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- Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00 US$ 19.50
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what?s next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every... more...
- The New Press 2016; US$ 24.95
In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world. Here for the first time... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 39.99
This book is among the first to use a ?media events? framework to examine China?s Internet activism and politics, and the first study of the transformation of China?s media events through the parameter of online activism. The author locates the practices of major modes of online activism in China (shanzhai [culture jamming]; citizen journalism; and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
Social sciences are measured, attacked and defended for the money they make, or the ways in which they help governments control citizens. In this book, Karl Spracklen makes the moral case that social sciences are necessary to reveal the truth about power, and to help fight inequality. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 5.99
What is this tiny book? Who is this Koons Crooks? With its privately-printed, anonymously-produced 140-copy first printing, Iterating Grace became the talk of summer 2015 in the tech world. From Buzzfeed to Tumblr to Fusion, people were puzzled and enthralled by the story of Koons Crooks, a young man who took the Twittered musings of the Silicon... more...
- 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...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95
India?s global success in the Information Technology industry has also prompted the growth of neoliberalism and the re-emergence of the middle class in contemporary urban areas, such as Bangalore. In her significant study, BITS of Belonging, Simanti Dasgupta shows that this economic shift produces new forms of social inequality while reinforcing... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 31.98
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...