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  • Information, Power, and Politicsby Sarita Albagli; Maria Lucia Maciel; César Bolaño; Yann Moulier Boutang; Sandra Braman; Giuseppe Cocco; Maria Eduarda da Mota Rocha; Jonatas Ferreira; Alain Herscovici; Maria Nélida González de Gómez; Dan Schiller

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT)s comes the potential for new social and economic equalities. However, as Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations demonstrates, these technologies can also act as an impetus for democratizing information and knowledge. more...

  • Social Exclusion, Power, and Video Game Playby David G. Embrick; Talmadge J. Wright; Andras Lukacs

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99

    This book represents cutting-edge research that addresses major issues of social exclusion, power and liberatory fantasies in virtual play. Specifically, the scope of the book examines three areas of concern: social psychological implications of virtual gameplay; reproduction and contestation of social inequality in virtual realms. more...

  • Engineers and Communitiesby Earthea Nance

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    Engineers and Communities traces the evolution of a small but important innovation in Brazil from 1980 through 2005. Through a series of grand experiments with participatory water and sanitation, coalitions of engineers, planners, public officials, and residents revealed the essential elements of how urban services can be made to be more inclusive.... more...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four cities or towns of Arita, Hong Kong, Jingdezhen, and Yingge are the settings for this research. 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...

  • Da Vinci Notebooksby Leonardo Vinci

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 9.31

    A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilisation. His celebrated notebooks display... more...

  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; Not Available

    Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it.   We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...

  • Handbuch Technikethikby Armin Grunwald; Melanie Simonidis-Puschmann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2013; US$ 82.55

    Technischer Fortschritt verlangt Verantwortung. Bei der Energieerzeugung, in der Medizin- und Militärtechnik, der Neurotechnik oder in der Raumfahrt ? Ethikfragen stellen sich in vielen Bereichen, in denen eine rasante technische Entwicklung stattfindet. Ist diese richtig und gut? Um das entscheiden zu können, müssen Chancen und Risiken, Gefahren und... more...