This book offers a powerful message to media practitioners and theorists: let us collectively unleash our critical capacities to influence technology design and workspaces, otherwise we will disappear into the cloud.
Author: Geert Lovink
With the vast majority of Facebook users caught in a frenzy of ‘friending’, ‘liking’ and ‘commenting’, at what point do we pause to grasp the consequences of our info-saturated lives? What compels us to engage so diligently with social networking systems? Networks Without a Cause examines our collective obsession with identity and self-management coupled with the fragmentation and information overload endemic to contemporary online culture. With a dearth of theory on the social and cultural ramifications of hugely popular online services, Lovink provides a path-breaking critical analysis of our over-hyped, networked world with case studies on search engines, online video, blogging, digital radio, media activism and the Wikileaks saga. This book offers a powerful message to media practitioners and theorists: let us collectively unleash our critical capacities to influence technology design and workspaces, otherwise we will disappear into the cloud. Probing but never pessimistic, Lovink draws from his long history in media research to offer a critique of the political structures and conceptual powers embedded in the technologies that shape our daily lives.
Such a textual network as a didactic ( pedagogical ) arrangement for the literary
classroom makes it possible for students to “ co - read a number of other texts in
connection with the literary text ( fig . 2 ) . The Literary Text at the Center of a ...
Author: Gerd Hurm
Publisher: Peter Lang
The figure of the rebel of the 1950s shaped the imagination of the American post-war generation. Yet the notoriety of the rebel resides uneasily beside that of the conformist, ironically one of the other central figures of the decade. This collection of essays, which originated at an international conference in Trier, Germany, in 2005, sets out to explain the multiple representations of rebellion and affirmation in 1950s American culture. It explores the ways in which rebellion was 'contained' and also disruptive during this pivotal decade of American ascendance on the global scene. In a series of essays written by prominent American Studies scholars in the United States and Germany, the collection explores the meaning of rebellion in the 1950s and its role in shaping theological, literary and cultural discourses.
One network had o›ered him six plays at $¡0,000 each. Dean would be on leave
from Warner Bros. during all of ¡956. For two days, the Sound Department had
been sending Ray memos about postsynchronization for Rebel Without a Cause.
Author: Douglas L. Rathgeb
In 1954, troubled director Nicholas Ray chatted at a dinner party about his controversial plan for a film about middle-class juvenile delinquents. He was told of a book, written by a prison psychologist and owned by Warner Bros., called Rebel Without a Cause. Though he was initially unimpressed, Ray adapted the book into his own screenplay and Warner Bros. hired him to direct what would become a classic. From the backgrounds of the many players to the pre-production, production, and post-production of the film, this complete history recounts every aspect of Rebel Without a Cause from its rudiments to the 1955 Academy Awards: the selection of cast and crew, legal fights, changing screenwriters and the many variations of the story, location scouting, auditions, script readings, difficulties with the censors, romances and fights, the editing, test screenings, and, of course, the death of its star. Dozens of intimate anecdotes, from wardrobe decisions to James Dean's pranks, add rich detail. An epilogue discusses the possible sequels, rights conflicts, documentaries, musicals, and spin-off attempts, and offers concluding words on the cast and crew.
In this environment the configuration of the network architecture engenders and
stimulates intersubjective play with identity. ... In his book Networks Without a
Cause, media theorist Geert Lovink describes how geek cultures clash—and
Author: Bogomir Doringer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The contributions to this book explore a phenomenon that appears to be a contradiction in itself – we, the users of computers, can be tracked in digital space for all eternity. Although, on the one hand, one wants to be noticed and noticeable, on the other hand one does not necessarily want to be recognized at the first instance, being prey to an unfathomable public, or – even less so – to lose face. The book documents artistic and other strategies that point out options for appearing in the infinite book of faces whilst nevertheless avoiding being included in any records. The desire not to become a mere object of facial sell-out does not just remain an aesthetic endeavor. The contributions also contain combative and sarcastic statements against a digital dynamic that has already penetrated our everyday lives.
“Taking Risky Opportunities in Youthful Content Creation: Teenagers' Use of
Social Networking Sites for Intimacy, Privacy and Self-Expression.” New Media
and ... Networks Without a Cause: A Critique of Social Media. Cambridge: Polity,
Author: Danah Boyd
Publisher: Yale University Press
A youth and technology expert offers original research on teens’ use of social media, the myths frightening adults, and how young people form communities. What is new about how teenagers communicate through services like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this book, youth culture and technology expert Danah Boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, Boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, Boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens, but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, Boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated. “Boyd’s new book is layered and smart . . . It’s Complicated will update your mind.” —Alissa Quart, New York Times Book Review “A fascinating, well-researched and (mostly) reassuring look at how today's tech-savvy teenagers are using social media.” —People “The briefest possible summary? The kids are all right, but society isn’t.” —Andrew Leonard, Salon
How Digitalization Transforms Knowledge, Work, Journalism and Politics without
Making Too Much Noise M. Bunz. Lanier ... Lovink, Geert 2012, Networks Without
a Cause: A Critique of Social Media, Cambridge, Malden, Polity Press. Lucas ...
Author: M. Bunz
Critically engaging, illustrative and with numerous examples, The Silent Revolution delivers a philosophically informed introduction to current debates on digital technology and calls for a more active role of humans towards technology.
The proliferation of ever more sophisticated communication networks implies,
moreover, a constant challenge to simplistic ... The three friends' bonds are tight
but lack the homoerotic overtones of Jim Stark and Plato in Rebel Without a
Author: J. David Slocum
Publisher: SUNY Press
Assesses the layered meanings and persistent global legacy of an American film classic.
without a cause, but since the causes are multiple and interactive, nothing is
predetermined. Even a brief discussion of Buddhism and the concept of
interdependence would be incomplete without the mention of Indra's net. Indra's
net was a ...
Author: Lewis V. Baldwin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The scholarship on Martin Luther King Jr. has too often cast him in the image of the Southern black preacher and the American Gandhi, while ignoring or trivializing his global connections and significance. This groundbreaking work, written by scholars, religious leaders, and activists of different backgrounds, addresses this glaring pattern of neglect in King studies. King is treated here as both a global figure and a forerunner of much of what is currently associated with contemporary globalization theory and praxis. The contributors to this volume agree that King must be understood not only as a thinker, visionary, and social change agent in his own historical context, but also in terms of his meaning for the different generations who still appeal to him as an authority, inspiration, and model of exemplary service to humanity. The task of engaging King both in context and beyond context is fulfilled in remarkable ways in this volume, without doing essential violence to this phenomenal figure.
They put an end to freestyle friends, seeking forms of empowerment beyond the brief moment of joyful networking. This speculative manual calls for nothing less than social technologies based on enduring time.
Author: Geert Lovink
Publisher: Minor Compositions
Organized networks are an alternative to the social media logic of weak links and their secretive economy of data mining. They put an end to freestyle friends, seeking forms of empowerment beyond the brief moment of joyful networking. This speculative manual calls for nothing less than social technologies based on enduring time. Analyzing contemporary practices of organization through networks as new institutional forms, organized networks provide an alternative to political parties, trade unions, NGOs, and traditional social movements. Dominant social media deliver remarkably little to advance decision-making within digital communication infrastructures. The world cries for action, not likes. Organization after Social Media explores a range of social settings from arts and design, cultural politics, visual culture and creative industries, disorientated education and the crisis of pedagogy to media theory and activism. Lovink and Rossiter devise strategies of commitment to help claw ourselves out of the toxic morass of platform suffocation.
Once a causal probability network has been constructed, it can be used to predict
the occurrences of the adverse event. The way ... The process is continued until
every node (except nodes without a direct cause) has an associated equation.
Author: Yuehwern Yih
Publisher: CRC Press
With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems offers theoretical foundations, methodologies, and case studies in each main sector of the system. It explores how system engineering methodologies and their applications in designing, evaluating, and optimizing the operations of the healthcare system could improve patient outcomes and cost effectiveness. The book presents an overview of current challenges in the healthcare system and the potential impact of system engineering. It describes an integrated framework for the delivery system and the tools and methodologies used for performance assessment and process improvement with examples of lean concept, evidence-based practice and risk assessment. The book then reviews system engineering methodologies and technologies and their applications in healthcare. Moving on to coverage of the design, planning, control and management of healthcare systems, the book contains chapters on 12 services sectors: preventive care, telemedicine, transplant, pharmacy, ED/ICU, OR, decontamination, laboratory, emergency response, mental health, food and supplies, and information technology. It presents the state-of-the-art operations and examines the challenges in each service unit. While system engineering concepts have been broadly applied in healthcare systems, most improvements have focused on a specific segment or unit of the delivery system. Each unit has strong interactions with others and any significant improvement is more likely to be sustained over time by integrating the process and re-evaluating the system design from a holistic viewpoint. By providing an overview of individual operational sectors in the extremely complex healthcare system and introducing a wide array of engineering methods and tools, this handbook establishes the foundation to facilitate integrated system thinking to redesign the next generation healthcare system.
GIDGET WITHOUT A CAUSE larger contextual meaning . The show asked
audiences to enjoy the ... As a result , TV networks retreated into a fantasy vision
of youth , of which Gidget was a part . 122 These bland and safe images failed to
Author: Kirse Granat May
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Golden State, Golden Youth: The California Image in Popular Culture, 1955-1966
An Efficient Multicast Data Forwarding Scheme for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks⋆
Youngmin Kim1, Sanghyun Ahn1⋆⋆, and ... which can be used in the multi-hop
wireless ad hoc network without causing either routing loops or packet
Author: Korea) International Conference on Information Networking (2005 : Cheju-do
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Information Networking, ICOIN 2005 held in Jeju Island, Korea in January/February 2005. The conference focused on convergence in broadband and mobile networking. The 96 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 427 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on wireless LAN, security, TCP and congestion control, wireless ad-hoc network routing, network measurement, routing, power control in wireless networks, quality of service, high speed networks, wireless ad-hoc networks, network design, peer-to-peer networks, and applications and services.
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the macro name macroname command. Because you're not including the global
keyword, this will be an interface macro. Then, enter the commands you'd like to ...
Author: Gary A. Donahue
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pick up where certification exams leave off. With this practical, in-depth guide to the entire network infrastructure, you’ll learn how to deal with real Cisco networks, rather than the hypothetical situations presented on exams like the CCNA. Network Warrior takes you step by step through the world of routers, switches, firewalls, and other technologies based on the author's extensive field experience. You'll find new content for MPLS, IPv6, VoIP, and wireless in this completely revised second edition, along with examples of Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches throughout. Topics include: An in-depth view of routers and routing Switching, using Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switches as examples SOHO VoIP and SOHO wireless access point design and configuration Introduction to IPv6 with configuration examples Telecom technologies in the data-networking world, including T1, DS3, frame relay, and MPLS Security, firewall theory, and configuration, as well as ACL and authentication Quality of Service (QoS), with an emphasis on low-latency queuing (LLQ) IP address allocation, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and device failures
We live in a time of engineered intimacy, toxic memes and online addiction. Can we ever break free?
Author: Geert Lovink
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
We live in a time of engineered intimacy, toxic memes and online addiction. Can we ever break free?