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  • Interdisziplinierung?by Jutta Weber

    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...

  • A Dangerous Masterby Wendell Wallach

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    We live in an age of awesome technological potential. From nanotechnology to synthetic organisms, new technologies stand to revolutionize whole domains of human experience. But with awesome potential comes awesome risk: drones can deliver a bomb as readily as they can a new smartphone; makers and hackers can 3D-print guns as well as tools; and supercomputers... more...

  • eGirls, eCitizensby Jane Bailey; Valerie Steeves

    University of Ottawa Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls? and young women?s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada?s foremost digital literacy organization,... more...

  • The Great Questions of Tomorrowby David Rothkopf

    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...

  • Hamlet on the Holodeckby Janet H. Murray

    Free Press 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    Stories define how we think, the way we play, and the way we understand our lives. And just as Gutenberg made possible the stories that ushered in the Modem Era, so is the computer having a profound effect on the stories of the late 20th century. Today we are confronting the limits of books themselves -- anticipating the end of storytelling as we know... more...

  • The Golem at Largeby Harry Collins; Trevor Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 18.00

    The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume. more...

  • Tomorrow Nowby Bruce Sterling

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    ?Nobody knows better than Bruce Sterling how thin the membrane between science fiction and real life has become, a state he correctly depicts as both thrilling and terrifying in this frisky, literate, clear-eyed sketch of the next half-century. Like all of the most interesting futurists, Sterling isn?t just talking about machines and biochemistry:... more...

  • Our Own Devicesby Edward Tenner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    This delightful and instructive history of invention shows why National Public Radio dubbed Tenner ?the philosopher of everyday technology.? Looking at how our inventions have impacted our world in ways we never intended or imagined, he shows that the things we create have a tendency to bounce back and change us. The reclining chair, originally designed... more...

  • Rescuing Prometheusby Thomas P. Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    "A rare insight into industrial planning on a huge scale...Excellent." -- The Economist Rescuing Prometheus is an eye-opening and marvelously informative look at some of the technological projects that helped shape the modern world.  Thomas P. Hughes focuses on four postwar projects whose vastness and complexity inspired new technology, new organizations,... more...

  • Virtual Wordsby Jonathon Keats

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99

    The technological realm provides an unusually active laboratory not only for new ideas and products but also for the remarkable linguistic innovations that accompany and describe them. How else would words like qubit (a unit of quantum information), crowdsourcing (outsourcing to the masses), or in vitro meat (chicken and beef grown in an industrial... more...