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Crowdsourced HealthHow What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine

Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine

Elad Yom-Tov

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034500
eISBN:
9780262334808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034500.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book shows how data people leave on the Internet is being employed to answer questions of health and medicine. When we use search engines such as Google or Bing, post messages on social ... 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

Education and Social MediaToward a Digital Future

Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future

Christine Greenhow, Julia Sonnevend, and Colin Agur (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034470
eISBN:
9780262334853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034470.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The past ten years have brought significant growth in access to Web technology and in the educational possibilities of social media. These changes challenge previous conceptualizations of education ... 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

EntangledTechnology and the Transformation of Performance

Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Chris Salter

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195881
eISBN:
9780262315104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195881.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores technology’s influence on artistic performance practices in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The author shows that technologies, from the mechanical to the ... 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

EntanglementsConversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Entanglements: Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound

Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035279
eISBN:
9780262336550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035279.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Based on several rounds of academic interview and conversations with Trevor Pinch, the book introduces the reader to the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and in particular to the social ... 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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