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  • Digital Cognitive Technologiesby Claire Brossard; Barnard Reber

    Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00

    Digital Cognitive Technologies is an interdisciplinary book which assesses the socio-technical stakes of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which are at the core of the ?Knowledge Society.? This book addresses eight major issues, analyzed by authors writing from a Human and Social Science and a Science and Technology perspective.... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Naked Futureby Patrick Tucker

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?Where I saw a thrilling and historic transformation in the world?s oldest idea?the future?other people saw only Target, Facebook, Google, and the government using their data to surveil, track, and trick them . . . But in fact, your data is your best defense against coercive marketing and intrusive government practices. Your data is nothing less than... more...

  • Technology and Society Readerby Peter B. Heller

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 26.99

    These case studies illustrate the mutual, reciprocal impact of technology on one hand and the social sciences, including government policy, on the other. The text suggests that advanced technology is not always compatible with the different settings in emerging societies with other geographic, economic, social, cultural, and political environments.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Work Rules!by Laszlo Bock

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; US$ 15.29

    From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations--a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring the best and brightest succeed. "We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of... more...

  • The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earthby Chris Brogan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.00

    Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I’ll just pay it safe? But what is safe? The factory job? The cubicle job? Factories all over have been converted to open spaces for startups. Skyscrapers... more...