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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

by Douglas Rushkoff

People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network...


Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward without Leaving People Behind

by Kel Smith

The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term...


The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World

by Marina Gorbis

A renowned futurist offers a vision of a reinvented world.

Large corporations, big governments, and other centralized organizations have long determined and dominated the way we work, access healthcare, get...


Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

by NoContributor

From one of the founders of Amazon Kindle comes the definitive book about ebooks and a revolutionary vision for the future of reading. We're witnessing a major revolution in books that's transforming the future...


Dissent 101

by Wence Horak

This publication proves good things do come in small packages. This one not only reveals the crippling flaws of democracy, introduced and maintained by plutocrats, flaws destroying the society and nature alike,...


China's Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image

by Juan Pablo Cardenal, Heriberto Araujo & Catherine Mansfield

The first book to examine the unprecedented growth of China's economic investment in the developing world, its impact at the local level, and a rare hands-on picture of the role of ordinary Chinese in the juggernaut...


Analyzing the Social Web

by Jennifer Golbeck

Analyzing the Social Web provides a framework for the analysis of public data currently available and being generated by social networks and social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. Access and...


The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

by Al Gore

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From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global...


Human-Computer Interactions in Transport

by Christophe Kolski

The human-computer interactions are more and more present in our everyday life, and lead to many conceptual and methodological problems for the designers and evaluators of interactive systems. This book is about...


Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

by Dan Slater

“If online dating can blunt the emotional pain of separation, if adults can afford to be increasingly demanding about what they want from a relationship, the effect of online dating seems positive. But what...


Brainstorming and Beyond: A User-Centered Design Method

by Chauncey Wilson

Brainstorming and Beyond describes the techniques for generating ideas verbally, in writing, or through sketches. The first chapter focuses on brainstorming, the foundation method for ideation, which is a complex...


Nga Tini Whetu: Navigating Maori Futures

by Mason Durie

Nga Tini Whetu – Navigating Maori Futures brings together twenty-five papers Mason Durie has presented at national and international conferences between 2004 and 2010. It discusses Maori moving towards a future...


Nga Kahui Pou: Launching Maori Futures

by Mason Durie

‘ … by 2051 the ethnic Maori population will almost double in size to close to a million, or twenty-two percent of the total New Zealand population. Even more dramatically, by 2051 thirty-three percent of...


The Anti-Education Era

by James Paul Gee

One of the first champions of the positive effects of gaming reveals the dark side of today’s digital and social media

 

Today’s schools are eager to use the latest technology in the classroom, but rather...


Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective

by I. Scott MacKenzie

Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective is the definitive guide to empirical research in HCI. The book begins with foundational topics including historical context, the human factor, interaction...


Designing the Search Experience: The Information Architecture of Discovery

by Tony Russell-Rose & Tyler Tate

Search is not just a box and ten blue links. Search is a journey: an exploration where what we encounter along the way changes what we seek. But in order to guide people along this journey, designers must understand...


Misbehavior in Cyber Places: The Regulation of Online Conduct in Virtual Communities on the Internet

by Janet Sternberg

This book studies computer-mediated, interpersonal Internet activity up to the turn of the century, examining virtual misbehavior across a wide range of online environments. It also lays out the theoretical...


Vehicle Dynamics Estimation Using Kalman Filtering: Experimental Validation

by Moustapha Doumiati, Ali Charara & Alessandro Victorino

Vehicle dynamics and stability have been of considerable interest for a number of years. The obvious dilemma is that people naturally desire to drive faster and faster yet expect their vehicles to be “infinitely”...


Social Networking and Impression Management: Self-Presentation in the Digital Age

by Carolyn Cunningham, Daniel C. Davis & Nicholas Brody

This book provides original research on key issues in the field of identity management and social networking sites. The contributors to this volume draw on current research in the field and offer new theoretical...


Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views

by Nanette Norris, Eduardo Barros-Grela & Annie M. Ingram

Scholars have begun critically assessing the relationship of modern environmental science, including the study of ecology, to the creation and study of art and culture. In this volume, the voices come from around...