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Introduction to Social Informatics By Dmitry Zinoviev
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This book is an introduction to social informatics. "Can they steal my identity?" - "What does it mean encryption?" - "How do Web chats work?" - "What is a... More > virus?" - "Who's spying on my computer?" - These and many other questions are becoming important and sometimes vitally important for people who thought they had nothing to do with the computing profession. As computers and other computing devices penetrate deeper and deeper into our everyday life, we become more and more dependent on them. The purpose of this book is to show what's "running under the hood" of a computer and a computer network, where are the threats coming from, how to avoid them, and how the advent of computers and networks is changing our society.< Less
Introduction to Social Informatics By Dmitry Zinoviev
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This book is an introduction to social informatics. "Can they steal my identity?" - "What does it mean encryption?" - "How do Web chats work?" - "What is a... More > virus?" - "Who's spying on my computer?" - These and many other questions are becoming important and sometimes vitally important for people who thought they had nothing to do with the computing profession. As computers and other computing devices penetrate deeper and deeper into our everyday life, we become more and more dependent on them. The purpose of this book is to show what's "running under the hood" of a computer and a computer network, where are the threats coming from, how to avoid them, and how the advent of computers and networks is changing our society.< Less
Introduction to Social Informatics: Data Networks Programs By Dmitry Zinoviev
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This book is an introduction to social informatics. "Can they steal my identity " - "What does it mean encryption " - "How do Web chats work " - "What is a virus... More > " - "Who's spying on my computer " - These and many other questions are becoming important and sometimes vitally important for people who thought they had nothing to do with the computing profession. As computers and other computing devices penetrate deeper and deeper into our everyday life, we become more and more dependent on them. The purpose of this book is to show what's "running under the hood" of a computer and a computer network, where are the threats coming from, how to avoid them, and how the advent of computers and networks is changing our society.< Less
What is Community Informatics (and Why Does It Matter)? By Michael Gurstein
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Community Informatics (CI) is the application of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to enable community processes and the achievement of community objectives. CI goes beyond the... More > “Digital Divide” to making ICT access usable and useful to excluded populations and communities for local economic development, social justice, and political empowerment. CI approaches ICTs from a “community” perspective and develops strategies and techniques for managing their use by communities both virtual and physical including the variety of Community Networking applications. CI assumes that both communities have characteristics, requirements, and opportunities that require different strategies for ICT intervention and development from individual access and use. Also, CI addresses ICT use in Developing Countries as well as among the poor, the marginalized, the elderly, or those living in remote locations in Developed Countries.< Less
NEGENTROPY AND ITS NEW GLOBAL MEANING all we eat it with food, in the environment, in society, but not enough. By Valter Caggio
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THIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY ESSAY PASS THE NEGENTROPY (OR SINTROPY) CONCEPT, FROM PHYSICS, FROM BIOLOGY, FROM INFORMATICS, TO ALL OTHER SCIENCES. UNIQUE PRINCIPLE, THAT POTENTIALLY, CAN ACTUALLY DEFINE... More > BOTH PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL WORLD'S PROBLEMS.< Less
NEGENTROPY AND ITS NEW GLOBAL MEANING all we eat it with food, in the environment, in society, but not enough. By Valter Caggio
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THIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY ESSAY PASS THE NEGENTROPY (OR SINTROPY) CONCEPT, FROM PHYSICS, FROM BIOLOGY, FROM INFORMATICS, TO ALL OTHER SCIENCES. UNIQUE PRINCIPLE, THAT POTENTIALLY, CAN ACTUALLY DEFINE... More > BOTH PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL WORLD'S PROBLEMS.< Less
Situated Technologies Pamphlets 6: MicroPublicPlaces By Hans Frei, Marc Böhlen
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The Situated Technologies Pamphlets series, published by the Architectural League, explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism. How are our experience of the city... More > and the choices we make in it are affected by mobile communications, pervasive media, ambient informatics and other “situated” technologies? In response to the rise of pervasive information technologies and the privatization of the public sphere, Situated Technologies Pamphlets 6, written by Marc Böhlen and Hans Frei, proposes hybrid architectural programs called MicroPublicPlaces (MPPs). MPPs combine insights from ambient intelligence, human computing, architecture, social engineering, and urbanism to initiate ways to reanimate public life in contemporary societies.< Less
Situated Technologies Pamphlets 3: Situated Advocacy By Benjamin Bratton et al.
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The Situated Technologies Pamphlets series, published by the Architectural League, explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism. How are our experience of the city... More > and the choices we make in it are affected by mobile communications, pervasive media, ambient informatics and other “situated” technologies? Situated Technologies Pamphlets 3: Situated Advocacy considers how situated technologies have been—or might be—mobilized toward changing and/or influencing social or political policies, practices, and beliefs. What new forms of advocacy are enabled by contemporary location-based or context-aware media and information systems? Includes the essays: •Community Wireless Networks as Situated Advocacy, by Laura Forlano and Dharma Dailey •Suspicious Images, Latent Interfaces, by Benjamin Bratton and Natalie Jeremijenko< Less
Situated Technologies Pamphlets 5: A synchronicity: Design Fictions for Asynchronous Urban Computing By Julian Bleecker, Nicolas Nova
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The Situated Technologies Pamphlets series, published by the Architectural League, explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism. How is our experience of the city... More > and the choices we make in it affected by mobile communications, pervasive media, ambient informatics, and other “situated” technologies? In the last five years, the urban computing field has featured an impressive emphasis on the so-called “real-time, database-enabled city” with its synchronized Internet of Things. In this pamphlet, Julian Bleecker and Nicholas Nova argue to invert this common perspective and speculate on the existence of an “asynchronous city.” Through a discussion of objects that blog, they forecast situated technologies based on weak signals that show the importance of time on human practices. They imagine the emergence of truly social technologies that through thoughtful provocation can invert and disrupt common perspective.< Less