The Political Mapping of Cyberspace

Author: Jeremy W. Crampton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748614134

Category: Cartography

Page: 214

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This text is about the politics of cyberspace. The author deploys an innovative behavioural and conceptual cartography using the work of Michel Foucault in order to understand how people act within cyberspace and how it acts on them.


A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Author: Jeremy W. Crampton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356739

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 3544

Mapping: A Critical Introduction to Cartography and GIS is an introduction to the critical issues surrounding mapping and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) across a wide range of disciplines for the non-specialist reader. Examines the key influences Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and cartography have on the study of geography and other related disciplines Represents the first in-depth summary of the “new cartography” that has appeared since the early 1990s Provides an explanation of what this new critical cartography is, why it is important, and how it is relevant to a broad, interdisciplinary set of readers Presents theoretical discussion supplemented with real-world case studies Brings together both a technical understanding of GIS and mapping as well as sensitivity to the importance of theory

Data Visualization for Design Thinking

Applied Mapping

Author: Winifred E. Newman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317339622

Category: Design

Page: 284

View: 8730

Data Visualization for Design Thinking helps you make better maps. Treating maps as applied research, you’ll be able to understand how to map sites, places, ideas, and projects, revealing the complex relationships between what you represent, your thinking, the technology you use, the culture you belong to, and your aesthetic practices. More than 100 examples illustrated with over 200 color images show you how to visualize data through mapping. Includes five in-depth cases studies and numerous examples throughout.

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Medium, Räumlichkeit und geographische Bildung

Author: Inga Gryl,Tobias Nehrdich,Robert Vogler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353118699X

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 7494

Geomedien haben im Zuge der aktuellen Konstitution des Internets und der Nutzung mobiler Endgeräte nahezu Omnipräsenz im Alltag erlangt. Sie binden das soziale Web enger in lebensweltliche Kontexte ein, indem sie Information und Bedeutung an sinnlich-leiblich erfahrbare Orte knüpfen. Zusammen mit einer Pluralisierung von Deutungen durch die aktuelle Prosumentenkultur im Internet führt dies zu einer Transformation der Auffassungen von Räumlichkeit. Dies hat Konsequenzen sowohl für alltägliches räumliches Handeln als auch für raumbezogene Verstehensprozesse und damit für geographische Bildung. Die Autoren zeigen die Vielfalt der sozialen Implikationen des Zusammentreffens von [email protected] auf und bieten erste Wege zur Orientierung in diesem neuen, komplexen Feld der Forschung und Praxis an.

The Politics of Cyberspace

A New Political Science Reader

Author: Chris Toulouse,Timothy W. Luke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415921671

Category: Computers

Page: 188

View: 3299

The Politics of Cyberspace provides an overview of the impact of the world-wide web on the political process.

Mapping Europe's Borderlands

Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Author: Steven Seegel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226744272

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1738

The simplest purpose of a map is a rational one: to educate, to solve a problem, to point someone in the right direction. Maps shape and communicate information, for the sake of improved orientation. But maps exist for states as well as individuals, and they need to be interpreted as expressions of power and knowledge, as Steven Seegel makes clear in his impressive and important new book. Mapping Europe’s Borderlands takes the familiar problems of state and nation building in eastern Europe and presents them through an entirely new prism, that of cartography and cartographers. Drawing from sources in eleven languages, including military, historical-pedagogical, and ethnographic maps, as well as geographic texts and related cartographic literature, Seegel explores the role of maps and mapmakers in the East Central European borderlands from the Enlightenment to the Treaty of Versailles. For example, Seegel explains how Russia used cartography in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars and, later, formed its geography society as a cover for gathering intelligence. He also explains the importance of maps to the formation of identities and institutions in Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania, as well as in Russia. Seegel concludes with a consideration of the impact of cartographers’ regional and socioeconomic backgrounds, educations, families, career options, and available language choices.

The Map Reader

Theories of Mapping Practice and Cartographic Representation

Author: Martin Dodge,Rob Kitchin,Chris Perkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470980079

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 2985

WINNER OF THE CANTEMIR PRIZE 2012 awarded by the Berendel Foundation The Map Reader brings together, for the first time, classic and hard-to-find articles on mapping. This book provides a wide-ranging and coherent edited compendium of key scholarly writing about the changing nature of cartography over the last half century. The editorial selection of fifty-four theoretical and thought provoking texts demonstrates how cartography works as a powerful representational form and explores how different mapping practices have been conceptualised in particular scholarly contexts. Themes covered include paradigms, politics, people, aesthetics and technology. Original interpretative essays set the literature into intellectual context within these themes. Excerpts are drawn from leading scholars and researchers in a range of cognate fields including: Cartography, Geography, Anthropology, Architecture, Engineering, Computer Science and Graphic Design. The Map Reader provides a new unique single source reference to the essential literature in the cartographic field: more than fifty specially edited excerpts from key, classic articles and monographs critical introductions by experienced experts in the field focused coverage of key mapping practices, techniques and ideas a valuable resource suited to a broad spectrum of researchers and students working in cartography and GIScience, geography, the social sciences, media studies, and visual arts full page colour illustrations of significant maps as provocative visual ‘think-pieces’ fully indexed, clearly structured and accessible ways into a fast changing field of cartographic research

Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion

Feelings, Affect and Technological Change

Author: Athina Karatzogianni,Adi Kuntsman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230391346

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8921

Fifteen thought-provoking essays engage in an innovative dialogue between cultural studies of affect, feelings and emotions, and digital cultures, new media and technology. The volume provides a fascinating dialogue that cuts across disciplines, media platforms and geographic and linguistic boundaries.

Science of Coercion

Communication Research & Psychological Warfare, 1945–1960

Author: Christopher Simpson

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497672708

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 4760

A provocative and eye-opening study of the essential role the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency played in the advancement of communication studies during the Cold War era, now with a new introduction by Robert W. McChesney and a new preface by the author Since the mid-twentieth century, the great advances in our knowledge about the most effective methods of mass communication and persuasion have been visible in a wide range of professional fields, including journalism, marketing, public relations, interrogation, and public opinion studies. However, the birth of the modern science of mass communication had surprising and somewhat troubling midwives: the military and covert intelligence arms of the US government. In this fascinating study, author Christopher Simpson uses long-classified documents from the Pentagon, the CIA, and other national security agencies to demonstrate how this seemingly benign social science grew directly out of secret government-funded research into psychological warfare. It reveals that many of the most respected pioneers in the field of communication science were knowingly complicit in America’s Cold War efforts, regardless of their personal politics or individual moralities, and that their findings on mass communication were eventually employed for the purposes of propaganda, subversion, intimidation, and counterinsurgency. An important, thought-provoking work, Science of Coercion shines a blazing light into a hitherto remote and shadowy corner of Cold War history.


An Introduction to the Politics of Cyberspace

Author: Tim Jordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134697317

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 5391

This is the first complete introduction to and analysis of the politics of the internet. Chapters are arranged around key words and use case studies to guide the reader through a wealth of material. Cyberpower presents all the key concepts of cyberspace including: * power and cyberspace * the virtual individual * society in cyberspace * imagination and the internet.

The Watchman in Pieces

Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

Author: David Rosen,Aaron Santesso

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

View: 8470

DIV Spanning nearly 500 years of cultural and social history, this book examines the ways that literature and surveillance have developed together, as kindred modern practices. As ideas about personhood—what constitutes a self—have changed over time, so too have ideas about how to represent, shape, or invade the self. The authors show that, since the Renaissance, changes in observation strategies have driven innovations in literature; literature, in turn, has provided a laboratory and forum for the way we think about surveillance and privacy. Ultimately, they contend that the habits of mind cultivated by literature make rational and self-aware participation in contemporary surveillance environments possible. In a society increasingly dominated by interlocking surveillance systems, these habits of mind are consequently necessary for fully realized liberal citizenship. /div

Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization

Author: Terry A. Slocum,Robert B. McMaster,Fritz C. Kessler,Hugh H. Howard

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132298346

Category: Science

Page: 561

View: 9240

This comprehensive volume blends broad coverage of basic methods for symbolizing spatial data with an introduction to cutting-edge data visualization techniques. Offers clear descriptions of various aspects of effective, efficient map design, with an emphasis on the practical application of design theories and appropriate use of map elements. Clearly contrasts different approaches for symbolizing spatial data, in addition to individual mapping techniques. This edition includes updated material on the history of thematic cartography, maps and society, scale and generalization, and cartograms and flow mapping. For those interested in learning more about cartography.

Cyberpolitics in International Relations

Author: Nazli Choucri

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262517698

Category: Computers

Page: 311

View: 9933

An examination of the ways cyberspace is changing both the theory and the practice of international relations.

Controlling Cyberspace: The Politics of Internet Governance and Regulation

Author: Carol M. Glen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440842752

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 8402

Informed by theories of international relations, this book assesses global political conflicts over cyberspace. It also analyzes the unique governance challenges that the Internet presents, both in terms of technical problems and control over content. • Reviews how the Internet works and reveals how Internet governance has evolved over time, both at the regional and international levels • Enables readers to understand that Internet governance is not an esoteric topic of interest only to academics, but one that profoundly affects how our personal information is collected, used, and controlled • Provides an assessment of the consequences of following alternative paths to realize global Internet governance


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Category: Academic libraries

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Whose Brave New World?

The Information Highway and the New Economy

Author: Heather Menzies

Publisher: Between The Lines

ISBN: 1896357024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 5326

In this passionate and down-to-earth book, Heather Menzies-one of Canada's leading writers on technology and society-steers us through the jargon of the Information Highway, globalization and the Internet to grasp the moral and political issues at stake in the Brave New World of the new economy. Menzies offers positive suggestions for reviving public debate, and for a democratic renegotiation of the new economy and the Information Highway.

New Media

A Critical Introduction

Author: Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Iain Grant,Kieran Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134083823

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 2788

New Media: A Critical Introduction is a comprehensive introduction to the culture, history, technologies and theories of new media. Written especially for students, the book considers the ways in which 'new media' really are new, assesses the claims that a media and technological revolution has taken place and formulates new ways for media studies to respond to new technologies. The authors introduce a wide variety of topics including: how to define the characteristics of new media; social and political uses of new media and new communications; new media technologies, politics and globalization; everyday life and new media; theories of interactivity, simulation, the new media economy; cybernetics, cyberculture, the history of automata and artificial life. Substantially updated from the first edition to cover recent theoretical developments, approaches and significant technological developments, this is the best and by far the most comprehensive textbook available on this exciting and expanding subject. At you will find: additional international case studies with online references specially created You Tube videos on machines and digital photography a new ‘Virtual Camera’ case study, with links to short film examples useful links to related websites, resources and research sites further online reading links to specific arguments or discussion topics in the book links to key scholars in the field of new media.

Boundaries of Home

Mapping for Local Empowerment

Author: Doug Aberley

Publisher: New Society Pub

ISBN: 9780865712720

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

View: 1599

Whether opposing a clearcut or toxic dump, participating in local planning or zoning, or trying to learn more about your own region, Boundaries of Home will help you find, use and create the maps that are right for you. Using overlays, tapestries and stories, communities can map what's crucial to them: water and air flows, commuting patterns, distribution of species, local history. Includes a step-by-step description of how to use accessible sources to compile truly empowering images of one's home.