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Becoming Digital

Author : Vincent Mosco
ISBN : 9781787432956
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 36.76 MB
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This book examines the convergence of Cloud Computing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things to forge the Next Internet. Ubiquitous computing enables universal communication, concentration of power, privacy erosion, environmental degradation, and massive automation and this title explores solving these issues to create a democratic digital world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Becoming A Digital Designer

Author : Steven Heller
ISBN : 111803421X
Genre : Design
File Size : 35.92 MB
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From the author of the bestselling Becoming a Graphic Designer and the editor of Adobe Think Tank comes this clear overview of the field of digital design This complete guide to the evolving digital design disciplines opens the door to today’s most sought-after job opportunities in Web, video, broadcast, game, and animation design. Featuring over 45 interviews with leading digital designers and more than 225 illustrations, the book covers everything from education and training, design specialties, and work settings to preparing an effective portfolio and finding a job. This is an ideal starting point for anyone considering a career in the digital design world. Steven Heller (New York, NY) is the co-chair of the MFA Designer As Author program and co-founder of the MFA in Design Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is the author or editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture, including Becoming a Graphic Designer (0-471-71506-9). David Womack (New York, NY) writes about trends in design and technology for numerous publications and consults on digital strategy for leading organizations. He is the editor of Adobe Think Tank.
Category: Design

Becoming A Digital Library

Author : Susan J. Barnes
ISBN : 9780824757755
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 60.63 MB
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This excellent reference traces the construction and maintenance of the digital collections and services that have been available day in and day out to users worldwide for more than a decade. It examines applicable guidelines for any library looking to build and manage systems, conduct and evaluate projects, and scout new directions for mainstreaming and hybridizing the building of a digital library. Including contributions from seasoned experts in specializations such as staffing, collection development, and technology project management for digital libraries, Becoming a Digital Library discusses the techniques for finding and training the right people to build a digital library.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Darwinism In A Consumer Driven World

Author : Kyle Hutchins
ISBN : 9782744057335
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 87.48 MB
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"Modern companies should focus more on their "improvisation capabilities" that rely on data, innovation, collaboration and individuals' own adaptation capabilities. Erik and Kyle provide a useful framework to think corporate strategy from a different perspective in this book that perfectly applies evolutionist theory to the digital age." Vincent Stuhlen, Global Head of Digital, l'Oréal, Luxury Division “Erik and Kyle help every executive to understand the impact of the technology revolution we are experiencing. Readers will find in these pages valuable insights on the importance of change and adapting their business to this new world.” Alex Dayon, President Applications & Platform, “This book serves as a practical guide, stems from well-selected real world examples and blossoms into four nature-inspired models for customer relationship management.” Xi Zhang, Strategy Senior Manager, China Resources Group “For the financial services industry, where competition is intense and consumers are in charge, the frameworks and analogies offered provide practical ideas for staying ahead and thriving in a consumer-driven world.” Karyn Furstman, Customer Experience Executive, Safeco Insurance, a Liberty Mutual company “This darwinian approach, which comes from the B2C world, is also quite present in our B2B environment. It’s a source of inspiration that helps us better understand the needs of our customers, be it our industrial partners or our end users/ passengers.” Yann Barbaux, SVP Innovation, Airbus S.A.S. “Hutchins and Campanini provide a memorable framework that balances rapid adaptation with reliable delivery. It’s a must read for any business that finds it challenging to keep up with the exponential growth of customer expectations.” Deanna Oppenheimer, CEO CameoWorks, Global Board Member of Tesco
Category: Business & Economics

Digital Cities

Author : Toru Ishida
ISBN : 9783540672654
Genre : Computers
File Size : 73.87 MB
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On the way towards the Information Society, global networks such as the Internet, together with mobile computing, have made wide-area computing over virtual communities a reality. Digital city projects, with the goal of building platforms to support community networking, are going on worldwide. This is the first book devoted to digital cities. It is based on an international symposium held in Kyoto, Japan, in September 1999. The 34 revised full papers presented were carefully selected for inclusion in the book; they reflect the state of the art in this exciting new field of interdisciplinary research and development. The book is divided into parts on design and analysis, digital city experiments, community network experiments, applications, visualization technologies, mobile technologies, and social interaction and communityware.
Category: Computers

The Future Of The City Of Intellect

Author : Steven G. Brint
ISBN : 9780804745314
Genre : Education
File Size : 27.96 MB
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Based on new data and new analytical frameworks, this book assesses the forces of change at play in the development of American universities and their prospects for the future. The book begins with a lengthy introduction by Clark Kerr that not only provides an overview of change since the time he coined the phrase “the city of intellect” but also discusses the major changes that will affect American universities over the next thirty years. Part One examines demographic and economic changes, such as the rise of nearly universal higher education, private gift and corporate sponsorship of research, new labor market opportunities, and increasing inequality among institutions and disciplines. Part Two assesses the profound influence of the Internet and other technologies on teaching and learning. Part Three describes how the various forces of change affect the nature of academic research and the organization of disciplines and the curriculum. Part Four analyzes the consequences of change for university governance and the means by which universities in the future can maintain high levels of achievement while maintaining high levels of autonomy. The contributors include many of today’s leading scholars of higher education. They are Andrew Abbott, Steven Brint, Richard Chait, Burton R. Clark, Randall Collins, David J. Collis, Roger L. Geiger, Patricia J. Gumport, Clark Kerr, Richard A. Lanham, Jason Owen-Smith, Walter W. Powell, Sheila Slaughter, and Carol Tomlinson-Keasey.
Category: Education

Digital Media Cultural Production And Speculative Capitalism

Author : Freya Schiwy
ISBN : 9781317982319
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.53 MB
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This collection of essays explores the interfaces between new information technologies and their impact on contemporary culture, and recent transformations in capitalist production. From a transnational frame, the essays investigate some of the key facets of contemporary global capitalism: the ascendance of finance capital, and the increasing importance of immaterial labor (understood here as a post-Fordist notion of work that privileges the art of communication, affect, and virtuosity). The contributors address these transformation by exploring their relation to new digital media (YouTube, MySpace, digital image and video technology, information networks, etc.) and various cultural forms including the Hispanic television talk show, indigenous video production, documentary film in Southern California, the Latin American stock market, German security surveillance, transnational videoconferencing, and Japanese tourists’ use of visual images on cell phones. The authors argue that the seemingly radical newness and alleged immateriality of contemporary speculative capitalism, turns out to be less dramatically new and more grounded in colonial/racial histories of both material and immaterial exploitation than one might at first imagine. Similarly, human interaction with digital media and virtuality, ostensibly a double marker for the contemporary and economically privileged subject, in fact reveals itself in many cases as transgressive of racial, economic and historical categories.
Category: Social Science

Digital Community Digital Citizen

Author : Jason B. Ohler
ISBN : 9781452223469
Genre : Education
File Size : 76.1 MB
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An all-inclusive roadmap to citizenship in the 21st Century Best-selling author, educator, and futurist Jason Ohler challenges all readers to redefine our roles as citizens in today’s globally connected infosphere. His text aligns the process of teaching digital citizenship with the ISTE standards definition, and uses an “ideal school board” device to address fears, opportunities, and the critical issues of character education. These issues include: Cyberbullying, “sexting,” and other safety concerns Students’ ability to creatively access and critically assess information Respect and ethics regarding copyrighted information Communicating appropriately in an expanded and public realm
Category: Education

Digital Art Masters

Author : 3dtotal.Com,
ISBN : 9781136130458
Genre : Art
File Size : 38.83 MB
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Meet some of the finest 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today and discover how they create some of the most innovative digital art in the world. More than a gallery book or a coffee table book- Digital Art Masters Volume 5 includes over 50 artists and 900 unique and stunning 2D and 3D digital art. Beyond the breath taking images is a breakdown of the techniques, challenges and tricks the artists employed while creating stunning imagery. This volume, much like the previous volumes is not your standard coffee table book nor is it our usual how-to-book. New to this volume will be 5 artist video tutorials. Five artists will specifically detail an aspect of their gallery image from start to finish, offering further technique driven insight and expertise offering 2 1⁄2 hours of additional inspiration. With a click of a mouse, artists willbe able to apply the leading techniques to their own work with access to additional video tutorials, source files, textures and digital brushes at the companion website:
Category: Art

Deleuze And Film

Author : David Martin-Jones
ISBN : 9780748650910
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 58.43 MB
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Engages Deleuze's philosophy with a range of popular films and explores the degree to which a film's popularity impacts upon its ability to 'think' (in the manner that Deleuze described in relation to examples of the art of film in his Cinema books), and
Category: Performing Arts