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  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER ?Excellent and timely?Mr. Goodman is no neo-Luddite. He thinks innovations could ultimately lead to self-healing computer networks that detect hackers and automatically make repairs to shut them out. He rightly urges the private and public sectors to work more closely together, ?crowdsourcing?... more...

  • Atoms, Bytes and Genesby Martin W. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    "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...

  • An Anthropology of Robots and AIby Kathleen Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book explores the making of robots in labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It examines the cultural ideas that go into the making of robots, and the role of fiction in co-constructing the technological practices of the robotic scientists. The book engages with debates in anthropological theorizing regarding the way that robots... more...

  • The Joy of Missing Outby Christina Crook

    New Society Publishers 2015; US$ 17.95

    Stepping back from technology for a people-focused future 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...

  • Humans 3.0by Peter Nowak

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Life for early humans wasn?t easy. They may have been able to walk on two feet and create tools 4 million years ago, but they couldn?t remember or communicate. Fortunately, people got smarter, and things got better. They remembered on-the-spot solutions and shared the valuable information of their experiences. Clubs became swords, caves became huts,... more...

  • AM:STARs Social Networking & New Technologiesby American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health; Victor C. Strasburger; Megan A. Moreno

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2014; US$ 59.95

    Today?s teens are often referred to as Digital Natives due to their upbringing immersed in technological tools including smartphones and social media, while most of us who provide healthcare for this group remain at best, digital immigrants.  These technologies present both new opportunities and challenges to teens? health, as well as their education... more...

  • Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital Worldby Naomi S. Baron

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    People have been reading on computer screens for several decades now, predating popularization of personal computers and widespread use of the internet. But it was the rise of eReaders and tablets that caused digital reading to explode. In 2007, Amazon introduced its first Kindle. Three years later, Apple debuted the iPad. Meanwhile, as mobile phone... more...

  • An Information Technology Surrogate for Religionby William Sims Bainbridge

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book demonstrates principles of Ancestor Veneration Avatars (AVAs), by running avatars based on eleven deceased members of one family through ten highly diverse virtual worlds from the violent Defiance to the intellectual Uru: Myst Online , from the early EverQuest to the recent Elder Scrolls Online . more...

  • 21st Century Robotby Brian David Johnson

    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...