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  • Communicating User Experienceby Trudy Milburn; Maaike Bouwmeester; Donal Carbaugh; Tabitha Hart; Bei Ju; James L. Leighter; Sunny Lie; Elizabeth Molina-Markham; Trudy Milburn; Lauren Mackenzie; Katherine Peters; Saila Poutiainen; Todd Lyle Sandel; Brion van Over; Megan R. Wallace

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Communicating User Experience illustrates how the use of Local Strategies Research (LSR) methodologies enables designers to understand the cultural implications for user actions and practices in and through digital media. more...

  • Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab Worldby Lena Jayyusi; Anne Sofie Roald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Much has been made of the role of various media in the shaping of conflicts and political agendas in today's Arab world. This volume examines this topic with interdisciplinary contributions that range across media studies, anthroplogy, religious studies, and political science and explore both new and older media forms. more...

  • The Pursuit of Lonelinessby Philip Slater

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern society-violence, competitiveness, inequality, and the national 'addiction' to technology. more...

  • The Circus Ageby Janet M. Davis

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    A century ago, daily life ground to a halt when the circus rolled into town. Across America, banks closed, schools canceled classes, farmers left their fields, and factories shut down so that everyone could go to the show. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus... more...

  • Moral Machinesby Wendell Wallach; Colin Allen

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    Moral Machines explores the development of computers and robots capable of making moral decisions. Why do we need them? Do we want computers and robots making moral decisions? And if we do, how can we make ethics computable? The challenge of building moral machines forces one to think deeply about how humans make moral decisions. more...

  • Swimming Lessonsby David Ehrenfeld

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    Never in history has life been so complicated and full of sudden changes. Technology, the environment, and the way we work and relate to one another are all in upheaval. With wit, humor, a calm voice, and great authority, Swimming Lessons gives a clear view of what our world has become - not just our successes, but also the destruction set loose... more...

  • Tweeting to Powerby Jason Gainous; Kevin M. Wagner

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    Using theory and data, Gainous and Wagner illustrate how online social media is bypassing traditional media and creating new forums for the exchange of political information and campaigning. The authors illustrate how political actors utilized these networks to control the flow of information, and garner votes, in the 2010 congressional elections. 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...

  • The Blind Giantby Nick Harkaway

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    The digital age. An age of isolation, warped communication, disintegrating community. Where unfiltered and unregulated information pours relentlessly into our lives, destroying what it means to be human. Or an age of marvels. Where there is a world of wonder at our fingertips. Where we can communicate across the globe, learn in the blink of... more...

  • Learning on the Blogby Willard (Will) H. Richardson

    Corwin 2011; US$ 28.95

    Education reform: We don?t need better, we need different Today?s students are immersed in the digital age, but can our educational system keep up? Best-selling author Will Richardson's comprehensive collection of posts from his acclaimed blog,† weblogg-ed.com , spells out the educational reform we must achieve. The book?s entries present a multifaceted... more...