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  • The Great Questions of Tomorrowby David Rothkopf

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2017; US$ 16.99

    A unique tour around the world in search of the great thinkers of our time and their next big ideas. 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,... 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...

  • Technology Integration and Transformation of Elections in Africaby Cosmas Uchenna Nwokeafor; Ike S. Ndolo

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 42.99

    This book serves as a standard textbook and a reference guide to students in both undergraduate and graduate programs in tertiary institutions where elaborate discourse on the impact of technology to political elections and advancements across the continental Africa have continued to gain weight. more...

  • The Happiness Effectby Donna Freitas; Christian Smith

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world. Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews... more...

  • The Myth Gapby Alex Evans

    Transworld 2017; US$ 14.09

    Once upon a time our society was rich in stories. They united us and helped us to understand the world and ourselves. We called them myths. Today, we have a myth gap. Does that matter? Alex Evans argues powerfully and persuasively that it does. In this time of global crisis and transition? mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity, and climate... more...