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Snap To Grid: A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures

“Snap to Grid: A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures” (Peter Lunenfeld)©2000, MIT Press; ISBN: 026212226XA series of smart essays on the nature of digital media and the cultures formed around and influenced by digital media. Introduces the idea of the digital dialectic, “a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice”.

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Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution

“Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution” (Howard Rheingold) Perseus Publishing; ISBN 0-7832-0608-3; ©2002Covers the social uses of mobile networked technologies. Filled with personal stories and anecdotes, this serves as a light introduction to possible futures of mobile networked devices and the effect they are having on the communities who have access to them.

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Robot Builder’s Bonanza

“Robot Builder’s Bonanza, Third Edition (Robot Builder’s Bonanza)” (Gordon McComb, Myke Predko) ©2000, McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0071362967For those looking to build robot projects or any form of kinetic sculpture, this is a great reference. The author discusses problems often encountered in making robotic systems and the most common approaches to those problems.

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Practical Electronics for Inventors

“Practical Electronics for Inventors” (Paul Scherz)©2000, McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; ISBN: 0070580782An in-depth treatment of electronics, with many practical examples and illustrations…. The use of plumbing systems as exmples to demonstrate electric principles makes for some very clear illustrations of how different components work.

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