The Shallows


The Shallows
  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • ISBN : 1848878834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Boldly reactionary... What looks like feast, Carr argues, may be closer to famine' Sunday Times 'Chilling' The Economist In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology. This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioural effects of smartphones and social media.

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains


The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 0393358003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.

The Glass Cage


The Glass Cage
  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2015-01-15
  • ISBN : 1473511089
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on our ability to learn and solve problems. In May 2009 an Airbus A330 passenger jet equipped with the latest ‘glass cockpit’ controls plummeted 30,000 feet into the Atlantic. The reason for the crash: the autopilot had routinely switched itself off. In fact, automation is everywhere – from the thermostat in our homes and the GPS in our phones to the algorithms of High Frequency Trading and self-driving cars. We now use it to diagnose patients, educate children, evaluate criminal evidence and fight wars. But psychological studies show that we perform best when fully involved in a task, while the principle of automation – that humans are inefficient – is self-fulfilling. The glass cockpit is becoming a glass cage. In this utterly engrossing exposé, bestselling writer Nicholas Carr reveals how automation is affecting our ability to solve problems, forge memories and acquire skills. Rather than rejecting technology, Carr argues that we must urgently rethink its role in our lives, using it to enhance rather than diminish the extraordinary abilities that make us human.

The Big Switch


The Big Switch
  • Author : Nicholas G. Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780393062281
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analysis of an evolving trend in computer-based business makes predictions about what will be its role in transforming economics and culture, in an account that evaluates how the shift from private computer systems to Internet-based networks has initiated a major revolution that will impact all components of society. 25,000 first printing.

Shallow Foundations


Shallow Foundations
  • Author : Tharwat M. Baban
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • ISBN : 1119056136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shallow Foundations: Discussions and Problem Solving is written for civil engineers and all civil engineering students taking courses in soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. It covers the analysis, design and application of shallow foundations, with a primary focus on the interface between the structural elements and underlying soil. Topics such as site investigation, foundation contact pressure and settlement, vertical stresses in soils due to foundation loads, settlements, and bearing capacity are all fully covered, and a chapter is devoted to the structural design of different types of shallow foundations. It provides essential data for the design of shallow foundations under normal circumstances, considering both the American (ACI) and the European (EN) Standard Building Code Requirements, with each chapter being a concise discussion of critical and practical aspects. Applications are highlighted through solving a relatively large number of realistic problems. A total of 180 problems, all with full solutions, consolidate understanding of the fundamental principles and illustrate the design and application of shallow foundations.

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains


The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 0393358003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.

Scrolling Forward


Scrolling Forward
  • Author : David M. Levy
  • Publisher : Arcade Publishing
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9781559705530
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the commonplace documents of everyday life--receipts, letters, memos, and books--to reveal what they say about our society, culture, values, and way of life.

The Extension of Man


The Extension of Man
  • Author : J. D. Bernal
  • Publisher : MIT Press (MA)
  • Release : 1972-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780262523868
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A history of physics up to the end of the classical era at the end of the 19th century, just before the discoveries of the subatom and relativity were made.

Everything Bad is Good for You


Everything Bad is Good for You
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2006-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781101158012
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day—from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons—has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again. With a new afterword by the author.

Parallels and Responses to Curricular Innovation


Parallels and Responses to Curricular Innovation
  • Author : Brad Petitfils
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-10-24
  • ISBN : 1317860152
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume explores two radical shifts in history and subsequent responses in curricular spaces: the move from oral to print culture during the transition between the 15th and 16th centuries and the rise of the Jesuits, and the move from print to digital culture during the transition between the 20th and 21st centuries and the rise of what the philosopher Jean Baudrillard called "hyperreality." The curricular innovation that accompanied the first shift is considered through the rise of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). These men created the first "global network" of education, and developed a humanistic curriculum designed to help students navigate a complicated era of the known (human-centered) and unknown (God-centered) universe. The curricular innovation that is proposed for the current shift is guided by the question: What should be the role of undergraduate education become in the 21st century? Today, the tension between the known and unknown universe is concentrated on the interrelationships between our embodied spaces and our digitally mediated ones. As a result, today’s undergraduate students should be challenged to understand how—in the objectively focused, commodified, STEM-centric landscape of higher education—the human subject is decentered by the forces of hyperreality, and in turn, how the human subject might be recentered to balance our humanness with the new realities of digital living. Therein, one finds the possibility of posthumanistic education.

Utopia Is Creepy And Other Provocations


Utopia Is Creepy  And Other Provocations
  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • ISBN : 0393254550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of a tech-besotted culture. With razor wit, Nicholas Carr cuts through Silicon Valley’s unsettlingly cheery vision of the technological future to ask a hard question: Have we been seduced by a lie? Gathering a decade’s worth of posts from his blog, Rough Type, as well as his seminal essays, Utopia Is Creepy is “Carr’s best hits for those who missed the last decade of his stream of thoughtful commentary about our love affair with technology and its effect on our relationships” (Richard Cytowic, New York Journal of Books). Carr draws on artists ranging from Walt Whitman to the Clash, while weaving in the latest findings from science and sociology. Carr’s favorite targets are those zealots who believe so fervently in computers and data that they abandon common sense. Cheap digital tools do not make us all the next Fellini or Dylan. Social networks, diverting as they may be, are not vehicles for self-enlightenment. And “likes” and retweets are not going to elevate political discourse. Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow. “Resistance is never futile,” argues Carr, and this book delivers the proof.

Education Nation


Education Nation
  • Author : Milton Chen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-01-24
  • ISBN : 1118157400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media--from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his current role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation--to support his vision for a new world of learning. Presented in five parts and divided into "module" chapters, this book examines the ways in which K-12 learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology. Due in large part to new technologies, over the lastfew decades we've witnessed a huge shift in how we imagine teaching and learning. A good example is the educational revolution sparked by Sesame Street--which in its first season had a goal of teaching preschool-age children the numbers 1 to 10. At the time, experts dismissed it as an unrealistic goal since many kindergarten students were having trouble mastering this simple counting. Yet the research proved that preschool-age children learned those skills and many others directly from the TV screen. NowSesame Street's curriculum teaches the numbers from 1 to 40. In today's digital age the number of new ways to teach and learn is ever-expanding and includes: television, Google, YouTube, TeacherTube, Facebook, iPhones, video games, GPS devices, open source textbooks, interactive whiteboards; and there are countless examples of ways technology positively impacts student learning--from voice-recognition software that helps children learn to read to translation tools that help teachers communicate with non-English speaking parents. As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we're quickly moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks--and teachers locked away in classrooms."--

Does It Matter


Does It Matter
  • Author : Nicholas G. Carr
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2004-04-07
  • ISBN : 1422129527
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the last decade, and even since the bursting of the technology bubble, pundits, consultants, and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success. IT expert Nicholas G. Carr offers a radically different view in this eloquent and explosive book. As IT's power and presence have grown, he argues, its strategic relevance has actually decreased. IT has been transformed from a source of advantage into a commoditized "cost of doing business"--with huge implications for business management. Expanding on Carr's seminal Harvard Business Review article that generated a storm of controversy, Does IT Matter? provides a truly compelling--and unsettling--account of IT's changing business role and its leveling influence on competition. Through astute analysis of historical and contemporary examples, Carr shows that the evolution of IT closely parallels that of earlier technologies such as railroads and electric power. He goes on to lay out a new agenda for IT management, stressing cost control and risk management over innovation and investment. And he examines the broader implications for business strategy and organization as well as for the technology industry. A frame-changing statement on one of the most important business phenomena of our time, Does IT Matter? marks a crucial milepost in the debate about IT's future. An acclaimed business writer and thinker, Nicholas G. Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

You Are Not a Gadget


You Are Not a Gadget
  • Author : Jaron Lanier
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-01-12
  • ISBN : 0307593142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for worse. Informed by Lanier’s experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices—such as the nature of user identity—that were “locked-in” at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophies will bring. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based data storage systems, and Web 2.0 designs that elevate the “wisdom” of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and wisdom of individuals, his message has never been more urgent.

The Late Age of Print


The Late Age of Print
  • Author : Ted Striphas,Theodore G. Striphas
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2010-08
  • ISBN : 0231148151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here, the author assesses our modern book culture by focusing on five key elements including the explosion of retail bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders, and the formation of the Oprah Book Club.

Wisdom


Wisdom
  • Author : Stephen S. Hall
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 0307389685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores a range of disciplines to investigate the nature of wisdom, identifying ancient-world views, its role in philosophy, and the scientific findings from the past half century that have offered insight into the characteristics of historical figures.

I Live in the Future Here s How It Works


I Live in the Future   Here s How It Works
  • Author : Nick Bilton
  • Publisher : Broadway Business
  • Release : 2011-10
  • ISBN : 0307591123
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A technology guru at the forefront of Internet developments provides a layperson's explanation of how a radically changed media world is influencing human behavior, sharing recommendations for short- and long-term responses.

MATLAB For Dummies


MATLAB For Dummies
  • Author : Jim Sizemore,John Paul Mueller
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2014-11-10
  • ISBN : 111882010X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plot graphs, solve equations, and write code in a flash! If you work in a STEM field, chances are you'll be using MATLAB on a daily basis. MATLAB is a popular and powerful computational tool and this book provides everything you need to start manipulating and plotting your data. MATLAB has rapidly become the premier data tool, and MATLAB For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals. MATLAB For Dummies guides you through this complex computational language from installation to visualization to automation. Learn MATLAB's language fundamentals including syntax, operators, and data types Understand how to use the most important window in MATLAB – the Command Window Get the basics of linear algebra to get up and running with vectors, matrices, and hyperspace Automate your work with programming scripts and functions Plot graphs in 2D and 3D to visualize your data Includes a handy guide for MATLAB's functions and plotting routines MATLAB is an essential part of the analysis arsenal and MATLAB For Dummies provides clear, thorough guidance to get the most out of your data.

Language and Learning in the Digital Age


Language and Learning in the Digital Age
  • Author : James Paul Gee,Elisabeth R. Hayes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 1136825665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Language and Learning in the Digital Age, linguist James Paul Gee and educator Elisabeth Hayes deal with the forces unleashed by today’s digital media, forces that are transforming language and learning for good and ill. They argue that the role of oral language is almost always entirely misunderstood in debates about digital media. Like the earlier inventions of writing and print, digital media actually power up or enhance the powers of oral language. Gee and Hayes deal, as well, with current digital transformations of language and literacy in the context of a growing crisis in traditional schooling in developed countries. With the advent of new forms of digital media, children are increasingly drawn towards video games, social media, and alternative ways of learning. Gee and Hayes explore the way in which these alternative methods of learning can be a force for a paradigm change in schooling. This is an engaging, accessible read both for undergraduate and graduate students and for scholars in language, linguistics, education, media and communication studies.

Plugged in


Plugged in
  • Author : Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 0300218877
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Youth and Media -- 2 Then and Now -- 3 Themes and Theoretical Perspectives -- 4 Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers -- 5 Children -- 6 Adolescents -- 7 Media and Violence -- 8 Media and Emotions -- 9 Advertising and Commercialism -- 10 Media and Sex -- 11 Media and Education -- 12 Digital Games -- 13 Social Media -- 14 Media and Parenting -- 15 The End -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z