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  • 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...

  • The Real World of Technologyby Ursula M. Franklin

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution... 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...

  • Falling for Scienceby Bernard Beckett

    Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 31.12

    Brilliant examination of evolution vs creationism and of Intelligent Design by an award-winning author. 'What is consciousness? Is evolution compatible with traditional religion? Does time exist or is it just our way of ordering experiences? Could a machine ever think? What do scientists really mean when they call something a fact?' Modern science... more...

  • Identity Shiftby Allison Cerra; Christina James

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95

    Explore the intersection of technology and identity Does technology cause a shift in how we perceive ourrelationships and ourselves?   To find the answer, global communications leader Alcatel-Lucentcommissioned an extensive research study. Subjects crossedgeographic, generational, socioeconomic, and cultural boundaries.Hundreds of hours... more...

  • When Parents Textby Sophia Fraioli; Lauren Kaelin

    Workman Publishing Company 2011; US$ 10.95

    A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren?t ready to let go, and kids aren?t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet... more...

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

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99

    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$ 16.95

    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...

  • Brain Gainby Marc Prensky

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    "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 Blind Giantby Nick Harkaway

    John Murray 2012; US$ 19.55

    Being Human in a Digital World more...