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  • Cognitive Surplusby Clay Shirky

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time and as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In Cognitive Surplus , Clay Shirky examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent and good will are put to use at last. Since the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect,... more...

  • The Hunger Games and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; Nicolas Michaud; William Irwin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    A philosophical exploration of Suzanne Collins's New York Times bestselling series, just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is also the girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel. The post-apocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a divided society... more...

  • Transformers and Philosophyby John R. Shook; Liz Stillwaggon Swan

    Open Court 2012; US$ 17.95

    Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games ? its science fiction story has reached an audience with a wide range second only to that of Star Wars. Here, in Transformers and Philosophy, a dream team of philosophers pursues the fascinating questions posed by humankind?s... more...

  • The Blind Giantby Nick Harkaway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.99

    Nick Harkaway, author of  Angelmaker , presents a rousing and energizing look at how we can meaningfully and constructively engage with technology?creating an essential handbook for anyone trying to be human in a digital age.   Some say our devices will lead us to ruin: isolating us from our neighbors, warping communication, delivering an unregulated... more...

  • Media and Societyby Arthur Asa Berger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 33.99

    Media and Society: A Critical Perspective is a lively, illustrated introduction to the role that the mass media play in our lives, our society, and American culture. Featuring updated examples and expanded material on media theories, ideology, and new technology, the third edition helps students understand their relationship with the media they encounter... more...

  • Digital Indiaby Pradip Ninan Thomas

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 33.00

    India’s tryst with the digital is an extensive project and while much media attention is given to flagship digital initiatives linked to informational capitalism, the story is also one of marginalized people appropriating digital leaks and re-creating the digital economy in their image. The story of the digital in India is also about the ambivalent... more...

  • Children and the Internetby Sonia Livingstone

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    Is the internet really transforming children and young people’s lives? Is the so-called ‘digital generation’ genuinely benefiting from exciting new opportunities? And, worryingly, facing new risks? This major new book by a leading researcher addresses these pressing questions. It deliberately avoids a techno-celebratory approach... more...

  • Arab Mediaby Noha Mellor; Khalil Rinnawi; Nabil Dajani; Muhammad I. Ayish

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to the emerging Arab media industries in the context of globalization and its impacts, with a focus on publishing, press, broadcasting, cinema and new media. Through detailed discussions of the regulation and economics of these industries, the authors argue that the political, technological... more...

  • Eyes Wide Open: How to Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing Worldby Noreena Hertz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    In ?Eyes Wide Open? Noreena Hertz does for decision-making what Daniel Kahneman did for thinking. more...

  • Ender's Game and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; William Irwin

    Wiley 2013; US$ 17.95

    A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniuses fighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of original essays probes key philosophical... more...