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  • 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...

  • Virtual Wordsby Jonathon Keats

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • The Spikeby Damien Broderick

    Tom Doherty Associates 2001; US$ 23.99

    The rate at which technology is changing our world--not just on a global level like space travel and instant worldwide communications but on the level of what we choose to wear, where we live, and what we eat--is staggeringly fast and getting faster all the time. The rate of change has become so fast that a concept that started off sounding like science... more...

  • Revolution: Teach Yourselfby Kevin Duncan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 26.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • When Parents Textby Sophia Fraioli; Lauren Kaelin

    Workman Publishing Company 2011; US$ 10.95

    A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren?t ready to let go, and kids aren?t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet patient:... more...

  • Present Shockby Douglas Rushkoff

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future?s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called... 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...