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  • The Existential Pleasures of Engineeringby Samuel C. Florman

    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...

  • New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studiesby Steve Fuller

    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 and... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) awakens hope in science and society of finally being able to make a universal image of man. The promise of brain research is particularly fueled by this imaging technique's level of evidence. The method transforms the human brain into a visual object whose image is not just the end product of a complex technique,... more...

  • Experimentelles Nichtwissenby Matthias Groß

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00

    Resilienz als Indikator für die Robustheit von gesellschaftlichen Prozessen ist allgemein positiv besetzt. Erfolgreiche gesellschaftliche Veränderungen scheinen heute hingegen eher durch Prozesse des Experimentierens unter Bedingungen von Nichtwissen gekennzeichnet zu sein. Matthias Groß untersucht solche Prozesse am Beispiel ökologischer Praxisfelder,... more...

  • Gender-UseITby Leitung Digitale Integration Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit; Nicola Marsden; Ute Kempf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Die systematische und interdisziplinäre Forschung zu Usability unter Berücksichtigung der Genderperspektive steht noch am Anfang. Dieser Tagungsband dokumentiert dieerste Fachtagung zu diesem Thema im Dt. Raum. Die Beiträge umfassen Beispiele aus Forschung und Praxis, Vorschläge für gendersensibles Softwaredesign und theoriegeleitete Ansätze zur Reflexion... more...

  • The Leisure Commonsby Payal Arora

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical continuity to this cyberleisure geography. This book... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Technologyby David Skrbina

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then that certain thinkers first joined the ideas of technê... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... 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...

  • 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...