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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 Mner; 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...

  • 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...

  • Research Objects in their Technological Settingby Bernadette Bensaude Vincent; Sacha Loeve; Alfred Nordmann; Astrid Schwarz

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    What kind of stuff is the world made of? What is the nature or substance of things? These are ontological questions, and they are usually answered with respect to the objects of science. The objects of technoscience tell a different story that concerns the power, promise and potential of things ? not what they are but what they can be. Seventeen scholars... more...