Philosophy Of Emerging Media

Autor: Juliet Floyd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190463864
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The term "emerging media" responds to the "big data" now available as a result of the larger role digital media play in everyday life, as well as the notion of "emergence" that has grown across the architecture of science and technology over the last two decades with increasing imbrication. The permeation of everyday life by emerging media is evident, ubiquitous, and destined to accelerate. No longer are images, institutions, social networks, thoughts, acts of communication, emotions and speech-the "media" by means of which we express ourselves in daily life-linked to clearly demarcated, stable entities and contexts. Instead, the loci of meaning within which these occur shift and evolve quickly, emerging in far-reaching ways we are only beginning to learn and bring about. This volume's purpose is to develop, broaden and spark future philosophical discussion of emerging media and their ways of shaping and reshaping the habitus within which everyday lives are to be understood. Drawing from the history of philosophy ideas of influential thinkers in the past, intellectual path makers on the contemporary scene offer new philosophical perspectives, laying the groundwork for future work in philosophy and in media studies. On diverse topics such as identity, agency, reality, mentality, time, aesthetics, representation, consciousness, materiality, emergence, and human nature, the questions addressed here consider the extent to which philosophy should or should not take us to be facing a fundamental transformation.

Digital Anthropology

Autor: Heather A. Horst
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857852930
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Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Robot Journalism Can Human Journalism Survive

Autor: Latar Noam Lemelshtrich
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981323735X
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing all aspects of communications and journalism as automatic processes are being introduced into all facets of classical journalism: investigation, content production, and distribution. Traditional human roles in these fields are being replaced by automatic processes and robots. The first section of this book focuses on a discussion of AI, the new emerging field of robot journalism, and the opportunities that AI limitations create for human journalists. The second section offers examples of the new journalism storytelling that empower human journalists using new technologies, new applications, and AI tools. While this book focuses on journalism, the discussion and conclusions are relevant to all content creators, including professionals in the advertising industry, which is a major main source of support for journalism. Contents: Preface About the Authors Acknowledgments AI and Journalism: Introduction (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Are AI's Limitations Creating New Opportunities for Human Journalists? (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Robot Journalism (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Big Data and Advanced Analytics (Amir Ruskin) Automatic Newsrooms (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) New Story Telling in the Age of AI: "The New News" Storytelling in the Digital Age (Gali Einav and Nathan Lipson) Immersive Journalism: The New Narrative (Doron Friedman and Candice Kotzen) New Journalistic Story Telling Covering Conflict Zones (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Evolution, Revolution, or a Real Game Changer? Artificial Intelligence and Sports Journalism (Yair Galily) Cybernetics and the New Storytelling of Government Decision Making in the Age of AI (Noam Lemelshtrich Latar) Conclusions Index Readership: Journalists and content creators in all media platforms as well as students of media studies and journalism. Keywords: Artificial Intelligence;Communications;Journalism;Content Production;Media;StorytellingReview:0

Smartphone Cultures

Autor: Jane Vincent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315307057
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Smartphone Cultures explores emerging questions about the ways in which this mobile technology and its apps have been produced, represented, regulated and incorporated into everyday social practices. The various authors in this volume each locate their contributions within the circuit of culture model. More specifically, this book engages with issues of production and regulation in the case of the electrical infrastructure supporting smartphones and the development of mobile social gambling apps. It examines issues of consumption through looking at parental practices relating to children’s smartphone use, children’s experience of the regulation of this technology, both in the home and in school, how they cope with the mass of communications via the smartphone and the nature of their attachment to the device. Other chapters cover the engagement of older people with smartphones, as well as how different cultural norms of sociability have a bearing on how the technology is consumed. The smartphone’s implications for other theoretical frameworks is illustrated through examining ramifications for domestication, and the sometimes-limited place of smartphones in certain aspects of life is examined through its role in the practices of reading and writing. Smartphone Cultures presents the latest international research from scholars located in the UK, Europe, the US and Australia and will appeal to scholars and students of media and cultural studies, communication studies and sociologists with interests in technology and social practices.

Being Mobile

Autor: William Webb
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139495305
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Do you need to get up to speed quickly on the technologies and services that could transform the wireless world over the coming decade? Whether you work directly with wireless or in a sector where wireless solutions could be beneficial (e.g. healthcare, transport, sensor networks, location and smart metering), this concise guide provides a critical insight into future developments. For the first time, you will have a clear view of all the key technologies, including mesh networks, white space/cognitive devices, 4G/LTE and femtocells, and all the sectors or applications in which they could be used, with a comparison of the positives and negatives of each technology and sector area. You'll also see where the technologies required overlap and so could bring benefits across multiple areas, as well as how the key drivers of change in the past may impact on the future.

Trust Computing And Society

Autor: Richard H. R. Harper
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107038472
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Do new forms of connection need more regulation and control? These fascinating essays explore the question from technical, socio-philosophical and design perspectives.

Mobile Media And The Change Of Everyday Life

Autor: Joachim R. Höflich
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9783631597651
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This volume is dedicated to the subject of mobile communication and the transition in everyday life. Mobile media have become a part of the media ensemble and lead to specific media communication practices. Researching the integration of mobile media to everyday life allows a further analysis of the process of mediatization. The collected essays of this volume trace back to an international conference -(Mobile) Media and the Change of Everyday Life- at the University of Erfurt. The contributions investigate various aspects of the vibrant field of mobile communication."

Inside The Imf

Autor: Richard H. R. Harper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0123258405
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In this book, Richard Harper uses the International Monetary Fund as a case study to show how thinking differently about IT systems can dramatically improve the manageability and accessibility of documents in organisations. The systems he considers uses search and retrieval applications, the use of hypertext documents and shared database applications like Lotus Notes. Key Features * Advises how to improve the work processes and computer systems of organizations * Considers such IT systems as search and retrieval applications, the use of hypertext documents, and shared database applications * Provides the first study to reveal the inside workings of the IMF * Utilizes sociological methods to understand the technology which underpins office and commercial life

Fieldwork For Design

Autor: David Randall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846287688
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This book looks at why ethnographic approaches are popular in the design of computing devices for the workplace, for the home and elsewhere. It presents a history of ethnography, both as it was practiced before computer science picked it up and since, most especially in the CSCW and HCI domains. The focus of the book is on the practical relationship between theory and practice, a relationship that is fundamental to successful design.