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- Lyons Press 2015; US$ 17.99
Life for early humans wasn?t easy. They may have been able to walk on two feet and create tools 4 million years ago, but they couldn?t remember or communicate. Fortunately, people got smarter, and things got better. They remembered on-the-spot solutions and shared the valuable information of their experiences. Clubs became swords, caves became huts,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99
People have been reading on computer screens for several decades now, predating popularization of personal computers and widespread use of the internet. But it was the rise of eReaders and tablets that caused digital reading to explode. In 2007, Amazon introduced its first Kindle. Three years later, Apple debuted the iPad. Meanwhile, as mobile phone... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
This book demonstrates principles of Ancestor Veneration Avatars (AVAs), by running avatars based on eleven deceased members of one family through ten highly diverse virtual worlds from the violent Defiance to the intellectual Uru: Myst Online , from the early EverQuest to the recent Elder Scrolls Online . more...
- Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 19.99
When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson?s duties as Intel?s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00
Systematic interdisciplinary research on usability that takes gender into account is still in its infancy. These conference proceedings document the first German language symposium devoted to this theme. The papers include examples from research and practice, recommendations for gender-sensitive software design, and theoretically grounded... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 28.19
Seit dem 20. Jahrhundert hat sich die Gesellschaft in den Weltraum ausgedehnt. Einerseits hängen Kommunikation, Sicherheit und Wissen von weltraumgestützten Systemen ab, andererseits bricht durch die bemannte Raumfahrt die Gesellschaft faktisch in den Kosmos auf. Dieser Band startet eine Sonde in einen soziologisch ziemlich unbekannten Gesellschaftsraum.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
David versus Goliath in Silicon Valley?an epic attempt to take back the Internet Their idea was simple. Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control their personal data, instead of surrendering it to big businesses like Facebook. They called it Diaspora. In days, they raised $200,000, and reporters, venture... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 35.00
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson?s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs... more...
- transcript 2014; US$ 29.72
Resilienz als Indikator für die Robustheit von gesellschaftlichen Prozessen ist allgemein positiv besetzt. Erfolgreiche gesellschaftliche Veränderungen scheinen heute hingegen eher durch Prozesse des Experimentierens unter Bedingungen von Nichtwissen gekennzeichnet zu sein. Matthias Groß untersucht solche Prozesse am Beispiel ökologischer Praxisfelder,... more...