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  • 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...

  • Social Media and Social Movementsby Baris Çoban; Baris Çoban; Chiara Livia Bernardi; Tommaso Gravante; Alice Poma; Kudus Adebayo; Abderrahim Chalfaouat; Dana Florentina Nicolae; Ilona Biernacka-Ligieza; Alan Steinberg; Simona Stano; Ana Viñals Blanco; Shahriar Kabir; Magda Pischetola; Carolina Duek; Gastón Tourn

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This edited collection examines the increased utilization of social media in daily life and its impact on social movements from the perspective of a cademics, researchers, and activists. more...

  • The Spikeby Damien Broderick

    Tom Doherty Associates 2001; US$ 27.99 US$ 22.39

    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...

  • Technology and Touchby Anne Cranny-Francis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    Technology and Touch addresses the development of a range of new touch technologies, both technologies that we reach out to touch and technologies that touch us, by exploring how we use touch to connect with and understand our world, and ourselves. 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...

  • 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...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Die Hirnforschung greift seit einigen Jahren wieder verstärkt in gesellschaftspolitische Debatten über die »Natur« des Menschen ein. Ausschlaggebend für diese Entwicklung sind weniger neue Theorien über die Funktionsweise des Gehirns, sondern Technologien der Sichtbarmachung. Insbesondere das bildgebende Verfahren der funktionellen Magnetresonanztomographie... more...

  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • 21st Century Robotby Brian David Johnson; Sandy Winkelman

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 19.99

    When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson?s duties as Intel?s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories... more...

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genesby Martin W. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised controversy with consequences, and argues that public... more...