Logic Of The Digital

Author: Aden Evens
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472566750
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Logic Of The Digital. Building a foundational understanding of the digital, Logic of the Digital reveals a unique digital ontology. Beginning from formal and technical characteristics, especially the binary code at the core of all digital technologies, Aden Evens traces the pathways along which the digital domain of abstract logic encounters the material, human world. How does a code using only 0s and 1s give rise to the vast range of applications and information that constitutes a great and growing portion of our world? Evens' analysis shows how any encounter between the actual and the digital must cross an ontological divide, a gap between the productive materiality of the human world and the reductive abstraction of the binary code. Logic of the Digital examines the distortions of this ontological crossing, considering the formal abstraction that persists in exemplary digital technologies and techniques such as the mouse, the Web, the graphical user interface, and the development of software. One crucial motive for this research lies in the paradoxical issue of creativity in relation to digital technologies: the ontology of abstraction leaves little room for the unpredictable or accidental that is essential to creativity, but digital technologies are nevertheless patently creative. Evens inquires into the mechanisms by which the ostensibly sterile binary code can lend itself to such fecund cultural production. Through clarification of the digital's ontological foundation, Evens points to a significant threat to creativity lurking in the nature of the digital and so generates a basis for an ethics of digital practice. Examining the bits that give the digital its ontology, exploring the potentials and limitations of programming, and using gaming as an ideal test of digital possibility, Logic of the Digital guides future practices and shapes academic research in the digital.

The World Summit On The Information Society

Author: Daniel Stauffacher
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211045437
Size: 57.36 MB
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The World Summit On The Information Society. This book is a collection of more than fifty short papers, providing readers with first hand insights from key players who participated in the making of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Declaration of principles and the WSIS Plan of Action. The contributors represent a broad variety of individuals and institutions, from major stakeholder groups, and thus showcase a diversity of perspectives. The publication directs attention to three main areas: Part I: Policy and Diplomacy describes the relations at the Summit between the international agencies, national governments, and the private and non-governmental public sectors. Part II Principles and Actions delves into the core issues from the perspectives of mainly non-governmental stakeholders. Part III Looking Ahead faces the hopes and challenges of the second phase of the Summit.

Guide To Sound Systems For Worship

Author: Jon F. Eiche
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793500291
Size: 49.15 MB
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Guide To Sound Systems For Worship. Running title: The Yamaha guide to sound systems for worship.

Shifting Practices

Author: Giovan Francesco Lanzara
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262332310
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Shifting Practices. What happens in an established practice or work setting when a novel artifact or tool for doing work changes the familiar work routines? Any unexpected event, or change, or technological innovation creates a discontinuity; organizations and individuals must reframe taken-for-granted assumptions and practices and reposition themselves. To study innovation as a phenomenon, then, we must search for situations of discontinuity and rupture and explore them in depth. In Shifting Practices, Giovan Francesco Lanzara does just that, and discovers that disruptions and discontinuities caused by the introduction of new technologies often reveal aspects of practice not previously observed.After discussing methodological and research issues, Lanzara presents two in-depth studies focusing on processes of design and innovation in two different practice settings: music education and criminal justice. In the first, he works with the music department of a major American university to develop Music LOGO, a computer system that allows students to explore musical structures with simple, composition-like exercises and experiments. In the second, he works with the Italian court system in the design and use of video technology for criminal trials. In both cases, drawing on anecdotes and examples as well as theory and analysis, he traces the new systems from design through implementation and adoption. Finally, Lanzara considers the researcher's role, and the relationship -- encompassing empathy, vulnerability, and temporality -- between the reflective researcher and actors in the practice setting.

Text Editing Print And The Digital World

Author: Kathryn Sutherland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317045750
Size: 46.23 MB
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Text Editing Print And The Digital World. Traditional critical editing, defined by the paper and print limitations of the book, is now considered by many to be inadequate for the expression and interpretation of complex works of literature. At the same time, digital developments are permitting us to extend the range of text objects we can reproduce and investigate critically - not just books, but newspapers, draft manuscripts and inscriptions on stone. Some exponents of the benefits of new information technologies argue that in future all editions should be produced in digital or online form. By contrast, others point to the fact that print, after more than five hundred years of development, continues to set the agenda for how we think about text, even in its non-print forms. This important book brings together leading textual critics, scholarly editors, technical specialists and publishers to discuss whether and how existing paradigms for developing and using critical editions are changing to reflect the increased commitment to and assumed significance of digital tools and methodologies.

Architecture In Formation

Author: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134502834
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Architecture In Formation. Architecture in Formation is the first digital architecture manual that bridges multiple relationships between theory and practice, proposing a vital resource to structure the upcoming second digital revolution. Sixteen essays from practitioners, historians and theorists look at how information processing informs and is informed by architecture. Twenty-nine experimental projects propose radical means to inform the new upcoming digital architecture. Featuring essays by: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Aaron Sprecher, Georges Teyssot, Mario Carpo, Patrik Schumacher, Bernard Cache, Mark Linder, David Theodore, Evan Douglis, Ingeborg Rocker and Christian Lange, Antoine Picon, Michael Wen-Sen Su, Chris Perry, Alexis Meier, Achim Menges and Martin Bressani. Interviews with: George Legendre, Alessandra Ponte, Karl Chu, CiroNajle, and Greg Lynn. Projects by: Diller Scofidio and Renfro; Mark Burry; Yehuda Kalay; Omar Khan; Jason Kelly Johnson, Future Cities Lab; Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Maider Llaguno Munitxa; Anna Dyson / Bess Krietemeyer, Peter Stark, Center for Architecture, Science and Ecology (CASE); Philippe Rahm; Lydia Kallipoliti and Alexandros Tsamis; Neeraj Bhatia, Infranet Lab; Jenny Sabin, Lab Studio; Luc Courschene, Society for Arts and Technology (SAT); Eisenman Architects; Preston Scott Cohen; Eiroa Architects; Michael Hansmeyer; Open Source Architecture; Andrew Saunders; Nader Tehrani, Office dA; Satoru Sugihara, ATLV and Thom Mayne, Morphosis; Reiser and Umemoto; Roland Snooks, Kokkugia; Philip Beesley; Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger SPAN; Michael Young; Eric Goldemberg, Monad Studio; Francois Roche; Ruy Klein; Chandler Ahrens and John Carpenter.

Designing Information Spaces The Social Navigation Approach

Author: Kristina Höök
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447100352
Size: 39.72 MB
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Designing Information Spaces The Social Navigation Approach. Social navigation is an emerging field which examines how we navigate information or locate services in both real and virtual environments and how we interact with and use others to find our way in information spaces. It has led to new ways of thinking about how we design information spaces and how we address usability issues, particularly in collaborative, web-based systems. This book follows on from Munro et al, Social Navigation of Information Space, which was the first major work in this field. It provides a similar broad overview of the field, but is much more practical in focus.

Exploring The Digital Domain

Author: Ken Abernethy
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
Size: 47.86 MB
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Exploring The Digital Domain. With Ken Abernethy and Tom Allen's fresh approach to the introductory computing course, students develop the skills to understand, create, work and communicate using digital media and networks. Excitement builds via the book and the accompanying Web site as students discover the worlds of image processing, digital sound, web publishing, and much more. The organizing theme for the book is that the computer is not merely a tool but rather itself a medium for representing, storing, manipulating, and communicating different forms of information: text, numbers, graphics, images, sounds, and video. The book focuses on digital media rather than the customary survey of applications software designed to process these media. In addition to teaching basic computer skills, the authors promote information fluency in which students gain an understanding of the foundational concepts on which the technology is derived and develop higher-level intellectual capabilities for applying the technology.

Virtual Politics

Author: Dr David Holmes, Llb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446240069
Size: 48.94 MB
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Virtual Politics. Virtual Politics is a critical overview of the new - digital - body politic, with new technologies framing the discussion of key themes in social theory. This book shows how these new technologies are altering the nature of identity and agency, the relation of self to other, and the structure of community and political representation.