Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams

Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds
Author: Mitchel Resnick
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262680936
Category: Computers
Page: 163
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"A Bradford book." Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-163).

Life on the Screen

Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127115
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Life on the Screen is a book not about computers, but about people and how computers are causing us to reevaluate our identities in the age of the Internet. We are using life on the screen to engage in new ways of thinking about evolution, relationships, politics, sex, and the self. Life on the Screen traces a set of boundary negotiations, telling the story of the changing impact of the computer on our psychological lives and our evolving ideas about minds, bodies, and machines. What is emerging, Turkle says, is a new sense of identity—as decentered and multiple. She describes trends in computer design, in artificial intelligence, and in people’s experiences of virtual environments that confirm a dramatic shift in our notions of self, other, machine, and world. The computer emerges as an object that brings postmodernism down to earth.

Think Complexity

Complexity Science and Computational Modeling
Author: Allen Downey
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449314635
Category: Computers
Page: 142
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Enhances Python skills by working with data structures and algorithms and gives examples of complex systems using exercises, case studies, and simple explanations.


Biological Emergence-Based Evolutionary
Author: Raju Pookottil
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0957500505
Category: Evolution (Biology)
Page: 287
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Schwärme - Kollektive ohne Zentrum

Eine Wissensgeschichte zwischen Leben und Information
Author: Eva Horn,Lucas Marco Gisi
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839411335
Category: History
Page: 278
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Schwärme haben Konjunktur. Ihr Versprechen liegt in einer Organisation, die eine radikale Alternative zu den traditionellen Formen des Politischen, des Denkens und Rechnens darstellt. Sie sind Modelle alternativer Steuerungslogiken. Als Kollektive ohne Zentrum sind sie freier, kreativer und effizienter - aber auch bedrohlich und unkontrollierbar. Der Band liefert Elemente einer Wissensgeschichte des Schwarms - von der Ameisenforschung bis zur Computersimulation. Die Beiträge fragen nach der Epistemologie des Schwarms zwischen Leben und digitaler Technik und zeichnen die Geschichte der Übertragungen zwischen Tier-Kollektiven und Menschen-Gemeinschaften.

3D-Druck für Dummies

Author: Kalani Kirk Hausman,Richard Horne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527687661
Category: Computers
Page: 359
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Dem 3D-Druck gehört die Zukunft und somit all jenen, die sich jetzt schon damit beschäftigen und entsprechende Geschäftsideen entwickeln. Kalani K. Hausman und Richard Horne liefern Ihnen dafür alle Informationen, die Sie brauchen: angefangen bei den unterschiedlichen Typen von 3D-Druckern über die verschiedenen Methoden des Modellentwurfs mittels Software, 3D-Scanner oder Photogrammetrie bis zu den Materialien wie Plastik, Beton, Wachs, Glas, Metall oder Schokolade. Lernen Sie die vielfältigen Einsatzmöglichkeiten des 3D-Drucks kennen, ob im medizinischen Bereich (künstliche Organe, Prothesen), in der Herstellung von Waren wie Kleidung, Spielzeug und Möbeln oder sogar in der Lebensmittelindustrie. Drucken Sie Prototypen Ihres Produkts, um es vor der Produktion zu perfektionieren, und bauen Sie Ihren eigenen sich selbst druckenden 3D-Drucker!

Introduction to Computing and Programming in Python

A Multimedia Approach
Author: Mark Guzdial
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131176552
Category: Computers
Page: 378
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Guzdial introduces programming as a way of creating and manipulating mediaa context familiar and intriguing to today's readers.Starts readers with actual programming early on. Puts programming in a relevant context (Computing for Communications). Includes implementing Photoshop-like effects, reversing/splicing sounds, creating animations. Acknowledges that readers in this audience care about the Web; introduces HTML and covers writing programs that generate HTML. Uses the Web as a Data Source; shows readers how to read from files, but also how to write programs to directly read Web pages and distill information from there for use in other calculations, other Web pages, etc. (examples include temperature from a weather page, stock prices from a financials page).A comprehensive guide for anyone interested in learning the basics of programming with one of the best web languages, Python.

Homepage Usability

50 enttarnte Websites
Author: Jakob Nielsen,Marie Tahir
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
ISBN: 9783827268471
Page: 310
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Understanding Human Resource Development

A Research-based Approach
Author: Jim McGoldrick,Jim Stewart,Sandra Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134589433
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 432
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This edited volume contains original chapters by some of the leading researchers and writers in HRD. It provides a definitive work on the design and conduct of research in HRD and identifies and examines the possibilities and limitations of particular methods and techniques. Emerging debates on the purpose, nature and practice and theoretical base of HRD are examined. Each chapter is structured with: * Statement of aims * Description of theoretical and empirical context^ * Identification and examination of methodological issues * Description and evaluation of research design * Critical analysis and evaluation * Key learning points

Generative Social Science: Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling

Studies in Agent-Based Computational Modeling
Author: Joshua M. Epstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400842875
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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Agent-based computational modeling is changing the face of social science. In Generative Social Science, Joshua Epstein argues that this powerful, novel technique permits the social sciences to meet a fundamentally new standard of explanation, in which one "grows" the phenomenon of interest in an artificial society of interacting agents: heterogeneous, boundedly rational actors, represented as mathematical or software objects. After elaborating this notion of generative explanation in a pair of overarching foundational chapters, Epstein illustrates it with examples chosen from such far-flung fields as archaeology, civil conflict, the evolution of norms, epidemiology, retirement economics, spatial games, and organizational adaptation. In elegant chapter preludes, he explains how these widely diverse modeling studies support his sweeping case for generative explanation. This book represents a powerful consolidation of Epstein's interdisciplinary research activities in the decade since the publication of his and Robert Axtell's landmark volume, Growing Artificial Societies. Beautifully illustrated, Generative Social Science includes a CD that contains animated movies of core model runs, and programs allowing users to easily change assumptions and explore models, making it an invaluable text for courses in modeling at all levels.

More Than You Know

Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded)
Author: Michael J. Mauboussin
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023151347X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Since its first publication, Michael J. Mauboussin's popular guide to wise investing has been translated into eight languages and has been named best business book by BusinessWeek and best economics book by Strategy+Business. Now updated to reflect current research and expanded to include new chapters on investment philosophy, psychology, and strategy and science as they pertain to money management, this volume is more than ever the best chance to know more than the average investor. Offering invaluable tools to better understand the concepts of choice and risk, More Than You Know is a unique blend of practical advice and sound theory, sampling from a wide variety of sources and disciplines. Mauboussin builds on the ideas of visionaries, including Warren Buffett and E. O. Wilson, but also finds wisdom in a broad and deep range of fields, such as casino gambling, horse racing, psychology, and evolutionary biology. He analyzes the strategies of poker experts David Sklansky and Puggy Pearson and pinpoints parallels between mate selection in guppies and stock market booms. For this edition, Mauboussin includes fresh thoughts on human cognition, management assessment, game theory, the role of intuition, and the mechanisms driving the market's mood swings, and explains what these topics tell us about smart investing. More Than You Know is written with the professional investor in mind but extends far beyond the world of economics and finance. Mauboussin groups his essays into four parts-Investment Philosophy, Psychology of Investing, Innovation and Competitive Strategy, and Science and Complexity Theory-and he includes substantial references for further reading. A true eye-opener, More Than You Know shows how a multidisciplinary approach that pays close attention to process and the psychology of decision making offers the best chance for long-term financial results.

Windows on Mathematical Meanings

Learning Cultures and Computers
Author: Richard Noss,Celia Hoyles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400916965
Category: Education
Page: 278
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This book challenges some of the conventional wisdoms on the learning of mathematics. The authors use the computer as a window onto mathematical meaning-making. The pivot of their theory is the idea of webbing, which explains how someone struggling with a new mathematical idea can draw on supportive knowledge, and reconciles the individual's role in mathematical learning with the part played by epistemological, social and cultural forces.

Web and Network Data Science

Modeling Techniques in Predictive Analytics
Author: Thomas W. Miller
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133887642
Category: Computers
Page: 384
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Master modern web and network data modeling: both theory and applications. In Web and Network Data Science, a top faculty member of Northwestern University’s prestigious analytics program presents the first fully-integrated treatment of both the business and academic elements of web and network modeling for predictive analytics. Some books in this field focus either entirely on business issues (e.g., Google Analytics and SEO); others are strictly academic (covering topics such as sociology, complexity theory, ecology, applied physics, and economics). This text gives today's managers and students what they really need: integrated coverage of concepts, principles, and theory in the context of real-world applications. Building on his pioneering Web Analytics course at Northwestern University, Thomas W. Miller covers usability testing, Web site performance, usage analysis, social media platforms, search engine optimization (SEO), and many other topics. He balances this practical coverage with accessible and up-to-date introductions to both social network analysis and network science, demonstrating how these disciplines can be used to solve real business problems.

Der lange dunkle Fünfuhrtee der Seele

Dirk Gently's Holistische Detektei
Author: Douglas Adams
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641184843
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Schräger Humor und beissende Ironie - Douglas Adams in Hochform: Privatdetektiv Dirk Gently ist in Band 2 der Mini-Serie auf der Suche nach einem Flughafenattentäter - alle Spuren führen zu Gott. Doch warum sollte Gott einen Abfertigungsschalter am Londoner Flughafen Heathrow in die Luft jagen?

Die Adizes-Methode

wie Unternehmen jung und dynamisch bleiben
Author: Ichak Adizes
Publisher: Adizes Inst
ISBN: 9783784473345
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 391
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