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  • Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisisby Robin Hahnel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This book's pluralistic, non-dogmatic, and committed investigation of the values of ecological sustainability, economic justice, and human dignity provides balanced analysis of environmental problems and their potential solutions. more...

  • Augmented Reality Law, Privacy, and Ethicsby Brian Wassom

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 49.95

    Augmented Reality (AR) is the blending of digital information in a real-world environment. A common example can be seen during any televised football game, in which information about the game is digitally overlaid on the field as the players move and position themselves. Another application is Google Glass, which enables users to see AR graphics and... 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...

  • Computer Games and Technical Communicationby Jennifer deWinter; Ryan M. Moeller

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Taking as its point of departure the fundamental observation that games are both technical and symbolic, this collection investigates the multiple intersections between the study of computer games and the discipline of technical and professional writing. Contributors engage with questions related to workplace communities and gamic simulations; industry... more...

  • General Will 2.0by Hiroki Azuma; John Person

    Vertical Inc. 2014; US$ 9.99

    Stay informed. Talk about the issues. Always be engaged. Liberal societies have encouraged their members to take part?or at least interest?in politics. Yet, even in developed nations where it is said to work, the democratic process as we know it routinely fails to give voice, on the one hand, and to appeal at all, on the other hand, to a good... more...

  • Raspberry Pi Home Automation Blueprintsby Rémi Sarrailh

    Packt Publishing 2014;

    This book is an easy-to-follow guide, with practical examples in each chapter.Each topic gives you a fast and easy way to develop certain applications while also explaining how to go further and troubleshoot various issues.If you want to learn how a home automation solution works, or learn how to make Internet connected objects without buying costly... more...

  • Feeling Present in the Physical World and in Computer-Mediated Environmentsby John Waterworth; Giuseppe Riva

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This concise volume presents for the first time a coherent and detailed account of why we experience feelings of being present in the physical world and in computer-mediated environments, why we often don't, and why it matters - for design, psychotherapy, tool use and social creativity amongst other practical applications. more...

  • Targetedby Mike Smith

    AMACOM 2014; US$ 24.95

    Far from the catchy television spots and sleek magazine spreads are the comparatively modest ads that pop up on websites and Internet searches. But don?t be fooled?online advertising is exploding. It?s a crucial avenue for reaching consumers, though one that is often inadequately understood and poorly utilized. Part history, part guidebook, part prediction... more...

  • Intelligent Adaptive Systemsby Ming Hou; Simon Banbury; Catherine Burns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 129.95

    A synthesis of recent research and developments on intelligent adaptive systems from the HF (human factors) and HCI (human-computer interaction) domains, this book provides integrated design guidance and recommendations for researchers and system developers. It addresses a recognized lack of integration between the HF and HCI research communities,... more...

  • Informatik und Geschlechtby Corinna Bath

    transcript Verlag 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...