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Design Concepts in Programming Languages
Design Concepts in Programming Languages
This book is the text for 6.821 Programming Languages, an entry-level, singlesemester, graduate-level course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The students that take our course know how to program and are mathematically inclined, but they typically have not had an introduction to programming language design or its mathematical...
Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet
Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet
Scholars in all fields are taking advantage of the wealth of online information, tools, and services to ask new questions, create new kinds of scholarly products, and reach new audiences. The Internet lies at the core of an advanced scholarly information infrastructure to facilitate distributed, data- and information-intensive collaborative...
Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias
Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias

In Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias, Peter Ludlow extends the approach he used so successfully in High Noon on the Electronic Frontier, offering a collection of writings that reflects the eclectic nature of the online world, as well as its tremendous energy and creativity. This time the subject is the emergence...

3D Shape: Its Unique Place in Visual Perception
3D Shape: Its Unique Place in Visual Perception
The uniqueness of shape as a perceptual property lies in the fact that it is both complex and structured. Shapes are perceived veridically—perceived as they really are in the physical world, regardless of the orientation from which they are viewed. The constancy of the shape percept is the sine qua non of shape perception; you are...
Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering (Information Revolution and Global Politics)
Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering (Information Revolution and Global Politics)
This book is a testament to collaboration. About five years ago, it became clear to several of us—at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, and the University of Toronto—that we might accomplish more by working together, across institutions and continents, than we could by going it alone. Since that time, the Oxford Internet...
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence: Theories, Methods, and Technologies (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents)
Bio-Inspired Artificial Intelligence: Theories, Methods, and Technologies (Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents)
New approaches to artificial intelligence spring from the idea that intelligence emerges as much from cells, bodies, and societies as it does from evolution, development, and learning. Traditionally, artificial intelligence has been concerned with reproducing the abilities of human brains; newer approaches take inspiration from a wider range of...
Software Studies: A Lexicon (Leonardo Books)
Software Studies: A Lexicon (Leonardo Books)
This collection of short expository, critical, and speculative texts offers a field guide to the cultural, political, social, and aesthetic impact of software. Computing and digital media are essential to the way we work and live, and much has been said about their influence. But the very material of software has often been left invisible. In...
At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (Leonardo Books)
At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (Leonardo Books)
"The book is an exhilarating, eye-opening read that restores the body to the virtual and pulls the virtual out of the digital and back into lived and produced social relations." - Patricia R. Zimmermann, Department of Cinema and Photography, Ithaca College"

Networked collaborations of artists did not begin on the Internet.
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Game Sound: An Introduction to the History, Theory, and Practice of Video Game Music and Sound Design
Game Sound: An Introduction to the History, Theory, and Practice of Video Game Music and Sound Design
"Collins has written a truly encyclopedic work that wonderfully complements books on sound design in film, helping anyone in the audiovisual industry who desires to expand more confidently into teaching, designing, and producing audio in the gaming world. This book provides fascinating insights about how game audio can enhance player...
From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution
From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution
Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2007.

Although we now know that ontogeny (individual development) does not actually recapitulate phylogeny (evolutionary transformation), contrary to Ernst Haeckel's famous dictum, the relationship between embryological development and evolution remains the subject of intense
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Web Campaigning (Acting with Technology)
Web Campaigning (Acting with Technology)
Winner, 2008 Doris Graber Outstanding Book Award presented by the Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association.

The use of the Web in U.S. political campaigns has developed dramatically over the course of the last several election seasons. In Web Campaigning, Kirsten Foot and
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Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought
Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought
"This is a fearless book that casts a wide net around key issues in cognitive science. It offers the kind of coherent, unified view that the field badly needs." - Steven Sloman, Associate Professor, Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences, Brown University"

Within cognitive science, two approaches currently dominate
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