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  • Natural Language Processing for Social Mediaby Atefeh Farzindar; Diana Inkpen

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 44.00

    In recent years, online social networking has revolutionized interpersonal communication. The newer research on language analysis in social media has been increasingly focusing on the latter's impact on our daily lives, both on a personal and a professional level. Natural language processing (NLP) is one of the most promising avenues for social media... more...

  • Leaving Reality Behind: Inside the Battle for the Soul of the Internetby Adam Wishart; Regula Bochsler

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 7.98

    A’ NO LOGO’ for the net Generation – a no-holes barred story of the battle for the control of the internet, that reads like a thriller. more...

  • Humanistic HCIby Jeffrey Bardzell; Shaowen Bardzell

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 44.00

    Although it has influenced the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) since its origins, humanistic HCI has come into its own since the early 2000s. In that time, it has made substantial contributions to HCI theory and methodologies and also had major influence in user experience (UX) design, aesthetic interaction, and emancipatory/social change-oriented... more...

  • Social Informatics Evolvingby Pnina Fichman; Madelyn R. Sanfilippo; Howard Rosenbaum

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 32.00

    The study of people, information and communication technologies and the contexts in which these technologies are designed, implemented and used has long interested scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including the social study of computing, science and technology studies, the sociology of technology, and management information systems. As ICT... more...

  • Edmund Berkeley and the Social Responsibility of Computer Professionalsby Bernadette Longo

    Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 47.96

    Edmund C. Berkeley (1909 – 1988) was a mathematician, insurance actuary, inventor, publisher, and a founder of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). His book Giant Brains or Machines That Think (1949) was the first explanation of computers for a general readership. His journal Computers and Automation (1951-1973) was the first journal for... more...

  • Virtual Reality and Virtual Environments in 10 Lecturesby Stanislav Stankovic

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2015; US$ 48.00

    The book is based on the material originally developed for the course on Virtual Reality, which the author was teaching at Tampere University of Technology, as well as course on Virtual Environments that the author had prepared for the University for Advancing Studies at Tempe, Arizona. This original purpose has influenced the structure of this book... more...

  • Beyond Capitalby David Hakken; Maurizio Teli; Barbara Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The financial/social cataclysm beginning in 2007 ended notions of a “great moderation” and the view that capitalism had overcome its systemic tendencies to crisis. The subsequent failure of contemporary social formations to address the causes of the crisis gives renewed impetus to better analysis in aid of the search for a better future. This book... more...

  • Gaze in Human-Robot Communicationby Frank Broz; Hagen Lehmann; Bilge Mutlu; Yukiko Nakano

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    Human eyes not only serve the function of enabling us “to see” something, but also perform the vital role of allowing us “to show” our gaze for non-verbal communication, such as through establishing eye contact and joint attention. The eyes of service robots should therefore also perform both of these functions. Moreover, they... more...

  • Multiscreen UX Designby Wolfram Nagel

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 59.95

    People today use technology on different devices in different locations. Users expect to access information on all relevant screens and across multiple channels through smartphones, tablets, laptops/desktops, smart (internet-connected) TVs, and other devices, such as smartwatches for example. Multiscreen is no longer a nice add-on, it’s a requirement.... more...

  • Open Networks, Closed Regimesby Shanthi Kalathil; Taylor C. Boas

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    As the Internet diffuses across the globe, many have come to believe that the technology poses an insurmountable threat to authoritarian rule. Grounded in the Internet's early libertarian culture and predicated on anecdotes pulled from diverse political climates, this conventional wisdom has informed the views of policymakers, business leaders, and... more...