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Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design, Bill Buxton.
1 Bill Buxton. Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design
San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann 2007 0123740371 / 9780123740373 1st Paper back New Not issued 0.8 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches 
Sketching User Experiences approaches design and design thinking as something distinct that needs to be better understood-by both designers and the people with whom they need to work- in order to achieve success with new products and systems. So while the focus is on design, the approach is holistic. Hence, the book speaks to designers, usability specialists, the HCI community, product managers, and business executives. There is an emphasis on balancing the back-end concern with usability and engineering excellence (getting the design right) with an up-front investment in sketching and ideation (getting the right design). Overall, the objective is to build the notion of informed design: molding emerging technology into a form that serves our society and reflects its values. Grounded in both practice and scientific research, Bill Buxton’s engaging work aims to spark the imagination while encouraging the use of new techniques, breathing new life into user experience design. Covers sketching and early prototyping design methods suitable for dynamic product capabilities: cell phones that communicate with each other and other embedded systems, "smart" appliances, and things you only imagine in your dreams Thorough coverage of the design sketching method which helps easily build experience prototypes-without the effort of engineering prototypes which are difficult to abandon Reaches out to a range of designers, including user interface designers, industrial designers, software engineers, usability engineers, product managers, and others Full of case studies, examples, exercises, and projects, and access to video clips that demonstrate the principles and methods 
Price: 49.95 USD
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Drupal for Education and E-Learning: teaching and learning in the classroom using the Drupal CMS, Bill Fitzgerald.
2 Bill Fitzgerald. Drupal for Education and E-Learning: teaching and learning in the classroom using the Drupal CMS
Birmingham: Packt Publishing 2008 1847195024 / 9781847195029 Paper back Very good (Excellent, nearly fine) 19 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm 
Create engaging learning experiences using Drupal. A friendly and clear guide from the creator of the DrupalEd distribution. This book is for anybody looking to use Drupal to support teaching and learning; more generally, the examples given in this book can also be used by anybody looking to use Drupal to publish social media. This book is not a developer's manual; you do NOT need to know code, or HTML, or CSS, to benefit from this book. People new to Drupal will find clear examples describing how to set up their site. More experienced Drupallers will find tips and tricks for extending their site, and step-by-step instructions on how to make the most out of Drupal's flexibility. 
Price: 44.99 USD
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The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, Chris Anderson.
3 Chris Anderson. The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
New York: Hyperion 2006 1401302378 / 9781401302375 1st Hard bound New New 0.7 x 6.1 x 9.2 inches 
What happens when the bottlenecks that stand between supply and demand in our culture go away and everything becomes available to everyone? "The Long Tail" is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. From supermarket shelves to advertising agencies, the ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, and causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it, from DVDs at Netflix to songs on iTunes to advertising on Google. However, this is not just a virtue of online marketplaces; it is an example of an entirely new economic model for business, one that is just beginning to show its power. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we already know. The Long Tail is really about the economics of abundance. New efficiencies in distribution, manufacturing, and marketing are essentially resetting the definition of what's commercially viable across the board. If the 20th century was about hits, the 21st will be equally about niches. 
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Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa, Eva M. Rathgeber (ed.) & Edith Ofwona Adera (ed.).
4 Eva M. Rathgeber (ed.) & Edith Ofwona Adera (ed.). Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa
Ottawa: IDRC 2000 0889369038 / 9780889369030 Paperback New 0.8 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches 
Information is universally acknowledged to be a lynchpin of sustainable and equitable development. In Africa, however, access to information is limited, and especially so for rural women. The new information and communication technologies (ICTs), centered mostly on the Internet, provide potential to redress this imbalance. The essays in this book examine the current and potential impact of the ICT explosion in Africa. They focus specifically on gender issues and analyze the extent to which women’s needs and preferences are being served. 
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Bringing the Internet to School: Lessons from an Urban District, Janet Ward Schofield & Ann Locke Davidson.
5 Janet Ward Schofield & Ann Locke Davidson. Bringing the Internet to School: Lessons from an Urban District
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass 2002 0787956864 / 9780787956868 1st Hard bound New New 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches 
Bringing the Internet to School presents the results of one of the first comprehensive studies of Internet-implementation in K-12 schools. Based on the information gleaned from this groundbreaking study, two experts in the field of high-technology and schools, Janet Ward Schofield and Ann Locke Davidson, examine the myriad issues that arise when the Internet is introduced into the classroom. This important book reveals the positive and negative consequences that Internet use has on classroom equity, academics, and social life. For example, while Internet access often changes student-teacher roles and relationships in positive ways and gives students new, exciting, and useful source for information and feedback, it also provides students with a tempting distraction from their studies and can exacerbate inequities in the classroom. Throughout the book, the authors illuminate the ways in which the existing culture and structure of schools shape Internet use, the ways students' and teachers' experiences are affected by it, and the technical and systemic challenges involved in bringing the Internet to schools. 
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Blogging for Fame and Fortune, Jason Rich.
6 Jason Rich. Blogging for Fame and Fortune
Entrepreneur Press 2009 1599183420 / 9781599183428 1st Paper back New Not issued 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches 
Attract millions and make big money using success secrets from cyber superstars and blogging pros, including entertainment blogger Perez Hilton and Blogger.com's Taj Campbell. Learn how to build a noteworthy online identity, captivate the masses, and break into mainstream media-leveraging your creativity, not your bank account. Plus, discover how to immediately cash in on your online platform and new-found popularity! Create a custom, sticky blog site using free blogging services Transform your opinions, expertise, commentary, audio/video creations, and the like into your next paycheck Dare your audience to take notice with 101 proven blogging topics and subject matters Gain the competitive advantage using expert advice from the world's best known bloggers and blog experts Use original, innovative techniques and powerful tools to make your blog stand out Learn how to avoid the 10 most common blogger mistakes And more On the net, no topic is off limits. Share your opinions, thoughts, commentary, audio/video creations, and expertise to build your online presence and launch yourself into stardom! 
Price: 21.95 USD
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Pinterest for Business: How to Pin Your Company to the Top of the Hottest Social Media Network, Jess Loren & Edward Swiderski.
7 Jess Loren & Edward Swiderski. Pinterest for Business: How to Pin Your Company to the Top of the Hottest Social Media Network
Indianapolis: Que Publishing 2013 0789749920 / 9780789749925 1st Paper back New Not issued 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches 
Pinterest is today’s hottest new social media platform–and it’s perfect for businesses with small marketing budgets. Capitalize on Pinterest today, and you’ll build a devoted fan base that keeps you “pinned at the top”…driving more sales, revenue, and profits for years to come! Two top social marketing experts show you exactly how to make Pinterest work for your company. They concisely explain how Pinterest works, how businesses are using it, and how to get started the right way–fast! Case studies and specific techniques help you choose the best approach for your business and industry–from crafts to hardware, and wedding planning to restaurants. Want free advertising and powerful viral marketing? Get it now, with Pinterest for Business! LEARN HOW TO: • Make the right first moves after you’ve signed up for Pinterest • Master Pinterest’s unique lingo and tools: pins, boards, following, repinning, and more • Quickly set up your branded Pinterest business page • Weave a visual statement that attracts users and convinces them to insert their own stories • Understand Pinterest’s demographics, pinpoint your targets, and captivate your audience • Use Pinterest to “show and tell,” and leverage the powerful psychology of images • Create a word-of-mouth Pinterest network that goes viral • Win by “pinning” within Pinterest’s most important categories • Reach “the power behind the pins” • Stand out on a crowded “pinboard” • Use infographics to communicate more information and encourage more repinning • Replace costly conventional advertising with inexpensive Pinterest campaigns • Supercharge your Twitter and Facebook marketing by integrating Pinterest • Understand Pinterest’s etiquette and avoid its pitfalls 
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Googled: The End of the World As We Know It, Ken Auletta.
8 Ken Auletta. Googled: The End of the World As We Know It
Penguin Press HC 2009 1594202354 / 9781594202353 1st Hardbound New New 16.2 x 3.4 x 24.3 cm 
A revealing, forward-looking examination of the outsize influence Google has had on the changing media Landscape. There are companies that create waves and those that ride or are drowned by them. As only he can, bestselling author Ken Auletta takes readers for a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses?from newspapers to books, to television, to movies, to telephones, to advertising, to Microsoft. With unprecedented access to Google?s founders and executives, as well as to those in media who are struggling to keep their heads above water, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined. Using Google as a stand-in for the digital revolution, Auletta takes readers inside Google?s closed-door meetings and paints portraits of Google?s notoriously private founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as those who work with?and against?them. In his narrative, Auletta provides the fullest account ever told of Google?s rise, shares the ?secret sauce? of Google?s success, and shows why the worlds of ?new? and ?old? media often communicate as if residents of different planets. Google engineers start from an assumption that the old ways of doing things can be improved and made more efficient, an approach that has yielded remarkable results? Google will generate about $20 billion in advertising revenues this year, or more than the combined prime-time ad revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. And with its ownership of YouTube and its mobile phone and other initiatives, Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Auletta his company is poised to become the world?s first $100 billion media company. Yet there are many obstacles that threaten Google?s future, and opposition from media companies and government regulators may be the least of these. Google faces internal threats, from its burgeoning size to losing focus to hubris. In coming years, Google?s faith in mathematical formulas and in slide rule logic will be tested, just as it has been on Wall Street. Distilling the knowledge accrued from a career of covering the media, Auletta will offer insights into what we know, and don?t know, about what the future holds for the imperiled industry. 
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RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?, Michael F. Roizen.
9 Michael F. Roizen. RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?
New York: HarperCollins 1999 0060191341 / 9780060191344 1st Hard bound New New 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches 
Remeber your high school reunion? Even though everyone was the same chronological age, people no longer looked the same. Some wore the years well, staying young and exuberant despite the passage of time, whereas others looked as if they had aged ten years more than everyone else--and probably had. Did you know that: Financial stress can make your RealAge two to thirty-two years older? The difference between having the ideal blood pressure 115/76--and high blood pressure--higher than 140/90--can make a RealAge difference of more than twenty years? A tablet of aspirin a day can make your RealAge 1.9 years younger? Flossing daily and seeing a dentist and dental hygienist every six months can make your RealAge 6.4 years younger? In RealAge you will discover many other easy-to-institute Age Reduction Strategies that will enable you to live longer and younger. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Doings Business with IBM Connections: Opportunities for Improving Processes, Driving Results, and Achieving Great Outcomes with IBM Connections 4.5, Michael Sampson.
10 Michael Sampson. Doings Business with IBM Connections: Opportunities for Improving Processes, Driving Results, and Achieving Great Outcomes with IBM Connections 4.5
Christchurch: The Michael Sampson Co. 2013 0473246325 / 9780473246327 1st Paper back Like New Not issued 7 x 0.7 x 8.7 inches Book has a stamp and author's sign with remarks.
Doing Business with IBM Connections is a unique book that explores how people can use IBM Connections to do business. It is written to help business managers and information workers grasp the possibilities in using IBM Connections to improve a variety of collaboration scenarios, such as how people work on documents together, how they manage meetings, and how they find expertise. The book examines ten common collaboration scenarios. 
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Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It., Mitch Joel.
11 Mitch Joel. Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It.
New York: Business Plus 2013 1455523305 / 9781455523306 1st Hard bound New New 15.9 x 2.9 x 23.8 cm 
The DNA of business has changed. Forever. You can blame technology, smartphones, social media, online shopping and everything else, but nothingchanges this reality: we are in a moment of business purgatory. So, what are you going to do about it? Mitch Joel, one of the world's leading experts in new media, warns that the time has come to CTRL ALT DELETE. To reboot and to start re-building your business model. If you don't, Joel warns, not only will your company begin to slide backwards, but you may find yourself unemployable within five years. That's a very strong warning, but in his new book, CTRL ALT DELETE, Joel explains the convergence of five key movements that have changed business forever. The movements have already taken place, but few businesses have acted on them. He outlines what you need to know to adapt right now. He also points to the seven triggers that will help you take advantage of these game-changing factors to keep you employable as this new world of business unfolds. Along the way, Joel introduces his novel concept of "squiggle" which explains how you can learn to adapt your personal approach to your career, as new technology becomes the norm. In short, this is not a book about "change management" but rather a book about "changing both you AND your business model." 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Nicholas Carr.
12 Nicholas Carr. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
New York: WW Norton 2010 0393072223 / 9780393072228 1st Hard bound New New 6.5 x 1 x 9.6 inches A name written on first page.
“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways. Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds. 
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Bioinformatics: The Machine Learning Approach, Pierre Baldi & Søren Brunak.
13 Pierre Baldi & Søren Brunak. Bioinformatics: The Machine Learning Approach
Cambridge MIT Press 1998 026202442X / 9780262024426 Hard bound Like New Like New 1.2 x 7.2 x 9.5 inches Book has a stamp of former owner.
An unprecedented wealth of data is being generated by genome sequencing projects and other experimental efforts to determine the structure and function of biological molecules. The demands and opportunities for interpreting these data are expanding more than ever. Biotechnology, pharmacology, and medicine will be particularly affected by the new results and the increased understanding of life at the molecular level. Bioinformatics is the development and application of computer methods for analysis, interpretation, and prediction, as well as for the design of experiments. It has emerged as a strategic frontier between biology and computer science. Machine learning approaches (e.g., neural networks, hidden Markov models, and belief networks) are ideally suited for areas where there is a lot of data but little theory—and this is exactly the situation in molecular biology. As with its predecessor, statistical model fitting, the goal in machine learning is to extract useful information from a body of data by building good probabilistic models. The particular twist behind machine learning, however, is to automate the process as much as possible. In this book, Pierre Baldi and Søren Brunak present the key machine learning approaches and apply them to the computational problems encountered in the analysis of biological data. The book is aimed at two types of researchers and students. First are the biologists and biochemists who need to understand new data-driven algorithms, such as neural networks and hidden Markov models, in the context of biological sequences and their molecular structure and function. Second are those with a primary background in physics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science who need to know more about specific applications in molecular biology. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives, Randi Zuckerberg.
14 Randi Zuckerberg. Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives
New York: Harperone 2013 0062285149 / 9780062285140 Hardbound New New 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm 
From Randi Zuckerberg, social media and technology expert and former marketing executive at Facebook, comes a welcome, essential guide to understanding social media and technology and how they influence and inform our lives online and off. Technology and social media have changed, enhanced, and complicated every facet of our lives-from how we interact with our friends to how we elect presidents, from how we manage our careers to how we support important causes, from how we find love to how we raise our children. The technology revolution is not going away. We can't hide from it or pretend that it's not changing our lives in a thousand different ways. So how do we deal? InDot Complicated, Randi Zuckerberg shows us. Through first hand accounts of her time at Facebook and beyond, where Zuckerberg witnessed this remarkable shift, she details the opportunities and obstacles, problems and solutions, to this new online reality. In the process, she establishes rules to bring some much-needed order and clarity to our connected, complicated, and constantly changing lives online. "The Internet, social networks, and smartphones," Zuckerberg writes, "have given us amazing new tools and ways of communicating, collaborating, and living with one another. We can use new technology to understand and solve some very old challenges that individuals and communities around the world have faced since long before Facebook, or anything like it, existed." Invaluable, timely, and engaging,Dot Complicatedreveals how to make it through your life online in one piece-from the etiquette of unfriending and the power of crowdsourcing to the perils of photo tags and the importance of teaching your kids how to be tech savvy. 
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Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It, Richard Clarke.
15 Richard Clarke. Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It
New York: Ecco 2010 0061962236 / 9780061962233 1st Hardbound New New (Price clipped) 15.2 x 2.6 x 22.9 cm 
Richard A. Clarke warned America once before about the havoc terrorism would wreak on our national security -- and he was right. Now he warns us of another threat, silent but equally dangerous. Cyber Waris a powerful book about technology, government, and military strategy; about criminals, spies, soldiers, and hackers. This is the first book about the war of the future -- cyber war -- and a convincing argument that we may already be in peril of losing it. Cyber War goes behind the "geek talk" of hackers and computer scientists to explain clearly and convincingly what cyber war is, how cyber weapons work, and how vulnerable we are as a nation and as individuals to the vast and looming web of cyber criminals. From the first cyber crisis meeting in the White House a decade ago to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and the electrical tunnels under Manhattan, Clarke and coauthor Robert K. Knake trace the rise of the cyber age and profile the unlikely characters and places at the epicenter of the battlefield. They recount the foreign cyber spies who hacked into the office of the Secretary of Defense, the control systems for U.S. electric power grids, and the plans to protect America's latest fighter aircraft. Economically and militarily, Clarke and Knake argue, what we've already lost in the new millennium's cyber battles is tantamount to the Soviet and Chinese theft of our nuclear bomb secrets in the 1940s and 1950s. The possibilities of what we stand to lose in an all-out cyber war -- our individual and national security among them -- are just as chilling. Powerful and convincing, Cyber War begins the critical debate about the next great threat to national security. 
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Staying Safe in a Wired World: A Parent's Guide To Internet Safety, Rob Nickel.
16 Rob Nickel. Staying Safe in a Wired World: A Parent's Guide To Internet Safety
Cambridge, ON: Nickel Publishing 2006 0978008200 / 9780978008208 Paperback New (Includes CD-ROM) 1.3 x 15.9 x 22.9 cm 
In the world of the Internet you can never be too safe. That is why Rob Nickel, a 14-year veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police put his knowledge of Internet crimes to use in this information-packed book that will help parents keep their children safe in a wired world. After working 7 years online undercover dealing with predators who try to harm our children, Rob took his experiences and put together an Internet Safety book like no other. He uses investigations from his past ot help teach parents the dangers that are lurking online, and give them the tools they need to keep their kids buckled up on the Information Highway. This book was written for the parent - by a parent, on who knows that the Internet can be intimidating, and confusing. It covers most of the applications used on the Internet by children and gives instructions on how to help keep our children safe while in cyberspace. Also included are the terms used by kids when they are chatting online, and resources for parents they can use online. Included is a CD featuring a video presentation, printable files for parents, as well as a free 3 -month subscription to RAZZUL, the safe browsing software for children 3 to 12 years old. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, Roger Tomlinson.
17 Roger Tomlinson. Thinking about GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers
New York: ESRI Press 2003 1589480708 / 9781589480704 4th Hard bound New New 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches 
"Thinking About GIS" details a planning model developed for designing data and technology systems that will meet any organization's specific needs. The Fourth Edition includes a comprehensive dictionary of GIS terms and access to Planning for a GIS 
Price: 39.95 USD
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The Numerati, Stephen Baker.
18 Stephen Baker. The Numerati
New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008 0618784608 / 9780618784608 Hardbound New New 14 x 2.3 x 21 cm 
"Steve Baker puts his finger on perhaps the most important cultural trend today: the explosion of data about every aspect of our world and the rise of applied math gurus who know how to use it." --Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine (Wired Magazine ) An urgent look at how a global math elite is predicting and altering our behavior -- at work, at the mall, and in bed Every day we produce loads of data about ourselves simply by living in the modern world: we click web pages, flip channels, drive through automatic toll booths, shop with credit cards, and make cell phone calls. Now, in one of the greatest undertakings of the twenty-first century, a savvy group of mathematicians and computer scientists is beginning to sift through this data to dissect us and map out our next steps. Their goal? To manipulate our behavior -- what we buy, how we vote -- without our even realizing it. In this tour de force of original reporting and analysis, journalist Stephen Baker provides us with a fascinating guide to the world we're all entering -- and to the people controlling that world. The Numerati have infiltrated every realm of human affairs, profiling us as workers, shoppers, patients, voters, potential terrorists -- and lovers. The implications are vast. Our privacy evaporates. Our bosses can monitor and measure our every move (then reward or punish us). Politicians can find the swing voters among us, by plunking us all into new political groupings with names like "Hearth Keepers" and "Crossing Guards." It can sound scary. But the Numerati can also work on our behalf, diagnosing an illness before we're aware of the symptoms, or even helping us find our soul mate. Surprising, enlightening, and deeply relevant, The Numerati shows how a powerful new endeavor -- the mathematical modeling of humanity -- will transform every aspect of our lives. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human, Tom Boellstorff.
19 Tom Boellstorff. Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
New Jersey: Princeton University Press 2008 0691135282 / 9780691135281 Hard bound New New 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches 
Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love--the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. Coming of Age in Second Life is the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and observing its residents in exactly the same way anthropologists traditionally have done to learn about cultures and social groups in the so-called real world. He conducted his research as the avatar "Tom Bukowski," and applied the rigorous methods of anthropology to study many facets of this new frontier of human life, including issues of gender, race, sex, money, conflict and antisocial behavior, the construction of place and time, and the interplay of self and group. Coming of Age in Second Life shows how virtual worlds can change ideas about identity and society. Bringing anthropology into territory never before studied, this book demonstrates that in some ways humans have always been virtual, and that virtual worlds in all their rich complexity build upon a human capacity for culture that is as old as humanity itself. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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