• At the Crossroads: Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science

    Javier Borge-Holthoefer, Yamir Moreno, Taha Yasseri (eds)

    Date Published: 29 November 2016

    An edited collection of articles addressing lessons and challenges in Computational Social Science, and scientific opportunities for tackling the fundamental features of social complexity.

  • The Ethics of Biomedical Big Data

    Brent Daniel Mittelstadt, Luciano Floridi

    Date Published: 9 July 2016

    This book presents cutting edge research on the new ethical challenges posed by biomedical Big Data technologies and practices.

  • The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information

    Luciano Floridi

    Date Published: 23 June 2016

    Information and communication technology occupies a central place in the modern world. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Information is an outstanding reference source to the key debates in this exciting subject.

  • Self-Tracking

    Gina Neff, Dawn Nafus

    Date Published: 1 June 2016

    Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus describe what happens when people turn their everyday experience—in particular, health and wellness-related experience—into data.

  • Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action

    Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale, Taha Yasseri

    Date Published: 1 November 2015

    This book demonstrates how data science and experimentation with social data can provide a methodological toolkit for understanding, shaping, and perhaps even predicting the outcomes of a new "democratic turbulence".

  • Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities

    Eric Meyer, Ralph Schroeder

    Date Published: 1 April 2015

    This book considers the transformations of research from a number of perspectives, drawing especially on the sociology of science and technology and social informatics.

  • Research and Fieldwork in Development

    Daniel Hammett, Chasca Twyman, Mark Graham

    Date Published: 10 December 2014

    Research and Fieldwork in Development explores both traditional and cutting edge research methods, from interviews and ethnography to spatial data and digital methods

  • The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere Is Reshaping Human Reality

    Luciano Floridi

    Date Published: 26 June 2014

    Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in ICTs is changing the answer to these fundamental human questions.

  • Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

    Mark Graham, William Dutton (Eds)

    Date Published: 29 May 2014

    How is society being shaped by the diffusion and increasing centrality of the Internet in everyday life and work? This volume introduces students to a core set of readings that address this question in specific social and institutional contexts.

  • Virtual Economies: Design and Analysis

    Vili Lehdonvirta, Edward Castronova

    Date Published: 1 May 2014

    This book introduces the basic concepts of economics into the game developer's toolkits; explaining how the fundamentals of economics—markets, institutions, and money—can be used to create or analyze economies based on artificially scarce virtual goods.

  • The Ethics of Information

    Luciano Floridi

    Date Published: 10 October 2013

    Luciano Floridi develops an original ethical framework for dealing with the new challenges posed by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

  • Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier

    Date Published: 10 October 2013

    In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world.

  • Regulating Code: Good Governance and Better Regulation in the Information Age

    Ian Brown, Christopher T. Marsden

    Date Published: 1 March 2013

    In this groundbreaking collaboration, Christopher Marsden and Ian Brown analyze the regulatory shaping of “code” to achieve more economically efficient and socially just regulation.

  • The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies

    William Dutton (Ed.)

    Date Published: 12 February 2013

    The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies has been designed to provide a valuable resource for academics and students, bringing together leading scholarly perspectives on how the Internet has been studied, and the future research agenda.

  • Teenagers and Technology

    Chris Davies, Rebecca Eynon

    Date Published: 26 November 2012

    Drawing on extensive interviews conducted over several years, this book offers a timely and non-sensational exploration of teenagers' experiences and opinions about the digital technologies they use, desire and dislike.

  • The Philosophy of Information

    Luciano Floridi

    Date Published: 27 January 2011

    Luciano Floridi presents a book that will set the agenda for the philosophy of information.

  • Being There Together: Social Interaction in Shared Virtual Environments

    Ralph Schroeder

    Date Published: 1 November 2010

    Virtual environments provide places for avatars to interact with each other in computer-generated spaces. This book is a state-of-the art survey of research in this area, offering a framework for understanding this technology and its future implications.

  • Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

    Date Published: 1 October 2010

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger's book "Delete" looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget.

  • Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

    Helen Margetts, Perri 6, Christopher Hood (Eds)

    Date Published: 17 June 2010

    This book explores the unintended and unanticipated effects associated with 'modernization' projects and tackles the key question that they provoke -- why do policy-makers persist in such enterprises in the face of evidence that they tend to fail?

  • World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

    William Dutton, Paul Jeffreys (Eds)

    Date Published: 7 June 2010

    This new book from the OII explores how advances in ICTs are transforming the way scholarly research is conducted across all disciplines. It offers a comprehensive and accessible view of 'e-research', and its ethical, legal and institutional implications.