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Product Description: An investigation of artists' engagement with technical systems, tracing art historical lineages that connect works of different periods.“Machine art” is neither a movement nor a genre, but encompasses diverse ways in which artists engage with technical systems...read more

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9780262035064 | Mit Pr, December 30, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: An investigation of artists' engagement with technical systems, tracing art historical lineages that connect works of different periods.

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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: National Geographic, the world’s top media brand on Instagram, reveals the iconic account’s favorite (most comments and likes) landscape, animal, nature, and art photographs in this expertly curated book. With nearly 60 million followers and more than one billion likes on its 11,000+ images posted, @NatGeo’s stunning imagery will delight and inspire...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: National Geographic, the world’s top media brand on Instagram, reveals the iconic account’s favorite (most comments and likes) landscape, animal, nature, and art photographs in this expertly curated book.

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As technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers?What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, more reliably, and less expensively than people?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. While we’ll still need high-level decision makers and computer developers, those tasks won’t keep most working-age people employed or allow their living standard to rise. The unavoidable question—will millions of people lose out, unable to best the machine?—is increasingly dominating business, education, economics, and policy.The bestselling author of Talent Is Overrated explains how the skills the economy values are changing in historic ways. The abilities that will prove most essential to our success are no longer the technical, classroom-taught left-brain skills that economic advances have demanded from workers in the past. Instead, our greatest advantage lies in what we humans are most powerfully driven to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities—empathy, creativity, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, building relationships, and expressing ourselves with greater power than logic can ever achieve. This is how we create durable value that is not easily replicated by technology—because we’re hardwired to want it from humans.These high-value skills create tremendous competitive advantage—more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, and more effective teams. And while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits—“he’s a real people person,” “she’s naturally creative”—it turns out they can all be developed. They’re already being developed in a range of far-sighted organizations, such as: • the Cleveland Clinic, which emphasizes empathy training of doctors and all employees to improve patient outcomes and lower medical costs; • the U.S. Army, which has revolutionized its training to focus on human interaction, leading to stronger teams and greater success in real-world missions; • Stanford Business School, which has overhauled its curriculum to teach interpersonal skills through human-to-human experiences. As technology advances, we shouldn’t focus on beating computers at what they do—we’ll lose that contest. Instead, we must develop our most essential human abilities and teach our kids to value not just technology but also the richness of interpersonal experience. They will be the most valuable people in our world because of it. Colvin proves that to a far greater degree than most of us ever imagined, we already have what it takes to be great.

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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

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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: An argument for retaining the notion of personal property in the products we “buy” in the digital marketplace.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...read more

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9780262035019 | Mit Pr, October 7, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An argument for retaining the notion of personal property in the products we “buy” in the digital marketplace.

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Product Description: How technologies can get it wrong in sports, and what the consequences are―referees undermined, fans heartbroken, and the illusion of perfect accuracy maintained.Good call or bad call, referees and umpires have always had the final say in sports...read more

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9780262035392 | Mit Pr, October 7, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: How technologies can get it wrong in sports, and what the consequences are―referees undermined, fans heartbroken, and the illusion of perfect accuracy maintained.

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9781594205552 | Penguin Pr, October 6, 2015, cover price $27.95

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9780143109792 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, October 4, 2016), cover price $17.00
9781101980460 | Int edition (Random House, October 6, 2015), cover price $18.00

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9780147526199 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, October 6, 2015), cover price $45.00

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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: What we can learn about human nature from the informative, manipulative, confusing, and amusing messages at the bottom of the web.Online comment can be informative or misleading, entertaining or maddening. Haters and manipulators often seem to monopolize the conversation...read more

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9780262028936 | Mit Pr, April 24, 2015, cover price $27.95

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9780262529884 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, September 30, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: What we can learn about human nature from the informative, manipulative, confusing, and amusing messages at the bottom of the web.

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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: Why our brains aren't built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way."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...read more

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9780262034944 | Mit Pr, September 16, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Why our brains aren't built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in a more balanced way.

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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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9780262019057 | Mit Pr, February 22, 2013, cover price $21.95

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9780262529952 | Reprint edition (Mit Pr, August 26, 2016), cover price $16.95

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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**Winner of IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and the Advancement of the Engineering Profession.**A journey inside the minds that build our world.Dubai'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. Yet these engineering feats have much in common.Applied Minds explores the unique visions and mental tools of engineers to reveal the enormous―and often understated―influence they wield in transforming problems into opportunities. The resulting account pairs the innovators of modern history―Thomas Edison, the Wright brothers, Steve Jobs―with everything from ATMs and the ZIP code system to the disposable diaper.An engineer himself, Guru Madhavan introduces a flexible intellectual tool kit called modular systems thinking as he explains the discipline's penchant for seeing structure where there is none. The creations that result from this process express the engineer's answers to the fundamental questions of design: usefulness, functionality, reliability, and user friendliness.Through narratives and case studies spanning the brilliant history of engineering, Madhavan shows how the concepts of prototyping, efficiency, reliability, standards, optimization, and feedback are put to use in fields as diverse as transportation, retail, health care, and entertainment.Equal parts personal, practical, and profound, Applied Minds charts a path to a future where we apply strategies borrowed from engineering to create useful and inspired solutions to our most pressing challenges.

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9780393239874 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 3, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: **Winner of IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding and the Advancement of the Engineering Profession.

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9780393353013 | W W Norton & Co Inc, August 16, 2016, cover price $16.95

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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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By Leo Marx (contributor)

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9780262529310 | Anv edition (Mit Pr, August 12, 2016), cover price $19.95

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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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