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Product Description: Sexting. Cyberbullying. Narcissism. Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, and each day seems to bring another shocking tale of private pictures getting into the wrong hands, or a lament that young people feel compelled to share their each and every thought with the entire world...read more
By Christian Smith (foreword by)

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9780190239855 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Sexting.

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Product Description: "Machine art" is neither a movement nor a genre, but encompasses diverse ways in which artists engage with technical systems. In this book, Andreas Broeckmann examines a variety of twentieth- and early twenty-first-century artworks that articulate people's relationships with machines...read more

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9780262035064 | Mit Pr, December 30, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: "Machine art" is neither a movement nor a genre, but encompasses diverse ways in which artists engage with technical systems.

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Product Description: Science and technology studies (STS) is a relatively young but influential field. Scholars from disciplines as diverse as urban studies, mobility studies, media studies, and body culture studies are engaging in a systematic dialogue with STS, seeking to enrich their own investigations...read more
By Trevor Pinch (contributor)

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9780262035279 | Mit Pr, November 11, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Science and technology studies (STS) is a relatively young but influential field.

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Product Description: Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.What exactly is progressive or efficient about this new arrangement is hardly ever examined in depth: if the new ways of doing things are so much better, then we must all be leading relaxed, stress-free, enjoyable lives with plenty of free time to devote to art and leisure activities...read more

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9780865718388 | New Society Pub, November 15, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Over the past two centuries we have witnessed a wholesale replacement of most of the previous methods of conducting both business and daily life with new, technologically advanced, more efficient methods.

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Product Description: Capitalism likes us to believe in the steady, inevitable march of progress, from the abacus to the iPad. But the historical record tells of innumerable roads not taken, all of which could have led to better, more equal worlds, and still can...read more

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9781780263298 | New Internationalist Pubns Inc, November 15, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Capitalism likes us to believe in the steady, inevitable march of progress, from the abacus to the iPad.

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Product Description: Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic’s iconic Instagram account, @NatGeo is a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account...read more
By National Geographic Society (other contributor)

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9781426217104, titled "Natgeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos" | Natl Geographic Society, October 25, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic’s iconic Instagram account, @NatGeo is a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account.

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Product Description: It's easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do. The unavoidable question—will millions of people lose out, unable to best the machine?—is increasingly dominating business, education, economics, and policy...read more

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9781591847205 | Portfolio, August 4, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: As technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers?

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9780143108375 | Reprint edition (Portfolio, October 11, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: It's easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do.

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Product Description: Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue thinker, combines the controversial yet thrilling story of the production of the first ever 3D printable gun with a startling philosophical manifesto that gets to the heart of the twenty-first century debate over the freedom of information and ideas...read more

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9781476778266, titled "Come and Take It: The Gun Printer’s Guide to Thinking Free" | Gallery Books, October 11, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Cody Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist and rogue thinker, combines the controversial yet thrilling story of the production of the first ever 3D printable gun with a startling philosophical manifesto that gets to the heart of the twenty-first century debate over the freedom of information and ideas.

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Product Description: If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them...read more

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9780262035019 | Mit Pr, October 7, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it.

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Product Description: Good call or bad call, referees and umpires have always had the final say in sports. Bad calls are more visible: plays are televised backward and forward and in slow motion. New technologies -- the Hawk-Eye system used in tennis and cricket, for example, and the goal-line technology used in English football -- introduced to correct bad calls sometimes get it right and sometimes get it wrong, but always undermine the authority of referees and umpires...read more

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9780262035392 | Mit Pr, October 7, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Good call or bad call, referees and umpires have always had the final say in sports.

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Product Description: Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating...read more

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9781594205552 | Penguin Pr, October 6, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.

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9780143109792 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, October 4, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
9781101980460 | Int edition (Random House, October 6, 2015), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.

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9780147526199 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, October 6, 2015), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity—and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.

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Product Description: Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic. It is a research methodology turning history inside out to search for alternatives to the progressive technological boosterism sold to us by Silicon Valley. This book turns to steampunk's quirky temporalities to embrace diverse genealogies of the digital humanities and to unite their methodologies with nineteenth-century literature and media archaeology...read more

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9781138859500 | Routledge, October 1, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Steampunk is more than a fandom, a literary genre, or an aesthetic.

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Product Description: Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening. Haters and manipulators often seem to monopolize the conversation. Some comments are off-topic, or even topic-less. In this book, Joseph Reagle urges us to read the comments...read more

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9780262028936 | Mit Pr, April 24, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening.

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9780262529884 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, September 30, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening.

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Product Description: What makes WiFi faster at home than at a coffee shop? How does Google order search results? Why do Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube use fundamentally different rating and recommendation methods―and why does it matter? Is it really true that everyone on Facebook is connected in six steps or less? And how do cat videos―or anything else―go viral? The Power of Networks answers questions like these for the first time in a way that all of us can understand and use, whether at home, the office, or school...read more

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9780691170718 | Princeton Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What makes WiFi faster at home than at a coffee shop?

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Product Description: The realm of the personal is now increasingly touched by technology especially the Internet. For example, sleep is now something we do in between checking our smartphones. Our relationship to food and eating has changed too. Home delivery, restaurant search, table bookings these have all been elevated to a high level skill-set which is part-entertainment, part-electronic processing...read more

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9781907794612 | Lid Pub Inc, September 20, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The realm of the personal is now increasingly touched by technology especially the Internet.

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Product Description: "Brilliant and practical, just what we need in these techno-human times." -- Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise HeartMost of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask -- read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip...read more

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9780262034944 | Mit Pr, September 16, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: "Brilliant and practical, just what we need in these techno-human times.

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Product Description: None of us has ever lived through a genuine industrial revolution. Until now. Digital technology is transforming every corner of the economy, fundamentally altering the way things are done, who does them, and what they earn for their efforts...read more

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9781250075802 | St Martins Pr, September 20, 2016, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: None of us has ever lived through a genuine industrial revolution.

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Product Description: This book examines how social media have transformed politics in established democracies. Specifically, the authors examine the influence of the unique qualities of social media on the power balance between and within parties. They present a general theory as well as an in-depth case study of the Netherlands and compare it to the US and European democracies...read more

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9781137533890 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 5, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This book examines how social media have transformed politics in established democracies.

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9781349572717 | Reprint edition (Palgrave Macmillan, September 12, 2016), cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This book examines how social media have transformed politics in established democracies.

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Product Description: The 21st century offers a dizzying array of new technological developments: robots smart enough to take white collar jobs, social media tools that manage our most important relationships, ordinary objects that track, record, analyze and share every detail of our daily lives, and biomedical techniques with the potential to transform and enhance human minds and bodies to an unprecedented degree...read more

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9780190498511 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The 21st century offers a dizzying array of new technological developments: robots smart enough to take white collar jobs, social media tools that manage our most important relationships, ordinary objects that track, record, analyze and share every detail of our daily lives, and biomedical techniques with the potential to transform and enhance human minds and bodies to an unprecedented degree.

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Product Description: We may think of video games as being "fun," but in The Art of Failure, Jesper Juul claims that this is almost entirely mistaken. When we play video games, our facial expressions are rarely those of happiness or bliss. Instead, we frown, grimace, and shout in frustration as we lose, or die, or fail to advance to the next level...read more

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9780262019057 | Mit Pr, February 22, 2013, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: We may think of video games as being "fun," but in The Art of Failure, Jesper Juul claims that this is almost entirely mistaken.

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9780262529952 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, August 26, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: We may think of video games as being "fun," but in The Art of Failure, Jesper Juul claims that this is almost entirely mistaken.

A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave “A must-read for this moment in time.”—Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics • One of the best books of the year—Nature        Mary Aiken, the world’s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology, offers a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping development and behavior, societal norms and values, children, safety, privacy, and our perception of the world. Drawing on her own research and extensive experience with law enforcement, Aiken covers a wide range of subjects, from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive behaviors online. Aiken provides surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of hidden trends that are shaping our culture and raising troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us. Praise for The Cyber Effect “How to guide kids in a hyperconnected world is one of the biggest challenges for today’s parents. Mary Aiken clearly and calmly separates reality from myth. She clearly lays out the issues we really need to be concerned about and calmly instructs us on how to keep our kids safe and healthy in their digital lives.”—Peggy Orenstein, author of the New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex “[A] fresh voice and a uniquely compelling perspective that draws from the murky, fascinating depths of her criminal case file and her insight as a cyber-psychologist . . . This is Aiken’s cyber cri de coeur as a forensic scientist, and she wants everyone on the case.”—The Washington Post “Fascinating . . . If you have children, stop what you are doing and pick up a copy of The Cyber Effect.”—The Times (UK) “An incisive tour of sociotechnology and its discontents.”—Nature“Just as Rachel Carson launched the modern environmental movement with her Silent Spring, Mary Aiken delivers a deeply disturbing, utterly penetrating, and urgently timed investigation into the perils of the largest unregulated social experiment of our time.”—Bob Woodward “Mary Aiken takes us on a fascinating, thought-provoking, and at times scary journey down the rabbit hole to witness how the Internet is changing the human psyche. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the temptations and tragedies of cyberspace.”—John R. Suler, PhD, author of The Psychology of Cyberspace“Drawing on a fascinating and mind-boggling range of research and knowledge, Mary Aiken has written a great, important book that terrifies then consoles by pointing a way forward so that our experience online might not outstrip our common sense.”—Steven D. Levitt“Having worked with law enforcement groups from INTERPOL and Europol as well as the U.S. government, Aiken knows firsthand how today’s digital tools can be exploited by criminals lurking in the Internet’s Dark Net.”—Newsweek

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9780812997859 | Spiegel & Grau, August 23, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave “A must-read for this moment in time.

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9780147522986 | Unabridged edition (Random House, August 23, 2016), cover price $45.00

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Product Description: “Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving. . . . In this riveting study of how they think, [Guru Madhavan] puts behind-the-scenes geniuses . . . center stage.”―NatureDubai's Burj Khalifa―the world’s tallest building―looks nothing like Microsoft’s Office Suite, and digital surround sound doesn’t work like a citywide telecommunication grid...read more

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9780393239874 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 3, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A journey inside the minds that build our world.

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9780393353013 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 16, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: “Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving.

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9781469095806 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, March 1, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: [Read by Sean Pratt]Applied Minds explores the visions and mental tools of engineers to reveal the enormous influence they wield in transforming problems into opportunities.

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Product Description: People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person. This little book by a celebrated MIT professor -- the fiftieth anniversary edition of a classic -- describes how we learn to live and work with innovation...read more
By Leo Marx (contributor)

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9780262529310 | Anv edition (Mit Pr, August 12, 2016), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person.

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Product Description: A revelatory portrait of the human existence in the digital age.We are four-dimensional humans. A constellation of everyday digital phenomena is rewiring our inner lives, increasingly coaxing us from our three-dimensional physical boundaries into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, in which there is no stable border between our digital experience and our corporeal one...read more

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9781504727488 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, August 9, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: A revelatory portrait of the human existence in the digital age.

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Product Description: You are a four-dimensional human.Each of us exists in three-dimensional physical space. But, as a constellation of everyday digital phenomena rewires our lives, we are increasingly coaxed from the containment of our predigital selves into a wonderful and eerie fourth dimension, a world of ceaseless communication, instant information, and global connection...read more

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9781504727464 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, August 9, 2016), cover price $76.00 | About this edition: You are a four-dimensional human.

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