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  • We, Robotsby Curtis White

    Melville House 2015; US$ 25.95

    In the tradition of Jaron Lanier?s You Are Not a Gadget , a rousing, sharply argued?and, yes, inspiring!?reckoning with our blind faith in technology   Can technology solve all our problems? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many of our most famous journalists, pundits, and economists seem to think so. According to them, ?intelligent... more...

  • Learning Raspberry Piby Samarth Shah

    Packt Publishing 2015; US$ 35.99

    If you have a passion for technology and want to explore the world of Raspberry Pi, then this book provides you with all the tools and information you are looking for. Although being familiar with basic programming concepts is useful, you can still learn a lot from this book as a wide variety of topics are covered. more...

  • Thinking in Promisesby Mark Burgess

    O'Reilly Media 2015; US$ 33.99

    Imagine a set of simple principles that could help you to understand how parts combine to become a whole, and how each part sees the whole from its own perspective. If such principles were any good, it shouldn?t matter whether we?re talking about humans on a team, birds in a flock, computers in a datacenter, or cogs in a Swiss watch. A theory of... more...

  • Status Updatesby Sophie Middlemiss

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 4.99

    We all wish we?d said it first. So here are some ready-made comments to use when you want to update your status but are feeling uninspired or just too lazy to think up something for yourself. All entries are 144 characters and under, so good for Twitter and Facebook alike. Use them as they are or alter to suit your needs. more...

  • Beyond Capitalby David Hakken; Maurizio Teli; Barbara Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a ?great moderation? and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes of the crisis gives renewed impetus to better analysis in aid of the search for a better future. This book... more...

  • They Ruleby Paul Street

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 30.95

    They Rule reflects on key political questions raised by the Occupy movement, showing how similar questions have been raised by previous generations of radical activists: who really owns and rules the US? Does it matter that the nation is divided by stark class disparities and a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few? Along the way, this book... more...

  • Gaze in Human-Robot Communicationby Frank Broz; Hagen Lehmann; Bilge Mutlu; Yukiko Nakano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    Human eyes not only serve the function of enabling us “to see” something, but also perform the vital role of allowing us “to show” our gaze for non-verbal communication, such as through establishing eye contact and joint attention. The eyes of service robots should therefore also perform both of these functions. Moreover, they... more...

  • Coin-Operated Americansby Carly A. Kocurek

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Video gaming: it?s a boy?s world, right? That?s what the industry wants us to think. Why and how we came to comply are what Carly A. Kocurek investigates in this provocative consideration of how an industry?s craving for respectability hooked up with cultural narratives about technology, masculinity, and youth at the video arcade. From the dawn... more...

  • Open Networks, Closed Regimesby Shanthi Kalathil; Taylor C. Boas

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    As the Internet diffuses across the globe, many have come to believe that the technology poses an insurmountable threat to authoritarian rule. Grounded in the Internet's early libertarian culture and predicated on anecdotes pulled from diverse political climates, this conventional wisdom has informed the views of policymakers, business leaders, and... more...

  • Consumer Health Informaticsby Thomas Wetter

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 78.61

    This book offers demographic analysis, client appraisal, trial design, etc along with many examples to inform the conception and critical evaluation of consumer health informatics services. Patient safety, legal and ethical appraisal, and business models add to the systematic coverage. Regarding longevity and increase of chronic diseases traditional... more...