In Thinking beyond Technology: Creating New Value in Business, I intend to
introduce the readers to the parallelism between the value proposition of new
technologies such as the Internet and the birth of the Renaissance in medieval
Author: J. DiVanna
The book examines the value proposition of technology and its relationship with business innovation, social preferences and its role as a mechanism of labour savings or revenue generation. In the same style as his first book, Redefining Financial Services , the author combines empirical knowledge with a historical approach revealing the explicit nature of technological advancement while analysing the implicit impact on the process of business. The book presents the reader with a question: does society shape technology or is technology shaping society?
thinking. beyond. technology. 5.1. Heidegger's. Mysticism. To Heidegger, the
forgetfulness of Being is the source of a range of ailments that plague Western
culture as a whole and its individuals. It shows pre-eminently in our relationship
Author: Stig Børsen Hansen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Technology is increasingly subject of attention from philosophers. Philosophical reflection on technology exhibits a wide and at times bewildering array of approaches and modes of thought. This volume brings to light the development of three schools in the philosophy of technology. Based on thorough introductions to Karl Marx', Martin Heidegger's and John Dewey's thought about technology, the volume offers an in-depth account of the way thinkers in the critical, the phenomenological and the pragmatic schools have respond to issues and challenges raised by the works of the founders of these schools. Technologies in almost any aspect of human life is potentially subject of philosophical treatment. To offer a focused demonstration of key arguments and insights, the presentation of each school is concluded with a contribution to discussions of educational technologies. In addition to philosophers seeking a valuable and clear structuring of a still burgeoning field, the volume is of interest to those working with educational philosophy and value sensitive design. „Stig Børsen Hansen’s book is a must for all interested in understanding the development of the philosophy of technology and the relation of thoughts of thinkers that have shaped the area. The author presents a new and refreshing take on the ideas from Marx to Marcuse, from Dewey to Latour, and Heidegger to Borgmann. It will engage and hopefully provoke." Dr. Jan Kyrre Berg Friis, University of Copenhagen
But Toyota executives did not think that the product team organization would suit
their needs. This type of ... In the new environment, cost reduction and technology
sharing among projects has become much more important. Even the ...
Author: Michael A. Cusumano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
Illustrates the benefits of multi-project management
The revolution in computer technology, telecommunications, the rise of the
Internet and the massive use of electronic miniaturization has changed almost
every occupation, profession and industry and placed an increasing emphasis on
Author: CYNTHIA HAMILTON
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Political Science
The book is divided in two. The first section addresses the theoretical short-coming that result from the predominance of capitalism. We recognize that capitalism was initially accepted as progressive and incorporated elements of democracy however slavery (the first contradiction of capitalism) was the economic activity which produced the profits which were then invested in the industrial revolution. Successful industry ultimately destroyed slavery (captains of industry insisted that if they had to pay their workers, other "captains" would have to do the same). But, the ground work was laid for racism, which became the next contradiction of capitalism. As the democratic revolutions of Europe and the U.S. promised "liberty and justice for all, slavery lived on. Meanwhile, capitalism continued to reach out, and colonialism and imperialism became the form of domination it would coexist with. Domination included abuse of the environment and natural resouces. The second part of the book is empirical. After reviewing the conditions of African Americans the authors review several essential building blocks for rebuilding communities that can provide stability and prosperity for all.
Revolutionary changes in computing and information technology appear at a
breakneck pace. Economic growth is halting and the prospects for prosperity are
hazy. Conflicts over territory, environmental resources, and energy persist.
Author: Hugh Liebert
Publisher: JHU Press
"Written under the direction of West Point social sciences faculty for its Student Conference on US Affairs, or SCUSA, the contributors to this edited volume introduce undergraduate students to issues of transnational conflict, providing context to a variety of contemporary issues, such as immigration, terrorism, and environmental security. The goal is to challenge students by sparking policy level debate and formulation of policy recommendations, putting students in the driver's seat and asking them to think as policymakers. Well acquainted with the demands of classroom discussion, the contributors know how to make world politics, international relations, and foreign policy accessible to undergraduate students. The primary question driving the volume is "how does the US promote or even determine an effective and appropriate policy response to boundary-spanning problems?" And if future political and military leaders are all but guaranteed to face the challenge of collective action within the confines of an uncoordinated international system, then what domestic and foreign factors should be considered, what elements brought to the foreground? The book's three part organization--Transnational Challenges and Domestic Sources of U.S. Foreign Policy; Transnational Challenges and Regional Issues in US Foreign Policy; and Transnational Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Foreign Policy--coupled with topic-recommended reading lists at the end of each chapter will help students develop an approach to the substantial topic of "foreign policy" as a whole, making it more manageable"--
Leveraging Knowledge and Technologies to New Market Applications Marc H.
Meyer ... Also, think beyond technology to the market elements that will drive your
success: price, distribution, promotion, and positioning in the minds of customers.
Author: Marc H. Meyer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Every company can point to a growth strategy. Few, however, systematically implement it; instead, they tweak current products with incremental innovations, or attempt to buy growth through acquisitions. Neither is a satisfactory solution. Internally generated growth accomplished thorugh product line renewal and new service development is essential to the long-term vitality of business across industries. The Fast Path to Corporate Growth takes on the challenge large corporations have in developing new product lines that address new market applications and provide new streams of revenue. The book integrates the key disciplines--new product strategy, user research, concept development and prototyping, market testing, and business modeling--into a practical framework for generating enterprise growth. The book illustrates that framework with in-depth examples of companies--including IBM, Honda, and Mars--that have generated impressive results by leveraging their core technologies to new markets and to new uses. Many of these examples contain templates that readers can use in their own projects. The book also addresses the human side of new market applications, providing advice on what executives and innovation team leaders must do to execute the steps of Meyer's framework for developing new market applications. This comprehensive guide to growth will appeal to R&D practitioners, new business development strategists, product managers, and to students in engineering management, innovation management, and corporate strategy.
If most schools have remained relatively unaffected by the advent of modern
media technology, the same cannot be said of ... and empowered through their
experience of these new technologies — is little more than a form of wishful thinking.
Author: David Buckingham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Beyond Technology offers a challenging new analysis of learning, young people and digital media. Disputing both utopian fantasies about the transformation of education and exaggerated fears about the corruption of childhood innocence, it offers a level-headed analysis of the impact of these new media on learning, drawing on a wide range of critical research. Buckingham argues that there is now a growing divide between the media-rich world of childrens lives outside school and their experiences of technology in the classroom. Bridging this divide, he suggests, will require more than superficial attempts to import technology into schools, or to combine education with digital entertainment. While debunking such fantasies of technological change, Buckingham also provides a constructive alternative, arguing that young people need to be equipped with a new form of digital literacy that is both critical and creative. Beyond Technology will be essential reading for all students of the media or education, as well as for teachers and other education professionals.
We also consider, in this chapter, how the SITES-M2 studies can be used to
stimulate change in thinking about innovation and the role that technology can
play in different contexts. We describe how this use has played out so far during ...
Author: Nancy Law
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The text explores the concept of innovation, and analyse and compare different dimensions of innovation found in the various case studies; the transfer of innovation and the mechanisms of change; on an innovative online case study database on education innovations that has been designed to be used by education practitioners to support organizational leadership, international collaboration and reflective practice in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) eEducation Leadership initiative; on a project aimed to support the establishment of communities of practice for education practitioners facilitated through an extendable online database that can be used to contribute and share case studies of their own ICT-supported pedagogical innovations. It discusses roles of the teacher and the anticipated changes to the education profession at a system level, in the coming decade on the basis of emerging changes observed in the case studies, and leadership issues at the school level. The book analyses change mechanisms for different kinds of innovation and how different contextual and cultural factors interact to bring about the changes observed.
I have considered Heidegger's conviction that modern technology is the mode of
thinking in the modern age, a view that makes the question concerning technology a complex one. How can we learn to think beyond technological
enframing if ...
Author: David Lewin
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
The last one hundred years has seen unimaginable technological progress transforming every aspect of human life. Yet we seem unable to shake a profound unease with the direction of modern technology and its ideological siblings, global capitalism and massive consumption. Philosophers such as Marcuse, Borgmann and especially Heidegger, have developed important analyses of technological society, however in this book David Lewin argues that their ideas have remained limited either by their secular context, or by the narrow conception of religion that they do allow. This study guides the reader along the newly formed paths of the philosophy of technology, arguing that where those paths come to an abrupt end, a religious discourse is needed to articulate the ultimate concerns that drive technological action. It calls for a meditation on the central insight of many religious traditions that, in an ultimate sense, we ‘know not what we do.’ To acknowledge that we know not what we do is the first step towards a theology of technology that draws upon insights from the mystical theological tradition, as well as from recent developments in the continental philosophy of religion.
Chapter 9 Redefining a New Technology as a Social Innovation Change is not
slowed simply because people like the status ... Often it is blocked because
people fail to create good new ways of acting , thinking , and relating to each
Author: Joseph B. Giacquinta
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book, first published in 1994, examines how children use home computers, and proposes steps to facilitate a better educational use of available technology.
Assessing the Value of Information and Communication Technologies to Modern
Terrorist Organizations Bruce W. Don ... made possible and to encourage thinking beyond military technologies, this report uses the term network technologies to ...
Author: Bruce W. Don
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Political Science
Terrorist organizations use many technologies as they plan and stage attacks. This book explores the purpose and manner of the use of communication and computer technologies, their net effect, and security forces' possible responses. The authors conclude that, instead of developing direct counters to these technologies, exploiting their use and the information they manage to enable more direct security force operations is a more promising option.
System on Mobile Devices Middleware: Thinking beyond Basic Phones and
PDAs Sushil K. Prasad Director, GEDC-GSU Distributed and Mobile Systems (
DiMoS) Laboratory Chair, IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on
Author: Sushil K. Prasad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management, ICISTM 2009, held in Ghaziabad, India, in March 2009 The 30 revised full papers presented together with 4 keynote papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 79 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on storage and retrieval systems; data mining and classification; managing digital goods and services; scheduling and distributed systems; advances in software engineering; case studies in information management; algorithms and workflows; authentication and detection systems; recommendation and negotiation; secure and multimedia systems; as well as 14 extended poster abstracts.
Author: Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Santa Cruz Noah Wardrip-FruinPublish On: 2003
The debate between these two general positions occupies the greater part of our
thinking about technology and society. ... These positions are so deeply
established in modern social thought, that it is very difficult to think beyond them.
Author: Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of California Santa Cruz Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Social Science
A sourcebook of historical written texts, video documentation, and working programs that form the foundation of new media. This reader collects the texts, videos, and computer programs--many of them now almost impossible to find--that chronicle the history and form the foundation of the still-emerging field of new media. General introductions by Janet Murray and Lev Manovich, along with short introductions to each of the texts, place the works in their historical context and explain their significance. The texts were originally published between World War II--when digital computing, cybernetic feedback, and early notions of hypertext and the Internet first appeared--and the emergence of the World Wide Web--when they entered the mainstream of public life. The texts are by computer scientists, artists, architects, literary writers, interface designers, cultural critics, and individuals working across disciplines. The contributors include (chronologically) Jorge Luis Borges, Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, Ivan Sutherland, William S. Burroughs, Ted Nelson, Italo Calvino, Marshall McLuhan, Jean Baudrillard, Nicholas Negroponte, Alan Kay, Bill Viola, Sherry Turkle, Richard Stallman, Brenda Laurel, Langdon Winner, Robert Coover, and Tim Berners-Lee. The CD accompanying the book contains examples of early games, digital art, independent literary efforts, software created at universities, and home-computer commercial software. Also on the CD is digitized video, documenting new media programs and artwork for which no operational version exists. One example is a video record of Douglas Engelbart's first presentation of the mouse, word processor, hyperlink, computer-supported cooperative work, video conferencing, and the dividing up of the screen we now call non-overlapping windows; another is documentation of Lynn Hershman's Lorna, the first interactive video art installation.
proposed new technology that the government was planning to back, and then
find ways to encourage the “good” while mitigating the “bad.”17 It took ... They
marked the limits of the panel's thinking, beyond which it would not venture. Part
Author: Carroll Pursell
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on everything from television, automobiles, and genetically engineered crops to contraceptives, Tupperware, and the Veg-O-Matic. Just as America's domestic and international policies became inextricably linked during the Cold War, so did the nation's public and private technologies. The spread of the suburbs fed into demands for an interstate highway system, which itself became implicated in urban renewal projects. Fear of slipping into a postwar economic depression was offset by the creation of "a consumers' republic" in which buying and using consumer goods became the ultimate act of citizenship and a symbol of an "American Way of Life." Pursell begins with the events of World War II and the increasing belief that technological progress and the science that supported it held the key to a stronger, richer, and happier America. He looks at the effect of returning American servicemen and servicewomen and the Marshall Plan, which sought to integrate Western Europe into America's economic, business, and technological structure. He considers the accumulating "problems" associated with American technological supremacy, which, by the end of the 1960s, led to a crisis of confidence. Pursell concludes with an analysis of how consumer technologies create a cultural understanding that makes political technologies acceptable and even seem inevitable, while those same political technologies provide both form and content for the technologies found at home and at work. By understanding this history, Pursell hopes to advance a better understanding of the postwar American self.
Thinking with Virilio Mark Lacy ... While the detailmight be unclear the desire
iscertain:it istimetoactivate the brake,itistime to think beyond the endocolonized
visions of securityand take seriously the idea that we might need to design and
Author: Mark Lacy
Category: Political Science
This book analyses some of the key problems explored in Paul Virilio’s theorising on war and security. Paul Virilio has developed a provocative series of writings on how modern societies have shaped the acceleration of military/security technologies – and how technologies of security and acceleration have transformed society, economy and politics. His examination of the connections between geopolitics, war, speed, technology and control are viewed as some of the most challenging and disturbing interventions on the politics of security in the twenty-first century, interventions that help us understand a world that confronts problems that increasingly emerge from the desire to make life safer, faster, networked and more efficient. Security, Technology and Global Politics examines some of the key concepts and concerns in Virilio’s writings on security, society and technology: endo-colonization, fear and the war on terror; cities and panic; cinema and war; ecological security and integral accidents; universities and ideas of progress. Critics often point to an apocalyptic or fatalistic element to Virilio’s writings on global politics, but this book challenges this apocalyptic reading of Virilio’s work, suggesting that – while he doesn’t provide us with easy solutions to the problems we face – the political force in Virilio’s work comes from the questions he leaves us with about speed, security and global politics in times of crisis, terror and fear. This book will be of interest to students of critical security studies, political theory, sociology, political geography, cultural studies and IR in general.
They will survive those operations who tried to carry outdated ' maintenance ' thinking beyond the year 2000. These operations will have applied modern
management techniques , technology and information to align the efforts of
people with ...
Publisher: CRC Press
The conference is organized by the Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy of the National University of Athens, Greece and its purpose is to promote technology transfer and identify future courses of action in research and development via the Internet. The topics covered include applications in a wide spectrum of mining related fields: Mineral exploration; Orebody modelling; Mine planning and operations; Mine equipment; Rock mechanics; Mine safety and training; Reclamation and environmental issues; Mineral processing. The complete proceedings are published on a CD-ROM with an accompaying book which contains the full texts of keynote papers and the abstracts (including full title, author's names and e-mail addresses as well a keyword index) of all papers.
But we have become so captivated , bewitched , dazzled and beguiled by the
calculative thinking of technology that ... This diagnosis is a stage on the way to
posing the question , “ what does it mean to exist and to think beyond technology
Furthermore , Iran insists on exercising its NPT right to obtain peaceful nuclear technology and claims that the United States is trying to deny it this right and is
therefore in violation of Article IV of the NPT , which commits the Parties to the
We concluded (Rennie & Williams, 2006a) that both institutions failed to
challenge visitors to think beyond what they ... nature of science, they need to be
more aggressive in their approach to displays in order to challenge visitors'
Author: John K. Gilbert
Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field ─ the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do to explore the issues raised. Organized around five themes, each chapter addresses a different aspect of science communication: • Models of science communication – theory into practice • Challenges in communicating science • Major themes in science communication • Informal learning • Communication of contemporary issues in science and society Relevant for all those interested in and concerned about current issues and developments in science communication, this volume is an ideal text for courses and a must-have resource for faculty, students, and professionals in this field.
... Dale Spender, whose leading edge thinking on technology and social good
gave me a broader perspective about the importance of this historical moment in
IT; Alan Johnson, for clarifying the big picture framework of individuals in relation
Author: Kirk, Mary
Publisher: IGI Global
"This book explores the decline in female involvement in technology and other discrimination related to the industry"--Provided by publisher.