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  • Geek Sublimeby Vikram Chandra

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the... more...

  • Gender-UseITby Leitung Digitale Integration Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit; Nicola Marsden; Ute Kempf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Die systematische und interdisziplinäre Forschung zu Usability unter Berücksichtigung der Genderperspektive steht noch am Anfang. Dieser Tagungsband dokumentiert dieerste Fachtagung zu diesem Thema im Dt. Raum. Die Beiträge umfassen Beispiele aus Forschung und Praxis, Vorschläge für gendersensibles Softwaredesign und theoriegeleitete Ansätze zur Reflexion... more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 65.50

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted scientific progress in areas which changed modern society. Many of them were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics. This... more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 65.50

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted progress in biomedical research and clinical applications. Many of these examples were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics.... more...

  • Powers of Twoby Joshua Wolf Shenk

    John Murray 2014; Not Available

    Sometimes, one plus one adds up to more than two, or ten. It adds up to infinity. more...

  • ... dem Gehirn beim Denken zusehen?by Hannah Fitsch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00

    Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) awakens hope in science and society of finally being able to make a universal image of man. The promise of brain research is particularly fueled by this imaging technique's level of evidence. The method transforms the human brain into a visual object whose image is not just the end product of a complex technique,... more...

  • The Metaphysics of Technologyby David Skrbina

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    What is technology? Why does it have such power in our lives? Why does it seemingly progress of its own accord, and without regard to social or environmental well-being? The quest for the essence of technology is an old one, with roots in the pre-Socratic philosophy of ancient Greece. It was then that certain thinkers first joined the ideas of technê... more...

  • Transparency and Surveillance as Sociotechnical Accountabilityby Deborah G. Johnson; Priscilla M. Regan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Surveillance and transparency are both significant and increasingly pervasive activities in neoliberal societies. Surveillance is taken up as a means to achieving security and efficiency; transparency is seen as a mechanism for ensuring compliance or promoting informed consumerism and informed citizenship. Indeed, transparency is often seen as the... more...

  • New Frontiers in Technological Literacyby John R. Dakers

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 32.00

    This book attempts to rethink the concept of technological literacy in a modern context, not only in terms of a subject area taught in schools, but also as an important general concept that all citizens should engage with. As this book will illustrate, the concept of technological literacy has no universally agreed definition. more...

  • The Leisure Commonsby Payal Arora

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical continuity to this cyberleisure geography. This book... more...