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  • 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...

  • @Warby Shane Harris

    Headline 2014; US$ 10.99

    The spies had come without warning. They plied their craft silently, stealing secrets from the world's most powerful military. They were at work months before anyone noticed their presence. And when American officials finally detected the thieves, they saw it was too late. The damage was done . . . It could have been the plot of a Tom Clancy thriller:... more...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    UPA 2014; US$ 67.99

    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...

  • Engineering in American Societyby Raymond H. Merritt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Technology, which has significantly changed Western man's way of life over the past century, exerted a powerful influence on American society during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. In this study Raymond H. Merritt focuses on the engineering profession, in order to describe not only the vital role that engineers played in producing a technological... more...

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genesby Martin W. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    "Atom," "byte" and "gene" are metonymies for techno-scientific developments of the 20th century: nuclear power, computing and genetic engineering. Resistance continues to challenge these developments in public opinion. This book traces historical debates over atoms, bytes and genes which raised controversy with consequences, and argues that public... more...

  • The Master Algorithmby Pedro Domingos

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 28.19

    A spell-binding quest for the one algorithm capable of deriving all knowledge from data, including a cure for cancer Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data... more...

  • Software Theoryby Federica Frabetti

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2014; US$ 31.99

    This book engages directly in close readings of technical texts and computer code in order to show how software works. It offers an analysis of the cultural, political, and philosophical implications of software technologies that demonstrates the significance of software for the relationship between technology, philosophy, culture, and society. 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...

  • Notes from the Startup Wilderness: Discovery Engines, Big Data Mining, Social Commerce, and Other Trends in Today's Startupsby Semil Shah

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95

    Many years ago, after graduating college, I came home before moving to NYC, wondering how I would scrounge together the money for the first month?s rent and security deposit so my friends and I could all live together in the Big Apple. I had one month to get the cash, and instead of going out for traditional, hourly-wage work, I decided to go through... more...