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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...

  • Handbuch Technikethikby Armin Grunwald; Melanie Simonidis-Puschmann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2013; US$ 72.79

    Technischer Fortschritt verlangt Verantwortung. Bei der Energieerzeugung, in der Medizin- und Militärtechnik, der Neurotechnik oder in der Raumfahrt ? Ethikfragen stellen sich in vielen Bereichen, in denen eine rasante technische Entwicklung stattfindet. Ist diese richtig und gut? Um das entscheiden zu können, müssen Chancen und Risiken, Gefahren und... more...

  • The Human Factorby Kim J. Vicente

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity - from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from... more...

  • Humanities Computingby Dr Willard McCarty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Humanities Computing provides a rationale for a computing practice that is of and for as well as in the humanities and the interpretative social sciences. It engages philosophical, historical, ethnographic and critical perspectives to show how computing helps us fulfil the basic mandate of the humane sciences to ask ever better questions of... more...

  • The Ice Palace That Melted Awayby Bill Stumpf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 2.99

    With The Ice Palace That Melted Away , Bill Stumpf, the designer of the first ergonomic chair, addresses the symbiotic relationship between design and the way we live, the often deadening effect of technology, and his hopes for a more humane future. As a designer associated with Herman Miller, Inc., for more than twenty years, Stumpf has been thinking... more...

  • The Industries of the Futureby Alec Ross

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50

    Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what?s next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every... more...

  • Information, Power, and Politicsby Sarita Albagli; Maria Lucia Maciel; César Bolaño; Yann Moulier Boutang; Sandra Braman; Giuseppe Cocco; Maria Eduarda da Mota Rocha; Jonatas Ferreira; Alain Herscovici; Maria Nélida González de Gómez; Dan Schiller

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    With the spread of information and communication technologies (ICT)s comes the potential for new social and economic equalities. However, as Information, Power, and Politics: Technological and Institutional Mediations demonstrates, these technologies can also act as an impetus for democratizing information and knowledge. more...

  • The Information Dietby Clay A. Johnson

    O'Reilly Media 2015; US$ 16.99

    This is a softcover version of the title released in 2011; there is no new material. The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and... more...

  • Internet and Emotionsby Tova Benski; Eran Fisher

    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...

  • Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.99

    How is the internet changing the way you think? That is one of the dominant questions of our time, one which affects almost every aspect of our life and future. And it's exactly what John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to more than 150 of the world's most influential minds. Brilliant, farsighted, and fascinating, Is the Internet Changing... more...