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- 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...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 24.99
Video gaming is wildly popular and getting even more so as interfaces and devices improve. This popular account of the rise of gaming offers insight into its popularity and place in our culture as well as the impact it has on our daily lives ? from the doctor?s office to the family room sofa. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00
The internet, smartphones, computer self-help programmes and other technological advances are the new frontiers of suicide prevention, with organisations around the world rapidly expanding these services. This book provides a critical overview of new technologies in suicide prevention and presents promising practices and future perspectives. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and Emotions is the fruit of an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars from the sociology of emotions... more...
- Tachyon Publications 2011; US$ 9.99
One of the Web?s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow?s visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations. From extolling... more...
- Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99
Concern about the size of the world?s population did not begin with the Baby Boomers. Overpopulation as a conceptual problem originated after World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. This study traces the idea of a world population problem as it developed from the... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00
Die systematische und interdisziplinäre Forschung zu Usability unter Berücksichtigung der Genderperspektive steht noch am Anfang. Dieser Tagungsband dokumentiert die erste Fachtagung zu diesem Thema im Dt. Raum. Die Beiträge umfassen Beispiele aus Forschung und Praxis, Vorschläge für gendersensibles Softwaredesign und theoriegeleitete... more...
Robots Are People Too: How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our LawsABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00
For years, robots were solely a matter of science fiction. Today, artificial intelligence technologies serve to accelerate our already fast-paced lives even further. From Apple's Siri to the Google Car to GPS, machines and technologies that make decisions and take action without direct human supervision have become commonplace in our daily lives.... more...