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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

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

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

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

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

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

An Engine, Not a CameraHow Financial Models Shape Markets

An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets

Donald Mackenzie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134606
eISBN:
9780262278805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134606.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book argues that the emergence of modern economic theories of finance affected financial markets in fundamental ways. These new, Nobel Prize-winning theories, based on elegant mathematical ... More

Entangled GeographiesEmpire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Gabrielle Hecht (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The Cold War was not simply a stand-off between the two superpowers. Its theaters were not just in Washington and in Moscow, but also in the social, economic, political, and cultural arenas of ... More

Far-Fetched FactsA Parable of Development Aid

Far-Fetched Facts: A Parable of Development Aid

Richard Rottenburg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182645
eISBN:
9780262255035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182645.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In 1996, the sub-Saharan African country of Ruritania launched a massive waterworks improvement project, funded by the Normesian Development Bank, headquartered in Urbania, Normland, and with the ... More

Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

James E. Katz (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113120
eISBN:
9780262276818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Mobile communication has become mainstream and even omnipresent. It is arguably the most successful and certainly the most rapidly adopted new technology in the world; more than one in three people ... More

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