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Ambient MediaJapanese Atmospheres of Self

Ambient Media: Japanese Atmospheres of Self

Paul Roquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816692446
eISBN:
9781452953625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Contemporary life is increasingly shaped through attunement to the atmospheric affordances of the media environment. Ambient Media delves into the use of music, video, film, and literature as tools ... More

America IdentifiedBiometric Technology and Society

America Identified: Biometric Technology and Society

Lisa S. Nelson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014779
eISBN:
9780262289689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014779.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The use of biometric technology for identification has gone from Orwellian fantasy to everyday reality. This technology, which verifies or recognizes a person's identity based on physiological, ... More

An Anthropology of the MachineTokyo's Commuter Train Network

An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo's Commuter Train Network

Michael Fisch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226558417
eISBN:
9780226558691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226558691.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network is an exploration of collective life formed at the interstices of human and machine operation within one of the most complex and ... More

Authors, Users, and PiratesCopyright Law and Subjectivity

Authors, Users, and Pirates: Copyright Law and Subjectivity

James Meese

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037440
eISBN:
9780262344517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037440.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

How should we think about authorship, use and piracy in an era of media convergence? How does the growing focus on amateur creativity impact on existing legal and cultural understandings of around ... More

Balancing on a PlanetThe Future of Food and Agriculture

Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

David A. Cleveland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

We are in the middle of a major, long-term food crisis—how do we get out of it? The goal of Balancing on a Planet is to empower readers to analyze the challenges facing the agrifood system so they ... More

Body DriftButler, Hayles, Haraway

Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway

Arthur Kroker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679157
eISBN:
9781452948270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679157.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

As exemplary representatives of a form of critical feminism, Judith Butler, Katherine Hayles, and Donna Haraway offer entry into the great crises of contemporary society, politics, and culture ... More

The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship

The Chicago Handbook of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship

Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel, and Mike Wright (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226178349
eISBN:
9780226178486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226178486.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This Handbook is the definitive source of major academic research on university technology transfer and academic entrepreneurship, featuring chapters from the leading scholars in this field. Given ... More

ChokepointsGlobal Private Regulation on the Internet

Chokepoints: Global Private Regulation on the Internet

Natasha Tusikov

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291218
eISBN:
9780520965034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291218.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

On January 18, 2012, millions of people participated in the now-infamous “Internet blackout” to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the rights it would have given intellectual property holders to ... More

Code/SpaceSoftware and Everyday Life

Code/Space: Software and Everyday Life

Rob Kitchin and Martin Dodge

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042482
eISBN:
9780262295239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042482.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

After a little more than half a century since its initial development, computer code is extensively and intimately woven into the fabric of our everyday lives. From the digital alarm clock that wakes ... More

Coin-Operated AmericansRebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Carly A. Kocurek

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Coin-Operated Americans centers on the reframing of boyhood that took place in the popular discourse surrounding early video gaming, but it is not another story about young men. Rather, it charts ... More

Combinatorial Auctions

Combinatorial Auctions

Peter Cramton, Yoav Shoham, and Richard Steinberg (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033428
eISBN:
9780262302920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033428.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The study of combinatorial auctions—auctions in which bidders can bid on combinations of items or “packages”—draws on the disciplines of economics, operations research, and computer science. This ... More

Concrete RevolutionLarge Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Christopher Sneddon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The construction of tens of thousands of large dams across the planet’s surface brought about one of the largest biophysical transformations of the twentieth century and has irrevocably altered ... More

ControlDigitality as Cultural Logic

Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Seb Franklin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book addresses the conditions of knowledge that make the concept of the “information economy” possible while at the same time obscuring its deleterious effects on material social spaces. In so ... More

The Creative Citizen UnboundHow Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy

The Creative Citizen Unbound: How Social Media and DIY Culture Contribute to Democracy, Communities and the Creative Economy

Ian Hargreaves and John Hartley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447324942
eISBN:
9781447324966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324942.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Digital social media afford unprecedented opportunities for groups of citizens to collaborate locally and internationally in innovative ways in countless domains. This book seeks to evaluate this ... More

Cultivating Science, Harvesting PowerScience and Industrial Agriculture in California

Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

Christopher R. Henke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Just south of San Francisco lies California’s Salinas Valley, the heart of a multi-billion dollar agricultural industry that dominates U. S. vegetable production. How did this sleepy valley become ... More

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Jessa Lingel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036214
eISBN:
9780262340151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Whether by accidental keystroke or deliberate tinkering, technology is often used in ways that are unintended and unimagined by its designers and inventors. In this book, Jessa Lingel offers an ... More

Digital DepressionInformation Technology and Economic Crisis

Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Dan Schiller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The financial crisis of 2007–2008 shook the idea that advanced information and communications technology (ICT) is solely a source of economic rejuvenation and uplift, instead introducing the world to ... More

Digital RebellionThe Birth of the Cyber Left

Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left

Todd Wolfson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038846
eISBN:
9780252096808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038846.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book examines the impact of new media and communication technologies on the spatial, strategic, and organizational fabric of social movements. It begins with the rise of the Zapatistas in the ... More

Digitally Enabled Social ChangeActivism in the Internet Age

Digitally Enabled Social Change: Activism in the Internet Age

Jennifer Earl and Katrina Kimport

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015103
eISBN:
9780262295352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015103.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Attention has been paid to the emergence of “Internet activism,” but scholars and pundits disagree about whether online political activity is different in kind from more traditional forms of ... More

Dreamscapes of ModernitySociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

Sheila Jasanoff and Sang-Hyun Kim (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226276496
eISBN:
9780226276663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This volume introduces the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries to help explain the divergent ways in which states and societies conceptualize futures achievable through and supportive of advances ... More

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