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Forewarned

by Paul Goodwin

Whether it’s an unforeseen financial crash, a shock election result or an expected barbecue season that sees record rainfall, forecasts have impacts on us all. But do forecasters tell you all that they know...


The Revolution Will Be Improvised

by Mike Freedman, David Edwards & David Cromwell

Filmmaker and writer Mike Freedman speaks with a range of experts from a variety of backgrounds about what the future has in store for humanity.

Post-growth economics, sustainability, water privatisation, rejuvenation...


Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War

by Philip E. Muehlenbeck

As Marko Dumančić writes in his introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War, "despite the centrality of gender and sexuality in human relations, their scholarly study has played a secondary role in...


Social Media in South India

by Shriram Venkatraman

One of the first ethnographic studies to explore use of social media in the everyday lives of people in Tamil Nadu, Social Media in South India provides an understanding of this subject in a region experiencing...


The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces

by Sharon Oviatt, Björn Schuller, Philip Cohen & Daniel Sonntag et al.

The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces provides the first authoritative resource on what has become the dominant paradigm for new computer interfaces— user input involving new media (speech, multi-touch,...


Mental Penguins

by Ivelin Sardamov

Professor Ivelin Sardamov draws on key findings in neuroscience to explain the waning interest in and knowledge of complex social issues in the United States and around the world. Attributing this trend primarily...


The Rise of the Fourth Political Theory: The Fourth Political Theory vol. II

by Alexander Dugin

The sequel to the bestseller The Fourth Political Theory, expanding further on the fourth political theory. All the political systems of the modern age have been the products of three distinct ideologies: the...


The Rise of the Fourth Political Theory

by Alexander Dugin

The sequel to the bestseller The Fourth Political Theory, expanding further on the fourth political theory. All the political systems of the modern age have been the products of three distinct ideologies: the...


The America Syndrome: Apocalypse, War, and Our Call to Greatness

by Betsy Hartmann

Has apocalyptic thinking contributed to some of our nation's biggest problems—inequality, permanent war, and the despoiling of our natural resources? From the Puritans to the present, historian and public...


A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030

by Frans Cronje

What will South Africa look like in 2030? And how will the next fifteen years unfold? South Africa has undergone dramatic change in recent years. Political tensions are on the up, economic performance has weakened,...


Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction

by Myounghoon Jeon

Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction is a complete guide for conducting affect-related research and design projects in H/F and HCI domains. Introducing necessary concepts, methods,...


Mental Models: Design of User Interaction and Interfaces for Domestic Energy Systems

by Kirsten M. A. Revell & Neville A. Stanton

There is a resurgence of interest in mental models due to advances in our understanding of how they can be used to help design and due to the development of practical methods to elicit them. This book brings...


Between the Public and Private in Mobile Communication

by Ana Serrano Tellería

Mobile devices' impact on daily life has raised relevant questions regarding public and private space and communication. Both the technological environment (operating systems, platforms, apps) and media ecosystems...


The Future: A Very Short Introduction

by Jennifer M. Gidley

From the beginning of time, humans have been driven by both a fear of the unknown and a curiosity to know. We have always yearned to know what lies ahead, whether threat or safety, scarcity or abundance. Throughout...


Emergent Strategy

by adrienne maree brown

In the tradition of Octavia Butler, here is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help to shape the futures we want. Change is constant. The world, our bodies, and our minds are in a constant state of...


Visualising Facebook

by Professor Daniel Miller Professor of Anthropology & Dr Jolynna Sinanan

Since the growth of social media, human communication has become much more visual. This book represents the first attempt to analyse the images people post on a regular basis to Facebook. It includes hundreds...


To Be a Machine: Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solving the Modest Problem of Death

by Mark O'Connell

“This gonzo-journalistic exploration of the Silicon Valley techno-utopians’ pursuit of escaping mortality is a breezy romp full of colorful characters.” —New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)

Transhumanism...


Information Architecture

by Wei Ding, Xia Lin, Michael Zarro & Gary Marchionini

Information Architecture is about organizing and simplifying information, designing and integrating information spaces/systems, and creating ways for people to find and interact with information content. Its...


Eco-Nihilism

by Wendy Lynne Lee

When asked what is the root cause of our current and unprecedented environmental crisis, climate change, many, particularly on the progressive Left, would refer to the excesses of capitalism—and they’d be...


Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

by Yuval Noah Harari

Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion...