Communities And Technologies 2005

Author: Peter van den Besselaar
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402035906
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This book includes 23 papers dealing with the impact of modern information and communication technologies that support a wide variety of communities: local communities, virtual communities, and communities of practice, such as knowledge communities and scientific communities. The volume is the result of the second multidisciplinary "Communities and Technologies Conference", a major event in this emerging research field. The various chapters discuss how communities are affected by technologies, and how understanding of the way that communities function can be used in improving information systems design. This state of the art overview will be of interest to computer and information scientists, social scientists and practitioners alike.

Communities And Technologies 2007

Author: Charles Steinfield
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846289057
File Size: 70,76 MB
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This book covers the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and communities – both physical and virtual. Community technology applications are studied in many contexts. The book demonstrates the dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of evolving communities and technologies scholarship.

Encyclopedia Of Virtual Communities And Technologies

Author: Dasgupta, Subhasish
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591407974
File Size: 42,90 MB
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"This encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies provides a much needed integrated overview of all the critical concepts, technologies and issues in the area of virtual communities"--Provided by publisher.

Communities And Technologies

Author: M.H. Huysman
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402016110
File Size: 68,55 MB
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The book contains 24 research articles related to the emerging research field of Communities and Technologies (C&T). The papers treat subjects such as online communities, communities of practice, Community support systems, Digital Cities, regional communities and the internet, knowledge sharing and communities, civil communities, communities and education and social capital. As a result of a very quality-oriented review process, the work reflects the best of current research and practice in the field of C&T.

High Technology And Low Income Communities

Author: Donald A. Schön
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262691994
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How will low-income communities be affected by the waves of social, economic, political, and cultural change that surround the new information technologies? How can we influence the outcome? This action-oriented book identifies the key issues, explores the evidence, and suggests some answers. Avoiding both utopianism and despair, the book presents the voices of technology enthusiasts and skeptics, as well as social activists. The book is organized into three parts. Part I examines the issues in their socio-technical, economic, and historical contexts. Part II--the core of the book--proposes five initiatives for using computers and electronic communications to benefit low-income urban communities: - to provide access to the new technologies in ways that enable low-income people to become active producers rather than passive users;- to use the new technologies to improve the dialogue between public agencies and low-income neighborhoods;- to help low-income youth to exploit the entrepreneurial potential of information technologies;- to develop approaches to education that take advantage of the educational capabilities of the computer;- to promote the community computer: applications of computers and communications technology that foster community development. Part III presents a synthesis of the various topics. Its main questions are, What are the prospects and problems of initiatives to enable the poor to benefit from the new technologies? and What federal, state, and municipal policies would enhance the prospects for success? Contributors Alice Amsden, Jeanne Bamberger, Anne Beamish, Manuel Castells, Joseph Ferreira, Peter Hall, Leo Marx, William J. Mitchell, Mitchel Resnick, Bish Sanyal, Donald A. Schön, Alan and Michelle Shaw, Michael Shiffer, Bruno Tardieu, Sherry Turkle, Julian Wolpert

Cross Currents Cultures Communities Technologies

Author: Kris Blair
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1413014747
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CROSSCURRENTS: CULTURES, COMMUNITIES, TECHNOLOGIES is a combined print and online text/webtext designed to provide readings and activities that allow students not only to critically examine mass culture and the media that circulates it but also to engage rhetorically with electronic communication, presentation, and web-authoring and digital imaging technologies. CROSSCURRENTS is available as a full-color printed text and as an electronic text with additional links to YouTube and websites chosen by the authors to extend the conversation and learning experience. CROSSCURRENTS represents the first in a new generation of texts that doesn't make instructors choose between teaching traditional rhetorical concerns and helping students develop as writers and readers of electronic media. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Broadband Services

Author: Imrich Chlamtac
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470022493
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Access to the Internet is an increasing problem in many areas of the world. As the popularity and usefulness of the Internet increases on a daily basis, lack of access to the technology is putting many groups at a disadvantage in terms of better education, better jobs and even in terms of higher levels of civic participation. However, creating a network infrastructure to serve outlying communities and sectors of the population is not straight-forward. This book brings together all the aspects of the problem – technical, regulatory and economic - into one volume to provide a comprehensive resource. It describes the latest technological advances that allow cost-effective network infrastructures to be built, and places them in the context of the applications and services that the infrastructure will deliver. A section on business models and case studies from North American and Europe demonstrate that the solutions are economically and practically viable. This book is essential for anyone looking to gain an understanding of the issues and technology surrounding the access debate. It will be of particular relevance to network engineers/designers/planners at the incumbent operator companies charged with delivering broadband access to as yet unconnected regions. Governments and regulatory bodies will also find this a useful guide to the problems that they may face.

Community Informatics Enabling Communities With Information And Communications Technologies

Author: Gurstein, Michael
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781930708495
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Community Informatics is developing as an approach for linking economic and social development efforts at the community level to the opportunities that information and communication's technologies present. Areas such as SMEs and electronic commerce, community and civic networks, electronic democracy and online participation are among a few of the areas affected. Community Informatics: Enabling Communities with Information and Communications Technologies is an introduction to the discipline of community informatics. Issues such as trends, controversies, challenges and opportunities facing the community application of information and communications technologies into the millennium are studied.

Cultural Heritage Communities

Author: Luigina Ciolfi
Editor: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities
ISBN: 9781138697195
File Size: 45,52 MB
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Cultural heritage communities of interest have increasingly expanded from cultural heritage professionals to volunteers, special interest groups and independent citizen-led initiative groups. Digital technology has also increasingly impacted cultural heritage by affording novel experiences of it - it features in a number of activities for all the aforementioned groups, as well as acting as support for visitors to cultural heritage centres. With different degrees of formality and training, these communities are increasingly defining and taking ownership of what is of value to them, thus reconfiguring the care, communication, interpretation and validation of heritage. Digital technology has played a crucial role in this transformative process. In a fully international context, cultural heritage practitioners, community champions and academics from different fields of study have contributed to this book. Each chapter brings to the fore the multiple relationships between heritage, communities and technologies as a focus of study and reflection in an inclusive way. Contributions touch upon present and future opportunities for technology, as well as participatory design processes with different stakeholders. This book brings together ideas from different disciplines, cultures, methods and goals, to inspire scholars and practitioners involved in community heritage projects.

Digital Habitats

Author: Etienne Wenger
Editor: CPsquare
ISBN: 0982503601
File Size: 37,10 MB
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Technology has changed what it means for communities to "be together." Digital tools are now part of most communities' habitats. This book develops a new literacy and language to describe the practice of stewarding technology for communities. Whether you want to ground your technology stewardship in theory and deepen your practice, whether you are a community leader or sponsor who wants to understand how communities and technology intersect, or whether you just want practical advice, this is the book for you.

Social Web Evolution Integrating Semantic Applications And Web 2 0 Technologies

Author: Lytras, Miltiadis D.
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605662739
File Size: 23,91 MB
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"This book explores the potential of Web 2.0 and its synergies with the Semantic Web and provides state-of-the-art theoretical foundations and technological applications"--Provided by publisher.

Visualizing War

Author: Anders Engberg-Pedersen
Editor: Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies
ISBN: 9781138693432
File Size: 51,37 MB
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Wars have always been connected to images. From the representation of war on maps, panoramas, and paintings to the modern visual media of photography, film, and digital screens, images have played a central role in representing combat, military strategy, soldiers, and victims. Such images evoke a whole range of often unexpected emotions from ironic distance to boredom and disappointment. Why is that? This book examines the emotional language of war images, how they entwine with various visual technologies, and how they can build emotional communities. The book engages in a cross-disciplinary dialogue between visual studies, literary studies, and media studies by discussing the links between images, emotions, technology, and community. From these different perspectives, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature and workings of war images from 1800 until today, and it offers a frame for thinking about the meaning of the images in contemporary wars.

Information Communication Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author: Van Slyke, Craig
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599049503
File Size: 57,28 MB
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The rapid development of information communication technologies (ICTs) is having a profound impact across numerous aspects of social, economic, and cultural activity worldwide, and keeping pace with the associated effects, implications, opportunities, and pitfalls has been challenging to researchers in diverse realms ranging from education to competitive intelligence.

The Role Of Advanced Technologies In Structural Engineering For More Resilient Communities

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309677408
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In an effort to develop relationships and promote dialogue and community exchange, the National Academies’ Resilient America Roundtableâ€"in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), and the Advances in Information Technology Committeeâ€"co-hosted a one-day workshop on September 26, 2017. The event brought together experts, practitioners, and researchers from the public, private, and academic sectors to: 1) enhance resilience and promote faster recovery by exploring the role of advanced technologies and structural performance data in existing infrastructure and built systems; 2) discuss the future role of advanced technologies and design practice in promoting community resilience; and 3) identify research gaps or opportunities in development and use of advanced technologies and design for building resilient infrastructure. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Writing Community Change

Author: Jeffrey T. Grabill
Editor: Hampton Press (NJ)
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"The importance of this book is the way it understands writing and technology, citizenship, and the implications of these understanding for how we need to teach and learn with students in university writing classrooms."--BOOK JACKET.

Oversight Hearings On The New Communities Program

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Currency, and Housing. Subcommittee on Housing and Community Development
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Community Media

Author: Kevin Howley
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139443395
File Size: 25,40 MB
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While transnational conglomerates consolidate their control of the global mediascape, local communities struggle to create democratic media systems. This groundbreaking study of community media, first published in 2005, combines original research with comparative and theoretical analysis in an engaging and accessible style. Kevin Howley explores the different ways in which local communities come to make use of various technologies such as radio, television, print and computer networks for purposes of community communication and considers the ways these technologies shape, and are shaped by, the everyday lived experience of local populations. He also addresses broader theoretical and philosophical issues surrounding the relationship between communication and community, media systems and the public sphere. Case studies illustrate the pivotal role community media play in promoting cultural production and communicative democracy within and between local communities. This book will make a significant contribution to existing scholarship in media and cultural studies on alternative, participatory and community-based media.

The Energy Consumer

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Technologies For Supporting Reasoning Communities And Collaborative Decision Making Cooperative Approaches

Author: Yearwood, John
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1609600932
File Size: 69,86 MB
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The information age has enabled unprecedented levels of data to be collected and stored. At the same time, society and organizations have become increasingly complex. Consequently, decisions in many facets have become increasingly complex but have the potential to be better informed. Technologies for Supporting Reasoning Communities and Collaborative Decision Making: Cooperative Approaches includes chapters from diverse fields of enquiry including decision science, political science, argumentation, knowledge management, cognitive psychology and business intelligence. Each chapter illustrates a perspective on group reasoning that ultimately aims to lead to a greater understanding of reasoning communities and inform technological developments.

Technological Communities And Networks

Author: Dimitris Assimakopoulos
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113431244X
File Size: 33,99 MB
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The first book to analyze how new technologies are emerging against a background of continuing globalization of research and development activities. This unique book explores how technological communities and networks shape a broad range of new computer based technologies in regional, national and international contexts. Offering a critique of existing organizational and business models, Assimakopoulos analyzes the structure of a broad range of existing technological communities and networks looking at a range of areas including: Internet security electronic copyright intellectual property rights protection geographic information systems. This text is a key resource for research and development managers, ICT engineers and policy makers, as well as post graduate researchers in knowledge management, technology policy, sociology and economics of innovation or history of science and technology.