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- University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available
Sensors are everywhere. Small, flexible, economical, and computationally powerful, they operate ubiquitously in environments. They compile massive amounts of data, including information about air, water, and climate. Never before has such a volume of environmental data been so broadly collected or so widely available. Grappling with the consequences... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99
Flash crashes. Speed dating. Instant messaging. From the devices we carry to the lives we lead, everything is getting faster, faster. But where did this great acceleration come from? And where will it lead? In this vitally important new book, Robert Colvile explains how the cult of disruption in Silicon Valley, the ceaseless advance of technology... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 174.99
The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Networks represents the frontier of research into how and why networks they form, how they influence behavior, how they help govern outcomes in an interactive world, and how they shape collective decision making, opinion formation, and diffusion dynamics. From a methodological perspective, the contributors... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00
Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what?s next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every... more...
- The New Press 2016; US$ 24.95
In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world. Here for the first time... more...
- Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 39.99
This book is among the first to use a ?media events? framework to examine China?s Internet activism and politics, and the first study of the transformation of China?s media events through the parameter of online activism. The author locates the practices of major modes of online activism in China (shanzhai [culture jamming]; citizen journalism; and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
Social sciences are measured, attacked and defended for the money they make, or the ways in which they help governments control citizens. In this book, Karl Spracklen makes the moral case that social sciences are necessary to reveal the truth about power, and to help fight inequality. more...