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  • 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...

  • Hacking Happinessby John Havens

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    In Hacking Happiness , futurist and contributing Mashable writer John C. Havens introduces you to your ?quantified self??your digital identity represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer. Harvested by megacorporations such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Havens argues that companies gather... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: The Futureby Richard Watson

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 13.63

    What will the world look like in 2020, 2030 or even 2100? How will progress in scientific research affect human life in the areas of health and lifestyle, energy and the environment, politics and conflict, space exploration and even the ultimate questions of existence?This book offers an electrifying trip through the wonders ? and terrors ? awaiting... more...

  • Soziologie der Weltraumfahrtby Joachim Fischer; Dierk Spreen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    Seit dem 20. Jahrhundert hat sich die Gesellschaft in den Weltraum ausgedehnt. Einerseits hängen terrestrische Kommunikation, Sicherheit und Wissen von weltraumgestützten Systemen ab, andererseits bricht in der bemannten Raumfahrt die Gesellschaft faktisch in den Kosmos auf. Dieser Band startet eine Sonde in einen soziologisch ziemlich unbekannten... more...

  • Geschlechterarrangements in Bewegungby Ulla Wischermann; Annette Kirschenbauer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00

    Zwischen den neuen Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien und der zunehmend geforderten Balance von Erwerbsarbeits- und Privatleben bestehen komplexe Zusammenhänge. Neue digitale Formen von Kommunikation, die besonders durch das Web 2.0 möglich geworden sind, führen zu einer zunehmenden Flexibilisierung von Arbeit. Sie bedeutet einerseits Arbeitsintensivierung,... 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...

  • 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...