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  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    One of the world?s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you?and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.  Technological advances have benefited... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Soziologie der Weltraumfahrtby Joachim Fischer; Dierk Spreen

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.09

    Seit dem 20. Jahrhundert hat sich die Gesellschaft in den Weltraum ausgedehnt. Einerseits hängen Kommunikation, Sicherheit und Wissen von weltraumgestützten Systemen ab, andererseits bricht durch die bemannte Raumfahrt die Gesellschaft faktisch in den Kosmos auf. Dieser Band startet eine Sonde in einen soziologisch ziemlich unbekannten Gesellschaftsraum.... more...

  • More Awesome Than Moneyby Jim Dwyer

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    The David-versus-Goliath effort to build a revolutionary social network that would give us back control of our personal data   In June of 2010, four nerdy NYU undergrads moved to Silicon Valley to save the world from Facebook. Their idea was simple?to build a social network that would allow users to control the information they shared about themselves... more...