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  • Antisocial Mediaby Greg Goldberg

    NYU Press 2018; US$ 27.00

    The debate surrounding the transformation of work at the hands of digital technology and the anxieties brought forth by automation, the sharing economy, and the exploitation of leisure     We have been told that digital technology is now threatening the workplace as we know it, that advances in computing and robotics will soon make human labor... more...

  • New Linesby Matthew W. Wilson

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    New Lines takes the pulse of a society increasingly drawn to the power of the digital map, examining the conceptual and technical developments of the field of geographic information science as this work is refracted through a pervasive digital culture. Matthew W. Wilson draws together archival research on the birth of the digital map with a reconsideration... more...

  • Designing Realityby Neil Gershenfeld; Alan Gershenfeld; Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 36.00

    That's the promise, and peril, of the third digital revolution, where anyone will be able to make (almost) anything Two digital revolutions--computing and communication--have radically transformed our economy and lives. A third digital revolution is here: fabrication. Today's 3D printers are only the start of a trend, accelerating exponentially,... more...

  • 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...

  • Soonishby Dr. Kelly Weinersmith; Zach Weinersmith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 31.01

    From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal , an illustrated investigation into future technologies What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why don't we have a lunar colony yet? In this witty and entertaining book, Zach and Kelly Weinersmith give us a ... more...

  • After the Internetby Ramesh Srinivasan; Adam Fish

    Wiley 2017; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.96

    In the wake of Edward Snowden's revelations, and concern that the internet has heightened rather than combated various forms of political and social inequality, it is time we ask: what comes after a broken internet? Ramesh Srinivasan and Adam Fish reimagine the internet from the perspective of grassroots activists and citizens on the margins of... more...

  • Who Can You Trust?by Rachel Botsman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    If you can't trust those in charge, who can you trust? From government to business, banks to media, trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Widespread corruption, elitism and economic disparity have led to a worldwide upsurge of anti-establishment movements. But this isn't the age of distrust - far from it. In this revolutionary book, world-renowned... more...

  • World Without Mindby Franklin Foer

    Random House 2017; US$ 26.78

    Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperilled the way we think. Without pausing to consider the cost, the world has rushed to embrace the products and services of four titanic corporations. We shop with Amazon; socialise on Facebook; turn to Apple for entertainment;... more...

  • Resetby Ellen Pao

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.00

    The “necessary and incisive” (Roxane Gay) account of the discrimination case that “has blown open a conversation about the status of women” in the workplace ( The New York Times ) SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR | NAMED A BEST FALL BOOK BY ELLE AND BUSTLE In 2015, Ellen K. Pao sued a powerhouse... more...

  • What is Sustainable Technology?by Karel Mulder; Didac Ferrer; Harro van Lente

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.00

    Designers of technology have a major responsibility in the current age. Their designs can have tremendous effects on society, in both the short and the long term. In fact, sustainable development itself has all the characteristics of a design project, albeit a vast one. But a failed product design here will be not just be unsuccessful in the market... more...