Wetware

Author by : Dennis Bray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : “A beautifully written journey into the mechanics of the world of the cell, and even beyond, exploring the analogy with computers in a surprising way” (Denis Noble, author of Dance to the Tune of Life). How does a single-cell creature, such as an amoeba, lead such a sophisticated life? How does it hunt living prey, respond to lights, sounds, and smells, and display complex sequences of movements without the benefit of a nervous system? This book offers a startling and original answer. In clear, jargon-free language, Dennis Bray taps the findings from the discipline of systems biology to show that the internal chemistry of living cells is a form of computation. Cells are built out of molecular circuits that perform logical operations, as electronic devices do, but with unique properties. Bray argues that the computational juice of cells provides the basis for all distinctive properties of living systems: it allows organisms to embody in their internal structure an image of the world, and this accounts for their adaptability, responsiveness, and intelligence. In Wetware, Bray offers imaginative, wide-ranging, and perceptive critiques of robotics and complexity theory, as well as many entertaining and telling anecdotes. For the general reader, the practicing scientist, and all others with an interest in the nature of life, this book is an exciting portal to some of biology’s latest discoveries and ideas. “Drawing on the similarities between Pac-Man and an amoeba and efforts to model the human brain, this absorbing read shows that biologists and engineers have a lot to learn from working together.” —Discover magazine “Wetware will get the reader thinking.” —Science magazine


Wetware Child

Author by : Rosalind Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Total Read : 70
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Description : simple story of a boy who finds out he's different, and when he does...he's in terrible danger....and he has to run... from Granny...This now comes with sketches! My computer did them!!!


Wetware

Author by : Craig Nova
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Description : As a programmer for Galapagos Wetware, Hal Briggs is responsible for writing the genetic code for simple, efficient creatures to be employed in menial jobs–sweeping streets or washing dishes. But the demands for “wetware” are changing, and Briggs is given a project that calls for more sophisticated models: clients are demanding more human appearance and behavior. As the project progresses, Briggs finds himself endowing the new models with more than the specifications dictate, giving them distinct personalities and talents and highly developed acumens. When two of his pet projects, Jack and Kay, escape, Briggs reexamines their codes and makes a terrifying yet provocative discovery. From Craig Nova, a master of the modern novel, comes a tale eerie in its vision of a future not far off, of a world precariously close to today’s.


Pragmatic Thinking And Learning

Author by : Andy Hunt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pragmatic Bookshelf
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Description : Printed in full color. Software development happens in your head. Not in an editor, IDE, or designtool. You're well educated on how to work with software and hardware, but what about wetware--our own brains? Learning new skills and new technology is critical to your career, and it's all in your head. In this book by Andy Hunt, you'll learn how our brains are wired, and how to take advantage of your brain's architecture. You'll learn new tricks and tipsto learn more, faster, and retain more of what you learn. You need a pragmatic approach to thinking and learning. You need to Refactor Your Wetware. Programmers have to learn constantly; not just the stereotypical new technologies, but also the problem domain of the application, the whims of the user community, the quirks of your teammates, the shifting sands of the industry, and the evolving characteristics of the project itself as it is built. We'll journey together through bits of cognitive and neuroscience, learning and behavioral theory. You'll see some surprising aspects of how our brains work, and how you can take advantage of the system to improve your own learning and thinking skills. In this book you'll learn how to: Use the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition to become more expert Leverage the architecture of the brain to strengthen different thinking modes Avoid common "known bugs" in your mind Learn more deliberately and more effectively Manage knowledge more efficiently


Cyberpunk

Author by : Victoria
Languange : en
Publisher by : Resurrection House
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Total Read : 91
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Description : Cyberpunk has brought us films like Blade Runner, Tron, and The Matrix, and it has brought us now-classic novels like Snow Crash and Neuromancer. It continues to be a powerful theme in contemporary literature as writers imagine a gritty, dark, wild, and wicked future where body modification, seedy elements, omniscient corporations, and a few down-luck anti-heroes are always having it out. Inside the covers of this book, readers find stories by the best and the finest cyberpunk writers — from foundational authors like Bruce Sterling and William Gibson to new voices like Cory Doctorow — all of whom write with the fire and zeal that powers the best cyberpunk writing. Here are stories about society gone wrong and society saved, about soulless humans and soulful machines, about futures worth fighting for and futures that do nothing but kill. Welcome to your cyberpunk world. Welcome to your cyberpunk world.


Wetware

Author by : Craig Nova
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crown Pub
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Total Read : 75
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Description : In a near-future world in which fully formed humans can be created in laboratories, Briggs, a bio-tech engineer, uses creative license to experiment with the Wetware process of creating human bodies.


Wetware

Author by : Rudolf v. B. Rucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 54
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Wetware

Author by : Rudy von Bitter Rucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Eos
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Total Read : 15
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Description : Stahn, a searcher is hired by Mr. Yukawa, a molecular biologist, to find Della Taze, his missing assistant, and discovers that the Boppers, moon-based robots have a plan to make their own humans


The Revolution Will Not Be Downloaded

Author by : Tara Brabazon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Elsevier
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Total Read : 46
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Description : This book attacks the often implicit and damaging assumption that ‘everyone’ is online and that ‘everyone’ is using online resources within the specified parameters of employers, government and national laws. This book summons a critical Web Studies, asking not only who is using particular applications, but also how and why. This remedial work is required. The concept and label of ‘Web 2.0’ is part of a wide-ranging suite of assumptions that offer simple answers to difficult questions. The term captures a desire for online collaboration and the sharing of information, performed most visibly through blogs, podcasts and wikis. Other ‘products’ that capture the Web 2.0 ideology include Google Maps, Facebook, MySpace and Flickr. Within this framework, websites no long hold information but become a platform to connect applications with users. The business applications have gained the most attention - particularly content syndication - but there are also ‘political’ initiatives overlaying this project including open communication, the sharing of data and the deep linking of web architecture. Development of innovative concepts and models to manage the digital divide Evocative studies of the digitally excluded and downloading communities Attention to digital literacy and online education


Artificial Life

Author by : Christopher G. Langton
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Total Read : 10
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Description : This book brings together a series of overview articles that appeared in the first three issues of the groundbreaking journal Artificial Life.


Wetware

Author by : Rudy Rucker
Languange : de
Publisher by : Heyne Verlag
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Total Read : 31
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Description : (Bio-)Mechanische Evolution Die Roboter haben sich auf dem Mond verschanzt, Asimovs Robotergesetze aus ihren Speichern gelöscht und machen jetzt Front gegen die Menschen. Die Menschheit kann sie nicht einfach vernichten, denn sie hat sich zu lange auf die Dienste der Roboter blind verlassen. Sie auszuradieren hieße, fast das gesamte technische Wissen zu verlieren. Die Roboter entwickeln Androiden, die sich optisch nicht von Menschen unterscheiden und in der Lage sind, sich mit menschlichen Frauen fortzupflanzen. So soll die Gesellschaft auf der Erde unterwandert werden. Die Menschen hingegen entwickeln die sogenannte Chip-Hefe, die wichtige Schaltkreise und Hardware überwuchert. Die Evolution endet vorerst in einem Patt ...


Disability And New Media

Author by : Katie Ellis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 54
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Description : Disability and New Media examines how digital design is triggering disability when it could be a solution. Video and animation now play a prominent role in the World Wide Web and new types of protocols have been developed to accommodate this increasing complexity. However, as this has happened, the potential for individual users to control how the content is displayed has been diminished. Accessibility choices are often portrayed as merely technical decisions but they are highly political and betray a disturbing trend of ableist assumption that serve to exclude people with disability. It has been argued that the Internet will not be fully accessible until disability is considered a cultural identity in the same way that class, gender and sexuality are. Kent and Ellis build on this notion using more recent Web 2.0 phenomena, social networking sites, virtual worlds and file sharing. Many of the studies on disability and the web have focused on the early web, prior to the development of social networking applications such as Facebook, YouTube and Second Life. This book discusses an array of such applications that have grown within and alongside Web 2.0, and analyzes how they both prevent and embrace the inclusion of people with disability.


Saucer Wisdom

Author by : Rudy Rucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Transreal Books
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Total Read : 24
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Description : A cult novelist named Rudy Rucker investigates an alien abduction...and is drawn into freaky, transreal scenes. Futurism, autobiographical novel, a tour of Californai freakdom, and richly funny. With many, many line-drawing illos. "Rucker’s sensibility is a combination of gonzo humor, fictionalized autobiography in the Kerouacian mode (what Rucker calls “transrealism”), and the sheer, bugs-in-your-teeth thrill of scientific extrapolation taken to blitz-punk extremes." — Salon.com.


The Cure In The Code

Author by : Peter W Huber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Total Read : 9
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Description : Never before have two revolutions with so much potential to save and prolong human life occurred simultaneously. The converging, synergistic power of the biochemical and digital revolutions now allows us to read every letter of life's code, create precisely targeted drugs to control it, and tailor their use to individual patients. Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and countless other killers can be vanquished -- if we make full use of the tools of modern drug design and allow doctors the use of modern data gathering and analytical tools when prescribing drugs to their patients. But Washington stands in the way, clinging to outdated drug-approval protocols developed decades ago during medicine's long battle with the infectious epidemics of the past. Peter Huber, an expert in science, technology, and public policy, demonstrates why Washington's one-size-fits-all drug policies can't deal with diseases rooted in the complex molecular diversity of human bodies. Washington is ill-equipped to handle the torrents of data that now propel the advance of molecular medicine and is reluctant to embrace the statistical methods of the digital age that can. Obsolete economic policies, often rationalized as cost-saving measures, stifle innovation and suppress investment in the medicine that can provide the best cures at the lowest cost. In the 1980s, an AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence, until the FDA loosened its throttling grip and began streamlining and accelerating approval of life-saving drugs. The Cure in the Code shows patients, doctors, investors, and policy makers what we must now do to capture the full life-saving and cost-saving potential of the revolution in molecular medicine. America has to choose. At stake for America is the power to lead the world in mastering the most free, fecund, competitive, dynamic, and intelligent natural resource on the planet -- the molecular code that spawns human life and controls our health.


Critical Terms For Media Studies

Author by : W. J. T. Mitchell
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : Communications, philosophy, film and video, digital culture: media studies straddles an astounding array of fields and disciplines and produces a vocabulary that is in equal parts rigorous and intuitive. Critical Terms for Media Studies defines, and at times, redefines, what this new and hybrid area aims to do, illuminating the key concepts behind its liveliest debates and most dynamic topics. Part of a larger conversation that engages culture, technology, and politics, this exciting collection of essays explores our most critical language for dealing with the qualities and modes of contemporary media. Edited by two outstanding scholars in the field, W. J. T. Mitchell and Mark B. N. Hansen, the volume features works by a team of distinguished contributors. These essays, commissioned expressly for this volume, are organized into three interrelated groups: “Aesthetics” engages with terms that describe sensory experiences and judgments, “Technology” offers entry into a broad array of technological concepts, and “Society” opens up language describing the systems that allow a medium to function. A compelling reference work for the twenty-first century and the media that form our experience within it, Critical Terms for Media Studies will engage and deepen any reader’s knowledge of one of our most important new fields.


Collaborative Design And Learning

Author by : João Bento
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Total Read : 25
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Description : Applying advances in communication and information technologies to promote collaborative project design and management--in theory, education, and practical application.


Shortest Path Solvers From Software To Wetware

Author by : Andrew Adamatzky
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Total Read : 9
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Description : This book offers advanced parallel and distributed algorithms and experimental laboratory prototypes of unconventional shortest path solvers. In addition, it presents novel and unique algorithms of solving shortest problems in massively parallel cellular automaton machines. The shortest path problem is a fundamental and classical problem in graph theory and computer science and is frequently applied in the contexts of transport and logistics, telecommunication networks, virtual reality and gaming, geometry, and social networks analysis. Software implementations include distance-vector algorithms for distributed path computation in dynamics networks, parallel solutions of the constrained shortest path problem, and application of the shortest path solutions in gathering robotic swarms. Massively parallel algorithms utilise cellular automata, where a shortest path is computed either via matrix multiplication in automaton arrays, or via the representation of data graphs in automaton lattices and using the propagation of wave-like patterns. Unconventional shortest path solvers are presented in computer models of foraging behaviour and protoplasmic network optimisation by the slime mould Physarum polycephalum and fluidic devices, while experimental laboratory prototypes of path solvers using chemical media, flows and droplets, and electrical current are also highlighted. The book will be a pleasure to explore for readers from all walks of life, from undergraduate students to university professors, from mathematicians, computers scientists and engineers to chemists and biologists.


The Future Of The Global Economy Towards A Long Boom

Author by : OECD
Languange : en
Publisher by : OECD Publishing
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Total Read : 51
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Description : This book reviews the forces driving economic and social change in today's world. It asesses the likelihood of a long boom materialising in the first decades of the 21st century and explores the strategic policies essential for making it happen.


From City Space To Cyberspace

Author by : Amanda Wasielewski
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amsterdam University Press
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Total Read : 95
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Description : The narrative of the birth of internet culture often focuses on the achievements of American entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, but there is an alternative history of internet pioneers in Europe who developed their own model of network culture in the early 1990s. Drawing from their experiences in the leftist and anarchist movements of the '80s, they built DIY networks that give us a glimpse into what internet culture could have been if it were in the hands of squatters, hackers, punks, artists, and activists. In the Dutch scene, the early internet was intimately tied to the aesthetics and politics of squatting. Untethered from profit motives, these artists and activists aimed to create a decentralized tool that would democratize culture and promote open and free exchange of information.


Changing Minds

Author by : Howard Gardner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvard Business Review Press
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Total Read : 66
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Description : Think about the last time you tried to change someone’s mind about something important: a voter’s political beliefs; a customer’s favorite brand; a spouse’s decorating taste. Chances are you weren’t successful in shifting that person’s beliefs in any way. In his book, Changing Minds, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner explains what happens during the course of changing a mind – and offers ways to influence that process. Remember that we don’t change our minds overnight, it happens in gradual stages that can be powerfully influenced along the way. This book provides insights that can broaden our horizons and shape our lives.


Live Robots

Author by : Rudy von Bitter Rucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 53
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Description : Two complete novels--Software, in which robots offer elderly hippie Cobb Anderson immortality, and Wetware, in which the meatbop, a new life form emerges--enter the world of cyberpunk. Reprint.


The Ware Tetralogy

Author by : Rudy von Bitter Rucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 65
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Description : A collection of four science fiction works includes "Software," where rebel robots bring immortality to their human creator by eating his brain, and "Wetware," where robots begin to build their own race of humans.


Art As Organism

Author by : Charissa N. Terranova
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Total Read : 99
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Description : In this groundbreaking book, Charissa Terranova unearths a forgotten narrative of modernism, which charts the influence that biology, General Systems Theory and cybernetics had on art in the twentieth century. From kinetic and interactive art to early computer art and installations spanning an entire city, she shows that the digital image was a rich and expansive artistic medium of modernism. This book links the emergence of the digital image to the dispersion of biocentric aesthetic philosophies developed by Bauhaus pedagogue Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, from 1920s Berlin to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1970s. It uncovers seminal but overlooked references to biology, the organism, feedback loops, emotions and the Gestalt, along with an intricate genealogy of related thinkers across disciplines. Terranova interprets anew major art movements such as the Bauhaus, Op Art and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), by referencing contemporary insights from architects, embryologists, electrical engineers and computer scientists, among others.This book reveals the complex connections between visual culture, science and technology that comprise the deep history of twentieth-century art.


Cognitive Science

Author by : Jay Friedenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Total Read : 21
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Description : Cognitive Science provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the study of the mind. The authors examine the mind from the perspective of different fields, including philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, networks, evolution, emotional and social cognition, linguistics, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the new framework of embodied cognition. Each chapter focuses on a particular disciplinary approach and explores methodologies, theories, and empirical findings. Substantially updated with new and expanded content, the Fourth Edition reflects the latest research in this rapidly evolving field.


The Ware Tetralogy

Author by : Rudy Rucker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Transreal Books
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Total Read : 86
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Description : "Rucker’s four Ware novels—Software, Wetware , Freeware , and Realware—form an extraordinary cyberweird future history with the heft of an epic fantasy novel and the speed of a quantum processor. Still exuberantly fresh despite their age, they primarily follow two characters (and their descendants): Cobb Anderson, who instigated the first robot revolution and is offered immortality by his grateful “children,” and stoner Sta-Hi Mooney, who (against his impaired better judgment) becomes an important figure in robot-human relations. Over several generations, humans, robots, drugs, and society evolve, but even weird drugs and the wisdom gathered from interstellar signals won’t stop them from making the same old mistakes in new ways. Rucker is both witty and serious as he combines hard science and sociology with unrelentingly sharp observations of all self-replicating beings. This classic series well deserves its omnibus repackaging, particularly suitable for libraries." — Publisher's Weekly. "Rudy Rucker is one of the modern heroes of science fiction, one of the original cyberpunks. The early cyberpunks only had a few writers who could be meaningfully called punks — writers like John Shirley and Richard Kadrey — but there was only one who could truly be called cyber: Rudy Rucker. Rucker is a mad professor, a mathematician and computer scientist with a serious, scholarly interest in the limits of computation and the physics and mathematics of higher-dimension geometry. But that’s just about the only thing you can describe as 'serious' when it comes to Rucker. He’s a gonzo wildman, someone for whom 'trippy' barely scratches the surface. His work is shot through with weird sex, weird drugs, weird brain chemistry, and above all, weird science." — Cory Doctorow


Far Fetched And Highly Plausible

Author by : Leandro Faria
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dog Ear Publishing
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Total Read : 60
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Description : Nick Neville, a talented forensic accountant, takes on the ambitious job of auditing tech giant Cogvolve Corp, the renowned leader in the field of artificial intelligence. The company’s CEO, Michael Haas, is an acclaimed researcher whose brilliant high-tech innovations have earned him a reputation as one of the brightest minds in the world. The throng of protesters in front of Cogvolve’s imposing headquarters is Nick’s first indication of the challenges ahead of him. The company polarizes opinion across the globe: some awe at its advanced developments, while others protest the existential risks posed by its technology. Within minutes of Nick’s arrival, he receives bizarre news. Frederico Lanza, Cogvolve’s co-founder and lead researcher, has gone missing. While piecing together baffling information uncovered by his audit, Nick is stunned to discover that Lanza’s disappearance appears to be part of a much larger – and darker – scheme meticulously orchestrated by an enigmatic figure. Nick joins forces with an extremely talented (and eccentric) tech-savvy group of individuals in search of answers. Embarking on a frantic hunt through downtown Atlanta, Bavarian towns, and even a remote Indian reservation, Nick and his partners plunge into a world of cutting-edge technology and puzzling discoveries. In an exciting blend of hard science, incessant adventure, and unpredictable twists, Far-Fetched and Highly Plausible is a fast-paced, intelligent sci-fi thriller that delivers an original take on thought-provoking trends in technology. Leandro Faria has crafted an exhilarating novel that blends mystery and science into a compelling, pulse-pounding fiction…all the way to its remarkable ending.


Perspectives On Intellectual Capital

Author by : Bernard Marr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Perspectives on Intellectual Capital bridges the disciplinary gaps and facilitates knowledge transfer across disciplines, featuring views on intellectual capital from the fields of accounting, strategy, marketing, human resource management, operations management, information systems, and economics. It also offers interdisciplinary views on intellectual capital from the perspectives of public policy, knowledge management and epistemology. By analyzing the various perspectives, Editor Bernard Marr is able to present a truly comprehensive understanding of what intellectual capital is, including the "state of the art" thinking about it in each discipline, the common key trends, and the trajectories for future developments, learning, and practice. Contributors include many of the leading thinkers in their respective disciplines: Mie Augier and David Teece on the Economic Perspective, Bernard Marr and Goran Roos on the Strategy Perspective, Baruch Lev, Leandro Canibano, and Bernard Marr on the Accounting Perspective; Sudi Sudarsanam, Ghulam Sorwar, and Bernard Marr on the Finance Perspective; Jan Mourtisen, Per Nikolaj Bukh, and Bernard Marr on the Reporting Perspective; Lisa Fernstrom on the Marketing Perspective; Ulf Johanson on the HR Perspective; L. Martin Clotier and E. Richard Gold on the Legal Perspective; Partick H. Sullivan on the Intellectual Property Perspective; Giovanni Schiuma, Antonio Lerro, and Daniela Carlucci on the Interfirm Perspective; Ahmed Bounfour and Leif Edvinsson on the Public Policy Perspective; J-C Spender and Bernard Marr on a Knowledge-Based Perspective; Goran Roos on An Epistemology Perpsective. Foreword by Robert Grant. Bernard Marr is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Business Performance at Cranfield School of Management, UK, and Visiting Professor, University of Basilicata, Italy.


Wetware

Author by : D. Kershaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : Blackharepress
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Total Read : 29
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Description : In a world where biology and technology mix, anything is possible. Biopunk-a hybrid of biotechnology or biology and punk-is a subgenre of science fiction much like cyberpunk but focussing on the implications of biotechnology and synthetic biology. From bio-hackers to biotech mega-corporations, to manipulation of human DNA by governmental despots, we examine the darker side of genetic engineering. The Collective by Chris Hewitt Switch/Kill by David Green The Arcade by E.L Giles Dreamcations by J.W. Garrett Riot Extinction by Jonathan Inbody Cybermatrix Experiment 88 by Lynne Phillips Retrograde by Paul Warmerdam The Pain of Release by Peter J. Foote Skin Trade by Shawn M. Klimek Raw Materials by Tim Mendees Ostinato by V.A. Vazquez


Design Computing

Author by : Brian R. Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Total Read : 14
Total Download : 354
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Description : Design Computing will help you understand the rapidly evolving relationship between computing, designers, and the many different environments they create or work in. The book introduces the topic of design computing, and covers the basics of hardware and software, so you don’t need to be an expert. Topics include the fundamentals of digital representation, programming and interfaces for design; the shifting landscape of opportunity and expectation in practice and pedagogy; placing sensors in buildings to measure performance; and the challenge of applying information effectively in design. The book also includes additional reading for those who wish to dig deeper into the subject. Design Computing will provide you with a greater awareness of the issues that permeate the field, opportunities for you to investigate, and perhaps motivation to push the boundaries.


Magill S Guide To Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature Software And Wetware

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 63
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Description : "These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.