2015

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Sherry Turkle

Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: at work, at home, in politics, and in love, we find ways around conversation, tempted by the possibilities of a text or an email in which we don’t have to look, listen, or reveal ourselves.

2015

Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

David A. Mindell

In Our Robots, Ourselves, David Mindell offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of robotics today, debunking commonly held myths and exploring the rapidly changing relationships between humans and machines.

2014

Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

C. Clapperton Mavhunga

In Transient Workspaces, Clapperton Mavhunga views technology in Africa from an African perspective. Technology in his account is not something always brought in from outside, but is also something that ordinary people understand, make, and practice through their everyday innovations.