The Internet Of Us

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780871406613
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Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to 'knowing' than just acquiring information, ... philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch [posits that] our digital way of life makes us ...

When We Are No More

Author: Abby Smith Rumsey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620408031
Size: 77.95 MB
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Tracing the story from cuneiform tablets and papyrus scrolls, to movable type, books, and the birth of the Library of Congress, Rumsey weaves a compelling narrative that explores how humans have dealt with the problem of too much ...

Respecting Truth

Author: Lee McIntyre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317497171
Size: 18.79 MB
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But in his newest book, philosopher Lee McIntyre shows how we've now reached a watershed moment for ignorance in the modern era, due to the volume of misinformation, the speed with which it can be digitally disseminated, and the savvy ...

Big Data

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544002938
Size: 28.76 MB
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Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com

The People S Platform

Author: Astra Taylor
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 0805095454
Size: 50.50 MB
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And the worst habits of the old media model—the pressure to seek easy celebrity, to be quick and sensational above all—have proliferated on the web, where "aggregating" the work of others is the surest way to attract eyeballs and ad ...

The Offensive Internet

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674058763
Size: 50.61 MB
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The facts are then treated to analysis and policy prescriptions. Read this book and you will never again see the Internet through rose-colored glasses.

The Miracle Myth

Author: Larry Shapiro
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231542143
Size: 39.57 MB
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Helping us think more critically about our belief in the improbable, The Miracle Myth breaks down our mythmaking strategies to better understand how attempts to justify belief in the supernatural fall short.

In Praise Of Reason

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262300346
Size: 58.20 MB
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Michael Lynch's In Praise of Reason offers a spirited defense of reason and rationality in an era of widespread skepticism -- when, for example, people reject scientific evidence about such matters as evolution, climate change, and vaccines ...

Pax Technica

Author: Philip N. Howard
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300199473
Size: 76.71 MB
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A technology expert describes a possible future, and its repercussions in the area of privacy, social control and political manipulation, of a world where more and more things, like eyeglasses, thermostats and home security systems are ...