A Companion to New Media Dynamics

  • Filename: a-companion-to-new-media-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9781119000860
  • Release Date: 2015-06-02
  • Number of pages: 520
  • Author: John Hartley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

A Companion to New Media Dynamics presents a state-of-the-art collection of multidisciplinary readings that examine the origins, evolution, and cultural underpinnings of the media of the digital age in terms of dynamic change Presents a state-of-the-art collection of original readings relating to new media in terms of dynamic change Features interdisciplinary contributions encompassing the sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts Addresses a wide range of issues from the ownership and regulation of new media to their form and cultural uses Provides readers with a glimpse of new media dynamics at three levels of scale: the 'macro' or system level; the 'meso' or institutional level; and 'micro' or agency level

IUTAM Symposium on Emerging Trends in Rotor Dynamics

  • Filename: iutam-symposium-on-emerging-trends-in-rotor-dynamics.
  • ISBN: 9400700202
  • Release Date: 2011-01-06
  • Number of pages: 555
  • Author: K. Gupta
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Rotor dynamics is an important branch of dynamics that deals with behavior of rotating machines ranging from very large systems like power plant rotors, for example, a turbogenerator, to very small systems like a tiny dentist’s drill, with a variety of rotors such as pumps, compressors, steam/gas turbines, motors, turbopumps etc. as used for example in process industry, falling in between. The speeds of these rotors vary in a large range, from a few hundred RPM to more than a hundred thousand RPM. Complex systems of rotating shafts depending upon their specific requirements, are supported on different types of bearings. There are rolling element bearings, various kinds of fluid film bearings, foil and gas bearings, magnetic bearings, to name but a few. The present day rotors are much lighter, handle a large amount of energy and fluid mass, operate at much higher speeds, and therefore are most susceptible to vibration and instability problems. This have given rise to several interesting physical phenomena, some of which are fairly well understood today, while some are still the subject of continued investigation. Research in rotor dynamics started more than one hundred years ago. The progress of the research in the early years was slow. However, with the availability of larger computing power and versatile measurement technologies, research in all aspects of rotor dynamics has accelerated over the past decades. The demand from industry for light weight, high performance and reliable rotor-bearing systems is the driving force for research, and new developments in the field of rotor dynamics. The symposium proceedings contain papers on various important aspects of rotor dynamics such as, modeling, analytical, computational and experimental methods, developments in bearings, dampers, seals including magnetic bearings, rub, impact and foundation effects, turbomachine blades, active and passive vibration control strategies including control of instabilities, nonlinear and parametric effects, fault diagnostics and condition monitoring, and cracked rotors. This volume is of immense value to teachers, researchers in educational institutes, scientists, researchers in R&D laboratories and practising engineers in industry.

Behavior Dynamics in Media Sharing Social Networks

  • Filename: behavior-dynamics-in-media-sharing-social-networks.
  • ISBN: 9781139500029
  • Release Date: 2011-04-14
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: H. Vicky Zhao
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In large-scale media-sharing social networks, where millions of users create, share, link and reuse media content, there are clear challenges in protecting content security and intellectual property, and in designing scalable and reliable networks capable of handling high levels of traffic. This comprehensive resource demonstrates how game theory can be used to model user dynamics and optimize design of media-sharing networks. It reviews the fundamental methodologies used to model and analyze human behavior, using examples from real-world multimedia social networks. With a thorough investigation of the impact of human factors on multimedia system design, this accessible book shows how an understanding of human behavior can be used to improve system performance. Bringing together mathematical tools and engineering concepts with ideas from sociology and human behavior analysis, this one-stop guide will enable researchers to explore this emerging field further and ultimately design media-sharing systems with more efficient, secure and personalized services.

Philosophy of Emerging Media

  • Filename: philosophy-of-emerging-media.
  • ISBN: 9780190463861
  • Release Date: 2015-10-01
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: Juliet Floyd
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

The term "emerging media" responds to the "big data" now available as a result of the larger role digital media play in everyday life, as well as the notion of "emergence" that has grown across the architecture of science and technology over the last two decades with increasing imbrication. The permeation of everyday life by emerging media is evident, ubiquitous, and destined to accelerate. No longer are images, institutions, social networks, thoughts, acts of communication, emotions and speech-the "media" by means of which we express ourselves in daily life-linked to clearly demarcated, stable entities and contexts. Instead, the loci of meaning within which these occur shift and evolve quickly, emerging in far-reaching ways we are only beginning to learn and bring about. This volume's purpose is to develop, broaden and spark future philosophical discussion of emerging media and their ways of shaping and reshaping the habitus within which everyday lives are to be understood. Drawing from the history of philosophy ideas of influential thinkers in the past, intellectual path makers on the contemporary scene offer new philosophical perspectives, laying the groundwork for future work in philosophy and in media studies. On diverse topics such as identity, agency, reality, mentality, time, aesthetics, representation, consciousness, materiality, emergence, and human nature, the questions addressed here consider the extent to which philosophy should or should not take us to be facing a fundamental transformation.

Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics

  • Filename: global-media-convergence-and-cultural-transformation-emerging-social-patterns-and-characteristics.
  • ISBN: 9781609600396
  • Release Date: 2010-11-30
  • Number of pages: 476
  • Author: Jin, Dal Yong
  • Publisher: IGI Global

"This book aims to engage the complex relationship between technology, culture, and socio-economic elements by exploring it in a transnational, yet contextually grounded, framework, exploring diverse perspectives and approaches, from political economy to cultural studies, and from policy studies to ethnography"--Provided by publisher.

The Dynamics of Emerging Stock Markets

  • Filename: the-dynamics-of-emerging-stock-markets.
  • ISBN: 3790823899
  • Release Date: 2009-12-24
  • Number of pages: 205
  • Author: Mohamed El Hedi Arouri
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Emerging markets have received a particular attention of academic researchers and practitioners since they decided to open their domestic capital markets to foreign participants about three decades ago. At the same time, we remark that theoretical and empirical research in emerging stock markets has been particularly challenged by their fast changes in nature and size under the effects of financial liberalization and reforms. This evolving feature has particularly led to a commensurate increase in sophistication of modeling techniques used for understanding financial markets. In this spirit, the book aims at providing the audience a comprehensive understanding of emerging stock markets in various aspects using modern financial econometric methods. It addresses the empirical techniques needed by economic agents to analyze the dynamics of these markets and illustrates how they can be applied to the actual data. On the other hand, it presents and discusses new research findings and their implications.

Networked China

  • Filename: networked-china.
  • ISBN: 1138840025
  • Release Date: 2015-05-19
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Wenhong Chen
  • Publisher: Routledge

"The Internet and digital media have become conduits and locales where millions of Chinese share information and engage in creative expression and social participation. Departing from previous studies centered on censorship or online activism, this volume examines the implications of digital media and technologies for civic life and global networks in rich social and historical context, exploring how people navigate, negotiate, and transform social landscapes rooted in the Chinese context. Chapters are organized around three interrelated themes: digital media access and use, transnational/global networks, and civic engagement"--

Mathematical Approaches for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases An Introduction

  • Filename: mathematical-approaches-for-emerging-and-reemerging-infectious-diseases-an-introduction.
  • ISBN: 038795354X
  • Release Date: 2002-05-02
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Carlos Castillo-Chavez
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book covers tutorial and research contributions on the use of dynamical systems and stochastic models in disease dynamics. Beginning graduate students in applied mathematics, scientists, or mathematicians who want to enter the fields of mathematical and theoretical epidemiology will find this book useful.

Communities in Action

  • Filename: communities-in-action.
  • ISBN: 9781443810487
  • Release Date: 2009-05-05
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: Larry Stillman
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ICTs have become a very powerful community resource, viewed by many authors in this volume as two-way mechanisms, facilitating the perpetuation of and reflecting esteemed community values. The contents of this volume make it clear that ICTs have a huge capacity for incorporation into different forms of community action, including social change, community learning, community connection, and community development. Through studying the papers in this volume, readers can learn about multiple forms of ICTs and action and how action is understood, and improve their grasp of the complexities of social-technical relations. The chapters in this volume began life as papers at the Conference on ’Community Informatics – prospects for communities and action’ in 2007, the fourth successful community informatics conference held at the Monash University Centre, Prato Italy. This book creates a platform for exchanging experiences, case studies, and possible solutions to address the difficulties in deploying ICT in many contexts, and will be of interest to all researchers and practioners who engage with ICT, particularly those in the community and developmental informatics field.

Hanging Out Messing Around and Geeking Out

  • Filename: hanging-out-messing-around-and-geeking-out.
  • ISBN: 9780262258265
  • Release Date: 2009-10-30
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Mizuko Ito
  • Publisher: MIT Press

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networking sites, and text messaging. Yet there is little actual research that investigates the intricate dynamics of youths' social and recreational use of digital media. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out fills this gap, reporting on an ambitious three-year ethnographic investigation into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings -- at home, in after-school programs, and in online spaces. Integrating twenty-three case studies -- which include Harry Potter podcasting, video-game playing, music sharing, and online romantic breakups -- in a unique collaborative authorship style, Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out is distinctive for its combination of in-depth description of specific group dynamics with conceptual analysis.

Dynamics of Media Writing

  • Filename: dynamics-of-media-writing.
  • ISBN: 9781483377629
  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Vincent F. Filak
  • Publisher: CQ Press

Dynamics of Media Writing gives students transferable skills that can be applied across all media platforms—from traditional mass media formats like news, public relations, and advertising to emerging digital media platforms. Whether issuing a press release or tweeting about a new app, today’s media writers need to adapt their message for each specific media format in order to successfully connect with their audience. Throughout this text, award-winning teacher and college media adviser Vincent F. Filak introduces fundamental writing skills that apply to all media, while also highlighting which writing tools and techniques are most effective for specific media formats and why. User-friendly and loaded with practical examples and tips from professionals across mass media, this is the perfect guide for any student wanting to launch a professional media writing career.

Emerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society

  • Filename: emerging-technologies-and-information-systems-for-the-knowledge-society.
  • ISBN: 9783540877806
  • Release Date: 2008-09-11
  • Number of pages: 603
  • Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book, in conjunction with the volume CCIS 19, constitutes the refereed proceedings of theFirst World Summit, WSKS 2008, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2008. The 64 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 286 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on social & humanistic computing for the knowledge society; knowledge, learning, education, learning technologies and e-learning for the knowledge society; information technologies for the knowledge society; culture & cultural heritage - technology for culture management - management of tourism and entertainment - tourism networks in the knowledge society; government and democracy for the knowledge society.

The Emerging Physics of Consciousness

  • Filename: the-emerging-physics-of-consciousness.
  • ISBN: 9783540367239
  • Release Date: 2006-09-05
  • Number of pages: 487
  • Author: Jack A. Tuszynski
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Seeks answers to these questions using the underlying assumption that consciousness can be understood using the intellectual potential of modern physics and other sciences. There are a number of theories of consciousness, some based on classical physics while others require the use of quantum concepts. The latter ones have drawn criticism from the parts of the scientific establishment while simultaneously claiming that classical approaches are doomed to failure. The contributing authors presents a spectrum of opinions from both sides of this on-going scientific debate, allowing readers to decide for themselves which of the approaches are most likely to succeed.

Computational Fluid and Particle Dynamics in the Human Respiratory System

  • Filename: computational-fluid-and-particle-dynamics-in-the-human-respiratory-system.
  • ISBN: 9789400744875
  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Number of pages: 374
  • Author: Jiyuan Tu
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Traditional research methodologies in the human respiratory system have always been challenging due to their invasive nature. Recent advances in medical imaging and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have accelerated this research. This book compiles and details recent advances in the modelling of the respiratory system for researchers, engineers, scientists, and health practitioners. It breaks down the complexities of this field and provides both students and scientists with an introduction and starting point to the physiology of the respiratory system, fluid dynamics and advanced CFD modeling tools. In addition to a brief introduction to the physics of the respiratory system and an overview of computational methods, the book contains best-practice guidelines for establishing high-quality computational models and simulations. Inspiration for new simulations can be gained through innovative case studies as well as hands-on practice using pre-made computational code. Last but not least, students and researchers are presented the latest biomedical research activities, and the computational visualizations will enhance their understanding of physiological functions of the respiratory system.

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