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  • The Next Waveby Darrell M. West

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    The digital revolution is in full force but many public and private sector leaders are stymied: How can they maximize the full potential of digital technology? This hesitancy puts a brake on the transformational power of digital technology and means private companies and governmental bodies fall well behind other digital pioneers.Darrell West focuses... more...

  • Revolution: Teach Yourselfby Kevin Duncan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    Electronic + Addicted (abnormally dependent on a habit) = edicted (hooked on technology). Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a curse when it overwhelms us. If your phone, computer or other devices are beginning to rule your life, then you may be edicted. We don't have to be ruled by our machines. It's time for us humans to fight... more...

  • Present Shockby Douglas Rushkoff

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    ?This is a wondrously thought-provoking book. Unlike other social theorists who either mindlessly decry or celebrate the digital age, Rushkof f explores how it has caused a focus on the immediate moment that can be both disorienting and energizing.? ?Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs   ?Rushkoff gives readers a healthy dose of perspective,... more...

  • The Ice Palace That Melted Awayby Bill Stumpf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 2.99

    With The Ice Palace That Melted Away , Bill Stumpf, the designer of the first ergonomic chair, addresses the symbiotic relationship between design and the way we live, the often deadening effect of technology, and his hopes for a more humane future. As a designer associated with Herman Miller, Inc., for more than twenty years, Stumpf has been thinking... more...

  • Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Betterby Clive Thompson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    From the ?Wired? and ?New York Times Magazine? contributor, a brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think. more...

  • Big Disconnectby Giles Slade

    Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Smart phones and social media sites may be contemporary fixations, but using technology to replace face-to-face interactions is not a new cultural phenomenon. Throughout our history, intimacy with machines has often supplanted mutual human connection. This book reveals how consumer technologies changed from analgesic devices that soothed the loneliness... more...

  • Hacking Happinessby John Havens

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    "The book certainly opens up an important conversation about how individuals can, and should, manage their data in an age of rapid advancements in personal technology. Mashable  and  Guardian  contributing writer Havens provides a detailed defense of how developing technologies in augmented reality and wearable devices can increase happiness...An... more...

  • The Naked Futureby Patrick Tucker

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    ?Contemplating the future?the very, very near future?of Big Data is by turns terrifying and exhilarating. Patrick Tucker captures both extremes and everything in between in this thorough yet thoroughly digestible book on the ubiquity of data gathering and the unraveling of personal privacy. This is a book powered by big ideas and enriched by expert... more...

  • Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Betterby Clive Thompson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    From the ?Wired? and ?New York Times Magazine? contributor, a brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think. more...

  • Francis Bacon's New Atlantis in the Foundation of Modern Political Thoughtby Kimberly Hurd Hale

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 79.99

    The relationship between technology, philosophy, and politics is both contentious and vital to our understanding of human nature and the ways human beings interact with one another in society; Francis Bacon outlined the wild potential and great danger of this relationship. This book explores Bacon?s role as a founder of modern political science and... more...