Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left (The History by Todd Wolfson

By Todd Wolfson

Digital Rebellion examines the influence of recent media and verbal exchange applied sciences at the spatial, strategic, and organizational cloth of social movements.

Todd Wolfson finds how points of the mid-1990s Zapatistas movement—network organizational constitution, participatory democratic governance, and using verbal exchange instruments as a binding agent—became crucial components of Indymedia and different Cyber Left organisations. From there he makes use of oral interviews and different wealthy ethnographic info to chart the media-based imagine tanks and experiments that persevered the Cyber Left’s evolution throughout the autonomous Media Center’s beginning round the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.

Melding digital and standard ethnographic perform to discover the Cyber Left’s cultural common sense, Wolfson maps the social, spatial and communicative constitution of the Indymedia community and info its operations at the neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide point. He seems on the participatory democracy that governs international social activities and the methods democracy and decentralization have come into pressure, and the way “the switchboard of struggle” conducts tales from the hyper-local and disperses them all over the world. As he indicates, realizing the intersection of Indymedia and the worldwide Social Justice circulation illuminates their foundational position within the Occupy fight and different emergent events that experience re-energized radical politics.

Listen to Wolfson talk about Digital Rebellion at the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) express Against the Grain

“The first booklet to chart the highbrow and technological heritage of the Indymedia community and to put that heritage in the theoretical debate approximately social circulation association and politics. this can be an immense bankruptcy in modern social move activism and Todd Wolfson does a superb activity charting the increase of the self sufficient Media middle and the theoretical implications of this version for left political organizing.” —Andy Opel, co-author of Preempting Dissent: The Politics of an Inevitable Future

“Combining the fervour of an activist and the reasoned arguments of a pupil, Wolfson splendidly information the emergence of the Cyber Left. In Digital Rebellion he not just celebrates its political power but additionally, and extra importantly, offers a lucid critique of the kinds it has taken hence far.” —Michael Hardt, co-author of Declaration and Empire

“Makes an unique contribution throughout the intensity of the empirical case reviews of Cyber Left association. . . . i can't examine one other booklet that places lots of the tale of the U.S. left’s experiments with the production of an ‘electronic cloth of struggle’ inside a unmarried quantity. . . . The author’s wisdom, thoughtfulness, and political ardour is evident.” —Nick Dyer-Witheford, co-author of Games of Empire: international Capitalism and Video Games

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Visual media coding and transmission by Ahmet Kondoz

By Ahmet Kondoz

This ebook provides the cutting-edge in visible media coding and transmission

visible Media Coding and Transmission is an output of VISNET II NoE, that is an EC IST-FP6 collaborative learn undertaking by means of twelve esteemed associations from throughout Europe within the fields of networked audiovisual structures and residential systems. The authors supply info that may be crucial for the longer term examine and improvement of visible media communications applied sciences. The booklet includes information of video coding rules, which result in complex video coding advancements within the type of Scalable Coding, disbursed Video Coding, Non-Normative Video Coding instruments and remodel established Multi-View Coding. Having special the most recent paintings in visible Media Coding, networking features of Video verbal exchange is distinct. numerous instant Channel types are awarded to shape the foundation for either hyperlink point caliber of carrier (QoS) and pass community transmission of compressed visible info. ultimately, Context-Based visible Media content material variation is mentioned with a few examples.

Key beneficial properties:

  • includes the most recent advances during this vital box coated via VISNET II NoE
  • Addresses the most recent multimedia sign processing and coding algorithms
  • Covers all very important develop video coding suggestions, scalable and a number of description coding, allotted video coding and non-normative instruments
  • Discusses visible media networking with a variety of instant channel types
  • QoS equipment in terms of hyperlink edition suggestions are special with examples
  • provides a visible media content material edition platform, that is either context conscious and electronic rights administration enabled
  • includes contributions from hugely revered educational and commercial corporations

visible Media Coding and Transmission will profit researchers and engineers within the instant communications and sign processing fields. it is going to even be of curiosity to graduate and PhD scholars on media processing, coding and communications classes.

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The Media in Europe: The Euromedia Handbook by Dr Mary Kelly, Dr Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Professor Denis

By Dr Mary Kelly, Dr Gianpietro Mazzoleni, Professor Denis McQuail

'This complete, simply obtainable booklet should be a invaluable better half to scholars and researchers alike... [a] brilliant consultant to ''The Media in Europe”.' - magazine of ecu Affairs

Completely rewritten, the Third version of this winning advisor to ecu media structures has additionally been accelerated to incorporate relevant and jap Europe in addition to Western Europe.

Covering 23 international locations, the quantity highlights and explains key problems with debate and present traits in media coverage and offers uncomplicated records when it comes to every one case study.The chapters are written by way of a professional from the rustic involved. almost all these are individuals of the Euromedia study workforce, a examine collective that has been lively for greater than twenty years and has produced a chain of exams of media coverage advancements in Europe.

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Piracy Cultures: How a Growing Portion of the Global by Manuel Castells

By Manuel Castells

What are ""Piracy Cultures""? often, we glance at media intake ranging from a media definition. we glance at television, radio, newspapers, video games, net, and media content material normally, all departing from the concept the entry to such content material is made on hand throughout the check of a license rate or subscription, or just simply because it’s both paid or on hand at no cost (being supported by way of ads or below a ""freemium"" company model). that's, we glance at content material and how humans engage with it inside a given procedure of idea that sees content material and its distribution channels because the made from relationships among media businesses, enterprises, and individuals—effectively, a advertisement courting of a contractual variety, with accordant rights and obligations.

But what if, for a second, we grew to become our cognizance to the empirical facts of media intake perform, not only in Asia, Africa, and South the USA, but additionally far and wide Europe and North the US? around the globe, we're witnessing more and more humans development media relationships outdoors these institutionalized units of rules.

We don't intend to debate even if we're facing felony or unlawful practices; our launching element for this research is that, while a truly major percentage of the inhabitants is construction its mediation via substitute channels of acquiring content material, such habit could be studied on the way to deepen our wisdom of media cultures. simply because we'd like a name to symbolize these cultures in all their diversity—but whilst, of their commonplaceness—we suggest to name it ""Piracy Cultures.""

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Quick: Time Toolkit. Volume One: Basic Movie Playback and by Apple (Auth.)

By Apple (Auth.)

''When QuickTime program builders get caught, one of many first locations they appear for assistance is instance code from Tim Monroe. eventually, Tim's well-crafted examples and transparent descriptions are available ebook form-a must-have for somebody writing functions that import, export, exhibit, or engage with QuickTime movies.'' -Matthew Peterson; collage of California, Berkeley; the M.I.N.D. Institute; and writer of Interactive QuickTime

QuickTime Toolkit quantity One is a programmer's advent to QuickTime, the based and effective media engine utilized by lots of Apple's industry-leading services (such because the iTunes track shop, iMovie, and ultimate reduce professional) and in addition utilized by a lot of third-party purposes. This hands-on consultant indicates you the way to harness the robust features of QuickTime in your personal tasks. The articles gathered the following from the author's extremely popular column in MacTech Magazine are choked with available code examples to get you speedy began constructing purposes that may exhibit and create state of the art electronic content material. This e-book starts off via displaying how one can open and reveal QuickTime video clips in a Macintosh or home windows software and progresses step-by-step to teach you the way to regulate motion picture playback and the way to import and rework videos and pictures. QuickTime Toolkit additionally indicates easy methods to create video clips with video information, textual content, time codes, sprites, and stressed (interactive) elements.

Part of the authentic QuickTime Developer Series, publishing the best books on QuickTime in cooperation with Apple.

*Includes a CD-ROM with a variety of code examples in C to jumpstart your work
*Written in a transparent, enticing sort by way of one in all Apple's top-rated media engineers identified for his skill to make QuickTime's subtle expertise available to software program developers
*Offers many undocumented insider counsel for making purposes that paintings good in either Mac OS and home windows

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The Media and Elections: A Handbook and Comparative Study by Bernd-Peter Lange (Editor), David Ward (Editor)

By Bernd-Peter Lange (Editor), David Ward (Editor)

This comparative learn brings jointly teachers and practitioners who paintings within the box of media and elections to supply a collection of nationwide case stories and an research of the felony and regulatory frameworks which are hired via state states to make sure that the media practice in accordance with definite criteria in the course of election classes. In starting off the criminal and regulatory framework every one bankruptcy offers an account of the socio-political stipulations and media setting in all the international locations and accordingly info the legislation that govern the print and broadcast media in the course of election crusade sessions. The international locations integrated are France, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa, the U.S., and the uk. a collection of reflections via a Member of the eu Parliament and a suite of suggestions for strong perform in media and elections also are incorporated. hence, the publication is equipped to supply a pragmatic consultant in order that it may be used as a instruction manual.

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Music and Sound in Documentary Film (Routledge Music and

This selection of fourteen essays presents a wealthy and precise historical past of the connection among and tune and photograph in documentary movies, exploring the usually ignored position of track within the style and its next impression on an audience’s belief of truth and fiction. Exploring examples of documentary motion pictures which utilize soundtrack track, from an interdisciplinary point of view, song and Sound in Documentary movie is the 1st in-depth therapy at the use of tune within the nonfiction movie and may attract students and scholars operating within the intersection of track and movie and media experiences.

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Blog Theory: Feedback and Capture in the Circuits of Drive by Jodi Dean

By Jodi Dean

Blog Theory deals a severe thought of up to date media. Furthering her account of communicative capitalism, Jodi Dean explores the methods new media practices like running a blog and texting catch their clients in extensive networks of pleasure, creation, and surveillance. Her wide-ranging and theoretically wealthy research extends from her own reports as a blogger, via media histories, to newly rising social community systems and applications.

Set opposed to the historical past of the industrial quandary wrought through neoliberalism, the e-book engages with contemporary paintings in modern media idea in addition to with thinkers comparable to Giorgio Agamben, Jean Baudrillard, man Debord, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Žižek. via those engagements, Dean defends the provocative thesis that reflexivity in complicated networks is healthier understood through the psychoanalytic suggestion of the drives. She contends, additionally, that interpreting networks by way of the drives allows us to know their actual, human measurement, that's, the sentiments and impacts that embed us within the system.

In remarkably transparent and lucid prose, Dean hyperlinks probably trivial and transitory updates from the recent mass tradition of the web to extra basic alterations in subjectivity and politics. daily communicative exchanges—from weblog posts to textual content messages—have frequent results, results that not just undermine capacities for democracy but additionally entrap us in circuits of domination.

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Analyzing Social Media Networks with Node: XL. Insights from by Derek L. Hansen, Ben Shneiderman and Marc A. Smith (Auth.)

By Derek L. Hansen, Ben Shneiderman and Marc A. Smith (Auth.)

Businesses, marketers, members, and govt enterprises alike want to social community research (SNA) instruments for perception into developments, connections, and fluctuations in social media. Microsoft's NodeXL is a loose, open-source SNA plug-in to be used with Excel. It offers immediate graphical illustration of relationships of advanced networked information. however it is going additional than different SNA instruments -- NodeXL was once constructed via a multidisciplinary staff of specialists that assemble info reports, machine technology, sociology, human-computer interplay, and over twenty years of visible analytic conception and data visualization right into a basic instrument a person can use. This makes NodeXL of curiosity not just to end-users but additionally to researchers and scholars learning visible and community analytics and their software within the actual world.

In Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL, individuals of the NodeXL improvement staff as much as supply readers with a radical and functional consultant for utilizing the device whereas additionally explaining the advance at the back of every one characteristic. mixing the theoretical with the sensible, this publication applies particular SNA directions on to NodeXL, however the thought at the back of the implementation could be utilized to any SNA.

To study extra approximately examining Social Media Networks and NodeXL, stopover at the companion site at

*Walks you thru NodeXL, whereas explaining the speculation and improvement at the back of every one step, delivering takeaways which may practice to any SNA

*Demonstrates how visible analytics examine may be utilized to SNA instruments for the mass marketplace

*Includes case reviews from researchers who use NodeXL on well known networks like e mail, fb, Twitter, and wikis

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