In recent years there has been a growing public fascination with the complex "connectedness" of modern society. This connectedness is found in many incarnations: in the rapid growth of the Internet and the Web, in the ease with which global communication now takes place, and in the ability of news and information as well as epidemics and financial crises to spread around the world with surprising speed and intensity. These are phenomena that involve networks, incentives, and the aggregate behavior of groups of people; they are based on the links that connect us and the ways in which each of our decisions can have subtle consequences for the outcomes of everyone else.
Networks, Crowds, and Markets combines different scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding networks and behavior. Drawing on ideas from economics, sociology, computing and information science, and applied mathematics, it describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of all these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.
The book is based on an inter-disciplinary course that we teach at Cornell. The book, like the course, is designed at the introductory undergraduate level with no formal prerequisites. To support deeper explorations, most of the chapters are supplemented with optional advanced sections. ·
This is the second Yearbook of The DIGITAL ENLIGHTENMENT FORUM. The Forum aims to provide room for debate on the revolutionary transformations of our technological landscape and their effects on human autonomy, democracy and the rule of law in cyberspace. This volume brings together a number of experts on the topic of user-centric personal data management in the era of personal data monetization. The value of personal data has traditionally been understood in ethical terms as a safeguard for personality rights such as human dignity and privacy. However, we have entered an era where personal data are mined, traded and monetized in the process of creating added value - often in terms of free services including efficient search, support for social networking and personalized communications. This volume investigates whether the economic value of personal data can be realized, without compromising privacy, fairness and contextual integrity. It brings scholars and scientists from the disciplines of computer science, law and social science together with policymakers, engineers and entrepreneurs with practical experience of implementing personal data management. ·
Following the recent publication of the PROV standard for provenance on the Web this Morgan & Claypool Synthesis lecture is a hands-on introduction to PROV aimed at Web and linked data professionals. By means of recipes, illustrations, this site, and tools, it guides practitioners through a variety of issues related to provenance: how to generate provenance, publish it on the Web, make it discoverable, and how to utilize it. ·
On August 24, 1456, the printing of the famous Gutenberg Bible was completed. The Gutenberg Bible was the first major book printed with movable type in the West, applying the newly developed technology by Johannes Gutenberg. Widely praised for its high aesthetic and artistic qualities, the book has an iconic status.
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Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan and Hinrich Schütze, Introduction to Information Retrieval, Cambridge University Press. 2008. ·
Advanced Linux Programming is an e-book that covers the common programming environments on the GNU/Linux system (shell, awk, etc.). The book is designed to help: develop GNU/Linux software that works the way users expect it to; write more sophisticated programs with features such as multi-processing, multi-threading, interprocess communication, and interaction with hardware devices; improve programs by making them run faster, more reliably, and more securely; understand the preculiarities of a GNU/Linux system, including its limitations, special capabilities, and conventions. ·
"Unsere intuitive Moral - selbsttäuschend, nepotistisch, sippenbetont, anthropozentrisch und an Strafen orientiert - lässt sich nicht mit irgendeiner konsistenten Menge moralischer Werte in Einklang bringen, seien diese nun aristotelisch, kantianisch oder utilaristisch." - Geoffrey Miller, Das Kontinuum von Persönlichkeit und Wahnsinn, S.315 ·
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A type system is a syntactic method for enforcing levels of abstraction in programs. The study of type systems--and of programming languages from a type-theoretic perspective--has important applications in software engineering, language design, high-performance compilers, and security.This text provides a comprehensive introduction both to type systems in computer science and to the basic theory of programming languages. The approach is pragmatic and operational; each new concept is motivated by programming examples and the more theoretical sections are driven by the needs of implementations. Dependencies between chapters are explicitly identified, allowing readers to choose a variety of paths through the material. The core topics include the untyped lambda-calculus, simple type systems, type reconstruction, universal and existential polymorphism, subtyping, bounded quantification, recursive types, kinds, and type operators. ·
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The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is the world’s best-selling advanced learner’s dictionary, used by over 35 million learners of English worldwide. We know that you love the OALD because you tell us! Now there’s another reason to love OALD – because you can access the new edition online!
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Monsieur Proust By Céleste Albaret. Translated from the French by Barbara Bray. Foreword by André Aciman. Céleste Albaret was Marcel Proust's housekeeper in his last years, when he retreated from the world to devote himself to In Search of Lost Time. ·
Let's divide content into two broad groups: Content without well-defined form (Formless Content), and Content with well-defined form (Definite Content). Formless Content can be reflowed into different formats and not lose any intrinsic meaning. It's content divorced from layout. Most novels and works of non-fiction are Formless. Content with form — Definite Content — is almost totally the opposite of Formless Content. Most texts composed with images, charts, graphs or poetry fall under this umbrella. It may be reflowable, but depending on how it’s reflowed, inherent meaning and quality of the text may shift. ·
Hacking the Academy is a project of the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. May 21-28, 2010. the book will be an exercise in reimagining the edited volume. Any blog post, video response, or other media created for the volume and tweeted (or tagged) with the hashtag #hackacad will be aggregated at hackingtheacademy.org (submissions should use a secondary tag — #class #society #conf #journal #book #tenure #cv #dept #edtech #library — to designate chapters). The best pieces will go into the published volume. The volume will also include responses such as blog comments and tweets to individual pieces. ·
Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften - Roman
Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften
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Gepl. Erscheinung: 21.01.2013
suhrkamp taschenbuch 4406, Broschur, 1056 Seiten
Mehr als zwanzig Jahre schrieb Robert Musil an seinem Roman, dem großen literarischen Kaleidoskop des 20. Jahrhunderts, der Geschichte von Kakanien, dem untergehenden Land voller Eigenschaften – er blieb unvollendet. Die von Musil 1932 veröffentlichte Fassung erscheint nun in einer besonders schönen Ausstattung im suhrkamp taschenbuch. ·