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Computing As Writing

Author : Daniel Punday
ISBN : 9781452944999
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the common metaphor that equates computing and writing, tracing it from the naming of devices (“notebook” computers) through the design of user interfaces (the “desktop”) to how we describe the work of programmers (“writing” code). Computing as Writing ponders both the implications and contradictions of the metaphor. During the past decade, analysis of digital media honed its focus on particular hardware and software platforms. Daniel Punday argues that scholars should, instead, embrace both the power and the fuzziness of the writing metaphor as it relates to computing—which isn’t simply a set of techniques or a collection of technologies but also an idea that resonates throughout contemporary culture. He addresses a wide array of subjects, including film representations of computing (Desk Set, The Social Network), Neal Stephenson’s famous open source manifesto, J. K. Rowling’s legal battle with a fan site, the sorting of digital libraries, subscription services like Netflix, and the Apple versus Google debate over openness in computing. Punday shows how contemporary authors are caught between traditional notions of writerly authority and computing’s emphasis on doing things with writing. What does it mean to be a writer today? Is writing code for an app equivalent to writing a novel? Should we change how we teach writing? Punday’s answers to these questions and others are original and refreshing, and push the study of digital media in productive new directions.
Category: Literary Criticism

Writing For Television Radio And New Media

Author : Robert L. Hilliard
ISBN : 9781133707073
Genre : Performing Arts
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WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for almost fifty years. Its frequently updated revisions, including the tenth edition, combine the best principles and examples of the past with those of contemporary practice. Its thorough coverage of concepts, approaches, and techniques concentrates on the key media formats of commercials; news and sports; documentaries; reality programs; talk shows; interviews; music programs; corporate, educational and children's formats; and drama and sitcoms. It also presents basic information the writer needs on production techniques, demographics, copyright, and career opportunities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Performing Arts

U M Computing News

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ISBN : UOM:39015038722230
Genre : Computation laboratories
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Category: Computation laboratories

The Use Of Databases In Cross Linguistic Studies

Author : Martin Everaert
ISBN : 9783110198744
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book promotes the development of linguistic databases by describing a number of successful database projects, focusing especially on cross-linguistic and typological research. It has become increasingly clear that ready access to knowledge about cross-linguistic variation is of great value to many types of linguistic research. Such a systematic body of data is essential in order to gain a proper understanding of what is truly universal in language and what is determined by specific cultural settings. Moreover, it is increasingly needed as a tool to systematically evaluate contrasting theoretical claims. The book includes a chapter on general problems of using databases to handle language data and chapters on a number of individual projects. Note: This title was originally announced as including a CD-Rom with databases. The CD-Rom, however, was replaced by a list of URLs within the book. More information as well as links to the databases can also be found here.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cooperative Systems Design

Author : Mireille Blay-Fornarino
ISBN : 1586032445
Genre : Computers
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Annotation The main goal of the COOP conferences is to contribute to the solution of problems related to the design of cooperative systems, and to the integration of these systems in organizational settings. The main assumption behind the COOP conferences is that cooperative design requires a deep understanding of cooperative work in groups and organizations, involving both artifacts and social practices. The COOP 2002 conference is mainly devoted to the following issues: the gap between 'virtual' and 'material' artifacts in human collaboration; collaboration among mobile actors; the WWW as a platform for cooperative systems and changing practices and organizations in the wake of the cooperative systems.
Category: Computers

Computers As Components

Author : Marilyn Wolf
ISBN : 9780123884428
Genre : Computers
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Computers as Components: Principles of Embedded Computing System Design, Third Edition, presents essential knowledge on embedded systems technology and techniques. Updated for today's embedded systems design methods, this volume features new examples including digital signal processing, multimedia, and cyber-physical systems. It also covers the latest processors from Texas Instruments, ARM, and Microchip Technology plus software, operating systems, networks, consumer devices, and more. Like the previous editions, this textbook uses real processors to demonstrate both technology and techniques; shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice; stresses necessary fundamentals that can be applied to evolving technologies; and helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems. Updates in this edition include: description of cyber-physical systems; exploration of the PIC and TI OMAP processors; high-level representations of systems using signal flow graphs; enhanced material on interprocess communication and buffering in operating systems; and design examples that include an audio player, digital camera, and cell phone. The author maintains a robust ancillary site at which includes a variety of support materials for instructors and students, including PowerPoint slides for each chapter; lab assignments developed for multiple systems including the ARM-based BeagleBoard computer; downloadable exercises solutions and source code; and links to resources and additional information on hardware, software, systems, and more. This book will appeal to students in an embedded systems design course as well as to researchers and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design. Description of cyber-physical systems: physical systems with integrated computation to give new capabilities Exploration of the PIC and TI OMAP multiprocessors High-level representations of systems using signal flow graphs Enhanced material on interprocess communication and buffering in operating systems Design examples include an audio player, digital camera, cell phone, and more
Category: Computers

Administrative Problem Solving For Writing Programs And Writing Centers

Author : Linda Myers-Breslin
ISBN : UCSC:32106016093426
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Addressing the issues and problems faced by writing program administrators (WPAs) and writing center directors (WCDs), and how they can most effectively resolve the political, pedagogical, and financial questions that arise, this book presents essays from experienced WPAs and WCDs at a wide variety of institutions that offer scenarios and case studies demonstrating the types of issues that these administrators have faced and their solutions. Covering a broad range of topics, the book will help both new and experienced WPAs and WCDs develop and maintain effective, efficient, and successful programs and centers. After a preface (by Douglas D. Hesse) and an introduction, essays in the book are (1) "In Pursuit of Competence: Preparing New Graduate Teaching Assistants for the Classroom" (Richard Bullock); (2) "Selecting and Training Undergraduate and Graduate Staffs in a Writing Lab" (Muriel Harris); (3) "The Problem Graduate Instructor" (Lynn Langer Meeks and Christine A. Hult); (4) "What Happens When Discourse Communities Collide? Portfolio Assessment and Non-Tenure-Track Faculty" (Allene Cooper, Martha Sipe, Teresa Dewey, and Stephanie Hunt); (5) "Introducing a Developmental Writing Program at a Small, Rural Two-Year College" (Paul Bodmer); (6) "Examining Our Assumptions as Gatekeepers: A Two-Year College Perspective" (Howard Tinberg); (7) "Mobilizing Human Resources to (Re)Form a Writing Program" (Louise Wetherbee Phelps); (8) "Writing Across the Curriculum" (Joan A. Mullin); (9) "Budgeting and Politics: Keeping the Writing Center Alive" (Linda S. Houston); (10) "From Virtual to Reality: Thinking about Technology and the Composition Program" (Deborah H. Holdstein); (11) "Computers in the Writing Center" (Sara E. Kimball); (12) "Productive Change in a Turbulent Atmosphere: Pipe Dream or Possibility?" (Rita Malenczyk); (13) "A New Millennium for the Writing Program: Introducing Authority and Change to Traditional Folks Who Employ Time-Worn Practices" (Ben W. McClelland); (14) "Running a Large Writing Program" (Linda Myers-Breslin); (15) "How WPAs Can Learn to Use Power to Their Own Advantage" (Barry M. Maid); (16) "How Can Physical Space and Administrative Structure Shape Writing Programs, Writing Centers, and WAC Projects?" (Carol Peterson Haviland and Edward M. White); (17) "Managing the Writing Center/Classroom Relationship" (Dave Healy); (18) "The WPA, the Composition Instructor, and Scholarship" (Lisa Gerrard); and (19) "Initiating a Peer Tutoring Program in a University Writing Center" (Robert S. Dornsife). Contains a 47-item list of suggested readings and an approximately 100-item list of works cited. (RS)
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Computing For Ordinary Mortals

Author : Robert St. Amant
ISBN : 9780199775309
Genre : Computers
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In Computing for Ordinary Mortals, cognitive scientist and AI expert Robert St. Amant explains what he calls, "the really interesting part" of computing, which are the ideas behind the technology. They're powerful ideas, and the foundations for everything that computers do, but they are little discussed. This book will not tell you how to use your computer, but it will give you a conceptual tour of how it works. Some of the ideas, like modularity which are so embedded in what we do as humans, can also give us insight into our own daily activities, how we interact with other people, and in some cases even what's going on in our heads. Computing is all around us, and, to quote Richard Hamming, the influential mathematician and computer scientist, "The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers," and it is this insight that informs the entire book.
Category: Computers

Computing For Architects

Author : R. A. Reynolds
ISBN : 9781483135762
Genre : Architecture
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Computing for Architects provides an introduction to computers and their use in architectural offices. It is the result of 17 years' experience of using computers in firms in private practice and is intended to be more of a practical guide than a textbook. It attempts to show where computers can help, how they can be applied, and how to avoid the worst pitfalls. The book begins by describing how the attitudes of architects towards computers have changed over the years. This is followed by separate chapters on the benefits and drawbacks of using computers; different types of computers and computer programs; the principles and operations of databases; and their application in architectural design. Subsequent chapters discuss computer-aided drafting, computer visualization, job management systems, and design-aid programs. The importance of environmental analysis is emphasized, covering lighting analysis, thermal analysis, sunlight analysis, airconditioning analysis, and acoustical analysis. The final chapters deal with office management systems and the future of computing.
Category: Architecture