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- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99
Les débats sur la technique voient s?affronter souvent des positions tranchées entre technophiles et technophobes. On avancerait sans doute en déplaçant la question de la valeur et des dangers des artefacts techniques vers une réflexion philosophique plus profonde sur la technicisation de la vie et du monde, qui mérite généalogie et archéologie. Cet... more...
- St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 17.99
Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering , Samuel Florman explores how engineers think... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00
Are we really on the brink of having robots to mop our floors, do our dishes, mow our lawns, and clean our windows? And are researchers that close to creating robots that can think, feel, repair themselves, and even reproduce? Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believes we are. In this lucid and accessible book,... more...
- Simon & Schuster/ TED 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 11.99
A unique tour around the world in search of the great thinkers of our time and their next big ideas. With the world at the threshold of profound changes, the question becomes: Where are the philosophers? Where are the great thinkers of today? Where is the next Jefferson, Curie, or Mandela? Which technologies and changes in the nature of life will... more...
- Encounter Books 2008; US$ 17.95
We live in an age of unprecedented human mastery -- over birth and death, body and mind, nature and human nature. In every realm of life, science and technology have brought remarkable advances and improvements: we are healthier, wealthier, and more comfortable than ever before. But our gratitude for the benefits of progress increasingly mixes with... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 28.11
Die Zeit antagonistischer Wissenschaftskulturen scheint vorüber: Begriffe, Modelle und Objekte wandern zwischen den Geistes-, Sozial- und Technowissenschaften. Dabei entstehen neue und intensive Verflechtungen. So werden ehemals kritische Konzepte des vermeintlich Nicht-Technischen in den Technowissenschaften aufgegriffen, während biokybernetische... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 5.99
What is this tiny book? Who is this Koons Crooks? With its privately-printed, anonymously-produced 140-copy first printing, Iterating Grace became the talk of summer 2015 in the tech world. From Buzzfeed to Tumblr to Fusion, people were puzzled and enthralled by the story of Koons Crooks, a young man who took the Twittered musings of the Silicon... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 39.99
This book is among the first to use a ?media events? framework to examine China?s Internet activism and politics, and the first study of the transformation of China?s media events through the parameter of online activism. The author locates the practices of major modes of online activism in China (shanzhai [culture jamming]; citizen journalism; and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58
Does free information mean free people? At the start of the twenty-first century we were promised that the internet would liberate the world. We could come together as never before, and from Iran's 'twitter revolution' to Facebook 'activism', technological innovation would spread democracy to oppressed peoples everywhere. We couldn't have been more... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years. *Should science and technology be treated as separate entities?*What impact has globalization had on science... more...