each user. Instead of giving you the most broadly popular result, Google now tries to predict what you are most likely to click on. According... more...

  • The People's Platformby Astra Taylor

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • Managing Online Forumsby Patrick O'KEEFE

    AMACOM 2008; US$ 6.95

    Forums add a powerful component to any website. This is the only guide that shows how to run a fun, informative, and harmonious online forum. more...

  • Terms of Serviceby Jacob Silverman

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A brilliant young literary and cultural critic joins the ranks of such stellar commentators as Evgeny Morozov and Nicholas Carr with this incisive commentary on social media culture and its impact on how we view ourselves, each other, and our world?an ambitious, perceptive, and illuminating manifesto that exposes the costs of our online connections.... more...

  • "Is This Thing On?"by Abby Stokes

    Workman Publishing Company 2015; US$ 20.95

    Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies?specifically older newbies?turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book, Is This Thing On? , is as smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free as she is: the epitome of user-friendly. And it is now completely revised... 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...