You Are Not A Gadget A Manifesto

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307389979
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A programmer, musician, and father of virtual reality technology, Jaron Lanier was a pioneer in digital media, and among the first to predict the revolutionary changes it would bring to our commerce and culture. Now, with the Web influencing virtually every aspect of our lives, he offers this provocative critique of how digital design is shaping society, for better and for worse.
Informed by Lanier’s experience and expertise as a computer scientist, You Are Not a Gadget discusses the technical and cultural problems that have unwittingly risen from programming choices—such as the nature of user identity—that were “locked-in” at the birth of digital media and considers what a future based on current design philosophies will bring. With the proliferation of social networks, cloud-based data storage systems, and Web 2.0 designs that elevate the “wisdom” of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and wisdom of individuals, his message has never been more urgent.

Contra El Rebano Digital You Are Not A Gadget Un Manifiesto A Manifesto Spanish Edition

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Debate Editorial
ISBN: 8483069172
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Jaron Lanier es el autor de uno de los libros que más han dado que hablar en los últimos tiempos: un aviso contra nuestra obsesión por la tecnología y, en concreto, por internet, escrito por uno de los expertos más estimulantes y visionarios. La temprana dedicación de Lanier a la realidad virtual y el desarrollo de tecnologías en red de última generación con la iniciativa internet2 son legendarias, así como sus artículos atacando muchas de las cuestiones que el mundo de la tecnología considera sagradas.

En Contra el rebaño digital, Lanier apunta contra lo que en los últimos tiempos ha bautizado como la cultura nerd de internet o el "maoísmo digital", es decir, la tendencia de la comunidad tecnológica de primar la plataforma sobre el contenido y los ordenadores sobre las personas. En total contraste con los que saludan el triunfo del contenido generado por los usuarios, Lanier ve una internet desinformada y tediosa, en la que la cantidad se impone a la calidad y las buenas ideas son acalladas a base de gritos.

"Lúcido, poderoso y persuasivo. Una lectura imprescindible para todos aquellos que observan cómo la red y la tecnología que usamos a diario están modelando la cultura y el mercado."
Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

You Are Not A Gadget

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960884
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In You Are Not A Gadget, Jaron Lanier, digital guru, and inventor of Virtual Reality, delivers a searing manifesto in support of the human and reflects on the good and bad developments in design and thought twenty years after the invention ...

You Are Not A Gadget

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141049111
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Showing us the way to a future where individuals mean more than machines, this is a searing manifesto against mass mediocrity, a creative call to arms - and an impassioned defence of the human.

Who Owns The Future

Author: Jaron Lanier
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451654979
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Evaluates the negative impact of digital network technologies on the economy and particularly the middle class, citing challenges to employment and personal wealth while exploring the potential of a new information economy.

The People S Platform

Author: Astra Taylor
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 0805095454
Size: 39.42 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 Information Diet

Author: Clay A. Johnson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491933372
Size: 72.22 MB
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"The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption.

Ecological Thinking

Author: Lorraine Code
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198036135
Size: 28.79 MB
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With human subjects as their "objects" of knowledge, they invoke the responsibility requirements central to Code's larger project. This book discusses a wide range of literature in philosophy, social science, and ethico-political thought.

The Influencing Machine Brooke Gladstone On The Media

Author: Brooke Gladstone
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393077799
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The cohost of NPR's On the Media narrates, in cartoon form, two millennia of the influence of the media on the populace, from newspapers in Caesar's Rome to the penny press of the American Revolution to today. 30,000 first printing.

To Save Everything Click Here

Author: Evgeny Morozov
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241957699
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To Save Everything, Click Here, the new book by the acclaimed author of The Net Delusion, Evgeny Morozov, is a penetrating look at the shape of society in the digital age, of the direction in which the 21st Century may take us, and of the ...

Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698153669
Size: 35.47 MB
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In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed media scholar and author Douglas Rushkoff tells us how to combine the best of human nature with the best of modern technology.