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  • Harmonies of Disorderby Leone Montagnini

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 71.72

    This book presents the entire body of thought of Norbert Wiener (1894–1964), knowledge of which is essential if one wishes to understand and correctly interpret the age in which we live. The focus is in particular on the philosophical and sociological aspects of Wiener’s thought, but these aspects are carefully framed within the context of his scientific... more...

  • The Electric Centuryby J.B. Williams

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 35.85

    This book is about how electricity has profoundly changed the way we live, work, and play. Some twenty topics are covered, with an abundance of graphs and images to build a comprehensive picture. Each looks at the developments, and the people who initiated them, together with how one led to the next and their subsequent impact on society. Topics... more...

  • Plain Textby Dennis Tenen

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Plain Text offers a rich media history of software and hardware that reflects critically on the material contexts of knowledge production, that is, on the way we read and write today. more...

  • Tweeting to Freedom: An Encyclopedia of Citizen Protests and Uprisings around the Worldby Jim Willis; Anthony Fellow

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 89.00

    The innovators who created social media might never have imagined the possibility: that activists living in countries where oppressive conditions are the norm would use social media to call for changes to bring greater freedom, opportunity, and justice to the masses. The attributes of social media that make it so powerful for casual socializing—the... more...

  • Philosophical Explorations of the Legacy of Alan Turingby Juliet Floyd; Alisa Bokulich

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 103.99

    This volume presents an historical and philosophical revisiting of the foundational character of Turing’s conceptual contributions and assesses the impact of the work of Alan Turing on the history and philosophy of science. Written by experts from a variety of disciplines, the book draws out the continuing significance of Turing’s work. The centennial... more...

  • The Electronics Revolutionby J.B. Williams

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 41.83

    This book is about how electronics, computing, and telecommunications have profoundly changed our lives – the way we work, live, and play. It covers a myriad of topics from the invention of the fundamental devices, and integrated circuits, through radio and television, to computers, mobile telephones and GPS. Today our lives are ruled... more...

  • The Machine in the Ghostby Robin Boast

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    We live in a digital age, buy and sell in a digital economy, and consume—oh do we consume—digital media. The digital lies at the heart of our contemporary, information-heavy, media-saturated lives, and although we may talk about the digital as a cultural phenomenon, the thing itself—digitality—is often hidden to us, a technology that someone else... more...

  • The Eudaemonic Pieby Thomas A Bass

    Open Road Distribution 2017; US$ 9.99

    The Eudaemonic Pie is the bizarre true story of how a band of physicists and computer wizards took on Las Vegas. more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Historiesby Gerard Goggin; Mark McLelland

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still... more...

  • From Tool to Partnerby Jonathan Grudin; John M. Carroll

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 39.95

    This is the first comprehensive history of human-computer interaction (HCI). Whether you are a user experience professional or an academic researcher, whether you identify with computer science, human factors, information systems, information science, design, or communication, you can discover how your experiences fit into the expanding field of HCI.... more...