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The Virtual Self

By Nora Young
  • ISBN Code: : 0771070659
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Social Science
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The host of CBC Radio's Spark explores the very real impact of the virtual information we generate about ourselves -- on our own lives, our communities, and our government. We generate enormous amounts of online data about our habits: where we go, what we do, and how we feel. Some of that is stuff we choose to report; some of it is the offhand data trails we leave behind. The Virtual Self looks at the debates and challenges around virtual data-sharing -- from Facebook status updates to Google Navigator -- and its potential for building more responsive communities and governments. Nora argues that if we wrestle now with issues like privacy and data control, we can harness the power of that data. The host of CBC Radio's Spark, Nora Young has fascinating information at her disposal, unique insights into the intersection of the virtual and real worlds, and a wonderful voice for making all of these clear to a general audience. Accessible and entertaining, The Virtual Self takes that personal, psychological reality of everything from email to status updates and teases out the increasingly bigger impacts on the real world around us of the virtual information we all generate.

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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1982206519
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: give-life-the-virtual-middle-finger-and-do-it-anyway.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover how to move forward in your life and transform the very core of your being. Freedom and choice are birth rights and insights in this book will help you discover that it is virtual obstacles that impede your personal growth not forces external to you. The goals of this book are to assist you to attain self-actualisation, become a free spirit and gain potentially unlimited health, wealth and wisdom, you deserve it. Give life the virtual middle finger and do it anyway.

Ethics in the Virtual World

By Garry Young
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317547233
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: ethics-in-the-virtual-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ethics in the Virtual World examines the gamer's enactment of taboo activities in the context of both traditional and contemporary philosophical approaches to morality. The book argues that it is more productive to consider what individuals are able to cope with psychologically than to determine whether a virtual act or representation is necessarily good or bad. The book raises pertinent questions about one of the most rapidly expanding leisure pursuits in western culture: should virtual enactments warrant moral interest? Should there be a limit to what can be enacted or represented within these games? Or, is it all just a game?

Researching the Self

By Willem E. Frankenhuis,Ellen Grünewald
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527566412
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 523
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Book Short Summary:

Researching the Self originated in a conference held at the University of Amsterdam in 2005, where scholars from various academic backgrounds presented their current theories and research. One central theme that emerged from the conference is the need for interdisciplinarity in the study of self. The present volume tries to meet this need, as it covers fields as diverse as psychology, anthropology, neuroscience, philosophy, sociology, and computer science. Additionally, the authors have contributed interdisciplinary reflections, in which they contemplate the other contributions to the present volume, and consider integrating this work with their own. •What are the neural correlates of self? •Can individuals have multiple selves? •How do selves depend on other people? •Will engineers ever construct artificial selves? •What is the problem of self we are trying to solve? •What does the future hold for the self? •Do selves really exist? “As I read the other entries in the current volume I was struck by the implications that the many different perspectives on the self had for each other” (Gillihan, this volume). “We must continue to keep in mind what we know, what we don’t know, and what we only think we know in order to successfully conquer this interdisciplinary problem of the self” (Gorman and Keenan, this volume).

Online Worlds: Convergence of the Real and the Virtual

By William Sims Bainbridge
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 184882825X
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 855
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Book Short Summary:

William Sims Bainbridge Virtual worlds are persistent online computer-generated environments where people can interact, whether for work or play, in a manner comparable to the real world. The most prominent current example is World of Warcraft (Corneliussen and Rettberg 2008), a massively multiplayer online game with 11 million s- scribers. Some other virtual worlds, notably Second Life (Rymaszewski et al. 2007), are not games at all, but Internet-based collaboration contexts in which people can create virtual objects, simulated architecture, and working groups. Although interest in virtual worlds has been growing for at least a dozen years, only today it is possible to bring together an international team of highly acc- plished authors to examine them with both care and excitement, employing a range of theories and methodologies to discover the principles that are making virtual worlds increasingly popular and may in future establish them as a major sector of human-centered computing.

A Theory of Virtual Agency for Western Art Music

By Robert S. Hatten
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253038014
  • Total of Pages : 334
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 578
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Book Short Summary:

In his third volume on musical expressive meaning, Robert S. Hatten examines virtual agency in music from the perspectives of movement, gesture, embodiment, topics, tropes, emotion, narrativity, and performance. Distinguished from the actual agency of composers and performers, whose intentional actions either create music as notated or manifest music as significant sound, virtual agency is inferred from the implied actions of those sounds, as they move and reveal tendencies within music-stylistic contexts. From our most basic attributions of sources for perceived energies in music, to the highest realm of our engagement with musical subjectivity, Hatten explains how virtual agents arose as distinct from actual ones, how unspecified actants can take on characteristics of (virtual) human agents, and how virtual agents assume various actorial roles. Along the way, Hatten demonstrates some of the musical means by which composers and performers from different historical eras have staged and projected various levels of virtual agency, engaging listeners imaginatively and interactively within the expressive realms of their virtual and fictional musical worlds.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods

By Luke Sloan,Anabel Quan-Haase
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1473987210
  • Total of Pages : 728
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 578
  • Pdf File: the-sage-handbook-of-social-media-research-methods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With coverage of the entire research process in social media, data collection and analysis on specific platforms, and innovative developments in the field, this handbook is the ultimate resource for those looking to tackle the challenges that come with doing research in this sphere.

Social Issues

By Georgeta Raţă
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443858684
  • Total of Pages : 245
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 689
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Book Short Summary:

Social Issues presents some of the social problems with which Romanian society has been confronted after the fall of Communism. National and international forms of migration are analysed in five essays dealing with the unseen face of migration, urban depopulation in Romania, the socio-economic aspects of migration, demographic trends in Romania, and with human trafficking. The construction of identity in both physical and virtual spaces is analysed in eight essays with a focus on social integration, on the redefinition of identity, on the reintegration on the labour market, on the right to self-determination, on identity in the network society, and on stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination. The health state of vulnerable populations is illustrated by four essays on the institutionalised elderly, on residents of lignite quarry areas, and on patients with liver disease. The book will appeal to professionals in the field of social sciences and to decision-makers at all economic, political, and social levels. It will also appeal to all those interested in interdisciplinary approaches.

Intelligent Virtual Agents

By Angelica de Antonio,Ruth Aylett,Daniel Ballin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540448128
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 460
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Book Short Summary:

Predicting the future is a risky game, and can often leave egg on one’s face. However when the organizers of the Intelligent Virtual Environments workshop at the European Conference on AI predicted that the field of Intelligent Virtual Agents would grow and mature rapidly, they were not wrong. From this small workshop spawned the successful one on Intelligent Virtual Agents, held in Manchester in 1999. This volume comprises the proceedings of the much larger third workshop held in Madrid, September 10 11, 2001, which successfully achieved the aim of taking a more international focus, bringing together researchers from all over the world. We received 35 submissions from 18 different countries in America, Asia, and Africa. The 16 papers presented at the conference and published here show the high quality of the work that is currently being done in this field. In addition, five contributions were selected as short papers, which were presented as posters at the workshop. This proceedings volume also includes the two prestigious papers presented at the workshop by our keynote speakers: Daniel Thalmann, Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and Director of the Computer Graphics Lab., who talked about The Foundations to Build a Virtual Human Society. Jeff Rickel, Project Leader at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California, who debated about Intelligent Virtual Agents for Education and Training: Opportunities and Challenges.

The New Advertising: Branding, Content, and Consumer Relationships in the Data-Driven Social Media Era [2 volumes]

By Ruth E. Brown Ph.D.,Valerie K. Jones,Ming Wang
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440833435
  • Total of Pages : 806
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 641
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Book Short Summary:

The era of "big data" has revolutionized many industries—including advertising. This is a valuable resource that supplies current, authoritative, and inspiring information about—and examples of—current and forward-looking theories and practices in advertising. • Provides easy-to-read, accessible insights from both academic and industry experts that create frameworks for thinking about how to effectively connect with consumers today • Examines how modern advertising works within our digitally focused, always-on-the-go society Enables readers to understand how advertising and marketing has progressed to reach its current state as well as the many options available for connecting with and engaging consumers today and tomorrow • Includes chapters written by luminaries ranging from Don E. Schultz, considered by most to be the father of integrated marketing communications, to Rishad Tobaccowala, chief strategist of Publicis Group and member of its Directoire+, one of the industry's leading visionaries

Neuroscience, Robotics and Virtual Reality: Internalised vs Externalised Mind/Brain

By Irini Giannopulu
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319955586
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 619
  • Pdf File: neuroscience-robotics-and-virtual-reality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first volume in the Cognitive Computation Trends book series, summarising our understanding on the neural correlate of memory, perception-representation, action, language, emotion and consciousness and their mutual interactions. Integrating research in the field of the Neuroscience, Robotics and Virtual Reality, this book is an original and attainable resource that has not been developed in any other writing. In 5 chapters, the author considers that representations are based on allegorical traces and are consciously and/or unconsciously embrained, and that the creation of robots is the expression of the mind. Whole-body virtual motion is thought of as the archetypal expression of virtual reality. Therefore, visual reality is analysed in a context of visuo-vestibular and somesthetic conflict while mixed and augmented reality are scrutinised in a context of visuo-vestibular and somesthetic interaction. This monograph is an indispensable handbook for students and investigators engaged in history of science, philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, engineering and those interested in there interconnections. The ambition of the book is to give students and investigators ideas on which they can build their future research in this new blooming area.