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Hosoda, Mamoru.

Summary: Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has - until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical, Inc 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 SUM

Hosoda, Mamoru

Summary: "An adolescent math wiz unintentionally plunges the virtual world into chaos by solving a numerological riddle that makes the global network vulnerable to attack. When Natsuki asks Kenji to pose as her boyfriend at her grandmother's upcoming birthday party, the smitten young numbers man jumps at the opportunity. But his summer of romance takes an unexpected turn when Kenji receives a complex...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical, Inc. 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 SUM

Teitelbaum, Clancy

Summary: "It's been a month of in-game time since the girls were trapped in Io, and while Mikayla, Suzanne, and Brit have grown more powerful, their enemies grow more dangerous by the day. Now the girls find themselves allied with Queen Libra and the kingdom of Pyxis in a war against the tracherous King Ramses of Altair. But war in Io is nothing like war in the real world. When the conflict comes to a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: EPIC Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TEI

Teitelbaum, Clancy

Summary: Although its only been two days in the real world, Brit, Mikayla and Suzanne have lived months in Io. Now, with NPCs turning into monsters, the virtual world has never been more dangerous. Their end game is finally clear: they must return to Zenith City, where their quest started. But with the combined armies of Altair and Pyxis hunting them, they will have to risk everythingand one of them is...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Epic Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TEI

Dear, Brian

Summary: Documents the story of the 1960s computer program and platform that marked the true beginning of cyberculture, revealing the role of PLATO ideas in inspiring countless technological innovations, from flat-panel wall TVs to multiplayer games.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 DEA

Teitelbaum, Clancy

Summary: "Trapped in Io and betrayed by Ramses, the king of Altair, Brit, Mikayla, and Suzanne flee to the queendom of Pyxis. While they travel through the game world, they learn that even though Io is a fantaasy world, its citizens face very real problems. Suzanne discovers more depth to the non-player characters (NPCs) she created than she ever imagined possible. Still, no matter how real Io feels to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: EPIC Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TEI

Teitelbaum, Clancy

Summary: "For the first time since entering Io, the girls have been separtated. Suzanne is Ramses's prisoner deep in the swamps of Fenhold; her safety only guaranteed for as long as Ramses thinks she's useful. Meanwhile, Brit and Mikayla return to Pyxis, seeking help from their old ally Leo, the new king. But Pyxis is nothing like they remember it, and neither is its king. The girls will have to fight...

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Publisher / Publication Date: EPIC Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TEI

Teitelbaum, Clancy

Summary: "The Pyxian-Altairi war is over, and to the victors go the spoils. Yet the victory the girls have won is spoiled by Ramses's treachery. Suzanne, Brit, and Mikayla are trying to find a way home when they receive a summons from the deposed king. He's holding a summit in his new swampy home and has invited nobles from all over Altair. Suspecting foul play, the girls decide to attend. Rames has two...

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Publisher / Publication Date: EPIC Press 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC TEI

Summary: Computer bugs are no mere prank. A disruption of global communications networks by today's sophisticated worms and viruses is costing companies billions and can do lasting damage to the world's economic health. This NewsHour program begins by defining these binary invaders and then examines the escalating security challenges of keeping networks free of infection. Members of the Computer...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Gambling is the world's third-largest industry, and the Web has made it more global than ever. One in twenty Americans gamble online, an illegal activity under the Wire Act which forbids interstate bookmaking over phone lines. This program looks at the explosive proliferation of Internet gaming and how America-its people and its government-are reacting to it. To present an overview of gambling...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In a world of information overload, information literacy has become a survival skill. But what exactly does information literacy mean? With a focus on the Internet, this video explains how to conduct solid online research by collecting information in an organized, efficient, and ethical way. Professor Maurita Holland of the University of Michigan School of Information provides expert commentary...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Meet Kyle MacDonald, an unemployed young Canadian with a crazy-wonderful dream: to trade his way up from one red paperclip to a house in just one year using only his blog as his bartering tool. This program-an intriguing example of online entrepreneurship, a case study of an ingenious marketing stunt, and a testament to the transformative power of doing well by doing good-sums up a genuinely...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Once the domain of programmers and tech-savvy hobbyists, open source software has hit the mainstream. How exactly did computer users go from living in a world of purchased programs to a world where many of the most sought after applications are free to use, free to copy, and free to modify? This video traces the open source movement in detail, from its earliest days to the present. Richard...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Is the surveillance society inevitable? In No Place to Hide, Peter Jennings examines high-tech monitoring methods that promise greater safety and security but threaten personal privacy. The program shows how Acxiom, ChoicePoint, and other companies use supercomputers to obtain data on more than 90 percent of American households-and how law enforcement and government intelligence agencies...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: What would modern life be like without technology? Where has technology made a difference? This program explores how the equipment we often take for granted has become an integral part of our daily lives. At work, at school, and in the home, technology has become one of our most valuable resources. Robots, computers, and many other types of high-tech hardware are introduced.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: What constitutes news in the Digital Age, and who is most qualified to report it? This program takes an insightful look at the growing marginalization of the mainstream press in the face of the digital communication revolution through the eyes of journalists, bloggers, scholars, and the twentysomethings who are driving the consumption and production of news. The merits and liabilities of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Gibson, William

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ace Books 1984

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Summary: Compact and portable, digitized information is an attractive alternative to bulky books, analog media, and emulsion-based photographs-but can it stand the test of time? In this program, Stewart Brand, co-inventor of the TCP/IP Internet protocol, and others in the know assess the rapid proliferation of digitization; confront the alarming risk of massive data loss through technology obsolescence,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: No email, no Facebook, no blogging. No Google for researching term papers, even. From here on out it's pencils, spiral notebooks, typewriters, and good old-fashioned library books. What twenty-something in his or her right mind would partake of such insanity? Answer: three college students who have volunteered to spend 30 days without touching or using a computer. Documenting their "digital...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Started by three kids in a Harvard dorm room, Facebook now boasts over 800 million users and affects society in ways many people haven't realized. This CNBC Original documentary delivers a comprehensive look at how the Internet phenomenon began, evolved, and now influences everyday life-or, in some cases, not-so-ordinary life. Featuring case studies of events prompted by Facebook, including an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: While tracing the spread of English via Internet technology, this program considers the implications of such de facto linguistic hegemony in a world of high-tech haves and have-nots. In addition, the program examines the simultaneous standardization and fragmentation of English as it is acquired by non-native English-speakers in Africa and Asia. Interviews with specialists drawn from WorldCom...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Steven Berlin Johnson is the best-selling author of books on the intersection of science, technology, and personal experience. His book Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation examines environments that lead to breakthrough innovations. In this TEDTalk, Johnson says the Web is like a city: built by many people, completely controlled by no one, intricately interconnected,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Like it or not, humans are adept at the art of lying. Drawing upon the fields of psychology, sociology, technology, philosophy, and criminology, this program sheds light on the complex realities of untruthfulness through the work of researchers who have made lying a subject of profound study: Professor Bella DePaulo, an expert on the communication of deception; Professor Maureen O'Sullivan, an...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: As online gaming companies position themselves to tap an entertainment market that is projected to explode, researchers question the safety of deeply immersive virtual worlds. In this program, MIT psychologist and sociologist Sherry Turkle; David Greenfield, author of Virtual Addiction; Richard Garriott, creator of Ultima Online; Brad McQuaid, co-creator of EverQuest; representatives of Sony...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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