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Access ContestedSecurity, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Access Contested: Security, Identity, and Resistance in Asian Cyberspace

Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016780
eISBN:
9780262298919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016780.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

A daily battle for rights and freedoms in cyberspace is being waged in Asia. At the epicenter of this contest is China—home to the world’s largest Internet population and what is perhaps the world’s ... More

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

Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Joanna Zylinska

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Bioethical dilemmas, including those over genetic screening, compulsory vaccination, and abortion, have been the subject of ongoing debates in the media, and among the public, professionals, and ... More

Carnal ResonanceAffect and Online Pornography

Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography

Susanna Paasonen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016315
eISBN:
9780262298810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016315.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Digital production tools and online networks have dramatically increased the general visibility, accessibility, and diversity of pornography, which can be accessed for free, anonymously, and in a ... More

CloserPerformance, Technologies, Phenomenology

Closer: Performance, Technologies, Phenomenology

Susan Kozel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113106
eISBN:
9780262277563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113106.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book draws on live performance practice, digital technologies, and the philosophical approach of phenomenology. The human body is placed at the center of explorations of interactive interfaces, ... 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

The Cosmetic GazeBody Modification and the Construction of Beauty

The Cosmetic Gaze: Body Modification and the Construction of Beauty

Bernadette Wegenstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262232678
eISBN:
9780262301114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262232678.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

If the gaze can be understood to mark the disjuncture between how we see ourselves and how we want to be seen by others, the cosmetic gaze—in this book’s formulation—is one through which the act of ... More

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

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