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502 p ; cm.
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241 pages
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199 pages
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26 p. ; 28 cm.
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222 pages ; 24 cm
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1 online resource (xiv, 103 pages) : illustrations.
  • How can ICTs be Drivers of Spatial Innovation? Urban Digital Nodes for the Smart Region between Milan and Turin.- The Background: a Critical Analysis of the Ongoing Milan ICT Projects.- Two Applied Research Pilot Projects: Spatial Impacts and Potentials of ICTs.-Reference case studies and best practices.-Looking at the future?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319173375 20160619
This book offers a fascinating exploration of the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and spatial planning, expanding the concept of "urban smartness" from the usual scale of buildings or urban projects to the regional dimension. In particular, it presents the outcomes of research undertaken at Politecnico di Milano, in collaboration with Telecom Italia, that had three principal goals: to investigate the use of ICTs for the representation, promotion, management, and dissemination of an integrated system of services; to explore the spatial impacts of digital services at different scales (regional, urban, local); and to understand how a system of mobile services can encourage new spatial uses and new collective behavior in the quest for better spatial quality of places. Useful critical analysis of international case studies is also included with the aim of verifying the opportunities afforded by new digital services not only to improve the urban efficiency but also to foster the evolution of urban communities through enhancement of the public realm. The book will be a source of valuable insights for both scholars and local administrators and operators involved in smart city projects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319173375 20160619
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208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
We live in a digital age, within a digital economy, continuously engaged with digital media. Digital encoding lies at the heart of our contemporary mobile-obsessed, information-heavy, media-saturated world, but it is usually regarded - if it is thought of at all - as something inaccessible, virtual or ephemeral, hidden deep within the workings of our computers, tablets and smartphones. It is surprising that, despite the profusion of books on the history of computers and computing, little has been written about what makes them possible. So what exactly is 'the digital'? Where did it come from? What do we actually know about it? Robin Boast tackles these fundamental questions in The Machine in the Ghost - and uncovers some very surprising answers. The book navigates the history of digitality, from the earliest use of digital encoding in a French telegraph invented in 1874, to the first electronic computers; the earliest uses within graphics and infor-mation systems in the 1950s; our interactions with computers through punch cards and program-ming languages; and the rise of digital media in the 1970s. Via these various, sometimes unanticipated historical routes, Boast reveals the foundations of digitality, our contemporary digital media, as something very real - the digital Machine in the virtual Ghost.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780237398 20170321
Green Library
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xxii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction Setting the Scene: An Insight into the `Gender Divide' in Science and Technological Advancement-- Pooran Wynarczyk and Marina Ranga.- Chapter 2. The Gender Dimension in German Knowledge and Technology Transfer: A Double-edged Sword-- Kathinka Best, Marie Heidingsfelder, Martina Schraudner.-Chapter 3. Women's Role in Biotechnology Research: The Case of Mexico-- Humberto Merritt and Maria del Pilar M Perez-Hernandez.- Chapter 4. Patenting Activity in Spain: A Gender Perspective-- Elba Mauleon and Maria Bordons.- Chapter 5. Gender Patterns of Businesses with Growth Potential in Croatia-- Slavica Singer, Natasa Sarlija, Sanja Pfeifer, Suncica Oberman Peterka.- Chapter 6. Gender-sensitive Business Counselling - Changing the Gendered Pattern and Understanding of Entrepreneurship-- Malin Lindberg and Anders W. Johansson.- Chapter 7. Gender, Commercialization and Thought Leadership in Computing: Examining Women's Participation in Information Technology Patenting and Conference Paper Authorship-- Catherine Ashcraft and Joanne McGrath Cohoon.- Chapter 8. Fostering Collaborative Innovation - Fraunhofer's Participatory Methodology-- Kathinka Best, Michael Rehberg, Martina Schraudner.- Chapter 9: Case Study: Hertha Ayrton-- Patricia Fara.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319499222 20171009
This book explores the gender dimension in technology commercialization through a collection of papers by internationally renowned scholars in the USA, Mexico and Europe. Technology, Commercialization and Gender looks at various gender imbalances in this key innovation area and demonstrates that the construction of gendered identities within male-dominated work environments such as technology commercialization is a complex and lengthy process, often faced with institutional culture obstacles. More gender awareness and openness along all stages of the innovation chain, as well as more research and policy interventions are needed to ensure better use of highly-skilled human capital in knowledge-based economies around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319499222 20171009
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248 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1 Cyber-Class 2 Vortex 3 Automata 4 Silicon 5 Circulations 6 Mobile 7 Proletariat 8 Cascade 9 Aftermath 10 War Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745334042 20160618
Coltan mines in the Congo; electronics factories in China; devastated neighbourhoods in Detroit. Cyber-Proletariat shows us the dark-side of the information revolution; an unsparing analysis of class power and computerisation. Nick Dyer-Witheford reveals how technology facilitates growing polarisation between wealthy elites and precarious workers. He reveals the class domination behind everything from expanding online surveillance to intensifying robotisation. At the same time he looks at possibilities for information technology within radical movements; contemporary struggles are cast in the blue glow of the computer screen. Cyber-Proletariat brings heterodox Marxist analysis to bear on modern technological developments. The result will be indispensable to social theorists and hacktivists alike and essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how Silicon Valley shapes the way we live today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745334042 20160618
Green Library
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290 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in front of a screen for an hour longer than we intended. Mobile devices and the web have invaded our lives, and this is a big idea book that addresses one of the biggest questions of our age: can we stay connected without diminishing our intelligence, attention spans, and ability to really live? Can we have it all? Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, a renowned Stanford technology guru, says yes. THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION is packed with fascinating studies, compelling research, and crucial takeaways. Whether it's breathing while Facebook refreshes, or finding creative ways to take a few hours away from the digital crush, this book is about the ways to tune in without tuning out.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780316247528 20160612
Business Library
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viii, 209 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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vii, 183 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Uneven patterns of adoption and use of ICTs 3. Children, youth and ICTs 4. Changing life circumstances and ICTs 5. Managing relationships through and around ICTs 6. Social networks and ICTs 7. Time and ICTs 8. Movement, public spaces and ICTs 9. The careers of ICTs 10. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859737989 20160528
The internet, television, mobile phones, computer-based devices and other new forms of information technology are changing at a rapid pace with potentially profound but also subtle influences on social life. Yet, they also pose challenges and have to be managed. This book offers a succinct introduction to both the experience and implications of these information and communication technologies (ICTs) in everyday life. Bringing together empirical and theoretical research in a coherent way, the author offers a fresh approach to understanding ICTs and everyday life. He covers topics in key areas, such as the digital divide; children, youth and ICTs; the dynamics of ICTs within households; social networks and ICTs; and time, movement and public space in relationship to ICTs. Drawing on a broad variety of studies from different countries, the author considers the potential, or feared, social consequences of ICTs. Throughout, he analyzes what factors are shaping the debates surrounding information and communication technologies in daily life. With its concise, international approach, this book will be invaluable to professionals, policymakers and students who work in the field of ICTs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781859737989 20160528
Green Library
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xvi, 290 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- PART I: FOUNDATIONS-- 1. Encountering Information Systems as a Phenomenon-- 2. Solution is the Problem: A Story of Transitions and Opportunities-- 3. On Using ANT for Studying Information Systems: A (Somewhat) Socratic Dialogue-- 4. Towards a Sociology of Information Technology-- PART II: THEORIES AT WORK-- 5. Knowledge as Infrastructure-- 6. An Ecology of Distributed Practice Involving Knowledge Work-- 7. Actor Network Theory and Cultural Aspects of Interpretive Studies-- 8. Farewell to Constructivism: Technology and Context-Embedded Action-- 9. Framing IS Studies: Understanding the Context of IS Innovation-- PART III: SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES AND APPLICATIONS-- 10. Bridging the Digital Divide: New Route to Development or New Form of Dependency-- 11. Re-Constructing Information Systems Evaluation-- 12. Reflections on Information Systems Strategizing-- 13. Socially Self-Destructing Systems.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199253562 20160528
Information and communication technologies permeate every sphere of society - business, education, leisure, government and so on. This book reflects on the character and complexity of the interaction between people and computers, between society and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199253562 20160528
This book is a useful text for advanced students of MIS and ICT courses, and for those studying ICT in related areas: Management and Organization Studies, Cultural Studies, and Technology and Innovation. As ICTs permeate every sphere of society - business, education, leisure, government, etc. - it is important to reflect the character and complexity of the interaction between people and computers, between society and technology. For example, the user may represent a much broader set of actors than 'the user' conventionally found in many texts: the operator, the customer, the citizen, the gendered individual, the entrepreneur, the 'poor', the student. Each actor uses ICT in different ways. This book examines these issues, deploying a number of methods such as Actor Network Theory, Socio-Technical Systems, and phenomenological approaches. Management concerns about strategy and productivity are covered together with issues of power, politics, and globalization. Topics range from long-standing themes in the study of IT in organizations such as implementation, strategy, and evaluation, to general analysis of IT as socio-economic change A distinguished group of contributors, including Bruno Latour, Saskia Sassen, Robert Galliers, Frank Land, Ian Angel, and Richard Boland, offer the reader a rich set of perspectives and ideas on the relationship between ICT and society, organizational knowledge and innovation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199253524 20160528
Green Library
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vii, 371 p. ; [4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction 1.The Circle of Feedback 2.As We Should Think 3.Digital Brains 4.Over the Intergalactic Network 5.Of Mice and Men 6.Agents of Change 7.The Message in the Medium 8.Mediation for the Hell of It 9.Everything is Deeply Intertwingled 10.Sharing the Source 11.The Revolution and the Law 12.Information is Everything 13.The Circle of Empathy Timeline Acknowledgements Bibliography Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781587991035 20160528
Technomanifestos is the story of the information revolution as it was shaped and imagined in the writings of its most inspired revolutionaries. Each manifesto-writer is a technological humanitarian; each has a worldly, bold, optimistic vision of how computers will change and serve humankind. Manifestos include Vannevar Bush's As We May Think (1945), Alan Turing's Computing Machinery & Intelligence (1950) Norbert Wiener's The Human Use of Human Beings (1951), Doug Englebart's Augmenting Human Intellect (1962), JCR Licklader's Man-Computer Symbiosis (1962), Seymour Papert's Mindstorms (1980), Richard Stallman's GNU Manifesto (1984), Ted Nelson's The Future of Information (1993) and Jaron Lanier's 1/2 a Manifesto (2000), among others. Key to this book are the evolution of concepts like information , computer , intelligence , system , noise , feedback , network , ownership , and life . Technomanifestos will link these individuals, their writings and the information revolution to larger social movements of the post World War II era onward: education reform, environmentalism, anti cold war and nuclear arms, anti-monopolization, and anti-globalization. It will draw associations and conclusions based on the manifestos, autobiographical and biographical writings about the manifesto-writers, and period histories. It will examine the decisions -- good and bad -- made by the technologists. It will reveal tensions among one another or with the establishment, and chronicle the legacies of each milestone idea. Most of all, this book will examine the interplay between technology and society, computers and culture, information and meaning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781587991035 20160528
Green Library
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xiv, 225 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This study examines the intersection of information technologies, power, people and bodies. The author offers a perspective on the direction in which information technologies are leading North American and global societies and cultures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781567204094 20160528
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293 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
An explanation of the fundamental facts of the IT debate, including scientific, technical and economic factors. Jonscher argues for a radical rethink about the direction IT is taking; for instance, is it right that some of the brightest talents in IT are shunning chemistry to write spreadsheets?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780593043158 20160528
Green Library
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xxviii, 277 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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v.
  • v. 1, pt. 1. The information and communication revolution
  • pt. 2. Business, commerce, and services
  • pt. 3. Government and the military
  • pt. 4. International affairs.
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v. ; 22 cm.
  • v. 1, pt. 1. The information and communication revolution
  • pt. 2. Business, commerce, and services
  • pt. 3. Government and the military
  • pt. 4. International affairs.
Green Library

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