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  • Alone Togetherby Sherry Turkle

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 24.00

    "Savvy and insightful." -- New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor... more...

  • Mindlessby Simon Head

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 36.00

    We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless , Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle... more...

  • Cyber Shadowsby Carolyn Nordstrom; Lisa Carlson

    Corby Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    Cyber Shadows is a tour de horizon of the digital world's dark places, the threats and innovations in cybercrime, espionage, and surveillance - and new attacks moving beyond identity theft to hacking our behavioral patterns, brains, and DNA to buy and sell as lucrative business. The implications are staggering: from coercion to the end of the sovereign... more...

  • Don't Give Guns to Robotsby Adam Savage; Drew Curtis

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 21.14

    We are now approaching a handful of new innovations whose adoption could truly alter society as we know it -- innovations that are already looming, like driverless cars, consumer 3-D printing and robot-led warfare. These technologies are now coming faster and more furious than at any other point in recorded history. After nearly twenty years of... more...

  • The Internet Trapby Ashesh Mukherjee

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2018; Not Available

    In The Internet Trap, Ashesh Mukherjee uses the latest research in consumer psychology to highlight five hidden costs of living online: too many temptations, too much information, too much customization, too many comparisons, and too little privacy. more...

  • Other Paradisesby Jessica Sequeira

    John Hunt Publishing 2018; US$ 9.99

    A collection of essays exploring imaginative responses to science and technology. more...

  • Visual Representations in Scienceby Nicola Mößner

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 52.96

    Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activities they are used as evidence or as surrogates for research objects which are otherwise cognitively inaccessible.... more...

  • Just Technologyby Thomas J. Siller; Gearold Johnson

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2018; US$ 31.96

    To address the complexity of today's global challenges requires new ways of thinking. The idea that technology is always the best, maybe only, approach worth taking needs to be reconsidered. Sustainable approaches must also draw from non technological areas. To that end, this book introduces the idea of just technology by rephrasing the idea of just... more...

  • How To Do Nothingby Jenny Odell

    Melville House 2019; US$ 18.00

    Jaron Lanier meets John Muir in Jenny Odell's HOW TO DO NOTHING, an action plan for political resistance to the attention economy When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for personal branding, and products to be monetized, nothing can be quite so radical as . . . doing nothing. Here, Jenny... more...

  • Perspectives on Classification in Synthetic Sciencesby Julia Bursten

    Taylor and Francis 2019; US$ 52.96

    It is the belief of many of this volume's contributing authors that contemporary conversations about scientific classification have stagnated by focusing centrally or solely on natural kinds, that is, kinds whose existence is not dependent on scientific processes of synthesis. Instead, the aim is to refocus conversations about kinds in this book via... more...