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  • A Dangerous Masterby Wendell Wallach

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    We live in an age of awesome technological potential. From nanotechnology to synthetic organisms, new technologies stand to revolutionize whole domains of human experience. But with awesome potential comes awesome risk: drones can deliver a bomb as readily as they can a new smartphone; makers and hackers can 3D-print guns as well as tools; and supercomputers... more...

  • Geek Heresyby Kentaro Toyama

    PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 27.99

    In 2004, Kentaro Toyama, an award-winning computer scientist, moved to India to start a new research group for Microsoft. Its mission: to explore novel technological solutions to the world?s persistent social problems. Together with his team, he invented electronic devices for under-resourced urban schools and developed digital platforms for remote... more...

  • Rise of the Robotsby Martin Ford

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today?s industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots , Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this... more...

  • Transforming the Faiths of Our Fathersby Ann Braude

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Ann Braude is Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program and Senior Lecturer on American Religious History at Harvard Divinity School. She is also the author of Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America , and Women and American Religion , and co-editor of Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social... more...

  • Steve Jobs and Philosophyby Shawn E. Klein

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    In Steve Jobs and Philosophy sixteen philosophers take a close look at the inspiring yet often baffling world of Steve Jobs. What can we learn about business ethics from the example of Jobs? What are the major virtues of a creative innovator? How could Jobs successfully defy and challenge conventional business practices? How did Jobs combine... more...

  • Work Rules!by Laszlo Bock

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; Not Available

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time working than doing... more...

  • Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Societyby Aileen O'Carroll

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    We are living in the age of imagination and communication. This book, about the new ways time is experienced and organised in post-industrial workplaces, argues that the key feature of working time within knowledge, and other workplaces, is unpredictability, creating a culture that seeks to insert acceptance of unpredictability as a new 'standard'.... more...

  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER 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... 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...