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  • The Audience in Everyday Lifeby S. Elizabeth Bird

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study the daily lives of audiences to find the undercurrents of media influence in everyday life. Bird provides a host of useful tools and methods... more...

  • Augmented Educationby Kieron Sheehy; Rebecca Ferguson; Gill Clough

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Including relevant case studies and interviews with practitioners, Augmented Education explores the nature of learning where the 'real world' is augmented by use of the virtual to create new learning possibilities, tools, and environments. and offers insights into the development of a pedagogy that is authentic, inclusive and enjoyable. more...

  • Beyond Humanby Gregory Benford; Elisabeth Malartre

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39

    Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices,... more...

  • Big Disconnectby Giles Slade

    Prometheus Books 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Brain Gainby Marc Prensky

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    "In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?" In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the... more...

  • The Circus Ageby Janet M. Davis

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus... more...

  • Communicating User Experienceby Trudy Milburn; Maaike Bouwmeester; Donal Carbaugh; Tabitha Hart; Bei Ju; James L. Leighter; Sunny Lie; Elizabeth Molina-Markham; Trudy Milburn; Lauren Mackenzie; Katherine Peters; Saila Poutiainen; Todd Lyle Sandel; Brion van Over; Megan R. Wallace

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Communicating User Experience illustrates how the use of Local Strategies Research (LSR) methodologies enables designers to understand the cultural implications for user actions and practices in and through digital media. more...

  • Contextby Cory Doctorow

    Tachyon Publications 2011; US$ 9.95

    One of the internet?s most celebrated hi-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow shares visions of a future where artists control their own destinies and where freedom of expression is tempered with the view that creators need to benefit from... more...

  • The Crime of Reasonby Robert B. Laughlin

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    A Nobel Laureate physicist argues that ours is not an age of information but an age of disinformation and ignorance, where access to knowledge is becoming increasingly restricted and even criminalized. more...

  • Cybersexismby Laurie Penny

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 1.99

    'The Internet was supposed to be for everyone... Millions found their voices in this brave new online world; it gave unheard masses the space to speak to each other without limits, across borders, both physical and social. It was supposed to liberate us from gender. But as more and more of our daily lives migrated on line, it seemed it did matter... more...