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  • The People's Platformby Astra Taylor

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99

    From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force, a place where everyone can be heard and all can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian... more...

  • Kids on YouTubeby Patricia G Lange

    Left Coast Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    The mall is so old school?these days kids are hanging out on YouTube, and depending on whom you ask, they're either forging the digital frontier or frittering away their childhoods in anti-intellectual solipsism. Kids on YouTube cuts through the hype, going behind the scenes to understand kids' everyday engagement with new media. Debunking the stereotype... more...

  • Trust, Computing, and Societyby R. H. R. Harper

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Do new forms of connection need more regulation and control? These fascinating essays explore the question from technical, socio-philosophical and design perspectives. more...

  • The UX Five-Second Rulesby Paul Doncaster

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 24.95

    The five-second test is one of the most convenient rapid UX testing methods available, although its value can be compromised by ignoring the restrictions of the method. The Five-Second Rules uses detailed examples from a collection of more than 300 tests to describe the strengths and weaknesses of this rapid testing method. Readers will learn about... more...

  • Eye Tracking in User Experience Designby Jennifer Romano Bergstrom; Andrew Schall

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 59.95

    Eye Tracking for User Experience Design explores the many applications of eye tracking to better understand how users view and interact with technology. Ten leading experts in eye tracking discuss how they have taken advantage of this new technology to understand, design, and evaluate user experience. Real-world stories are included from these experts... more...

  • The People's Platformby Astra Taylor

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 29.95

    From a cutting-edge cultural commentator and documentary filmmaker, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great democratizing force of our age.   The Internet has been hailed as a place where all can be heard and everyone can participate equally. But how true is this claim? In a seminal dismantling of techno-utopian... more...

  • Driver Acceptance of New Technologyby Michael A. Regan; Tim Horberry; Alan Stevens

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    This book collects into a single, edited volume the accumulating body of thinking and research on driver and operator acceptance of new technology. Bringing together contributions from international experts from around the world, the editors have shaped a book that covers the theory behind acceptance, how it can be measured and how it can be improved.... more...

  • Dragnet Nationby Julia Angwin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    An inside look at who?s watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched. We see online ads from websites we?ve visited, long after we?ve moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what?s in the neighborhood but also enabling others to track us. And the federal government,... more...

  • Your Digital Afterlivesby Eric Charles Steinhart; Yujin Nagasawa; Erik Wielenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Digitalism is a philosophical strategy that uses new computational ways of thinking to develop naturalistic but meaningful ways of thinking about bodies, souls, universes, gods, and life after death. Your Digital Afterlives examines four recently developed and digitally inspired theories of life after death. more...

  • Now I Know Who My Comrades Areby Emily Parker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    In China, university students use the Internet to save the life of an attempted murder victim. In Cuba, authorities unsuccessfully try to silence an online critic by sowing seeds of distrust in her marriage. And in Russia, a lone blogger rises to become one of the most prominent opposition figures since the fall of the Soviet Union. Authoritarian... more...