Cognitive Surplus

Cognitive Surplus
Author: Clay Shirky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN: 1101434724
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Surplus Book Excerpt:

The author of the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody reveals how new technology is changing us for the better. In his bestselling Here Comes Everybody, Internet guru Clay Shirky provided readers with a much-needed primer for the digital age. Now, with Cognitive Surplus, he reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a torrent of creative production that will transform our world. For the first time, people are embracing new media that allow them to pool their efforts at vanishingly low cost. The results of this aggregated effort range from mind-expanding reference tools like Wikipedia to life-saving Web sites like Ushahidi.com, which allows Kenyans to report acts of violence in real time. Cognitive Surplus explores what's possible when people unite to use their intellect, energy, and time for the greater good.

Sharing Economics

Sharing Economics
Author: Yuming Zhang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2021-08-27
ISBN: 9811636494
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing Economics Book Excerpt:

This book has studied the principle, essence and development law of sharing economics. First of all, it analyzes the inevitability of sharing economics as the mainstream and determines that its research object is the social resources of the production, gathering, exchange, use, distribution and value creation disciplines. Secondly, it defines and analyzes the connotation, scope, concept, characteristics, research hypothesis, property right attribute, constituent elements and income distribution of the sharing economics which aims to improve the efficiency of resource allocation and reduce the market transaction cost. This book is characterized by the construction of a theoretical system composed of contingency, cooperative consumption, cognitive surplus and impersonal transaction. This book provides readers with a theoretical theory of sharing economics and an important theoretical reference for innovative entrepreneurship.

Routledge Revivals The Power of Shame 1985

Routledge Revivals  The Power of Shame  1985
Author: Agnes Heller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1351359215
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Revivals The Power of Shame 1985 Book Excerpt:

First published in 1985, this book provides a stimulating series of inter-connected essays which address the theme of shame, which, unlike the problem of conscience, has been seldom discussed by moral philosophers. The essays focus on the ethical regulation of human action and judgement, examining both its constant and varying elements and concentrating on contemporary types of moral regulation. Professor Heller uses Aristotelian categories, such as the good life, in her discourse to present a new conception of rationality, distinguishing between shame regulation and conscience regulation of moral conduct, and arguing that shame regulation cannot be completely overcome even in an age of rationalism.

The Age of Distraction

The Age of Distraction
Author: Robert Hassan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1351486241
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Distraction Book Excerpt:

Connections between time, technology, and the processes of reading and writing make clear the links between experiences of what appear to be quite different phenomena. Reading and writing have functioned together in a particular way to build the world as we have known it for three thousand years. These interacting processes have now been transformed at their core and are building a different world, one where certainties of the previous era are disappearing and being displaced by what the author sees as a chronic and pervasive mode of cognitive distraction. Robert Hassan offers a perspective permeated by a sense of history, beginning with the invention of writing and the development of the skill of reading. Together with technological developments, these provide a unique view of the trajectory of modernity into late-modernity, and illustrate how the arc of progress has transformed. New modes of time, technology, and reading and writing are helping create a faster world where we know less about more-and forget what we know evermore quickly. What is the "time" of a thought? Is it possible to measure thinking? Can we consider knowledge or information, or reading and writing, as having temporal "rhythms"? These are questions Hassan tries to answer. So unfamiliar are we to thinking in such terms that they sound impossible. To a significant degree, time, thinking, and many forms of knowledge are the fruits of subjective experience. We connect experiences at superficial levels, where people have different experiences that may be objectively the same, but our interpretations will always diverge in respect of the "reality" we confront. This intersection of philosophy and communication takes the reader into new realms of analysis.

Crowd Design

Crowd Design
Author: Florian Alexander Schmidt
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-24
ISBN: 3035610673
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crowd Design Book Excerpt:

The digital revolution is interwoven with the promise to empower the user. Yet, the rise of centralized, commercial platforms for crowdsourced work questions the validity of this narrative. In Crowd-Design, Florian Alexander Schmidt analyses the workings and the rhetoric of crowdsourced work platforms by comparing the way they address the masses today with historic notions of the crowd. The utopian concepts of early online collaboration are taken as a vantage point from which to view and critique current and, at times, dystopian applications of crowdsourced work. The study is focused on the crowdsourcing of design tasks, but these specific applications are used to examine the design of the more general mechanisms employed by the platform providers to motivate and control the crowds. Crowd-Design is as much about the crowdsourcing of design as it is about the design of crowdsourcing.

Handbook of Human Computation

Handbook of Human Computation
Author: Pietro Michelucci
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1059
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN: 1461488060
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Human Computation Book Excerpt:

This volume addresses the emerging area of human computation, The chapters, written by leading international researchers, explore existing and future opportunities to combine the respective strengths of both humans and machines in order to create powerful problem-solving capabilities. The book bridges scientific communities, capturing and integrating the unique perspective and achievements of each. It coalesces contributions from industry and across related disciplines in order to motivate, define, and anticipate the future of this exciting new frontier in science and cultural evolution. Readers can expect to find valuable contributions covering Foundations; Application Domains; Techniques and Modalities; Infrastructure and Architecture; Algorithms; Participation; Analysis; Policy and Security and the Impact of Human Computation. Researchers and professionals will find the Handbook of Human Computation a valuable reference tool. The breadth of content also provides a thorough foundation for students of the field.

All the World s a Stage Theorizing and Producing Blended Identities in a Cybercultural World

All the World   s a Stage  Theorizing and Producing Blended Identities in a Cybercultural World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 9004404201
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the World s a Stage Theorizing and Producing Blended Identities in a Cybercultural World Book Excerpt:

This volume explores “blended identities” of cyber and “real world” selves. Focusing on the theorization, production, and application of blended lives in a cyber world, the essays cover diverse social, cultural, and international contexts.

Using Social Media for Global Security

Using Social Media for Global Security
Author: Ravi Gupta,Hugh Brooks
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-01-16
ISBN: 1118631854
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Social Media for Global Security Book Excerpt:

Essential reading for cybersecurity professionals, security analysts, policy experts, decision-makers, activists, and law enforcement! During the Arab Spring movements, the world witnessed the power of social media to dramatically shape events. Now this timely book shows government decision-makers, security analysts, and activists how to use the social world to improve security locally, nationally, and globally--and cost-effectively. Authored by two technology/behavior/security professionals, Using Social Media for Global Security offers pages of instruction and detail on cutting-edge social media technologies, analyzing social media data, and building crowdsourcing platforms. The book teaches how to collect social media data and analyze it to map the social networks of terrorists and sex traffickers, and forecast attacks and famines. You will learn how to coalesce communities through social media to help catch murderers, coordinate disaster relief, and collect intelligence about drug smuggling from hard-to-reach areas. Also highlighting dramatic case studies drawn from the headlines, this crucial book is a must-read. Illustrates linguistic, correlative, and network analysis of OSINT Examines using crowdsourcing technologies to work and engage with populations globally to solve security problems Explores how to ethically deal with social media data without compromising people’s rights to privacy and freedom of expression Shows activists fighting against oppressive regimes how they can protect their identities online If you're responsible for maintaining local, national or global security, you'll want to read Using Social Media for Global Security.

Knowledge and the City

Knowledge and the City
Author: Francisco Javier Carrillo,Tan Yigitcanlar,Blanca García,Antti Lönnqvist
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1317931378
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge and the City Book Excerpt:

This book underlines the growing importance of knowledge for the competitiveness of cities and their regions. Examining the role of knowledge - in its economic, socio-cultural, spatial and institutional forms - for urban and regional development, identifying the preconditions for innovative use of urban and regional knowledge assets and resources, and developing new methods to evaluate the performance and potential of knowledge-based urban and regional development, the book provides an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of knowledge-based development and its implications and prospects for cities and regions.

Marketing Greatest Hits Volume 2

Marketing Greatest Hits Volume 2
Author: Kevin Duncan
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN: 1408175738
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marketing Greatest Hits Volume 2 Book Excerpt:

Hard on the heels of the popular Marketing Greatest Hits comes volume II, the definitive compendium of everything you need to know from the best minds in modern marketing - abridged, condensed, and ready for immediate action. As well as saving hundreds of hours of reading time, the reader is able to grasp ideas with pithy accuracy, explain them authoritatively to colleagues and, crucially, avoid being hoodwinked by those who claim to understand a concept when in fact they have got the wrong end of the stick. 40 books are summarised in six short chapters, one-minute summaries, and one-sentence summaries to give an immediate feel for the subjects. All the wisdom forms an intriguing 40-point manifesto to inspire your approach.

Enhancing Counselor Intervention Strategies

Enhancing Counselor Intervention Strategies
Author: Sterling K. Gerber
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-08-21
ISBN: 1135058458
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Counselor Intervention Strategies Book Excerpt:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bounded Rationality and Behavioural Economics

Bounded Rationality and Behavioural Economics
Author: Graham Mallard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN: 1317653858
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bounded Rationality and Behavioural Economics Book Excerpt:

Economics Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon developed the concept of bounded rationality in the 1950s. This asserts that the cognitive abilities of human decision-makers are not always sufficient to find optimal solutions to complex real-life problems, leading decision-makers to find satisfactory, sub-optimal outcomes. This was a foundational component of the development of Behavioural Economics but in recent years the two fields have diverged, each with its own literature, its own approach and its own proponents. Behavioural Economics explores the areas of commonality between Economics and Psychology, in terms of its focus and its approach, whereas the bounded rationality literature largely analyses the implications of sub-optimal decision‐making through the mathematically sophisticated methodology of mainstream Economics. This book examines the nature and consequences of this divergence and questions whether this is a case of beneficial specialisation or whether it is unhelpful, potentially stunting the development of some aspects of Economics. It has been suggested that the major deficiency of Behavioural Economics is that it has failed to produce a single, widely applicable alternative to constrained optimisation. This book evaluates the extent to which this is the true and, if it is, the extent to which it is a product of the divergence between the two literatures. It also seeks to identify commonalities between the two subjects and suggests avenues of research in Economics that would benefit from a re-fusion of these two fields.

Chinese Philosophy of Technology

Chinese Philosophy of Technology
Author: Qian Wang
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 9811519528
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Philosophy of Technology Book Excerpt:

This book gathers essays that introduce the ideological advances in the philosophy of engineering and technology in contemporary China. It particularly focuses on China’s distinctive concepts and methods, revealing different views and academic debates to offer readers a comprehensive overview of this important field. The contributors present unique perspectives based on practical problems and traditional philosophy, examining such issues and concepts as axiology and theories of process, the difference between engineering activities and technology activities, and the core of the relationship between “Dao” and “Technique.” Other essays cover the ethics of technology, practical wisdom (phronesis) and practical reasoning, as well as creative concepts and methods concerning the philosophical problems in high technology, architectural technology, and technological innovation. The authors also consider more general issues in the field. This book compiles the relevant research achievements of Chinese scholars in various time periods. Some authors have revised and translated into English papers published in Chinese, while others present their research in English specifically for this study. An annotated bibliography of the major publications in the field completes this collection.

Holy Currencies

Holy Currencies
Author: Eric H F Law
Publsiher: Chalice Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2013-03-31
ISBN: 0827214928
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Holy Currencies Book Excerpt:

Called a "must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode," Holy Currencies teaches you how your ministry can become sustainable, grow, and thrive. Money is not the only currency your ministry needs. Author Eric H. F. Law shows us how the six blessings of time and place, gracious leadership, relationship, truth, wellness, and money flow through successful missional ministries. And they can flow through your ministry too! Learn how to use these gifts to rejuvenate, recirculate, regenerate, and expand your ministry through Law's insightful stories, instruction, processes, exercises, and activities. Tools in the book help evaluate how your church uses each gift and enables church members to measure and value the six blessings. Holy Currencies will push you to think beyond your church's current boundaries and create rich, sustainable missional ministries.

Social Collective Intelligence

Social Collective Intelligence
Author: Daniele Miorandi,Vincenzo Maltese,Michael Rovatsos,Anton Nijholt,James Stewart
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN: 3319086812
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Collective Intelligence Book Excerpt:

The book focuses on Social Collective Intelligence, a term used to denote a class of socio-technical systems that combine, in a coordinated way, the strengths of humans, machines and collectives in terms of competences, knowledge and problem solving capabilities with the communication, computing and storage capabilities of advanced ICT. Social Collective Intelligence opens a number of challenges for researchers in both computer science and social sciences; at the same time it provides an innovative approach to solve challenges in diverse application domains, ranging from health to education and organization of work. The book will provide a cohesive and holistic treatment of Social Collective Intelligence, including challenges emerging in various disciplines (computer science, sociology, ethics) and opportunities for innovating in various application areas. By going through the book the reader will gauge insight and knowledge into the challenges and opportunities provided by this new, exciting, field of investigation. Benefits for scientists will be in terms of accessing a comprehensive treatment of the open research challenges in a multidisciplinary perspective. Benefits for practitioners and applied researchers will be in terms of access to novel approaches to tackle relevant problems in their field. Benefits for policy-makers and public bodies representatives will be in terms of understanding how technological advances can support them in supporting the progress of society and economy.

The Social Philosophy of Agnes Heller

The Social Philosophy of Agnes Heller
Author: John Burnheim
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9789051836660
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Philosophy of Agnes Heller Book Excerpt:

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap
Author: Katie Wakeford
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1257986279
Category: Architectural design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging the Gap Book Excerpt:

Unchecked and Unbalanced

Unchecked and Unbalanced
Author: Arnold S. Kling
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781442201248
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unchecked and Unbalanced Book Excerpt:

In Unchecked and Unbalanced, Arnold Kling provides a blueprint for those who are skeptical of political and financial elitism. At the heart of Kling's argument is the growing discrepancy between two phenomena: knowledge is becoming more diffuse, while political power is becoming more concentrated. Kling sees this knowledge/power discrepancy at the heart of the financial crisis of 2008. Financial industry executives and regulatory officials lacked the ability to fathom the complexity of the system that had emerged. And, in response, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, said that they required still more power, including $700 billion to purchase "toxic assets" from banks. Kling warns that increased concentration of power is a problem, not a panacea, for our modern world and suggests reforms designed to curb the growth of government and allow citizens greater control over the allocation of public goods. Published in cooperation with the Hoover Institution

The Reciprocity Advantage

The Reciprocity Advantage
Author: Bob Johansen,Karl Ronn
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN: 1626561087
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reciprocity Advantage Book Excerpt:

A powerful new kind of competitive advantage is now possible thanks to technological and social disruptions that are already occurring. These disruptions revolutionize how companies can partner to create new growth. The Reciprocity Advantage shares a model for creating that growth: define your right-of-way (the underutilized resources you already own that you can share with others), partner to do what you can’t do alone, experiment to learn, and scale the new business at low risk. Reciprocity and advantage are words that are not normally seen together, but reciprocity—giving now to get later—will become a normal part of winning in the future. The Reciprocity Advantage shows you how to leverage new forces like digital natives and cloud-served supercomputing now into massively scalable, profitable, incremental growth for your business. Provocative and pragmatic, leading ten-year forecaster Bob Johansen and experienced business developer Karl Ronn describe how to lean in to disruptions to create new growth for your business. They include actual cases showing early successes for a range of companies and nonprofits like IBM, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and TED. They then provide key exercises to define your promising new ideas and nurture them into healthy new businesses. Their recommendations are based on practical experience in managing the problems of new business creation and many years of helping others see the future more clearly. Distilled from hands-on work, this book gets you started today on creating your own reciprocity advantage.

Games Learning and Society

Games  Learning  and Society
Author: Constance Steinkuehler,Kurt Squire,Sasha Barab
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-06-11
ISBN: 1139510215
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Games Learning and Society Book Excerpt:

This volume is the first reader on video games and learning of its kind. Covering game design, game culture and games as twenty-first-century pedagogy, it demonstrates the depth and breadth of scholarship on games and learning to date. The chapters represent some of the most influential thinkers, designers and writers in the emerging field of games and learning - including James Paul Gee, Soren Johnson, Eric Klopfer, Colleen Macklin, Thomas Malaby, Bonnie Nardi, David Sirlin and others. Together, their work functions both as an excellent introduction to the field of games and learning and as a powerful argument for the use of games in formal and informal learning environments in a digital age.