Author: Jeff Jarvis
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
La tecnología ha convulsionado la industria de la información, pero también ofrece un sinfín de oportunidades para mejorar, ampliar, reimaginar y sostener el periodismo. En El fin de los medios de comunicación de masas, Jeff Jarvis realiza una creativa, estimulante y entretenida mirada al futuro de las noticias. O, mejor dicho, examina muchos futuros posibles. Jarvis no pretende predecir hacia dónde irá el periodismo, sino sólo imaginar a dónde puede ir a continuación y qué puede suceder en el futuro. Para el autor, el momento actual propiciado por el desarrollo tecnológico no es el destino del periodismo, sino una estación de paso. Hemos llegado a la plenitud de la narración multimedia, pero debemos mirar más allá de ella: el artículo sólo es una de las herramientas disponibles para que los periodistas realicen su trabajo. Tenemos que proseguir la búsqueda de lo que hoy es posible y antes no lo era, encontrar nuevas formas de servir al público y nuevos modelos para mantener ese trabajo. En este lúcido ensayo, Jarvis acaba con la idea de la audiencia como masa, cuestiona el artículo como unidad atómica del periodismo del futuro y rechaza que la información esté en peligro. No nos enfrentamos a un problema de demanda, sino a un problema de modelos de negocio. En estas páginas Jarvis trata de resolver este dilema y dar respuesta a la pregunta que le hacen una y otra vez: «Bueno, listillo, ahora que tu maldita querida internet se ha cargado las noticias, ¿qué será lo siguiente?»
Author: Jeff Jarvis
Technology has disrupted the news industry--its relationships, forms, and business models--but also provides no end of opportunities for improving, expanding, reimagining, and sustaining journalism.
Author: Evgeny Morozov
Publisher: Penguin UK
To Save Everything, Click Here, the new book by the acclaimed author of The Net Delusion, Evgeny Morozov, is a penetrating look at the shape of society in the digital age, of the direction in which the 21st Century may take us, and of the alternate paths we can still choose Our society is at a crossroads. Smart technology is transforming our world, making many aspects of our lives more convenient, efficient and - in some cases - fun. Better and cheaper sensors can now be embedded in almost everything, and technologies can log the products we buy and the way we use them. But, argues Evgeny Morozov, technology is having a more profound effect on us: it is changing the way we understand human society. In the very near future, technological systems will allow us to make large-scale and sophisticated interventions into many more areas of public life. These are the discourses by which we have always defined our civilisation: politics, culture, public debate, morality, humanism. But how will these discourses be affected when we delegate much of the responsibility for them to technology? The temptation of the digital age is to fix everything - from crime to corruption to pollution to obesity - by digitally quantifying, tracking, or gamifiying behaviour. Yet when we change the motivations for our moral, ethical and civic behaviour, do we also change the very nature of that behaviour? Technology, Morozov proposes, can be a force for improvement - but only if we abandon the idea that it is necessarily revolutionary and instead genuinely interrogate why and how we are using it. From urging us to drop outdated ideas of the internet to showing how to design more humane and democratic technological solutions, To Save Everything, Click Here is about why we should always question the way we use technology. 'A devastating exposé of cyber-utopianism by the world's most far-seeing Internet guru' John Gray, author of Straw Dogs 'Evgeny Morozov is the most challenging - and best-informed - critic of the Techno-Utopianism surrounding the Internet. If you've ever had the niggling feeling, as you spoon down your google, that there's no such thing as a free lunch, Morozov's book will tell you how you might end up paying for it' Brian Eno 'This hard-hitting book argues people have become enslaved to the machines they use to communicate. It is incisive and beautifully written; whether you agree with Morozov or not, he will make you think hard' Richard Sennett, author of Together Praise for The Net Delusion: 'Gleefully iconoclastic . . . not just unfailingly readable: it is also a provocative, enlightening and welcome riposte to the cyberutopian worldview' Economist 'A passionate and heavily researched account of the case against the cyberutopians . . . only by becoming "cyberrealists" can we hope to make humane and effective policy' Bryan Appleyard, New Statesman 'Piercing . . . convincing . . . timely' Financial Times Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (which was the winner of the 2012 Goldsmith Book Prize) and a contributing editor for The New Republic. Previously, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University, a Scwhartz fellow at the New America Foundation, a Yahoo fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown, and a fellow at the Open Society Foundations. His monthly column on technology comes out in Slate, Corriere della Sera, El Pais, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and several other newspapers. He's also written for the New York Times, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the London Review of Books.
Author: Saul Alinsky
First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Scott Galloway
In his highly provocative first book, Scott Galloway pulls back the curtain on exactly how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google built their massive empires. While the media spins tales about superior products and designs, and the power of technological innovation, Galloway exposes the truth: none of these four are first movers technologically - they've either copied, stolen, or acquired their ideas. Readers will come away with fresh, game -changing insights about what it takes to win in today's economy. Print run 125,000.
Author: Dan Gillmor
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Not content to accept the news as reported, grassroots journalists are publishing in real time to a worldwide audience via the Internet. The impact of their work is just beginning to be felt by professional journalists and the newsmakers they cover. Dan Gillmor tells the story of this phenomenon.
Author: Umberto Eco
An erudite and witty collection of Umberto Eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. The discussion is framed by opposing characterizations of current intellectuals as apocalyptic and opposed to all mass culture, or as integrated intellectuals, so much a part of mass culture as to be unaware of serving it. Organized in four main parts, "Mass Culture: Apocalypse Postponed", "Mass Media and the Limits of Communication", "The Rise and Fall of Counter-Cultures", and "In Search of Italian Genius", Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, whether countercultures exist, Fellini's Ginger and Fred, and the Italian genius industry.
Author: Myron C. Peterson
After a girl receives several messages from a spaceship, a poem rapidly flows from within her. As she shares the words with a friend, she feels drawn to help the message sender, who seems overwhelmed with negative thoughts. But the young girl is not the only one receiving pessimistic messages—the sender is using the press as his instrument with the goal of destroying everyone. In WHISPERPOWER, Myron Peterson describes an eclectic group of characters as he traces an imaginary trail strewn with stories and poems that each carries an important message about values, happiness, and the power of positive thinking. As an alien force attempts to use telepathy to gain control, the residents of the Garden of Eden suddenly realize what they have been searching for all along is right in front of them. In another tale, scientific researcher John Sperus lives a sensible, dull existence where he attempts to constantly cover his inner struggles. But after he meets a little girl with special powers, everything changes. WHISPERPOWER is a collection of stories and lyrical verse that will encourage you to think about how you view life, the world around you, and the future.
Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.
Author: Kjell A. Nordström, Jonas Ridderstråle
Publisher: Pearson Education
With almost a qaurter of a million copies in print globally, this cult best-seller is the book that is putting the life back into business. Funky Business tells us that difference rules, and difference comes from the way people think not what companies make. It's talent that makes capital dance. In this world, we can no longer do 'business as usual' - we need funky business.
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The Industrial Revolution, powered by oil and other fossil fuels, is spiraling into a dangerous endgame. The price of gas and food are climbing, unemployment remains high, the housing market has tanked, consumer and government debt is soaring, and the recovery is slowing. Facing the prospect of a second collapse of the global economy, humanity is desperate for a sustainable economic game plan to take us into the future. Here, Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online. Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental reordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct commerce, govern society, educate our children, and engage in civic life. Rifkin's vision is already gaining traction in the international community. The European Union Parliament has issued a formal declaration calling for its implementation, and other nations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, are quickly preparing their own initiatives for transitioning into the new economic paradigm. The Third Industrial Revolution is an insider's account of the next great economic era, including a look into the personalities and players — heads of state, global CEOs, social entrepreneurs, and NGOs — who are pioneering its implementation around the world.
Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The classic story of how life on Earth evolved and how the diversity of the species is threatened unless whole ecosystems are rescued. Color plates.
Author: Duncan J. Watts
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
An architect of network theory summarizes his team's endeavor to create a blueprint of the world's networks, citing the scientific elements of the Internet, economies, terrorist organizations, and other knowledge-based groups. Reprint.
Author: Aldous Huxley
On vacation from school, Denis goes to stay at Crome, an English country house inhabitated by several of Huxley's most outlandish characters--from Mr. Barbecue-Smith, who writes 1,500 publishable words an hour by "getting in touch" with his "subconscious," to Henry Wimbush, who is obsessed with writing the definitive history of chrome. Denis's stay proves to be a disaster amid his weak attempts to attract the girl of his dreams and the ridicule he endures regarding his plan to write a novel about love and art. Lambasting the post-Victorian standards of morality, Chrome yello is a witty masterpiece that, in F. Scott Fitzgerald's words, "is too ironic to be called satire and too scornful to be called irony."