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  • Gender-UseITby Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit Hochschule Heilbronn; Nicola Marsden; Ute Kempf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Systematic interdisciplinary research on usability that takes gender into account is still in its infancy. These conference proceedings document the first German language symposium devoted to this theme. The papers include examples from research and practice, recommendations for gender-sensitive software design, and theoretically grounded... 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...

  • Virtual Organismsby Mark Ward

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Harmless artificial life forms are on the loose on the Internet. Computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve like their biological counterparts. Telecommunications companies are sending small packets of software to go forth and multiply to cope with ever-increasing telephone traffic. Protein-based computers are on the agenda, and a team... 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...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    UPA 2014; US$ 64.99

    List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Japanese Trade Ceramics in the Premodern Global Trading Space Chapter 2: Interpretations of Japanese Modernity: A Case Study of Japan?s Energy Transition in the Ceramics Industry Chapter 3: Energy Transition in Creative Production: Narratives and Fieldwork... more...

  • 21st Century Robotby Brian David Johnson

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 19.99

    When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson?s duties as Intel?s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories... more...

  • Humans 3.0by Peter Nowak

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Life for early humans wasn?t easy. They may have been able to walk on two feet and create tools 4 million years ago, but they couldn?t remember or communicate. Fortunately, people got smarter, and things got better. They remembered on-the-spot solutions and shared the valuable information of their experiences. Clubs became swords, caves became huts,... more...

  • ... dem Gehirn beim Denken zusehen?by Hannah Fitsch

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.95

    Die Hirnforschung greift seit einigen Jahren wieder verstärkt in gesellschaftspolitische Debatten über die »Natur« des Menschen ein. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entwicklung sind weniger neue Theorien über die Funktionsweise des Gehirns, sondern Technologien der Sichtbarmachung. Insbesondere das bildgebende Verfahren der funktionellen Magnetresonanztomographie... more...

  • FabLabby Julia Walter-Herrmann; Corinne Büching

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.95

    Ten years after the first FabLab (a so called fabrication laboratory) was opened at MIT, more than 120 FabLabs exist all over the world. Today, it is time to look back at a decade of FabLab activities. This book shows how small production devices, such as laser cutters and 3D printers, and dedicated educationists, researchers and FabLab practitioners... more...