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  • Iterating Graceby Koons Crooks; Anonymous

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 5.99

    What is this tiny book? Who is this Koons Crooks? With its privately-printed, anonymously-produced 140-copy first printing, Iterating Grace became the talk of summer 2015 in the tech world. From Buzzfeed to Tumblr to Fusion, people were puzzled and enthralled by the story of Koons Crooks, a young man who took the Twittered musings of the Silicon... more...

  • Our Robots, Ourselvesby David A. Mindell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    ?[An] essential book? it is required reading as we seriously engage one of the most important debates of our time.?? Sherry Turkle, author of  Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age From drones to Mars rovers?an exploration of the most innovative use of robots today and a provocative argument for the crucial role of humans... more...

  • BITS of Belongingby Simanti Dasgupta

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    India?s global success in the Information Technology industry has also prompted the growth of neoliberalism and the re-emergence of the middle class in contemporary urban areas, such as Bangalore. In her significant study, BITS of Belonging, Simanti Dasgupta shows that this economic shift produces new forms of social inequality while reinforcing... more...

  • Digital Labour and Prosumer Capitalismby Olivier Frayssé; Mathieu O'Neil

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    In the digital age tasks are increasingly modularised and consumers are increasingly becoming prosumers. Replacing digital labour and prosumption within an American context and the wider political economy, this volume presents a critical account of the forces which shape contemporary subjects, networks, and labour practices. more...

  • The Rise of the Robotsby Martin Ford

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 18.99

    Intelligent algorithms are already well on their way to making white collar jobs obsolete: travel agents, data-analysts, and paralegals are currently in the firing line. In the near future, doctors, taxi-drivers and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by 'robots'. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political... more...

  • Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracyby Akhlaque Haque

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In this well-informed yet anxious age, public administrators have constructed vast cisterns that collect and interpret a meteoric shower of facts. In  Surveillance, Transparency, and Democracy , Akhlaque Haque demonstrates that this pervasive use and increasing dependence on information technology (IT) enables sophisticated and well-intentioned... more...

  • Places of the Heartby Colin Ellard

    Bellevue Literary Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    A neuroscientist illuminates how we make and are made by the world both real and virtual more...

  • The Information Dietby Clay A. Johnson

    O'Reilly Media 2015; US$ 16.99

    This is a softcover version of the title released in 2011; there is no new material. The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and... more...

  • Du Gestell au dispositifby Valentina Tirloni (éd.)

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Les débats sur la technique voient s?affronter souvent des positions tranchées entre technophiles et technophobes. On avancerait sans doute en déplaçant la question de la valeur et des dangers des artefacts techniques vers une réflexion philosophique plus profonde sur la technicisation de la vie et du monde, qui mérite généalogie et archéologie. Cet... more...

  • Communicating User Experienceby Trudy Milburn; Maaike Bouwmeester; Donal Carbaugh; Tabitha Hart; Bei Ju; James L. Leighter; Sunny Lie; Elizabeth Molina-Markham; Trudy Milburn; Lauren Mackenzie; Katherine Peters; Saila Poutiainen; Todd Lyle Sandel; Brion van Over; Megan R. Wallace

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Communicating User Experience illustrates how the use of Local Strategies Research (LSR) methodologies enables designers to understand the cultural implications for user actions and practices in and through digital media. more...