20 Nov

2019

Journal Reviews: A Round-Up of 2019 Reviews

2019 has been another year of positive reviews for Vernon Press titles in a range of fields. Here is a round-up of some of our titles that have been reviewed in academic journals this year.


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07 Nov

2019

New Release: In the Making: Digital Fabrication and Disability

In the last decade, digital fabrication and its applications have become a matter of great interest and debate. Its implications are far-reaching and may be approached in a wide variety of ways, although it has generally been analysed in either technical or economic terms. In this volume, Ursula Hurley seeks to offer an unprecedented and interdisciplinary study of the consequences digital fabrication has had from a cultural and aesthetic point of view; focusing on how it affects human interactions as well as aspects such as creative processes and identity. Hurley explores the implications these alternative readings of digital fabrication may pose for disabled people, making use of data obtained through innovative fieldwork that demonstrates how current the issue is. 


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29 Oct

2019

Ray Kurzweil chapter in Vernon Press title

An original chapter written by visionary inventor and author Ray Kurzweil is included in Spiritualities, ethics, and implications of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (ed. Christopher Hrynkow), a title available now from Vernon Press.


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10 Oct

2019

New Title: New Asian Approaches to Africa: Rivalries and Collaborations

The 21st century has witnessed a major increase in influence over Africa from four Asian countries (China, India, Japan and South Korea), making this collection very timely. Expert scholars of African Studies and African policies of Asian countries trace the history between Asian countries and the African lands in which they have been involved. It focuses on the official development assistance (ODA) as well as other crucial issues and actors, such as business, civil society and media, to explore the new Asian approaches to Africa in a comprehensive manner. It will be of great interest to all scholars who are interested in the complex interrelationships between African and Asian countries in the contemporary era.


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04 Oct

2019

New Title: Spiritualities, Ethics, and Implications of Human Enhancement and Artificial Intelligence by Christopher Hrynkow (ed.)

Taking a religiously and spiritually literate approach to the ethical issue at hand, Spiritualities, Ethics, and Implications of Human Enhancement and Artificial Intelligence provides fascinating insight into several emerging issues for human identity and personhood beyond the human, as technology advances in the areas of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (AI). This volume will be of great relevance to university students and researchers interested in issues surrounding spiritualities, human enhancement, and artificial intelligence; while also providing points for reflection for the wider public as these topics become increasingly important to our common future.


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