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  • Biometrics in the New Worldby Julian Ashbourn

    Springer 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book takes a fresh look at biometrics and identity management, extending the dialogue beyond technical considerations, and exploring some of the broader societal and philosophical aspects surrounding the use of biometric applications. Features: presents a brief history of the development of biometrics, and describes some of the popularly held... more...

  • Facebook: The Missing Manualby E. A. Vander Veer

    O'Reilly Media 2011; US$ 15.99

    Facebook's spreading about as far and fast as the Web itself: 500 million members and counting. But there's a world of fun packed into the site that most folks miss. With this bestselling guide, learn how to unlock Facebook's talents as personal website creator, souped-up address book, and bustling community forum. It's an eye-opening, timesaving... more...

  • The Place of Playby Maaike Lauwaert

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    A fascinating, eclectic analysis of the changing geographies of play in contemporary society more...

  • Informatik und Geschlechtby Corinna Bath

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 49.00

    Was hat Geschlecht mit den Produkten und Inhalten der Informatik zu tun? Wie können Software und Informationstechnologie feministisch gestaltet werden? Corinna Bath analysiert die vielfältigen Verknüpfungen von Geschlecht und Informatik. Im Zentrum ihrer Analyse stehen nicht »Frauen« und »Männer«, sondern die Produkte und Inhalte der Informatik, z.B.... more...

  • Gender-UseITby Leitung Digitale Integration Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit; Nicola Marsden; Ute Kempf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Die systematische und interdisziplinäre Forschung zu Usability unter Berücksichtigung der Genderperspektive steht noch am Anfang. Dieser Tagungsband dokumentiert dieerste Fachtagung zu diesem Thema im Dt. Raum. Die Beiträge umfassen Beispiele aus Forschung und Praxis, Vorschläge für gendersensibles Softwaredesign und theoriegeleitete Ansätze zur Reflexion... 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...

  • Reverse Engineering Social Mediaby Robert W Gehl

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Robert Gehl's timely critique, Reverse Engineering Social Media , rigorously analyzes the ideas of social media and software engineers, using these ideas to find contradictions and fissures beneath the surfaces of glossy sites such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter.    Gehl adeptly uses a mix of software studies, science and technology... more...

  • Digital Soulby Thomas Georges

    Basic Books 2004; US$ 16.95

    How should we prepare for the day when machines think and feel as well as – or better than – humans do? more...

  • ICTs and the Millennium Development Goalsby Harleen Kaur; Xiaohui Tao

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book attempts to create awareness about the UN-MDGs and how various ICT can be harnessed to appeal to different demographics. Current empirical evidence suggests that MDG awareness is relatively low particularly in developed countries, and that the levels of MDG awareness vary considerable across socioeconomic variables or demographics from United... more...

  • Social Network Analysis for Startupsby Maksim Tsvetovat; Alexander Kouznetsov

    O'Reilly Media 2011; US$ 19.99

    Does your startup rely on social network analysis? This concise guide provides a statistical framework to help you identify social processes hidden among the tons of data now available. Social network analysis (SNA) is a discipline that predates Facebook and Twitter by 30 years. Through expert SNA researchers, you'll learn concepts and techniques... more...