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Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace
Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace

In Ruling the Root, Milton Mueller uses the theoretical framework of institutional economics to analyze the global policy and governance problems created by the assignment of Internet domain names and addresses. “The root” is the top of the domain name hierarchy and the Internet address space. It is the only point of...

Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (Media Origins)
Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (Media Origins)
A feminist media history of quantification, uncovering the stories behind the tools and technologies we use to count, measure, and weigh our lives and realities.

Anglo-American culture has used media to measure and quantify lives for centuries. Historical journal entries map the details of everyday life, while death...

Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere
Invention of Hysteria: Charcot and the Photographic Iconography of the Salpetriere
In this classic of French cultural studies, Georges Didi-Huberman traces the intimate and reciprocal relationship between the disciplines of psychiatry and photography in the late nineteenth century. Focusing on the immense photographic output of the Salpetriere hospital, the notorious Parisian asylum for insane and incurable women, Didi-Huberman...
The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit -- Twentieth Anniversary Edition
The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit -- Twentieth Anniversary Edition
In The Second Self, Sherry Turkle looks at the computer not as a "tool," but as part of our social and psychological lives; she looks beyond how we use computer games and spreadsheets to explore how the computer affects our awareness of ourselves, of one another, and of our relationship with the world. "Technology," she...
Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software
Perspectives on Free and Open Source Software
Briefly stated, the terms “free software” and “open source software” refer
to software products distributed under terms that allow users to:

 Use the software
 Modify the software
 Redistribute the software

in any manner they see fit, without requiring that they pay the author(s)...
Circuit Design with VHDL
Circuit Design with VHDL
This textbook teaches VHDL using system examples combined with programmable logic and supported by laboratory exercises. While other textbooks concentrate only on language features, Circuit Design with VHDL offers a fully integrated presentation of VHDL and design concepts by including a large number of complete design examples,...
Document Engineering: Analyzing and Designing Documents for Business Informatics and Web Services
Document Engineering: Analyzing and Designing Documents for Business Informatics and Web Services
Much of the business transacted on the Web today takes place through information exchanges made possible by using documents as interfaces. For example, what seems to be a simple purchase from an online bookstore actually involves at least three different business collaborations -- between the customer and the online catalog to select a book;...
The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders
A massive reference work on the scale of MITECS (The MIT Encyclopedia of Cognitive Sciences), The MIT Encyclopedia of Communication Disorders will become the standard reference in this field for both research and clinical use. It offers almost 200 detailed entries, covering the entire range of communication and speech disorders in...
A Semantic Web Primer
A Semantic Web Primer
"A book we have been waiting for: a concise yet detailed introduction into the basic concepts and methods for the Semantic Web."
--Rudi Studer, Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

"This book is a great introduction to the Semantic Web and in particular to the new languages (RDF Schema and OWL) that have
...
Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion
Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion
Virtual Art: From Illusion to Immersion by Oliver Grau is a comparative historical analysis of how virtual art fits into the art history of illusion and realism. Offering an insightful study of the evolution of immersive visual spaces, Grau reexamines the term image to reflect on the implications of...
Java Precisely
Java Precisely
This book gives a concise description of the Java 2 programming language, versions 1.3 and 1.4. It is a quick reference for the reader who has already learned (or is learning) Java from a standard textbook and who wants to know the language in more detail. The book presents the entire Java programming language and essential parts of the class...
Digital Crossroads: American Telecommunications Policy in the Internet Age
Digital Crossroads: American Telecommunications Policy in the Internet Age

Telecommunications policy profoundly affects the economy and our everyday lives. Yet accounts of important telecommunications issues tend to be either superficial (and inaccurate) or mired in jargon and technical esoterica. In Digital Crossroads, Jonathan Nuechterlein and Philip Weiser offer a clear, balanced, and accessible analysis of...

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