The Information A History a Theory a Flood

The Information  A History  a Theory  a Flood Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 9780007432523
Release 2011-03-03
Pages 544
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Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.



The Information

The Information Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 9780307379573
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 544
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From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory. Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human consciousness. A fascinating intellectual journey through the history of communication and information, from the language of Africa’s talking drums to the invention of written alphabets; from the electronic transmission of code to the origins of information theory, into the new information age and the current deluge of news, tweets, images, and blogs. Along the way, Gleick profiles key innovators, including Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace, Samuel Morse, and Claude Shannon, and reveals how our understanding of information is transforming not only how we look at the world, but how we live. A New York Times Notable Book A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award



The Information Age and Diplomacy

The Information Age and Diplomacy Author Amir Dhia
ISBN-10 9781581123364
Release 2006-11
Pages 428
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Advances in the field of information and communication technologies have substantially affected most segments of our life, leading to the Information Age or Information Revolution. On both individual and state scale, 'information' has become a vital 'commodity' by which one measures levels of knowledge, skills, well-being, prosperity and development. This academic work traces the evolution of the Information Age and the emerging trends of diplomacy and politics in today's world. It signals potential opportunities and threats, while strategically forecasting current and future implications. Including three major chapters, the work is divided into eleven significant themes. It reviews the emergence of knowledge-based societies and highlights their main features. The course of globalization, the worldwide Internet development, the consequences of restricting the flow of information, and the Revolution in Military Affairs are among the issues examined. Also thoroughly treated is the evolution of diplomacy, with reference to information and intelligence gathering, analysis, and policy-making. The publication outlines the qualifications of diplomats and executives required at the present and coming stages of professionalism. In addition to examining contemporary traditional and non-traditional conflicts around the globe, it takes a look at U.S. hegemony policies in world affairs. Certain cultural and social issues directly linked to the Information Age are dealt with as well. They refer to the growing importance of culture and identity awareness in an era of increasing social interdependence, and to the global evolution of languages and their use in everyday life and in current affairs. The book concludes with a set of observations in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the United States. The observations point to particular notions and developments that influence our way of living, politics and diplomacy. Furthermore, specific analysis is made to the U.S. invasion in Iraq in March 2003 and to its consequences.



The Information Society

The Information Society Author Robert Hassan
ISBN-10 9780745655284
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 280
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What are we to make of the information society? Many prominent theorists have argued it to be the most profound and comprehensive transformation of economy, culture and politics since the rise of the industrial way of life in the 18th century. Some saw its arrival in a positive light, where the dreams of democracy, of ‘connectivity’ and ‘efficiency’ constituted a break with the old ways. But other thinkers viewed it more in terms of the recurrent nightmare of capitalism, where the processes of exploitation, commodification and alienation are given much freer rein than ever before. In this book Robert Hassan, a prominent theorist in new media and its effects, analyses and critically appraises these positions and forms them into a coherent narrative to illuminate the phenomenon. Surveying the works of major information society theorists from Daniel Bell to Nicholas Negroponte, and from Vincent Mosco to Manuel Castells, The Information Society is an invaluable resource for understanding the nature of the information society—as well as the meta-processes of neoliberal globalisation and the revolution in information technologies that made it possible.



Intelligence Services in the Information Age

Intelligence Services in the Information Age Author Michael Herman
ISBN-10 9781136615351
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 256
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Intelligence was a central element of the Cold War and the need for it was expected to diminish after the USSR's collapse, yet in recent years it has been in greater demand than ever. The atrocities of 11 September and the subsequent "war on terrorism" now call for an even more intensive effort. Important questions arise on how intelligence fits into the world of increased threats, globalization and expanded international action. This volume contains the recent work on this subject by Michael Herman, British intelligence professional for 35 years and Oxford University academic. It compares intelligence with other government information services, and discusses the British intelligence system and the case for its reform. It also addresses the ethical issues raised by intelligence's methods and results: "do they on balance make for a better world or a worse one?". Other chapters explore a wide range of intelligence topics past and present, including the transatlantic relationship, the alliance strategies of Norway and New Zealand, Mrs Thatcher's "de-unionization" of British Sigint, and personal memories of the British Cabinet Office in the 1970s. Michael Herman argues for intelligence professionalism as a contribution to international security and for its encouragement as a world standard. The modern challenge is for intelligence to support international cooperation in ways originally developed to advance national interests, while at the same time developing some restraint and international "rules of the game", in the use of intrusive and covert methods on its traditional targets. The effects of 11 September on this challenge are discussed in a thoughtful afterword.



Challenging Codes

Challenging Codes Author Alberto Melucci
ISBN-10 0521578434
Release 1996-09-12
Pages 441
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Alberto Melucci brings an original perspective to research on collective action, emphasizing the role of culture and making telling connections with the experience of the individual in postmodern society. The focus is on the role of information in a world both fragmented and globalized, and topics addressed include political conflict, feminism, ecology, identity politics, power and inequality. The book builds on the author's Nomads of the Present (1989), and is a companion volume to The Playing Self (CUP, 1996).



Disconnected

Disconnected Author William Wresch
ISBN-10 0813523702
Release 1996
Pages 268
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In the Information Age, information is power. Who produces all that information, how does it move around, who uses it, to what ends, and under what constraints? Who gets that power? And what happens to the people who have no access to it? Disconnected begins with a striking vignette of two men: One is the thriving manager of a company selling personal computers and computer services. The other is just one among thousands of starving laborers. He has no way to find the information that might help him find a job, he cannot afford newspapers, rarely sees television, cannot understand the dialect of local radio broadcasts, will probably never touch a computer. These two men happen to live in Windhoek, Namibia, but this is not a story about Africa--it is a story that could be repeated almost anywhere in the world, even next door. With vivid anecdotes and data, William Wresch contrasts the opportunities of the information-rich with the limited prospects of the information-poor. Surveying the range of information--personal, public, organizational, commercial­--that has become the currency of exchange in today's world, he shows how each represents a form of power. He analyzes the barriers that keep people information-poor: geography, tyranny, illiteracy, psychological blinders, "noise," crime. Technology alone, he demonstrates, is not the answer. Even the technology-rich do not always get access to important information--or recognize its value. Wresch spells out the grim consequences of information inequity for individuals and society. Yet he ends with reasons for optimism and stories of people who are working to pull down the impediments to the flow of information.



The Information

The Information Author Martin Amis
ISBN-10 9781446401828
Release 2010-12-23
Pages 496
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How can one writer hurt another where it really counts? This is the problem facing novelist Richard Tull, contemplating the success of his friend and rival Gwyn Barry. Revenger's tragedy, comedy of errors, contemporary satire, The Information is an extraordinary novel of dark humour and piercing insight.



Digital Collections

Digital Collections Author Suzanne Keene
ISBN-10 9780750634564
Release 1998
Pages 141
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Shows how museums and other cultural organisations fit into the new world of information and electronic communications.



China in the Information Age

China in the Information Age Author Milton Mueller
ISBN-10 0275958280
Release 1997
Pages 165
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How compatible are the new China and the information age? Will China's economic reforms allow it to join the information revolution, or will it's unique political structure keep it insulated from the main currents of global economic development? This volume considers questions such as these.



Citizenship and Participation in the Information Age

Citizenship and Participation in the Information Age Author Manjunath Pendakur
ISBN-10 9781551930350
Release 2002
Pages 441
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This book reflects each contributor's vision of the future, visions that range from the enthusiastic and hopeful to the pessimistic and fearful.



The Information Society as Post industrial Society

The Information Society as Post industrial Society Author Yoneji Masuda
ISBN-10 0930242157
Release 1980-01-01
Pages 171
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The Information Society as Post industrial Society has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Information Society as Post industrial Society also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Information Society as Post industrial Society book for free.



The Information Diet

The Information Diet Author Clay A. Johnson
ISBN-10 9781449321567
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 160
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The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and flour—so, too, have we become gluttons for texts, instant messages, emails, RSS feeds, downloads, videos, status updates, and tweets. We're all battling a storm of distractions, buffeted with notifications and tempted by tasty tidbits of information. And just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much junk information can lead to cluelessness. The Information Diet shows you how to thrive in this information glut—what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective. In the process, author Clay Johnson explains the role information has played throughout history, and why following his prescribed diet is essential for everyone who strives to be smart, productive, and sane. In The Information Diet, you will: Discover why eminent scholars are worried about our state of attention and general intelligence Examine how today’s media—Big Info—give us exactly what we want: content that confirms our beliefs Learn to take steps to develop data literacy, attention fitness, and a healthy sense of humor Become engaged in the economics of information by learning how to reward good information providers Just like a normal, healthy food diet, The Information Diet is not about consuming less—it’s about finding a healthy balance that works for you



Shamans Software and Spleens

Shamans  Software  and Spleens Author James BOYLE
ISBN-10 9780674028630
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 288
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Shamans Software and Spleens has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shamans Software and Spleens also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shamans Software and Spleens book for free.



The Information Society Reader

The Information Society Reader Author Frank Webster
ISBN-10 0415319277
Release 2004
Pages 449
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There has been much debate over the idea of 'the information society'. Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, whereas others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. Whatever the case, it cannot be denied that 'informization' has produced vast changes in advanced societies. The Information Society Reader pulls together the main contributions to this debate from some of the key figures in the field. Major topics addressed include: * post-industrialism * surveillance * transformations * the network society * democracy * digital divisions * virtual relations. With a comprehensive introduction from Frank Webster, selections from Manuel Castells, Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault and Christopher Lasch amongst others, and section introductions contextualising the readings, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and academics studying contemporary society and all things cyber.



Investigating the Information Society

Investigating the Information Society Author Hugh Mackay
ISBN-10 041526832X
Release 2001
Pages 144
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This text introduces students to the major debtes and data on the information society. It explores three core themes: the transformation of culture through the information revolution, changing patterns of work and employment and the reconfiguration of time and space in everyday life.



The Disabled the Media and the Information Age

The Disabled  the Media  and the Information Age Author Jack Adolph Nelson
ISBN-10 0313284725
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 249
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A short and easy-to-read overview of how disabled Americans have been portrayed by the media and how images and the role of the handicapped are changing.