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Social Aspects

  • Constructing Dynamic Triangles Togetherby Gerry Stahl

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This study illustrates how groups learn through collaboration, mathematical discourse, and problem solving in a guided sequence of online topics. more...

  • Feminism, Labour and Digital Mediaby Kylie Jarrett

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    There is a contradiction at the heart of digital media. We use commercial platforms to express our identity, to build community and to engage politically. At the same time, our status updates, tweets, videos, photographs and music files are free content for these sites. We are also generating an almost endless supply of user data that can be mined,... more...

  • They Ruleby Paul Street

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Human?Computer Interface Technologies for the Motor Impairedby Dinesh K. Kumar; Sridhar Poosapadi Arjunan

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    Human Computer Interface Technologies for the Motor Impaired examines both the technical and social aspects of human computer interface (HCI). Written by world-class academic experts committed to improving HCI technologies for people with disabilities, this all-inclusive book explores the latest research, and offers insight into the current limitations... more...

  • Hello, Startupby Yevgeniy Brikman

    O'Reilly Media 2015; US$ 33.99

    This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram,... more...

  • The Envisionment and Discovery Collaboratory (EDC)by Ernesto G. Arias; Hal Eden; Gerhard Fischer

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 56.00

    he Envisionment and Discovery Collaboratory (EDC) is a long-term research platform exploring immersive socio-technical environments in which stakeholders can collaboratively frame and solve problems and discuss and make decisions in a variety of application domains and different disciplines. more...

  • Beyond Blameby Dave Zwieback

    O'Reilly Media 2015; US$ 13.99

    Failure is inevitable and a postmortem analysis, conducted in an open, blameless way, is the best way for IT techs and managers to learn from outages and near-misses. But when the "root cause" is determined to be "human error" (or worse, particular humans), the real causes and conditions are lost. In this insightful book, IT veteran Dave Zwieback... more...

  • Reclaiming Conversationby Sherry Turkle

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity ? and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground. We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere... more...