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Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm
$63.05

Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace. While viewing technologies fundamentally in social rather than technical terms, "Digital Formations" nonetheless emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Importantly, it identifies digital formations as a new area of study in the social sciences and in thinking about globalization. The ten chapters, by leading scholars, examine key social, political, and economic developments associated with these new configurations of organization, space, and interaction. They address the operation of digital formations and their implications for the development of longstanding institutions and for their wider contexts and fields, and they consider the political, economic, and other forces shaping those formations and how the formations, in turn, are shaping such forces. Following a conceptual introduction by the editors are chapters by Hayward Alker, Jonathan Bach and David Stark, Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus, Dieter Ernst, D. Linda Garcia, Doug Guthrie, Robert Latham, Warren Sack, Saskia Sassen, and Steven Weber.

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)
$59.95

Creatures 2 features the most advanced artificial life technology ever created. Some features are a living & changing ecosystem, flowers and plants that seed, and insects that pollinate.

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)
$49.99

Creatures is one of the largest experiments in artificial life. This is a special world inhabited by the virtual life forms known as Norns. These cuddly little creatures have their own DNA brains and biochemistry. They learn to think for themselves but they need you to love them care for them and play with them. The adventure starts the moment your hatch your first baby Norn in the Nestery and begin to explore the giant Creatures Village world with them.System Requirements:Mac: OS X 10.2 10.3 10.4 CPU: G3 – 900MHz G4 – 700Mhz G5 RAM: 128 MB Video: 800 x 600 Sound: Standard Macintosh CD-ROM: 12X 600 MB of hard drive disk spaceFormat: WIN 98ME2000XP/MAC 10.1 OR LATER Genre: CHILDREN Rating: NR UPC: 632332271102 Manufacturer No: 271102

Creatures (PC / Mac)

Creatures (PC / Mac)
$39.99

Get A-Life. Don’t be confused. There are a lot of "Virtual pet" gadgets and screen toys that claim to be the Real Thing. But only Creatures actually creates life on your PC. The Norns you hatch in creatures are truly alive, and should be considered as small as children. They come complete with their own biochemistry, brains, and digital DNA. They are friendly, curious, social, and eager to learn. But like small children, they can also get into mischief. So in order to experience life to the fullest, they need your help. just remember, their life is in your hands.

Creatures 3 – PC

Creatures 3 - PC
$37.97

Good condition in original jewel case with art and/or inserts. No box or manual. Satisfaction guaranteed! Shipped within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays.) 3CD2

Dogz 4

Dogz 4
$29.99

Your Virtual Petz PalzProduct InformationThe world famous virtual Petz? are back and as rambunctious as ever.Dogz® 4 takes your whiskered friends on a wild romp through time andspace to visit a south seas island and even a palace in Arabia! Tons ofgreat new accessories costumes and toyz ensure that your traveling Dogzalways arrive in style. With new voice-recognition technology (microphonerequired*) you can talk to your Dogz and they’ll actually respond. Becauseyou can import Dogz from previous versions you can teach your old Dogznew tricks like "bang"!Dogz are virtual Petz that live on your computer.  Dogz scamperacross your desktop play in their home Play scenes travel and explorenew faraway Play scenes and frolic in Play scenes that you make especiallyfor them.  You can adopt as many Dogz as you want – as long as youtake care of them all!  Dogz are little when you first adopt themand then they grow up over time into adult Dogz!Comes with 10 breedz of Dogz and one Pigz.  They have differentpersonalities but every Dogz is unique!Dogz need love and attention water food and regular brushing. When your Dogz get sick add Medicine to their food or water.  Theyalso need regular play and exercise. And don’t forget to give them tastyTreatz when they’ve been good and to discourage naughty behaviors.You are given a supply case with over 100 toyz!  You can’t forgetabout the clothing and accessories – dress your Dogz in stylish clothingand accessories along with the costumes for the Circus!  Breed Them!Raise Them!Train Them!Love Them!  Product Features  Circus:  Travel through time andspace to Eastern Europe where you train your Dogz to perform tricks underthe Big Top in the Circus. Wild West:  Watch out for tumble weeds as yourDogz amble down a dusty street. South Sea Island:  Hunt for pirate treasureson this island paradise.&nb

Babyz

Babyz
$29.99

Make way for Babyz! Adopt an adorable virtual kid in this amazing, playful simulation of child rearing from the company that brought you Catz and Dogz. Each Babyz (that’s singular, too) is darling and unique–choose one of fifteen to adopt or, if none of them is just right, check out their Web site with plenty more to pick from, changing every day. You can have up to three in one house, and then the fun begins. Name your Babyz, clothe them, give them toys, feed them, watch them play in the backyard, or just give them a tickle when they look bored. The software runs both like a normally selected program and as a screensaver–if you’re not careful, the Babyz will take over your screen when you’re not looking! The graphics are playful and imaginative, the costumes are cute, and the house itself is full of stuff for the Babyz to explore. The package comes with a headset microphone and voice-recognition software so you can even talk to your Babyz–or teach them to speak. Short, simple words will start yammering back at you before long, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a babbling Babyz in your computer. –Rob Lightner

Catz 4 – PC

Catz 4 - PC
$27.49

The world-famous virtual Petz palz are back on your computer and now they’re ready to travel the world. Train and play with your Petz in great new scenes. Explore these exciting new lands with your Catz: Gypsy Carnival–travel through time and space to Eastern Europe where you train your Catz to perform tricks under the Big Top in the Gypsy Circus; Wild West–watch out for tumbleweeds as your Catz amble down the dusty street in the Wild West; Arabian Desert–the intrigue of Arabian Nights calls for you and your Catz as you uncover the mysteries of the desert Oasis; and Winter Wonderland–play in the outdoor Winter Wonderland where sledding is a must and hot soup is a welcome treat.

Aquazone Deluxe – PC/Mac

Aquazone Deluxe - PC/Mac
$24.99

Now you can have desktop life with Aquazone Deluxe, the virtual aquarium. This deluxe version contains more plants, more accessories, more fish, and more backdrops. Just as in a real aquarium, your fish are alive, each with its own personality and behavior. You can care for them and customize your aquarium the way you want. Aquazone exists in real time, so even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium stays active.

Creatures Playground – PC

Creatures Playground - PC
$24.95

This product offers an exciting fairground world of adventure for kids to explore. It offers a huge variety of locations and activities–from a costume workshop to an alien space station to a colorful village square to carnival rides and a build-it-yourself roller coaster. Two new Norn breeds now give you a choice of six different creature breeds, and there are now more exciting rides than ever. Creatures Playground is perfect for children of all ages.

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack
$24.53

Experience the beauty and mesmerizing activity of a real aquarium right on your computer! Go ahead, tap the screen. This virtual aquarium is as real as it gets! Watch your computer come to life with Aquazone’s nine fish species, selective breeding, and animated plants. With this realistic aquatic environment, you’ll care for your fish and plants and customize your aquarium just like you would with a real aquarium. You can even breed and crossbreed guppies to create uniquely colored fish, so each has an individual personality and look. Besides three species of guppies, there are six other species: neon tetra, red phantom tetra, false rummy-nosed tetra, angelfish, leopard catfish, and black molly. Since Aquazone exists in real time, even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium is alive!

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World
$20.73

There’s a hidden science that affects every part of your life, a science so powerful that you would be hard-pressed to find a single human being on the planet unaffected by its achievements. It is the science behind computers, the machines which drive the supply and creation of power, food, medicine, money, communication, entertainment, and most goods our stores. It has transformed societies with the Internet, the digitization of information, mobile phone networks, and GPS technologies. Written in friendly and approachable language, Digitized provides a window onto the mysterious field from which all computer technology originates, making the theory and practice of computation understandable to the general reader. This popular science book explains how and why computers were invented, how they work, and what will happen in the future. Written by a leading computer scientist, Peter J. Bentley, it tells this fascinating story using the voices of pioneers and leading experts interviewed for the book, in effect throwing open the doors of the most cutting-edge computer laboratories. Bentley explores how this young discipline grew from the early work by pioneers such as Turing, through its growth spurts in the Internet, its difficult adolescent stage where the promises of AI were never achieved and dot-com bubble burst, to its current stage as a semi-mature field, capable of remarkable achievements. Packed with real-world examples, Digitized is the only book to explain the origins and key advances in all areas of computing: theory, hardware, software, Internet, user interfaces, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. If you have an interest in computers-whether you work with them, use them for fun, or are being taught about them in school-this book will provide an entertaining introduction to the science that’s changing the world.

Sprite Life

Sprite Life
$19.99

Adopt realistic 3D pets, including cats, dogs, and spritelings. Pets need your love and attention, in addition to food, water, and sleep. They love it when you play with them, and get lonely when you don’t visit often enough. Many toys are included, such as fireworks, bubbles, a frisbee, a race car, and an airplane. Each pet is completely unique, inheriting traits from its parents. Pets live in a large, beautiful mountain valley that you and your pets are free to explore. Sprite Life includes everything you need to get started with one unique pet of your choosing, the Sprite Life 3D world, and a chest full of toys for your sprite life pet. You can always add more pets later if you like. An adoption key allows you to adopt any pet currently available for adoption. Your new pet, and all future pets, will live in your own personal 3D world. Sprite Life also comes with a whistle you can use to call your pets to you when they wander off, a box of treats you can feed to your pets when they’re good, and a ball that your pets will love to fetch when you throw it. Have great fun with your sprite life pets with a chest full of exciting toys! Launch spectacular fireworks your pets will be excited to watch. Blow bubbles for your pets to chase. Fly a toy airplane. Race a toy dragster. Throw a frisbee. Float a helium-filled balloon. Your pets will love to chase toys and fetch them for you. Reward your pets with two new kinds of treats, including a power bar that gives them extra energy and nutrition for a healthy, happy life. Healthier pets spend more time playing and less time worrying about basic physical needs like eating, drinking, and sleeping. Give your pets a great night’s sleep with a pet bed and a teddy bear. Sprite life pets love to cuddle the teddy bear when they sleep, and prefer a nice soft bed. By keeping your pets comfortable, they’ll sleep soundly and wake up refreshed in no time.

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5
$19.99

The Dogz and Catz Virtual Petz Palz Bundle – Fun for Dog and Cat Lovers! Introduce your Dogz to Catz, and all of your Petz can play together! Fun for all ages with lots of adventure with your favorite Dogz and Catz palz. Makes a great gift for those that can’t have pets where they live or are allergic to animals!

Creatures 2

Creatures 2
$19.99

Amazon.com Product Description
A huge living world and six norn eggs are waiting to be hatched in this sequel to Creatures. Begin with your first baby creature and start exploring Albia for the first time. With dangers lurking around every corner, you must be on your guard if you and your family of norns are to build a peaceful existence. Ultimately, you may even find the genetic splicing machine and be rid of the menace of the vicious grendels forever.
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MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Minimum CPU Speed: 166 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 16 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 300 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: 800×600
Color Depth: High Color

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm
$63.05

Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace. While viewing technologies fundamentally in social rather than technical terms, "Digital Formations" nonetheless emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Importantly, it identifies digital formations as a new area of study in the social sciences and in thinking about globalization. The ten chapters, by leading scholars, examine key social, political, and economic developments associated with these new configurations of organization, space, and interaction. They address the operation of digital formations and their implications for the development of longstanding institutions and for their wider contexts and fields, and they consider the political, economic, and other forces shaping those formations and how the formations, in turn, are shaping such forces. Following a conceptual introduction by the editors are chapters by Hayward Alker, Jonathan Bach and David Stark, Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus, Dieter Ernst, D. Linda Garcia, Doug Guthrie, Robert Latham, Warren Sack, Saskia Sassen, and Steven Weber.

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)
$59.95

Creatures 2 features the most advanced artificial life technology ever created. Some features are a living & changing ecosystem, flowers and plants that seed, and insects that pollinate.

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)
$49.99

Creatures is one of the largest experiments in artificial life. This is a special world inhabited by the virtual life forms known as Norns. These cuddly little creatures have their own DNA brains and biochemistry. They learn to think for themselves but they need you to love them care for them and play with them. The adventure starts the moment your hatch your first baby Norn in the Nestery and begin to explore the giant Creatures Village world with them.System Requirements:Mac: OS X 10.2 10.3 10.4 CPU: G3 – 900MHz G4 – 700Mhz G5 RAM: 128 MB Video: 800 x 600 Sound: Standard Macintosh CD-ROM: 12X 600 MB of hard drive disk spaceFormat: WIN 98ME2000XP/MAC 10.1 OR LATER Genre: CHILDREN Rating: NR UPC: 632332271102 Manufacturer No: 271102

Creatures (PC / Mac)

Creatures (PC / Mac)
$39.99

Get A-Life. Don’t be confused. There are a lot of "Virtual pet" gadgets and screen toys that claim to be the Real Thing. But only Creatures actually creates life on your PC. The Norns you hatch in creatures are truly alive, and should be considered as small as children. They come complete with their own biochemistry, brains, and digital DNA. They are friendly, curious, social, and eager to learn. But like small children, they can also get into mischief. So in order to experience life to the fullest, they need your help. just remember, their life is in your hands.

Creatures 3 – PC

Creatures 3 - PC
$37.97

Good condition in original jewel case with art and/or inserts. No box or manual. Satisfaction guaranteed! Shipped within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays.) 3CD2

Dogz 4

Dogz 4
$29.99

Your Virtual Petz PalzProduct InformationThe world famous virtual Petz? are back and as rambunctious as ever.Dogz® 4 takes your whiskered friends on a wild romp through time andspace to visit a south seas island and even a palace in Arabia! Tons ofgreat new accessories costumes and toyz ensure that your traveling Dogzalways arrive in style. With new voice-recognition technology (microphonerequired*) you can talk to your Dogz and they’ll actually respond. Becauseyou can import Dogz from previous versions you can teach your old Dogznew tricks like "bang"!Dogz are virtual Petz that live on your computer.  Dogz scamperacross your desktop play in their home Play scenes travel and explorenew faraway Play scenes and frolic in Play scenes that you make especiallyfor them.  You can adopt as many Dogz as you want – as long as youtake care of them all!  Dogz are little when you first adopt themand then they grow up over time into adult Dogz!Comes with 10 breedz of Dogz and one Pigz.  They have differentpersonalities but every Dogz is unique!Dogz need love and attention water food and regular brushing. When your Dogz get sick add Medicine to their food or water.  Theyalso need regular play and exercise. And don’t forget to give them tastyTreatz when they’ve been good and to discourage naughty behaviors.You are given a supply case with over 100 toyz!  You can’t forgetabout the clothing and accessories – dress your Dogz in stylish clothingand accessories along with the costumes for the Circus!  Breed Them!Raise Them!Train Them!Love Them!  Product Features  Circus:  Travel through time andspace to Eastern Europe where you train your Dogz to perform tricks underthe Big Top in the Circus. Wild West:  Watch out for tumble weeds as yourDogz amble down a dusty street. South Sea Island:  Hunt for pirate treasureson this island paradise.&nb

Babyz

Babyz
$29.99

Make way for Babyz! Adopt an adorable virtual kid in this amazing, playful simulation of child rearing from the company that brought you Catz and Dogz. Each Babyz (that’s singular, too) is darling and unique–choose one of fifteen to adopt or, if none of them is just right, check out their Web site with plenty more to pick from, changing every day. You can have up to three in one house, and then the fun begins. Name your Babyz, clothe them, give them toys, feed them, watch them play in the backyard, or just give them a tickle when they look bored. The software runs both like a normally selected program and as a screensaver–if you’re not careful, the Babyz will take over your screen when you’re not looking! The graphics are playful and imaginative, the costumes are cute, and the house itself is full of stuff for the Babyz to explore. The package comes with a headset microphone and voice-recognition software so you can even talk to your Babyz–or teach them to speak. Short, simple words will start yammering back at you before long, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a babbling Babyz in your computer. –Rob Lightner

Catz 4 – PC

Catz 4 - PC
$27.49

The world-famous virtual Petz palz are back on your computer and now they’re ready to travel the world. Train and play with your Petz in great new scenes. Explore these exciting new lands with your Catz: Gypsy Carnival–travel through time and space to Eastern Europe where you train your Catz to perform tricks under the Big Top in the Gypsy Circus; Wild West–watch out for tumbleweeds as your Catz amble down the dusty street in the Wild West; Arabian Desert–the intrigue of Arabian Nights calls for you and your Catz as you uncover the mysteries of the desert Oasis; and Winter Wonderland–play in the outdoor Winter Wonderland where sledding is a must and hot soup is a welcome treat.

Aquazone Deluxe – PC/Mac

Aquazone Deluxe - PC/Mac
$24.99

Now you can have desktop life with Aquazone Deluxe, the virtual aquarium. This deluxe version contains more plants, more accessories, more fish, and more backdrops. Just as in a real aquarium, your fish are alive, each with its own personality and behavior. You can care for them and customize your aquarium the way you want. Aquazone exists in real time, so even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium stays active.

Creatures Playground – PC

Creatures Playground - PC
$24.95

This product offers an exciting fairground world of adventure for kids to explore. It offers a huge variety of locations and activities–from a costume workshop to an alien space station to a colorful village square to carnival rides and a build-it-yourself roller coaster. Two new Norn breeds now give you a choice of six different creature breeds, and there are now more exciting rides than ever. Creatures Playground is perfect for children of all ages.

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack
$24.53

Experience the beauty and mesmerizing activity of a real aquarium right on your computer! Go ahead, tap the screen. This virtual aquarium is as real as it gets! Watch your computer come to life with Aquazone’s nine fish species, selective breeding, and animated plants. With this realistic aquatic environment, you’ll care for your fish and plants and customize your aquarium just like you would with a real aquarium. You can even breed and crossbreed guppies to create uniquely colored fish, so each has an individual personality and look. Besides three species of guppies, there are six other species: neon tetra, red phantom tetra, false rummy-nosed tetra, angelfish, leopard catfish, and black molly. Since Aquazone exists in real time, even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium is alive!

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World
$20.73

There’s a hidden science that affects every part of your life, a science so powerful that you would be hard-pressed to find a single human being on the planet unaffected by its achievements. It is the science behind computers, the machines which drive the supply and creation of power, food, medicine, money, communication, entertainment, and most goods our stores. It has transformed societies with the Internet, the digitization of information, mobile phone networks, and GPS technologies. Written in friendly and approachable language, Digitized provides a window onto the mysterious field from which all computer technology originates, making the theory and practice of computation understandable to the general reader. This popular science book explains how and why computers were invented, how they work, and what will happen in the future. Written by a leading computer scientist, Peter J. Bentley, it tells this fascinating story using the voices of pioneers and leading experts interviewed for the book, in effect throwing open the doors of the most cutting-edge computer laboratories. Bentley explores how this young discipline grew from the early work by pioneers such as Turing, through its growth spurts in the Internet, its difficult adolescent stage where the promises of AI were never achieved and dot-com bubble burst, to its current stage as a semi-mature field, capable of remarkable achievements. Packed with real-world examples, Digitized is the only book to explain the origins and key advances in all areas of computing: theory, hardware, software, Internet, user interfaces, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. If you have an interest in computers-whether you work with them, use them for fun, or are being taught about them in school-this book will provide an entertaining introduction to the science that’s changing the world.

Sprite Life

Sprite Life
$19.99

Adopt realistic 3D pets, including cats, dogs, and spritelings. Pets need your love and attention, in addition to food, water, and sleep. They love it when you play with them, and get lonely when you don’t visit often enough. Many toys are included, such as fireworks, bubbles, a frisbee, a race car, and an airplane. Each pet is completely unique, inheriting traits from its parents. Pets live in a large, beautiful mountain valley that you and your pets are free to explore. Sprite Life includes everything you need to get started with one unique pet of your choosing, the Sprite Life 3D world, and a chest full of toys for your sprite life pet. You can always add more pets later if you like. An adoption key allows you to adopt any pet currently available for adoption. Your new pet, and all future pets, will live in your own personal 3D world. Sprite Life also comes with a whistle you can use to call your pets to you when they wander off, a box of treats you can feed to your pets when they’re good, and a ball that your pets will love to fetch when you throw it. Have great fun with your sprite life pets with a chest full of exciting toys! Launch spectacular fireworks your pets will be excited to watch. Blow bubbles for your pets to chase. Fly a toy airplane. Race a toy dragster. Throw a frisbee. Float a helium-filled balloon. Your pets will love to chase toys and fetch them for you. Reward your pets with two new kinds of treats, including a power bar that gives them extra energy and nutrition for a healthy, happy life. Healthier pets spend more time playing and less time worrying about basic physical needs like eating, drinking, and sleeping. Give your pets a great night’s sleep with a pet bed and a teddy bear. Sprite life pets love to cuddle the teddy bear when they sleep, and prefer a nice soft bed. By keeping your pets comfortable, they’ll sleep soundly and wake up refreshed in no time.

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5
$19.99

The Dogz and Catz Virtual Petz Palz Bundle – Fun for Dog and Cat Lovers! Introduce your Dogz to Catz, and all of your Petz can play together! Fun for all ages with lots of adventure with your favorite Dogz and Catz palz. Makes a great gift for those that can’t have pets where they live or are allergic to animals!

Creatures 2

Creatures 2
$19.99

Amazon.com Product Description
A huge living world and six norn eggs are waiting to be hatched in this sequel to Creatures. Begin with your first baby creature and start exploring Albia for the first time. With dangers lurking around every corner, you must be on your guard if you and your family of norns are to build a peaceful existence. Ultimately, you may even find the genetic splicing machine and be rid of the menace of the vicious grendels forever.
.
.
MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Minimum CPU Speed: 166 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 16 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 300 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: 800×600
Color Depth: High Color

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm
$63.05

Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace. While viewing technologies fundamentally in social rather than technical terms, "Digital Formations" nonetheless emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Importantly, it identifies digital formations as a new area of study in the social sciences and in thinking about globalization. The ten chapters, by leading scholars, examine key social, political, and economic developments associated with these new configurations of organization, space, and interaction. They address the operation of digital formations and their implications for the development of longstanding institutions and for their wider contexts and fields, and they consider the political, economic, and other forces shaping those formations and how the formations, in turn, are shaping such forces. Following a conceptual introduction by the editors are chapters by Hayward Alker, Jonathan Bach and David Stark, Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus, Dieter Ernst, D. Linda Garcia, Doug Guthrie, Robert Latham, Warren Sack, Saskia Sassen, and Steven Weber.

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)
$59.95

Creatures 2 features the most advanced artificial life technology ever created. Some features are a living & changing ecosystem, flowers and plants that seed, and insects that pollinate.

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)
$49.99

Creatures is one of the largest experiments in artificial life. This is a special world inhabited by the virtual life forms known as Norns. These cuddly little creatures have their own DNA brains and biochemistry. They learn to think for themselves but they need you to love them care for them and play with them. The adventure starts the moment your hatch your first baby Norn in the Nestery and begin to explore the giant Creatures Village world with them.System Requirements:Mac: OS X 10.2 10.3 10.4 CPU: G3 – 900MHz G4 – 700Mhz G5 RAM: 128 MB Video: 800 x 600 Sound: Standard Macintosh CD-ROM: 12X 600 MB of hard drive disk spaceFormat: WIN 98ME2000XP/MAC 10.1 OR LATER Genre: CHILDREN Rating: NR UPC: 632332271102 Manufacturer No: 271102

Creatures (PC / Mac)

Creatures (PC / Mac)
$39.99

Get A-Life. Don’t be confused. There are a lot of "Virtual pet" gadgets and screen toys that claim to be the Real Thing. But only Creatures actually creates life on your PC. The Norns you hatch in creatures are truly alive, and should be considered as small as children. They come complete with their own biochemistry, brains, and digital DNA. They are friendly, curious, social, and eager to learn. But like small children, they can also get into mischief. So in order to experience life to the fullest, they need your help. just remember, their life is in your hands.

Creatures 3 – PC

Creatures 3 - PC
$37.97

Good condition in original jewel case with art and/or inserts. No box or manual. Satisfaction guaranteed! Shipped within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays.) 3CD2

Dogz 4

Dogz 4
$29.99

Your Virtual Petz PalzProduct InformationThe world famous virtual Petz? are back and as rambunctious as ever.Dogz® 4 takes your whiskered friends on a wild romp through time andspace to visit a south seas island and even a palace in Arabia! Tons ofgreat new accessories costumes and toyz ensure that your traveling Dogzalways arrive in style. With new voice-recognition technology (microphonerequired*) you can talk to your Dogz and they’ll actually respond. Becauseyou can import Dogz from previous versions you can teach your old Dogznew tricks like "bang"!Dogz are virtual Petz that live on your computer.  Dogz scamperacross your desktop play in their home Play scenes travel and explorenew faraway Play scenes and frolic in Play scenes that you make especiallyfor them.  You can adopt as many Dogz as you want – as long as youtake care of them all!  Dogz are little when you first adopt themand then they grow up over time into adult Dogz!Comes with 10 breedz of Dogz and one Pigz.  They have differentpersonalities but every Dogz is unique!Dogz need love and attention water food and regular brushing. When your Dogz get sick add Medicine to their food or water.  Theyalso need regular play and exercise. And don’t forget to give them tastyTreatz when they’ve been good and to discourage naughty behaviors.You are given a supply case with over 100 toyz!  You can’t forgetabout the clothing and accessories – dress your Dogz in stylish clothingand accessories along with the costumes for the Circus!  Breed Them!Raise Them!Train Them!Love Them!  Product Features  Circus:  Travel through time andspace to Eastern Europe where you train your Dogz to perform tricks underthe Big Top in the Circus. Wild West:  Watch out for tumble weeds as yourDogz amble down a dusty street. South Sea Island:  Hunt for pirate treasureson this island paradise.&nb

Babyz

Babyz
$29.99

Make way for Babyz! Adopt an adorable virtual kid in this amazing, playful simulation of child rearing from the company that brought you Catz and Dogz. Each Babyz (that’s singular, too) is darling and unique–choose one of fifteen to adopt or, if none of them is just right, check out their Web site with plenty more to pick from, changing every day. You can have up to three in one house, and then the fun begins. Name your Babyz, clothe them, give them toys, feed them, watch them play in the backyard, or just give them a tickle when they look bored. The software runs both like a normally selected program and as a screensaver–if you’re not careful, the Babyz will take over your screen when you’re not looking! The graphics are playful and imaginative, the costumes are cute, and the house itself is full of stuff for the Babyz to explore. The package comes with a headset microphone and voice-recognition software so you can even talk to your Babyz–or teach them to speak. Short, simple words will start yammering back at you before long, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a babbling Babyz in your computer. –Rob Lightner

Catz 4 – PC

Catz 4 - PC
$27.49

The world-famous virtual Petz palz are back on your computer and now they’re ready to travel the world. Train and play with your Petz in great new scenes. Explore these exciting new lands with your Catz: Gypsy Carnival–travel through time and space to Eastern Europe where you train your Catz to perform tricks under the Big Top in the Gypsy Circus; Wild West–watch out for tumbleweeds as your Catz amble down the dusty street in the Wild West; Arabian Desert–the intrigue of Arabian Nights calls for you and your Catz as you uncover the mysteries of the desert Oasis; and Winter Wonderland–play in the outdoor Winter Wonderland where sledding is a must and hot soup is a welcome treat.

Aquazone Deluxe – PC/Mac

Aquazone Deluxe - PC/Mac
$24.99

Now you can have desktop life with Aquazone Deluxe, the virtual aquarium. This deluxe version contains more plants, more accessories, more fish, and more backdrops. Just as in a real aquarium, your fish are alive, each with its own personality and behavior. You can care for them and customize your aquarium the way you want. Aquazone exists in real time, so even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium stays active.

Creatures Playground – PC

Creatures Playground - PC
$24.95

This product offers an exciting fairground world of adventure for kids to explore. It offers a huge variety of locations and activities–from a costume workshop to an alien space station to a colorful village square to carnival rides and a build-it-yourself roller coaster. Two new Norn breeds now give you a choice of six different creature breeds, and there are now more exciting rides than ever. Creatures Playground is perfect for children of all ages.

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack
$24.53

Experience the beauty and mesmerizing activity of a real aquarium right on your computer! Go ahead, tap the screen. This virtual aquarium is as real as it gets! Watch your computer come to life with Aquazone’s nine fish species, selective breeding, and animated plants. With this realistic aquatic environment, you’ll care for your fish and plants and customize your aquarium just like you would with a real aquarium. You can even breed and crossbreed guppies to create uniquely colored fish, so each has an individual personality and look. Besides three species of guppies, there are six other species: neon tetra, red phantom tetra, false rummy-nosed tetra, angelfish, leopard catfish, and black molly. Since Aquazone exists in real time, even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium is alive!

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World
$20.73

There’s a hidden science that affects every part of your life, a science so powerful that you would be hard-pressed to find a single human being on the planet unaffected by its achievements. It is the science behind computers, the machines which drive the supply and creation of power, food, medicine, money, communication, entertainment, and most goods our stores. It has transformed societies with the Internet, the digitization of information, mobile phone networks, and GPS technologies. Written in friendly and approachable language, Digitized provides a window onto the mysterious field from which all computer technology originates, making the theory and practice of computation understandable to the general reader. This popular science book explains how and why computers were invented, how they work, and what will happen in the future. Written by a leading computer scientist, Peter J. Bentley, it tells this fascinating story using the voices of pioneers and leading experts interviewed for the book, in effect throwing open the doors of the most cutting-edge computer laboratories. Bentley explores how this young discipline grew from the early work by pioneers such as Turing, through its growth spurts in the Internet, its difficult adolescent stage where the promises of AI were never achieved and dot-com bubble burst, to its current stage as a semi-mature field, capable of remarkable achievements. Packed with real-world examples, Digitized is the only book to explain the origins and key advances in all areas of computing: theory, hardware, software, Internet, user interfaces, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. If you have an interest in computers-whether you work with them, use them for fun, or are being taught about them in school-this book will provide an entertaining introduction to the science that’s changing the world.

Sprite Life

Sprite Life
$19.99

Adopt realistic 3D pets, including cats, dogs, and spritelings. Pets need your love and attention, in addition to food, water, and sleep. They love it when you play with them, and get lonely when you don’t visit often enough. Many toys are included, such as fireworks, bubbles, a frisbee, a race car, and an airplane. Each pet is completely unique, inheriting traits from its parents. Pets live in a large, beautiful mountain valley that you and your pets are free to explore. Sprite Life includes everything you need to get started with one unique pet of your choosing, the Sprite Life 3D world, and a chest full of toys for your sprite life pet. You can always add more pets later if you like. An adoption key allows you to adopt any pet currently available for adoption. Your new pet, and all future pets, will live in your own personal 3D world. Sprite Life also comes with a whistle you can use to call your pets to you when they wander off, a box of treats you can feed to your pets when they’re good, and a ball that your pets will love to fetch when you throw it. Have great fun with your sprite life pets with a chest full of exciting toys! Launch spectacular fireworks your pets will be excited to watch. Blow bubbles for your pets to chase. Fly a toy airplane. Race a toy dragster. Throw a frisbee. Float a helium-filled balloon. Your pets will love to chase toys and fetch them for you. Reward your pets with two new kinds of treats, including a power bar that gives them extra energy and nutrition for a healthy, happy life. Healthier pets spend more time playing and less time worrying about basic physical needs like eating, drinking, and sleeping. Give your pets a great night’s sleep with a pet bed and a teddy bear. Sprite life pets love to cuddle the teddy bear when they sleep, and prefer a nice soft bed. By keeping your pets comfortable, they’ll sleep soundly and wake up refreshed in no time.

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5
$19.99

The Dogz and Catz Virtual Petz Palz Bundle – Fun for Dog and Cat Lovers! Introduce your Dogz to Catz, and all of your Petz can play together! Fun for all ages with lots of adventure with your favorite Dogz and Catz palz. Makes a great gift for those that can’t have pets where they live or are allergic to animals!

Creatures 2

Creatures 2
$19.99

Amazon.com Product Description
A huge living world and six norn eggs are waiting to be hatched in this sequel to Creatures. Begin with your first baby creature and start exploring Albia for the first time. With dangers lurking around every corner, you must be on your guard if you and your family of norns are to build a peaceful existence. Ultimately, you may even find the genetic splicing machine and be rid of the menace of the vicious grendels forever.
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MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Minimum CPU Speed: 166 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 16 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 300 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: 800×600
Color Depth: High Color

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm
$63.05

Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace. While viewing technologies fundamentally in social rather than technical terms, "Digital Formations" nonetheless emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Importantly, it identifies digital formations as a new area of study in the social sciences and in thinking about globalization. The ten chapters, by leading scholars, examine key social, political, and economic developments associated with these new configurations of organization, space, and interaction. They address the operation of digital formations and their implications for the development of longstanding institutions and for their wider contexts and fields, and they consider the political, economic, and other forces shaping those formations and how the formations, in turn, are shaping such forces. Following a conceptual introduction by the editors are chapters by Hayward Alker, Jonathan Bach and David Stark, Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus, Dieter Ernst, D. Linda Garcia, Doug Guthrie, Robert Latham, Warren Sack, Saskia Sassen, and Steven Weber.

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)
$59.95

Creatures 2 features the most advanced artificial life technology ever created. Some features are a living & changing ecosystem, flowers and plants that seed, and insects that pollinate.

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)
$49.99

Creatures is one of the largest experiments in artificial life. This is a special world inhabited by the virtual life forms known as Norns. These cuddly little creatures have their own DNA brains and biochemistry. They learn to think for themselves but they need you to love them care for them and play with them. The adventure starts the moment your hatch your first baby Norn in the Nestery and begin to explore the giant Creatures Village world with them.System Requirements:Mac: OS X 10.2 10.3 10.4 CPU: G3 – 900MHz G4 – 700Mhz G5 RAM: 128 MB Video: 800 x 600 Sound: Standard Macintosh CD-ROM: 12X 600 MB of hard drive disk spaceFormat: WIN 98ME2000XP/MAC 10.1 OR LATER Genre: CHILDREN Rating: NR UPC: 632332271102 Manufacturer No: 271102

Creatures (PC / Mac)

Creatures (PC / Mac)
$39.99

Get A-Life. Don’t be confused. There are a lot of "Virtual pet" gadgets and screen toys that claim to be the Real Thing. But only Creatures actually creates life on your PC. The Norns you hatch in creatures are truly alive, and should be considered as small as children. They come complete with their own biochemistry, brains, and digital DNA. They are friendly, curious, social, and eager to learn. But like small children, they can also get into mischief. So in order to experience life to the fullest, they need your help. just remember, their life is in your hands.

Creatures 3 – PC

Creatures 3 - PC
$37.97

Good condition in original jewel case with art and/or inserts. No box or manual. Satisfaction guaranteed! Shipped within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays.) 3CD2

Dogz 4

Dogz 4
$29.99

Your Virtual Petz PalzProduct InformationThe world famous virtual Petz? are back and as rambunctious as ever.Dogz® 4 takes your whiskered friends on a wild romp through time andspace to visit a south seas island and even a palace in Arabia! Tons ofgreat new accessories costumes and toyz ensure that your traveling Dogzalways arrive in style. With new voice-recognition technology (microphonerequired*) you can talk to your Dogz and they’ll actually respond. Becauseyou can import Dogz from previous versions you can teach your old Dogznew tricks like "bang"!Dogz are virtual Petz that live on your computer.  Dogz scamperacross your desktop play in their home Play scenes travel and explorenew faraway Play scenes and frolic in Play scenes that you make especiallyfor them.  You can adopt as many Dogz as you want – as long as youtake care of them all!  Dogz are little when you first adopt themand then they grow up over time into adult Dogz!Comes with 10 breedz of Dogz and one Pigz.  They have differentpersonalities but every Dogz is unique!Dogz need love and attention water food and regular brushing. When your Dogz get sick add Medicine to their food or water.  Theyalso need regular play and exercise. And don’t forget to give them tastyTreatz when they’ve been good and to discourage naughty behaviors.You are given a supply case with over 100 toyz!  You can’t forgetabout the clothing and accessories – dress your Dogz in stylish clothingand accessories along with the costumes for the Circus!  Breed Them!Raise Them!Train Them!Love Them!  Product Features  Circus:  Travel through time andspace to Eastern Europe where you train your Dogz to perform tricks underthe Big Top in the Circus. Wild West:  Watch out for tumble weeds as yourDogz amble down a dusty street. South Sea Island:  Hunt for pirate treasureson this island paradise.&nb

Babyz

Babyz
$29.99

Make way for Babyz! Adopt an adorable virtual kid in this amazing, playful simulation of child rearing from the company that brought you Catz and Dogz. Each Babyz (that’s singular, too) is darling and unique–choose one of fifteen to adopt or, if none of them is just right, check out their Web site with plenty more to pick from, changing every day. You can have up to three in one house, and then the fun begins. Name your Babyz, clothe them, give them toys, feed them, watch them play in the backyard, or just give them a tickle when they look bored. The software runs both like a normally selected program and as a screensaver–if you’re not careful, the Babyz will take over your screen when you’re not looking! The graphics are playful and imaginative, the costumes are cute, and the house itself is full of stuff for the Babyz to explore. The package comes with a headset microphone and voice-recognition software so you can even talk to your Babyz–or teach them to speak. Short, simple words will start yammering back at you before long, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a babbling Babyz in your computer. –Rob Lightner

Catz 4 – PC

Catz 4 - PC
$27.49

The world-famous virtual Petz palz are back on your computer and now they’re ready to travel the world. Train and play with your Petz in great new scenes. Explore these exciting new lands with your Catz: Gypsy Carnival–travel through time and space to Eastern Europe where you train your Catz to perform tricks under the Big Top in the Gypsy Circus; Wild West–watch out for tumbleweeds as your Catz amble down the dusty street in the Wild West; Arabian Desert–the intrigue of Arabian Nights calls for you and your Catz as you uncover the mysteries of the desert Oasis; and Winter Wonderland–play in the outdoor Winter Wonderland where sledding is a must and hot soup is a welcome treat.

Aquazone Deluxe – PC/Mac

Aquazone Deluxe - PC/Mac
$24.99

Now you can have desktop life with Aquazone Deluxe, the virtual aquarium. This deluxe version contains more plants, more accessories, more fish, and more backdrops. Just as in a real aquarium, your fish are alive, each with its own personality and behavior. You can care for them and customize your aquarium the way you want. Aquazone exists in real time, so even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium stays active.

Creatures Playground – PC

Creatures Playground - PC
$24.95

This product offers an exciting fairground world of adventure for kids to explore. It offers a huge variety of locations and activities–from a costume workshop to an alien space station to a colorful village square to carnival rides and a build-it-yourself roller coaster. Two new Norn breeds now give you a choice of six different creature breeds, and there are now more exciting rides than ever. Creatures Playground is perfect for children of all ages.

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack
$24.53

Experience the beauty and mesmerizing activity of a real aquarium right on your computer! Go ahead, tap the screen. This virtual aquarium is as real as it gets! Watch your computer come to life with Aquazone’s nine fish species, selective breeding, and animated plants. With this realistic aquatic environment, you’ll care for your fish and plants and customize your aquarium just like you would with a real aquarium. You can even breed and crossbreed guppies to create uniquely colored fish, so each has an individual personality and look. Besides three species of guppies, there are six other species: neon tetra, red phantom tetra, false rummy-nosed tetra, angelfish, leopard catfish, and black molly. Since Aquazone exists in real time, even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium is alive!

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World
$20.73

There’s a hidden science that affects every part of your life, a science so powerful that you would be hard-pressed to find a single human being on the planet unaffected by its achievements. It is the science behind computers, the machines which drive the supply and creation of power, food, medicine, money, communication, entertainment, and most goods our stores. It has transformed societies with the Internet, the digitization of information, mobile phone networks, and GPS technologies. Written in friendly and approachable language, Digitized provides a window onto the mysterious field from which all computer technology originates, making the theory and practice of computation understandable to the general reader. This popular science book explains how and why computers were invented, how they work, and what will happen in the future. Written by a leading computer scientist, Peter J. Bentley, it tells this fascinating story using the voices of pioneers and leading experts interviewed for the book, in effect throwing open the doors of the most cutting-edge computer laboratories. Bentley explores how this young discipline grew from the early work by pioneers such as Turing, through its growth spurts in the Internet, its difficult adolescent stage where the promises of AI were never achieved and dot-com bubble burst, to its current stage as a semi-mature field, capable of remarkable achievements. Packed with real-world examples, Digitized is the only book to explain the origins and key advances in all areas of computing: theory, hardware, software, Internet, user interfaces, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. If you have an interest in computers-whether you work with them, use them for fun, or are being taught about them in school-this book will provide an entertaining introduction to the science that’s changing the world.

Sprite Life

Sprite Life
$19.99

Adopt realistic 3D pets, including cats, dogs, and spritelings. Pets need your love and attention, in addition to food, water, and sleep. They love it when you play with them, and get lonely when you don’t visit often enough. Many toys are included, such as fireworks, bubbles, a frisbee, a race car, and an airplane. Each pet is completely unique, inheriting traits from its parents. Pets live in a large, beautiful mountain valley that you and your pets are free to explore. Sprite Life includes everything you need to get started with one unique pet of your choosing, the Sprite Life 3D world, and a chest full of toys for your sprite life pet. You can always add more pets later if you like. An adoption key allows you to adopt any pet currently available for adoption. Your new pet, and all future pets, will live in your own personal 3D world. Sprite Life also comes with a whistle you can use to call your pets to you when they wander off, a box of treats you can feed to your pets when they’re good, and a ball that your pets will love to fetch when you throw it. Have great fun with your sprite life pets with a chest full of exciting toys! Launch spectacular fireworks your pets will be excited to watch. Blow bubbles for your pets to chase. Fly a toy airplane. Race a toy dragster. Throw a frisbee. Float a helium-filled balloon. Your pets will love to chase toys and fetch them for you. Reward your pets with two new kinds of treats, including a power bar that gives them extra energy and nutrition for a healthy, happy life. Healthier pets spend more time playing and less time worrying about basic physical needs like eating, drinking, and sleeping. Give your pets a great night’s sleep with a pet bed and a teddy bear. Sprite life pets love to cuddle the teddy bear when they sleep, and prefer a nice soft bed. By keeping your pets comfortable, they’ll sleep soundly and wake up refreshed in no time.

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5
$19.99

The Dogz and Catz Virtual Petz Palz Bundle – Fun for Dog and Cat Lovers! Introduce your Dogz to Catz, and all of your Petz can play together! Fun for all ages with lots of adventure with your favorite Dogz and Catz palz. Makes a great gift for those that can’t have pets where they live or are allergic to animals!

Creatures 2

Creatures 2
$19.99

Amazon.com Product Description
A huge living world and six norn eggs are waiting to be hatched in this sequel to Creatures. Begin with your first baby creature and start exploring Albia for the first time. With dangers lurking around every corner, you must be on your guard if you and your family of norns are to build a peaceful existence. Ultimately, you may even find the genetic splicing machine and be rid of the menace of the vicious grendels forever.
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MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Minimum CPU Speed: 166 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 16 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 300 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: 800×600
Color Depth: High Color

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Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm

Digital Formations: It and New Architectures in the Global Realm
$63.05

Computer-centered networks and technologies are reshaping social relations and constituting new social domains on a global scale, from virtually borderless electronic markets and Internet-based large-scale conversations to worldwide open source software development communities, transnational corporate production systems, and the global knowledge-arenas associated with NGO networks. This book explores how such "digital formations" emerge from the ever-changing intersection of computer-centered technologies and the broad range of social contexts that underlie much of what happens in cyberspace. While viewing technologies fundamentally in social rather than technical terms, "Digital Formations" nonetheless emphasizes the importance of recognizing the specific technical capacities of digital technologies. Importantly, it identifies digital formations as a new area of study in the social sciences and in thinking about globalization. The ten chapters, by leading scholars, examine key social, political, and economic developments associated with these new configurations of organization, space, and interaction. They address the operation of digital formations and their implications for the development of longstanding institutions and for their wider contexts and fields, and they consider the political, economic, and other forces shaping those formations and how the formations, in turn, are shaping such forces. Following a conceptual introduction by the editors are chapters by Hayward Alker, Jonathan Bach and David Stark, Lars-Erik Cederman and Peter A. Kraus, Dieter Ernst, D. Linda Garcia, Doug Guthrie, Robert Latham, Warren Sack, Saskia Sassen, and Steven Weber.

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)

Creatures 2 Deluxe (with Life Kit)
$59.95

Creatures 2 features the most advanced artificial life technology ever created. Some features are a living & changing ecosystem, flowers and plants that seed, and insects that pollinate.

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)

Creatures: Village (Win/Mac)
$49.99

Creatures is one of the largest experiments in artificial life. This is a special world inhabited by the virtual life forms known as Norns. These cuddly little creatures have their own DNA brains and biochemistry. They learn to think for themselves but they need you to love them care for them and play with them. The adventure starts the moment your hatch your first baby Norn in the Nestery and begin to explore the giant Creatures Village world with them.System Requirements:Mac: OS X 10.2 10.3 10.4 CPU: G3 – 900MHz G4 – 700Mhz G5 RAM: 128 MB Video: 800 x 600 Sound: Standard Macintosh CD-ROM: 12X 600 MB of hard drive disk spaceFormat: WIN 98ME2000XP/MAC 10.1 OR LATER Genre: CHILDREN Rating: NR UPC: 632332271102 Manufacturer No: 271102

Creatures (PC / Mac)

Creatures (PC / Mac)
$39.99

Get A-Life. Don’t be confused. There are a lot of "Virtual pet" gadgets and screen toys that claim to be the Real Thing. But only Creatures actually creates life on your PC. The Norns you hatch in creatures are truly alive, and should be considered as small as children. They come complete with their own biochemistry, brains, and digital DNA. They are friendly, curious, social, and eager to learn. But like small children, they can also get into mischief. So in order to experience life to the fullest, they need your help. just remember, their life is in your hands.

Creatures 3 – PC

Creatures 3 - PC
$37.97

Good condition in original jewel case with art and/or inserts. No box or manual. Satisfaction guaranteed! Shipped within 24 hours (except weekends and holidays.) 3CD2

Dogz 4

Dogz 4
$29.99

Your Virtual Petz PalzProduct InformationThe world famous virtual Petz? are back and as rambunctious as ever.Dogz® 4 takes your whiskered friends on a wild romp through time andspace to visit a south seas island and even a palace in Arabia! Tons ofgreat new accessories costumes and toyz ensure that your traveling Dogzalways arrive in style. With new voice-recognition technology (microphonerequired*) you can talk to your Dogz and they’ll actually respond. Becauseyou can import Dogz from previous versions you can teach your old Dogznew tricks like "bang"!Dogz are virtual Petz that live on your computer.  Dogz scamperacross your desktop play in their home Play scenes travel and explorenew faraway Play scenes and frolic in Play scenes that you make especiallyfor them.  You can adopt as many Dogz as you want – as long as youtake care of them all!  Dogz are little when you first adopt themand then they grow up over time into adult Dogz!Comes with 10 breedz of Dogz and one Pigz.  They have differentpersonalities but every Dogz is unique!Dogz need love and attention water food and regular brushing. When your Dogz get sick add Medicine to their food or water.  Theyalso need regular play and exercise. And don’t forget to give them tastyTreatz when they’ve been good and to discourage naughty behaviors.You are given a supply case with over 100 toyz!  You can’t forgetabout the clothing and accessories – dress your Dogz in stylish clothingand accessories along with the costumes for the Circus!  Breed Them!Raise Them!Train Them!Love Them!  Product Features  Circus:  Travel through time andspace to Eastern Europe where you train your Dogz to perform tricks underthe Big Top in the Circus. Wild West:  Watch out for tumble weeds as yourDogz amble down a dusty street. South Sea Island:  Hunt for pirate treasureson this island paradise.&nb

Babyz

Babyz
$29.99

Make way for Babyz! Adopt an adorable virtual kid in this amazing, playful simulation of child rearing from the company that brought you Catz and Dogz. Each Babyz (that’s singular, too) is darling and unique–choose one of fifteen to adopt or, if none of them is just right, check out their Web site with plenty more to pick from, changing every day. You can have up to three in one house, and then the fun begins. Name your Babyz, clothe them, give them toys, feed them, watch them play in the backyard, or just give them a tickle when they look bored. The software runs both like a normally selected program and as a screensaver–if you’re not careful, the Babyz will take over your screen when you’re not looking! The graphics are playful and imaginative, the costumes are cute, and the house itself is full of stuff for the Babyz to explore. The package comes with a headset microphone and voice-recognition software so you can even talk to your Babyz–or teach them to speak. Short, simple words will start yammering back at you before long, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without a babbling Babyz in your computer. –Rob Lightner

Catz 4 – PC

Catz 4 - PC
$27.49

The world-famous virtual Petz palz are back on your computer and now they’re ready to travel the world. Train and play with your Petz in great new scenes. Explore these exciting new lands with your Catz: Gypsy Carnival–travel through time and space to Eastern Europe where you train your Catz to perform tricks under the Big Top in the Gypsy Circus; Wild West–watch out for tumbleweeds as your Catz amble down the dusty street in the Wild West; Arabian Desert–the intrigue of Arabian Nights calls for you and your Catz as you uncover the mysteries of the desert Oasis; and Winter Wonderland–play in the outdoor Winter Wonderland where sledding is a must and hot soup is a welcome treat.

Aquazone Deluxe – PC/Mac

Aquazone Deluxe - PC/Mac
$24.99

Now you can have desktop life with Aquazone Deluxe, the virtual aquarium. This deluxe version contains more plants, more accessories, more fish, and more backdrops. Just as in a real aquarium, your fish are alive, each with its own personality and behavior. You can care for them and customize your aquarium the way you want. Aquazone exists in real time, so even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium stays active.

Creatures Playground – PC

Creatures Playground - PC
$24.95

This product offers an exciting fairground world of adventure for kids to explore. It offers a huge variety of locations and activities–from a costume workshop to an alien space station to a colorful village square to carnival rides and a build-it-yourself roller coaster. Two new Norn breeds now give you a choice of six different creature breeds, and there are now more exciting rides than ever. Creatures Playground is perfect for children of all ages.

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack

Aquazone Deluxe 2 with Guppy Pack
$24.53

Experience the beauty and mesmerizing activity of a real aquarium right on your computer! Go ahead, tap the screen. This virtual aquarium is as real as it gets! Watch your computer come to life with Aquazone’s nine fish species, selective breeding, and animated plants. With this realistic aquatic environment, you’ll care for your fish and plants and customize your aquarium just like you would with a real aquarium. You can even breed and crossbreed guppies to create uniquely colored fish, so each has an individual personality and look. Besides three species of guppies, there are six other species: neon tetra, red phantom tetra, false rummy-nosed tetra, angelfish, leopard catfish, and black molly. Since Aquazone exists in real time, even when your computer is turned off, your Aquazone aquarium is alive!

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World

Digitized: The Science of Computers and How It Shapes Our World
$20.73

There’s a hidden science that affects every part of your life, a science so powerful that you would be hard-pressed to find a single human being on the planet unaffected by its achievements. It is the science behind computers, the machines which drive the supply and creation of power, food, medicine, money, communication, entertainment, and most goods our stores. It has transformed societies with the Internet, the digitization of information, mobile phone networks, and GPS technologies. Written in friendly and approachable language, Digitized provides a window onto the mysterious field from which all computer technology originates, making the theory and practice of computation understandable to the general reader. This popular science book explains how and why computers were invented, how they work, and what will happen in the future. Written by a leading computer scientist, Peter J. Bentley, it tells this fascinating story using the voices of pioneers and leading experts interviewed for the book, in effect throwing open the doors of the most cutting-edge computer laboratories. Bentley explores how this young discipline grew from the early work by pioneers such as Turing, through its growth spurts in the Internet, its difficult adolescent stage where the promises of AI were never achieved and dot-com bubble burst, to its current stage as a semi-mature field, capable of remarkable achievements. Packed with real-world examples, Digitized is the only book to explain the origins and key advances in all areas of computing: theory, hardware, software, Internet, user interfaces, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. If you have an interest in computers-whether you work with them, use them for fun, or are being taught about them in school-this book will provide an entertaining introduction to the science that’s changing the world.

Sprite Life

Sprite Life
$19.99

Adopt realistic 3D pets, including cats, dogs, and spritelings. Pets need your love and attention, in addition to food, water, and sleep. They love it when you play with them, and get lonely when you don’t visit often enough. Many toys are included, such as fireworks, bubbles, a frisbee, a race car, and an airplane. Each pet is completely unique, inheriting traits from its parents. Pets live in a large, beautiful mountain valley that you and your pets are free to explore. Sprite Life includes everything you need to get started with one unique pet of your choosing, the Sprite Life 3D world, and a chest full of toys for your sprite life pet. You can always add more pets later if you like. An adoption key allows you to adopt any pet currently available for adoption. Your new pet, and all future pets, will live in your own personal 3D world. Sprite Life also comes with a whistle you can use to call your pets to you when they wander off, a box of treats you can feed to your pets when they’re good, and a ball that your pets will love to fetch when you throw it. Have great fun with your sprite life pets with a chest full of exciting toys! Launch spectacular fireworks your pets will be excited to watch. Blow bubbles for your pets to chase. Fly a toy airplane. Race a toy dragster. Throw a frisbee. Float a helium-filled balloon. Your pets will love to chase toys and fetch them for you. Reward your pets with two new kinds of treats, including a power bar that gives them extra energy and nutrition for a healthy, happy life. Healthier pets spend more time playing and less time worrying about basic physical needs like eating, drinking, and sleeping. Give your pets a great night’s sleep with a pet bed and a teddy bear. Sprite life pets love to cuddle the teddy bear when they sleep, and prefer a nice soft bed. By keeping your pets comfortable, they’ll sleep soundly and wake up refreshed in no time.

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5

Petz: Dogz 5 and Catz 5
$19.99

The Dogz and Catz Virtual Petz Palz Bundle – Fun for Dog and Cat Lovers! Introduce your Dogz to Catz, and all of your Petz can play together! Fun for all ages with lots of adventure with your favorite Dogz and Catz palz. Makes a great gift for those that can’t have pets where they live or are allergic to animals!

Creatures 2

Creatures 2
$19.99

Amazon.com Product Description
A huge living world and six norn eggs are waiting to be hatched in this sequel to Creatures. Begin with your first baby creature and start exploring Albia for the first time. With dangers lurking around every corner, you must be on your guard if you and your family of norns are to build a peaceful existence. Ultimately, you may even find the genetic splicing machine and be rid of the menace of the vicious grendels forever.
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MINIMUM PC REQUIREMENTS
Minimum CPU Speed: 166 MHz
Minimum RAM Required: 16 MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space: 300 MB
Graphics Type: SVGA
Graphics Resolution: 800×600
Color Depth: High Color


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