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  • Handbuch Technikethikby Armin Grunwald; Melanie Simonidis-Puschmann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2013; US$ 76.47

    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...

  • Virtual Ascendanceby Devin C. Griffiths

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 16.99

    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...

  • Console Warsby Blake J. Harris

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 15.99

    Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars ?a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry. In 1990, Nintendo... more...

  • Suicide Prevention and New Technologiesby Brian Mishara; Ad Kerkhof

    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...

  • Cybersexismby Laurie Penny

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 1.99

    ‘The Internet was supposed to be for everyone... Millions found their voices in this brave new online world; it gave unheard masses the space to speak to each other without limits, across borders, both physical and social. It was supposed to liberate us from gender. But as more and more of our daily lives migrated on line, it seemed it did matter... more...

  • Global Populationby Alison Bashford

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Toaster Projectby Thomas Thwaites

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    "Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins  The Toaster Project , the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way... 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...

  • Virtual Organismsby Mark Ward

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Harmless artificial life forms are on the loose on the Internet. Computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve like their biological counterparts. Telecommunications companies are sending small packets of software to go forth and multiply to cope with ever-increasing telephone traffic. Protein-based computers are on the agenda, and a team... more...