Revolutions in Communication

Author: Bill Kovarik
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628924799
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Revolutions in Communication offers a new approach to media history, presenting an encyclopedic look at the way technological change has linked social and ideological communities. Using key figures in history to benchmark the chronology of technical innovation, Kovarik's exhaustive scholarship narrates the story of revolutions in printing, electronic communication and digital information, while drawing parallels between the past and present. Updated to reflect new research that has surfaced these past few years, Revolutions in Communication continues to provide students and teachers with the most readable history of communications, while including enough international perspective to get the most accurate sense of the field. The supplemental reading materials on the companion website include slideshows, podcasts and video demonstration plans in order to facilitate further reading.

Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy

Author: Luppicini, Rocci
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522524649
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Digital technology has revitalized the landscape of political affairs. As e-government continues to become more prominent in society, conducting further research in this realm is vital to promoting democratic advancements. Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy provides a comprehensive examination of the latest methods and trends used to engage citizens with the political world through new information and communication technologies. Highlighting innovative practices and applications across a variety of areas such as technoethics, civic literacy, virtual reality, and social networking, this book is an ideal reference source for government officials, academicians, students, and researchers interested in the enhancement of citizen engagement in modern democracies.

The Vanishing American Adult

Author: Ben Sasse
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250114411
Format: PDF, ePub
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding: learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant—are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body—and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly—without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country.

Meggs History of Graphic Design

Author: Philip B. Meggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119136202
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The bestselling graphic design reference, updated for the digital age Meggs' History of Graphic Design is the industry's unparalleled, award-winning reference. With over 1,400 high-quality images throughout, this visually stunning text guides you through a saga of artistic innovators, breakthrough technologies, and groundbreaking developments that define the graphic design field. The initial publication of this book was heralded as a publishing landmark, and author Philip B. Meggs is credited with significantly shaping the academic field of graphic design. Meggs presents compelling, comprehensive information enclosed in an exquisite visual format. The text includes classic topics such as the invention of writing and alphabets, the origins of printing and typography, and the advent of postmodern design. This new sixth edition has also been updated to provide: The latest key developments in web, multimedia, and interactive design Expanded coverage of design in Asia and the Middle East Emerging design trends and technologies Timelines framed in a broader historical context to help you better understand the evolution of contemporary graphic design Extensive ancillary materials including an instructor's manual, expanded image identification banks, flashcards, and quizzes You can't master a field without knowing the history. Meggs' History of Graphic Design presents an all-inclusive, visually spectacular arrangement of graphic design knowledge for students and professionals. Learn the milestones, developments, and pioneers of the trade so that you can shape the future.

La Th orie Sensorielle I Les Analogies Sensorielles

Author: Philippe Roi
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622874846
Format: PDF
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Au 4e millénaire avant notre ère, dans le sud de la Mésopotamie, les Urukéens inventent sept outils remarquables : l'araire, le moule à briques normalisé, l'écriture, la comptabilité, la harpe, le métier à tisser vertical et l'image de cônes. Or, toutes ces inventions sont calquées sur des mécanismes biologiques qui permettent aux organes sensoriels de transmettre leurs informations au cerveau. Comment les Urukéens ont-ils pu inventer ces instruments dont les dispositifs sont tout à fait analogues à des mécanismes biologiques pourtant microscopiques, alors qu'ils ne disposaient d'aucune technologie pour les observer ? Pour répondre à cette question, les auteurs de La Théorie Sensorielle ont, pour la première fois, reliés des savoirs jusqu'alors fragmentés et compartimentés entre diverses disciplines. Leurs recherches sur le codage et le traitement de l'information par le cerveau ont été réalisées avec la collaboration de biologistes, de neurologues et de médecins spécialistes (INSERM, CNRS, Institut des Neurosciences de Montpellier, ESPCI-Laboratoire de Neurobiologie, Institut Pasteur, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Institut Cochin) mais aussi d'archéologues et d'historiens (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Musée du Louvre, Vorderasiatisches Museum, Université de la Sorbonne, UCLA, University of London, EHESS).

Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789604533084
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University

Author: Carl A. Raschke
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415369831
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In recent years, the powerful social, cultural and economic changes wrought by digital technology have led many to forecast the end of the university as we know it. This book employs extensive research and case studies to explain why these predictions, even if perhaps somewhat premature, are on solid ground. The Digital Revolution and the Coming of the Postmodern University shows how the internet, high-speed electronic communications and personal computers necessitate a radical rethinking of what is meant by 'higher education'. The book calls into question both the traditionalist's scepticism about the benefits of new technology, and the corporate e-learning advocate's failure to grasp that education is more than what happens on a computer screen. The author provides concrete data and models for more democratic, restructured systems of instruction that not only take advantage of advanced learning technologies, but promote the globalisation of higher education. This is an essential read for anyone concerned about the future of higher education.

The Limits of the Digital Revolution How Mass Media Culture Endures in a Social Media World

Author: Derek Hrynyshyn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144083296X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This academic analysis explores social media, specifically examining its influence on the cultural, political, and economic organization of our society and the role capitalism plays within its domain. • Explores the use of blogs, Facebook, and Twitter in revolutionary political action and the effects of "viral" campaigns on political culture • Uncovers the truth behind piracy infringements on popular cultural industries • Reveals the hidden factors driving the rapid expansion of social media • Discusses how capitalism affects the development of social media • Examines how social media shares characteristics with and differs from mass media