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  • The Audience in Everyday Life: Living in a Media Worldby S. Elizabeth Bird

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study the daily lives of audiences to find the undercurrents of media influence in everyday life. Bird provides a host of useful tools and methods... more...

  • Virtual Ascendanceby Devin C. Griffiths

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 16.99

    Video gaming is wildly popular and getting even more so as interfaces and devices improve. This popular account of the rise of gaming offers insight into its popularity and place in our culture as well as the impact it has on our daily lives ? from the doctor?s office to the family room sofa. more...

  • Suicide Prevention and New Technologiesby Brian Mishara; Ad Kerkhof

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 30.00

    The internet, smartphones, computer self-help programmes and other technological advances are the new frontiers of suicide prevention, with organisations around the world rapidly expanding these services. This book provides a critical overview of new technologies in suicide prevention and presents promising practices and future perspectives. more...

  • The Internet and Emotionsby Tova Benski; Eran Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and Emotions is the fruit of an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars from the sociology of emotions... more...

  • Global Populationby Alison Bashford

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Concern about the size of the world?s population did not begin with the Baby Boomers. Overpopulation as a conceptual problem originated after World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. This study traces the idea of a world population problem as it developed from the... more...

  • Mediatized Worldsby Andreas Hepp; Friedrich Krotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Combining empirical studies and theoretical reflections, the volume offers a well-founded approach to the growing influence of media on our present lives. more...

  • The Toaster Projectby Thomas Thwaites

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    "Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins  The Toaster Project , the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way... more...

  • Robots Are People Too: How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our Lawsby John Weaver

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    The only book of its kind to look at how our legal system needs to change to accommodate a world in which machines, in addition to people, make decisions. more...

  • Augmented Educationby Kieron Sheehy; Rebecca Ferguson; Gill Clough

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Including relevant case studies and interviews with practitioners, Augmented Education explores the nature of learning where the 'real world' is augmented by use of the virtual to create new learning possibilities, tools, and environments. and offers insights into the development of a pedagogy that is authentic, inclusive and enjoyable. more...

  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.00

    From one of the world's leading authorities on global security,  Future Crimes takes readers deep into the digital underground to illuminate the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you?and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than you ever thought possible.        Technological... more...