Present Shock

Present Shock Author Douglas Rushkoff
ISBN-10 3936086729
Release 2014
Pages 286
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Maschinen, die für uns arbeiten, damit wir mehr Zeit für uns haben! Was einmal wie ein Traum vom Paradies klang, hat eher albtraumhafte Züge angenommen. Statt auf dem Rücken liegend den Vogelflug zu beobachten, sind wir Sklaven von E-Mail, Twitter und Facebook geworden. In der präsentistischen Moderne sehen wir alles und erkennen doch nichts. Diagnose: Present Shock. Douglas Rushkoff fasst in Worte, was wir alle erleben, aber kaum einordnen können. Er untersucht, welche Wirkung eine sich endlos multiplizierende Gegenwart auf uns hat, als Medientheoretiker und als Betroffener. Seine kritische Analyse eröffnet eine Perspektive auf das Leben im digitalen Zeitalter, die uns das gewaltige Ausmass des Umbruchs vor Augen führt - und uns gerade dadurch damit versöhnt. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).



Present Shock

Present Shock Author Douglas Rushkoff
ISBN-10 9781101608241
Release 2013-03-21
Pages 304
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People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future's arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this "now" is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.



Present Shock

Present Shock Author Douglas Rushkoff
ISBN-10 9783936086751
Release 2014-04-14
Pages 280
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Maschinen, die für uns arbeiten, damit wir mehr Zeit für uns haben! Was einmal wie ein Traum vom Paradies klang, hat eher albtraumhafte Züge angenommen. Statt auf dem Rücken liegend den Vogelflug zu bewundern, sind wir Sklaven von Email, Twitter und Facebook geworden. Wir sehen von allem zu viel und doch nie das richtige, da zuviele Welten gleichzeitig um unsere Aufmerksamkeit konkurrieren. Diagnose: Present Shock. Douglas Rushkoff fasst in Worte, was wir alle erleben, aber kaum einordnen können. Seine kritische Bestandsaufnahme als Medientheoretiker und als Betroffener erklärt, wodurch wir den Augenblick verloren haben. Er eröffnet eine Perspektive auf das Leben im digitalen Zeitalter, die uns das gewaltige Ausmaß des Umbruchs vor Augen führt - und uns auf geradezu kathartische Art und Weise damit versöhnt. »Wir wissen zwar nicht mehr, wo es langgeht, aber wir kommen viel schneller voran.«



Present Shock in Late Fifth Century Greece

Present Shock in Late Fifth Century Greece Author Francis M. Dunn
ISBN-10 0472025619
Release 2010-02-09
Pages 256
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Francis M. Dunn's Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece examines the widespread social and cultural disorientation experienced by Athenians in a period that witnessed the revolution of 411 B.C.E. and the military misadventures in 413 and 404---a disturbance as powerful as that described in Alvin Toffler's Future Shock. The late fifth century was a time of vast cultural and intellectual change, ultimately leading to a shift away from Athenians' traditional tendency to seek authority in the past toward a greater reliance on the authority of the present. At the same time, Dunn argues, writers and thinkers not only registered the shock but explored ways to adjust to living with this new sense of uncertainty. Using literary case studies from this period, Dunn shows how narrative techniques changed to focus on depicting a world in which events were no longer wholly predetermined by the past, impressing upon readers the rewards and challenges of struggling to find their own way forward. Although Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece concentrates upon the late fifth century, this book's interdisciplinary approach will be of broad interest to scholars and students of ancient Greece, as well as anyone fascinated by the remarkably flexible human understanding of time. Francis M. Dunn is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Tragedy's End: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama (Oxford, 1996), and coeditor of Beginnings in Classical Literature (Cambridge, 1992) and Classical Closure: Reading the End in Greek and Latin Literature (Princeton, 1997). "In this fascinating study, Francis Dunn argues that in late fifth-century Athens, life became focused on the present---that moving instant between past and future. Time itself changed: new clocks and calendars were developed, and narratives were full of suspense, accident, and uncertainty about things to come. Suddenly, future shock was now." ---David Konstan, John Rowe Workman Distinguished Professor of Classics and the Humanistic Tradition and Professor of Comparative Literature, Brown University "In this fascinating work, Dunn examines the ways in which the Greeks constructed time and then shows how these can shed new light on various philosophical, dramatic, historical, scientific and rhetorical texts of the late fifth century. An original and most interesting study." ---Michael Gagarin, James R. Dougherty, Jr., Centennial Professor of Classics, the University of Texas at Austin "Interesting, clear, and compelling, Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece analyzes attitudes toward time in ancient Greece, focusing in particular on what Dunn terms 'present shock,' in which rapid cultural change undermined the authority of the past and submerged individuals in a disorienting present in late fifth-century Athens. Dunn offers smart and lucid analyses of a variety of complex texts, including pre-Socratic and sophistic philosophy, Euripidean tragedy, Thucydides, and medical texts, making an important contribution to discussions about classical Athenian thought that will be widely read and cited by scholars working on Greek cultural history and historiography." ---Victoria Wohl, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, University of Toronto



Die Schock Strategie

Die Schock Strategie Author Naomi Klein
ISBN-10 9783104907260
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 768
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Erst Schock durch Krieg oder Katastrophe, dann der sogenannte Wiederaufbau: Es funktioniert immer nach den gleichen Mechanismen. Wo vor dem Tsunami Fischer ihren Lebensunterhalt verdienten, stehen heute luxuriöse Hotelresorts, im Irak wurden nach dem Krieg die Staatsbetriebe und die Ölwirtschaft neu verteilt - an westliche Konzerne. Existenzen werden vernichtet, es herrscht Wild-West-Kapitalismus der reinsten Sorte. Naomi Klein, Autorin des Welt-Bestsellers ›No Logo‹, weist in ihrem beeindruckenden Buch nach, wie der Siegeszug der neoliberalen Ideologie in den letzten dreißig Jahren auf extremer Gewalt, auf Katastrophen und sogar auf Folter beruht, um die ungezügelte Marktwirtschaft rund um die Welt von Lateinamerika über Osteuropa und Russland bis nach Südafrika und in den Irak durchzusetzen.



Lead 3D

Lead 3D Author Rajiv Rajendra
ISBN-10 9788184006377
Release 2014-07-11
Pages 251
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Would you like to free up your mind to solve more problems and make better decisions? Is your company suffering from bottlenecks in decision making? Are your next-in-line managers or team members adequately prepared to take on all challenges when the time comes for them to move up a level? Do your leaders and peers simply wish they had more time? Would you like to spend more time creating solutions rather than wasting your time worrying about situations and their impact? If the answers to these questions is a ‘Yes’, Lead 3d, shows you a new and exciting way to manage your existing time and business without changing its structure—but simply re-aligning your individual thinking and organizational decision-making workload. Lead 3d, presents some interesting ways to engage your mind and thereby your organization, and become a greater achieving individual, leading yourself, your teams, and your organization into a higher sphere.



Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images III

Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images III Author Paolo Di Giamberardino
ISBN-10 9780415621342
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 496
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Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications III contains all contributions presented at the International Symposium CompIMAGE 2012 - Computational Modelling of Object Presented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications (Rome, Italy, 5-7 September 2012). The contributions cover the state-of-art and new trends in the fields of: - 3D Vision; - Biometric Recognition; - Computational Bioimaging and Visualization; - Computer Vision in Robotics and Automation; - Data Acquisition, Interpolation, Registration and Compression; - Image Enhancement and Restoring; - Image Processing and Analysis; - Image Segmentation; - Medical Imaging; - Modeling and Simulation; - Motion and Deformation Analysis; - Remote Sensing; - Scientific Visualization Computational Modelling of Objects Represented in Images: Fundamentals, Methods and Applications III addresses different techniques, such as optimization methods, geometry, finite element method, principal component analysis, stochastic methods, neural networks and fuzzy logic. The book is useful to researchers and students with multidisciplinary interests related to Computational Vision, Computational Mechanics, Medicine, Engineering and Architecture.



High Pressure Shock Compression of Solids V

High Pressure Shock Compression of Solids V Author Lee Davison
ISBN-10 0387954945
Release 2003
Pages 248
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Shock waves produce a wide variety of physical, chemical, mineralogical, and other effects in materials through which they pass. Since the beginning of civili zation, shock phenomena have been subjects of continuing interest, speculation, and enquiry. The interdisciplinary aspects of investigations of shock phenomena are especially noteworthy, and these investigations have been pursued by scien tists and engineers from a broad range of disciplines. Among the more novel and interesting investigations are those motivated by problems that arise in the Earth and planetary sciences. Such events as meteorite impacts produce the obvious cratering effects seen on the planets and their sat ellites. More subtle effects become apparent upon chemical and petrographic examination of the shock-compressed solid material. Shock waves are also prevalent in the larger universe, and have played a prominent role in shaping the solar system as we know it. The material in interstellar gas and dust clouds, comets, etc. , is processed by shock waves, producing important chemical effects, including formation of complex organic molecules. The process of accretion of planets involves impacts of dust particles at relative velocities ranging from a fraction of a millimeter per second to impacts of larger bodies at velocities as great as several tens of kilometers per second. The resulting shock waves cause both chemical and physical changes that are manifest in the bodies involved.



Die Entscheidung

Die Entscheidung Author Naomi Klein
ISBN-10 9783104031453
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 704
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***JETZT ODER NICHTS – der provokante Gesellschaftsentwurf der international bekannten Bestsellerautorin Naomi Klein (›NoLogo‹ und ›Die Schock-Strategie‹)*** Vergessen Sie alles, was Sie über den Klimawandel zu wissen meinten: Es geht nicht nur um CO2-Emissionen, es geht um den Kapitalismus! Die weltbekannte Aktivistin Naomi Klein weckt uns aus der kollektiven Ohnmacht angesichts der Klimakatastrophe. In einer packenden Vision zeigt sie, dass wir uns dieser existentiellen Herausforderung stellen können. Wir müssen unser Wirtschaftssystem des Immer-mehr aufgeben und etwas radikal Neues wagen. Denn überall auf der Welt gibt es bereits überraschende und inspirierende Alternativen. Brillant gedacht, fundiert recherchiert, hoffnungsvoll und spannend. Ein Buch, das aufrüttelt und Lust auf die Zukunft macht. »Die Klimakatastrophe kann die Welt zum Besseren ändern.« — Naomi Klein »Naomi Klein befasst sich in ihrer unbestechlichen, leidenschaftlichen und akribischen Art mit den größten und drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. Ihr Werk hat die Spielregeln der Debatte verändert. Für mich zählt sie zu den inspirierendsten politischen Vordenkern der Welt von heute.« — Arundhati Roy »Zweifellos eines der wichtigsten Bücher des Jahrzehnts.« — Amitav Ghosh »Naomi Klein ist ein Genie. Sie hat für das Feld der Politik das geleistet, was Jared Diamond für die Erforschung der Geschichte des Menschen getan hat. Meisterhaft verwebt sie politische, ökonomische und historische Fakten und verdichtet sie zu einfachen und mächtigen Wahrheiten mit universeller Anwendbarkeit.« — Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. »Naomi Kleins klare Sprache und ihr Scharfsinn, machen Lust auf Veränderung und verdeutlichen die Notwendigkeit zum sofortigen Handeln.« — Charlize Theron »Eine mitreißende Pflichtlektüre!« — Michael E. Mann, Direktor des Earth System Science Center an der Pennsylvania State University



The Emotions and the Will

The Emotions and the Will Author Alexander Bain
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044014352439
Release 1865
Pages 616
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The Emotions and the Will has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Emotions and the Will also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Emotions and the Will book for free.



The present critical state of the country developed or An exhibition of the true causes of the calamatious derangement of the banking and commercial system at the present alarming crisis shewing the essential distinction between the solidity of the national Bank of England and that of country banks by an individual of thirty years practical experience in banking and commercial affairs T S Surr

The present critical state of the country developed  or  An exhibition of the true causes of the calamatious derangement of the banking and commercial system  at the present alarming crisis  shewing the essential distinction between the solidity of the national Bank of England and that of country banks  by an individual of thirty years  practical experience in banking and commercial affairs  T S  Surr  Author Thomas Skinner Surr
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590954481
Release 1826
Pages
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The present critical state of the country developed or An exhibition of the true causes of the calamatious derangement of the banking and commercial system at the present alarming crisis shewing the essential distinction between the solidity of the national Bank of England and that of country banks by an individual of thirty years practical experience in banking and commercial affairs T S Surr has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The present critical state of the country developed or An exhibition of the true causes of the calamatious derangement of the banking and commercial system at the present alarming crisis shewing the essential distinction between the solidity of the national Bank of England and that of country banks by an individual of thirty years practical experience in banking and commercial affairs T S Surr also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The present critical state of the country developed or An exhibition of the true causes of the calamatious derangement of the banking and commercial system at the present alarming crisis shewing the essential distinction between the solidity of the national Bank of England and that of country banks by an individual of thirty years practical experience in banking and commercial affairs T S Surr book for free.



Thoughts on the Causes of the present Commercial Failures By William Roscoe

Thoughts on the Causes of the present Commercial Failures  By William Roscoe Author
ISBN-10 BL:A0017306109
Release 1793
Pages 30
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Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Failures By William Roscoe The third edition

Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Failures   By William Roscoe   The third edition Author William Roscoe
ISBN-10 BL:A0017258971
Release 1793
Pages 30
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Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Failures By William Roscoe The third edition has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Failures By William Roscoe The third edition also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Failures By William Roscoe The third edition book for free.



Metaphors of Conciousness

Metaphors of Conciousness Author Ronald S. Valle
ISBN-10 9781461338024
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 544
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As we move into the 1980s, there is an increasing awareness that our civilization is going through a profound cultural transformation. At the heart of this transformation lies what is often called a "paradigm shift"-a dramatic change in the thoughts, perceptions, and values which form a particular vision of reality. The paradigm that is now shifting comprises a large number of ideas and values that have dominated our society for several hundred years; values that have been associated with various streams of Western culture, among them the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, The Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. They include the belief in the scientific method as the only valid approach to knowledge, the split between mind and matter, the view of nature as a mechanical system, the view of life in society as a competitive struggle for survival, and the belief in unlimited material progress to be achieved through economic and technological growth. All these ideas and values are now found to be severely limited and in need of radical revision.



Tourismus und mobile Freizeit

Tourismus und mobile Freizeit Author Roman Egger
ISBN-10 9783738685930
Release 2015-01-14
Pages 496
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Hat die Spaßgesellschaft ausgelacht und hat die Krise der Wirtschaft und der Werte sämtliche Lebensstrukturen durchdrungen, sodass schon aus psychohygienischen Gründen eine permanente Ablenkung erforderlich wird, um das Leben durchzustehen? Oder haben sich die Gewichte einfach so verschoben, dass Arbeit oder besser sinnstiftende Arbeit ihren Stellenwert zurückbekommen hat und sich in den Arbeitsprozessen heutzutage mehr Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten bieten, sich Arbeit und Freizeit also nicht mehr als Antipoden einander gegenüberstehen, sondern eher ineinander greifen? Sind Urlaubs- und Ferienzeiten einfach dadurch geprägt, dass man sich von Routinen befreit bewegen kann und das möglichst weit weg oder man an solche Orte reist, die der Anmutung von Paradiesen entsprechen, Heterotope mit Glückseligkeits¬versprechen, wohl wissend, dass es sich nur um ein zeitweiliges Abtauchen in solche Glücksräume handeln kann? Oder suchen wir nur nach Phasen der Ruhe, weil der kinetische Overkill zu einer Überhitzung des Systems Mensch führt, Kopf- wie Atemlosigkeit die Sinne benebeln und das Kontrastprogramm in einem demonstrativ rasenden Stillstand besteht, in Zeiträumen, in der Zeit keine dominierende Rolle spielt? Es sich leisten können, sich im Lotussitz niederzu¬lassen und die Augen auf die Ewigkeit zu richten – wäre das eine Alternative zu den Millionen Stunden verlorener Zeit in den Wartehallen der Flughäfen und im Stau auf Autobahnen? Die dramatischen Veränderungen in unseren Gesellschaften während der letzten Jahrzehnte haben Arbeit und Freizeit entgrenzt und ent¬koppelt, eigene und doch ineinander verzahnte Bereiche geschaffen. Was können wir erwarten und welche Aussichten ergeben sich im Kontext von Klimawandel, demographi¬schen Verschiebungen, der Beschleunigung des Lebens durch die Entwicklung der Technik – das sind entscheidende Fragen für den Tourismus- und Freizeitmarkt der Zukunft.



Die Gabe

Die Gabe Author Naomi Alderman
ISBN-10 9783641219857
Release 2018-03-12
Pages 480
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Es sind scheinbar gewöhnliche Alltagsszenen: ein nigerianisches Mädchen am Pool. Die Tochter einer Londoner Gangsterfamilie. Eine US-amerikanische Politikerin. Doch sie alle verbindet ein Geheimnis: Von heute auf morgen haben Frauen weltweit die Gabe – sie können mit ihren Händen starke elektrische Stromstöße aussenden. Ein Ereignis, das die Machtverhältnisse und das Zusammenleben aller Menschen unaufhaltsam, unwiederbringlich und auf schmerzvolle Weise verändern wird.



ON The Future of Now

ON  The Future of Now Author Crowdcentric Media
ISBN-10 9781483412429
Release 2014-05
Pages 126
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We're living in an age of unprecedented human connectivity. Technology unites and interrupts us; it relays news, depicts worldwide photos, and shrinks the distances between our relationships. We tune into events elsewhere, witnessing the experiences of others unfolding in real time. Our communications paradigm has shifted and, with it, the interactions of our immediate environments have evolved. Published in partnership with Social Media Week and Nokia, curated by Toby Daniels and Craig Hepburn and edited by Caroline McCarthy, On! The Future of Now is a collection of essays and personal stories from leading thinkers in tech, media, and entrepreneurship that provides insight into how social media and technology have impacted their lives and their work. Proceeds from the sale of On! The Future of Now will go to support charity: water's clean water projects in the developing world.