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  • Citizens and Nationby Gerald Friesen

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2000; Not Available

    Friesen links the media studies of Harold Innis to the social history of recent decades. The result is a framework for Canadian history as told by ordinary people. more...

  • Future Mindsby Richard Watson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 15.99

    Drawing on the latest research, this book looks at the ways that screen culture is shaping the future and changing the way we think. Future Minds asks: are we becoming addicted to data and how do we go about starting a digital diet, urgently? You'll find thought-provoking and practical suggestions about reclaiming the space and time to think deeply. more...

  • The Problem with Education Technology (Hintby Ben Fink; Robin Brown

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 4.99

    Education is in crisis?at least, so we hear. And at the center of this crisis is technology. New technologies like computer-based classroom instruction, online K?12 schools, MOOCs (massive open online courses), and automated essay scoring may be our last great hope?or the greatest threat we have ever faced. In The Problem with Education Technology... more...

  • Engineering and Societyby George Catalano; Caroline Baillie

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2009; US$ 44.00

    Part II: Engineering Decisions in the 21st Century Engineers work in an increasingly complex entanglement of ideas, people, cultures, technology, systems and environments. Today, decisions made by engineers often have serious implications for not only their clients but for society as a whole and the natural world. Such decisions may potentially influence... more...

  • Engineering and Societyby Caroline Baillie; George Catalano

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2009; US$ 44.00

    Engineers work in an increasingly complex entanglement of ideas, people, cultures, technology, systems and environments. Today, decisions made by engineers often have serious implications for not only their clients but for society as a whole and the natural world. Such decisions may potentially influence cultures, ways of living, as well as alter ecosystems... more...

  • Life in Codeby Ellen Ullman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.20

    The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, from the author of the seminal Close to the Machine When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco and became a computer programmer in the late 1970s, she was joining an idealistic, exclusive, and almost exclusively male cadre that had dreams and... more...

  • Mindlessby Simon Head

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 36.00

    We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless , Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle... more...

  • Humanities Computingby Dr Willard McCarty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Humanities Computing provides a rationale for a computing practice that is of and for as well as in the humanities and the interpretative social sciences. It engages philosophical, historical, ethnographic and critical perspectives to show how computing helps us fulfil the basic mandate of the humane sciences to ask ever better questions of... more...

  • Nanoscaleby Nigel Cameron; M. Ellen Mitchell

    Wiley 2007; US$ 115.95 US$ 100.49

    An authoritative examination of the present and potential impact of nanoscale science and technology on modern life Because truly transformative technologies have far-reaching consequences, they always generate controversy. Establishing an effective process for identifying and understanding the broad implications of nanotechnology will advance its... more...

  • The Essential Engineerby Henry Petroski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human , The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world?s most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles... more...