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  • The Ethics of Technologyby Martin Peterson

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.00

    In this analytically oriented work, Peterson articulates and defends five moral principles for addressing ethical issues related to new and existing technologies: the cost-benefit principle, the precautionary principle, the sustainability principle, the autonomy principle, and the fairness principle. more...

  • I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in Itby Jess Kimball Leslie

    Running Press 2017; US$ 20.00

    "Get off your phone and read Jess Kimball Leslie's funny book!" ---Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live I LOVE MY COMPUTER BECAUSE MY FRIENDS LIVE IN IT is a hilarious memoir of growing up in the early days of the Internet and celebrating technology's role in our lives. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late... more...

  • The Great Questions of Tomorrowby David Rothkopf

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99

    We are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution—one that will change every facet of our lives. The changes ahead will challenge and alter fundamental concepts such as national identity, human rights, money, and markets. In this pivotal, complicated moment, what are the great questions we need to ask to navigate our way forward? David Rothkopf believes... more...

  • I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It (FREE PREVIEW ESSAY)by Jess Kimball Leslie

    Running Press 2017; US$ 0.00

    "Get off your phone and read Jess Kimball Leslie's funny book!" ---Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live I LOVE MY COMPUTER BECAUSE MY FRIENDS LIVE IN IT is a hilarious memoir of growing up in the early days of the Internet and celebrating technology's role in our lives. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late... more...

  • The Driver in the Driverless Carby Vivek Wadhwa; Alex Salkever

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2017; US$ 24.95

    A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing... more...

  • The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legalityby Robin Pickering-Iazzi

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    The Italian Antimafia, New Media, and the Culture of Legality is the first book to examine the online battles between the mafia and its growing cohort of opponents. more...

  • Reasoning in Measurementby Nicola Mößner; Alfred Nordmann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This collection offers a new understanding of the epistemology of measurement. The interdisciplinary volume explores how measurements are produced, for example, in astronomy and seismology, in studies of human sexuality and ecology, in brain imaging and intelligence testing. It considers photography as a measurement technology and Henry David Thoreau's... more...

  • Lady of the Danceby Marie Duffy; Eddie Rowley

    The O'Brien Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    Marie Duffy is the undisputed queen of Irish dancing: she has trained more world champions than any other teacher, and has been Michael Flatley’s right-hand woman for twenty years.  Get a behind-the-scenes view of the world of professional Irish dance, and heart Marie's own fascinating & inspiring life. more...

  • Playable Bodiesby Kiri Miller

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Playable Bodies shows how dance video games work as engines of humor, social risk, and intimacy, urging players to dance like nobody's watching-while being tracked by motion-sensing interfaces in their living rooms. Author Kiri Miller looks at game design and player experiences across media platforms, presenting a new theory of "intimate media." more...

  • Handbook on Geographies of Technologyby Barney Warf

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook offers an insightful and comprehensive overview from a geographic perspective of the numerous and varied technologies that are shaping the contemporary world. It shows how geography and technology are intimately linked by examining the origins, growth, and impacts of 27 different technologies and highlighting how they influence the structure... more...