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  • 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...

  • Social Exclusion, Power, and Video Game Playby David G. Embrick; Talmadge J. Wright; Andras Lukacs

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 40.99

    This book represents cutting-edge research that addresses major issues of social exclusion, power and liberatory fantasies in virtual play. Specifically, the scope of the book examines three areas of concern: social psychological implications of virtual gameplay; reproduction and contestation of social inequality in virtual realms. more...

  • Singularity Risingby James D. Miller

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.99

    In Ray Kurzweil?s New York Times bestseller The Singularity is Near , the futurist and entrepreneur describes the Singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine. The Singularity is triggered by the tremendous growth of human and computing intelligence that is an almost inevitable outcome of Moore's Law. Since the book's... more...

  • The Blind Giantby Nick Harkaway

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    The digital age. An age of isolation, warped communication, disintegrating community. Where unfiltered and unregulated information pours relentlessly into our lives, destroying what it means to be human. Or an age of marvels. Where there is a world of wonder at our fingertips. Where we can communicate across the globe, learn in the blink of... more...

  • Brain Gainby Marc Prensky

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79

    "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...

  • Technology Policyby Georg Aichholzer; Gerd Schienstock

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 148.56

    Technology Policy: Towards an Integration of Social and Ecological Concerns. more...

  • Why the Net Mattersby David Eagleman

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 9.96

    The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption,... more...

  • Visions Of Technologyby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 24.99

    Technology was the blessing and the bane of the twentieth century. Human life span nearly doubled in the West, but in no century were more human beings killed by new technologies of war. Improvements in agriculture now feed increasing billions, but pesticides and chemicals threaten to poison the earth. Does technology improve us or diminish us? Enslave... more...

  • AMERICA BY DESIGNby David F Noble

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    Hailed a ?significant contribution? by The New York Times , David Noble?s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the driving... more...

  • Engineers and Communitiesby Earthea Nance

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 82.99

    Engineers and Communities traces the evolution of a small but important innovation in Brazil from 1980 through 2005. Through a series of grand experiments with participatory water and sanitation, coalitions of engineers, planners, public officials, and residents revealed the essential elements of how urban services can be made to be more inclusive.... more...