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  • Social Informatics Evolvingby Pnina Fichman; Madelyn R. Sanfilippo; Howard Rosenbaum

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 32.00

    The study of people, information and communication technologies and the contexts in which these technologies are designed, implemented and used has long interested scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including the social study of computing, science and technology studies, the sociology of technology, and management information systems. As ICT... more...

  • Edmund Berkeley and the Social Responsibility of Computer Professionalsby Bernadette Longo

    Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 47.96

    Edmund C. Berkeley (1909 ? 1988) was a mathematician, insurance actuary, inventor, publisher, and a founder of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His book Giant Brains or Machines That Think (1949) was the first explanation of computers for a general readership. His journal Computers and Automation (1951-1973) was the first journal for... more...

  • Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments in 10 Lecturesby Stanislav Stankovic

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 48.00

    The book is based on the material originally developed for the course on Virtual Reality, which the author was teaching at Tampere University of Technology, as well as course on Virtual Environments that the author had prepared for the University for Advancing Studies at Tempe, Arizona. This original purpose has influenced the structure of this book... 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...

  • 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...

  • Multiscreen UX Designby Wolfram Nagel

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 59.95

    People today use technology on different devices in different locations. Users expect to access information on all relevant screens and across multiple channels through smartphones, tablets, laptops/desktops, smart (internet-connected) TVs, and other devices, such as smartwatches for example. Multiscreen is no longer a nice add-on, it?s a requirement.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and other Alternative License Modelsby Axel Metzger

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 122.83

    This book discusses the main legal questions raised by free and open source software (FOSS) licenses and other alternative license models, such as Creative Commons. The legal questions raised by FOSS and other alternative licenses have been the subject of an intense international debate among legal scholars and practising lawyers in the last years.... more...

  • Consumer Health Informaticsby Thomas Wetter

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 78.16

    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...