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  • Global Populationby Alison Bashford

    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...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • Contextby Cory Doctorow; Tim O'Reilly

    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...

  • Mediatized Worldsby Andreas Hepp; Friedrich Krotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Combining empirical studies and theoretical reflections, the volume offers a well-founded approach to the growing influence of media on our present lives. more...

  • Gender-UseITby Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit Hochschule Heilbronn; Nicola Marsden; Ute Kempf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Systematic interdisciplinary research on usability that takes gender into account is still in its infancy. These conference proceedings document the first German language symposium devoted to this theme. The papers include examples from research and practice, recommendations for gender-sensitive software design, and theoretically grounded... more...

  • Robots Are People Too: How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our Lawsby John Weaver

    ABC-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...

  • Augmented Educationby Kieron Sheehy; Rebecca Ferguson; Gill Clough

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Including relevant case studies and interviews with practitioners, Augmented Education explores the nature of learning where the 'real world' is augmented by use of the virtual to create new learning possibilities, tools, and environments. and offers insights into the development of a pedagogy that is authentic, inclusive and enjoyable. more...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    UPA 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four cities or towns of Arita, Hong Kong, Jingdezhen, and Yingge are the settings for this research. more...

  • 21st Century Robotby Brian David Johnson; Sandy Winkelman

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 19.99

    When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson?s duties as Intel?s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories... more...

  • Gender in Science and Technologyby Waltraud Ernst; Ilona Horwath

    transcript 2014; US$ 35.68

    What role does gender play in scientific research and the development of technologies? This book provides methodological expertise, research experiences and empirical findings in the dynamic field of Science and Technology Studies. The authors, coming from computer science, social sciences, or cultural studies of science, discuss how to ask questions... more...