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In the 1990s, Marilyn Agee developed one of the most well-known amateur evangelical websites focused on the "End Times", The Bible Prophecy Corner. Around the same time, Lambert Dolphin, a retired Stanford physicist, started the website Lambert's Library to discuss with others online how to experience the divine. While Marilyn and Lambert did not initially correspond directly, they have shared several correspondents in common. Even as early as 1999 it was clear that they were members of the same online network of Christians, a virtual church built around those who embraced a common ideology.Digital Jesus documents how such like-minded individuals created a large web of religious communication on the Internet, in essence developing a new type of new religious movement--one without a central leader or institution. Based on over a decade of interaction with figures both large and small within this community, Robert Glenn Howard offers the first sustained ethnographic account of the movement as well as a realistic and pragmatic view of how new communication technologies can both empower and disempower the individuals who use them. By tracing the group's origins back to the email lists and "Usenet" groups of the 1980s up to the online forums of today, Digital Jesus also serves as a succinct history of the development of online group communications.
How can we make sense of the ongoing technological changes affecting journalism and journalists today? Will the new digital generation break down barriers for journalism, or will things just stay the same? These and other pertinent questions will be asked and explored throughout this exciting new book that looks at the changing dynamics of journalism in a digital era. Examining issues and debates through cultural, social, political and economic frameworks, the book gets to grip with today's new journalism by understanding its historical threats and remembering its continuing resilience and ability to change with the times. In considering new forms of journalistic practice the book covers important topics such as: * truth in the new journalism * the changing identity of the journalist * the economic implications for the industry * the impact on the relationship between the journalist and their audience * the legal framework of doing journalism online. Vibrant in style and accessible to all, Digital Journalism is a captivating read for anyone looking to understand the advent of a new journalism that has been altered by the latest digital technologies.
When journalist Jason Wood notices that a drug kingpin doesn't appear in photographs, he sets out to find out why. Soon, Jason is trapped in a nightmare world of vampires and werewolves. Original.
Step-by-step instruction on creating beautiful nature and landscape portraits This eye-popping guide walks you through the nitty gritty of how to take memorable and stunning landscape and nature photos. Packed with constructive advice and a good dose of friendly handholding, this full-color and extra large-trim beginner guide escorts you through the basics of photography and explains how to apply those fundamentals when taking high-quality photos. Walks you through the basics of photography and details how you can apply those skills to nature and landscape photography Zeroes in on ways to sharpen your skills by adjusting exposure, composition, and lighting in order to get the best results Explores the most popular landscape themes and describes how to capture them, including forests, mountains, crashing waves, and sunsets Shares tips on processing photos, making common repairs, and finding inspiration Digital Landscape and Nature Photography For Dummies investigates the most popular nature themes and describes how to capture them, including birds, animals in the wild, animals in captivity, flowers, and insects.
An essential resource for teaching and assessing student's use of technology This comprehensive book offers a practical pathway for developing twenty-first-century skills while simultaneously strengthening content-area learning. Digital Learning contains a wealth of research-based practices to integrate the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for both students and teachers. Each of the suggested project-based learning examples (in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Geography) can be used successfully as stand-alone units, but are even more effective when approached in a cross-disciplinary way. Provides detailed descriptions of each of the NETS, how to teach them, and how to know if students are meeting them Includes dozens of activities that integrate the NETS with each content area and align with Common Core standards Gives clear instruction on teaching twenty-first-century skills Includes a complementary DVD with video interviews and project maps to help see how students are progressing The digital learning described in this book has been created to meet the diverse needs of students in a variety of situations.
Develop and implement essential computer technology--with confidenceDo you want to develop an understanding of technology to enhance your education, career, or personal life, but feel inhibited by your digital literacy? Fear not! Written in plain English and absent of undecipherable high-tech jargon, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy to get a grip on computer basics, the Internet, the Cloud, browsing the web, productivity programs and applications for school and the workplace, computer security and privacy, the latest in digital lifestyle topics, and so much more.Walks you through the basics of developing essential computer technology skillsShows you how to gain the digital literacy skills required to succeed in education, at home, and in the workforceExplains how the use of smartphones and digital cameras contribute to digital literacyWith the introduction of 3G and 4G services in emerging countries like India, worldwide Internet usage is increasing exponentially. With this technological growth comes an opportunity for people of all ages and from all walks of life to learn new skills to keep them ahead of the curve. Packed with easy-to-follow explanations and seasoned with a bit of humor and fun, Digital Literacy For Dummies makes it easy and accessible for anyone to harness the power of technology to remain relevant in school or at work.
Master macro techniques and capture brilliant up-close photosMacro photography uses specialty lenses and advanced digital cameras to capture stunning up-close images. This book helps you understand the nuances of macro techniques so you can take unique and remarkable close-up digital photos. Equipment recommendations, helpful tips, and coverage of specialized elements that are exclusive to macro photography all aim to make you more savvy and comfortable with macro and close-up techniques. In addition, the easy-to-follow steps and suggested exercises go a long way to make you more familiar with your camera's capabilities so that you can take fantastic photos.Introduces the techniques of macro photography and explores how to capture stunning close-up digital photosReviews using macro lenses, extension tubes, reversing rings, and other camera equipment and accessoriesShares tips for exposure and lighting techniques in the macro formatAddresses depth of field, working distance, and framing when shootingCovers where to find subjects to shoot and setting up your macro studioWith full-color examples and technique comparisons, this fun and friendly book presents step-by-step guidance for taking your close-up photography skills to the next level.
Digital Makers experiment at the intersection between the creative and the practical. They are driven by curiosity and playfulness, by manifesto pledges to fail fast and fail often. To bring new designs into reality, they must draw upon inspiring and insightful contributions from a wide variety of fields; art, design, science or technology, before applying them with laser-focus to the particular problem they have in mind.As part of their craft, makers must tackle issues of materials science, algebra, logic and a myriad of other subjects every day as part of their inventive leisure activities. Of course, this means drawing a boundary around the knowledge relevant to 'making' represents an impossible task. Instead, this bibliography attempts to summarize and explain the recurring themes that have emerged from the craft and have become fascinations for makers the world over. These are the tools, techniques, deployment domains, audiences and ways of thinking which are chosen over and over again for their power, accessibility, flexibility, elegance, or cool factor.
Digital Marketing: A Practical Approach 2nd Edition is a step-by-step guide to marketing using the Internet. Concentrating on the operational and functional aspects of this dynamic subject, the book is packed with tactical advice and real-life examples from those leading the field to help you succeed. Written as an accessible guide to equip you for the digital element of any contemporary marketing role, Digital Marketing covers all the key topics including search engine optimization and social media marketing. With real-world case studies to illustrate digital marketing in practice and exercises to help you analyse, plan and execute effective strategies within the workplace, this practical resource will prepare you to undertake digital marketing across a variety of organizations. This new, second edition builds on the first edition's success by addressing the key recent developments in digital marketing including an expanded section on social media marketing and an appreciation of the impact of mobile devices. Moreover, it's been thoroughly updated throughout, with brand new cases and examples with an international range, all of which encourage the reader to quickly learn the practical applicability of the theory and practice of emarketing.
Covering the latest legal updates and rulings, the second edition of Digital Media Law presents a comprehensive introduction to all the critical issues surrounding media law. Provides a solid foundation in media lawIllustrates how digitization and globalization are constantly shifting the legal landscapeUtilizes current and relevant examples to illustrate key conceptsRevised section on legal research covers how and where to find the lawUpdated with new rulings relating to corporate political speech, student speech, indecency and Net neutrality, restrictions on libel tourism, cases filed against U.S. information providers, WikiLeaks and shield laws, file sharing, privacy issues, sexting, cyber-stalking, and many othersAn accompanying website is regularly updated with new rulings, access to slip opinions and other supplementary material.
Arguing that "first encounters" have already applied traditional theoretical and conceptual frameworks to digital media, the contributors to this book call for "second encounters," or a revisiting. Digital media are not only objects of analysis but also instruments for the development of innovative perspectives on both media and culture. Drawing on insights from literary theory, semiotics, philosophy, aesthetics, ethics, media studies, sociology, and education, the contributors construct new positions from which to observe digital media in fresh and meaningful ways. Throughout they explore to what extent interpretation of and experimentation with digital media can inform theory. It also asks how our understanding of digital media can contribute to our understanding of social and cultural change. The book is organized in four sections: Education and Interdisciplinarity, Design and Aesthetics, Rhetoric and Interpretation, and Social Theory and Ethics. The topics include the effects on reading of the multimodal and multisensory aspects of the digital environment, the impact of practice on the medium of theory, how digital media are dissolving the boundaries between leisure and work, and the impact of cyberspace on established ethical principles.
Digital Nature Photography is the definitive how-to book on photographing nature with a digital camera. Focusing primarily on the art of taking the picture in the field--rather than just manipulating the image after it has been shot--this comprehensive guide is geared to the nature photographer who is fairly new to the world of digital cameras. Packed with step-by-step directions and resplendent full-color examples from the author's own body of work, readers will receive hands-on practice with lighting, composition, landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, animal portraits, close-ups, manipulating and storing images, and much more. The essential reference for every level of photographer, Digital Nature Photography guides the reader through a magnificent and unique visual experience into the natural world.
The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term illness who struggles to feed her family. With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population. Through a "grass roots" approach to innovation, digital outcasts are gradually taking action to transform their lives and communities. This emerging trend provides exciting learning opportunities for all of us. Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design. Gain a better understanding of how people with disabilities use technology Discover pitfalls and approaches to help you stay current in your UX practices Anticipate a future in which ambient benefit can be achieved for people of all abilities and backgrounds.
This book provides all the advice artists need to transform their digital painting--from brush, lighting and color basics to special effects, working with layers, and speed and matte painting. The 100+ expert tricks provide quick and easy solutions to all aspects of digital painting through clear instructions, step-by-step demonstrations and breathtaking annotated art. The book is divided into core elements of digital painting providing beginner, improver and advanced techniques to ensure progression and relevance to all skill levels, making it ideal for beginners and essential for more experienced digital painters. This is the ultimate tool to help emerging CG artists get started with digital painting, and help advanced CG artists improve their digital painting techniques.
Today's researchers have access to more information than ever before. Yet the new material is both overwhelming in quantity and variable in quality. How can scholars survive these twin problems and produce groundbreaking research using the physical and electronic resources available in the modern university research library? In Digital Paper, Andrew Abbott provides some much-needed answers to that question. Abbott tells what every senior researcher knows: that research is not a mechanical, linear process, but a thoughtful and adventurous journey through a nonlinear world He breaks library research down into seven basic and simultaneous tasks: design, search, scanning/browsing, reading, analyzing, filing, and writing. He moves the reader through the phases of research, from confusion to organization, from vague idea to polished result. He teaches how to evaluate data and prior research; how to follow a trail to elusive treasures; how to organize a project; when to start over; when to ask for help. He shows how an understanding of scholarly values, a commitment to hard work, and the flexibility to change direction combine to enable the researcher to turn a daunting mass of found material into an effective paper or thesis. More than a mere how-to manual, Abbott's guidebook helps teach good habits for acquiring knowledge, the foundation of knowledge worth knowing. Those looking for ten easy steps to a perfect paper may want to look elsewhere. But serious scholars, who want their work to stand the test of time, will appreciate Abbott's unique, forthright approach and relish every page of Digital Paper.
Robots, androids, and bionic people pervade popular culture, from classics like Frankenstein and R.U.R. to modern tales such as The Six Million Dollar Man, The Terminator, and A.I. Our fascination is obvious – and the technology is quickly moving from books and films to real life. In a lab at MIT, scientists and technicians have created an artificial being named COG. To watch COG interact with the environment – to recognize that this machine has actual body language – is to experience a hair-raising, gut-level reaction. Because just as we connect to artificial people in fiction, the merest hint of human-like action or appearance invariably engages us. Digital People examines the ways in which technology is inexorably driving us to a new and different level of humanity. As scientists draw on nanotechnology, molecular biology, artificial intelligence, and materials science, they are learning how to create beings that move, think, and look like people. Others are routinely using sophisticated surgical techniques to implant computer chips and drug-dispensing devices into our bodies, designing fully functional man-made body parts, and linking human brains with computers to make people healthier, smarter, and stronger. In short, we are going beyond what was once only science fiction to create bionic people with fully integrated artificial components – and it will not be long before we reach the ultimate goal of constructing a completely synthetic human-like being. It seems quintessentially human to look beyond our natural limitations. Science has long been the lens through which we squint to discern our future. Although we are rightfully fearful about manipulating the boundaries between animate and inanimate, the benefits are too great to ignore. This thoughtful and provocative book shows us just where technology is taking us, in directions both wonderful and terrible, to ponder what it means to be human.
Seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, electronic databases are compiling information about you. As you surf the Internet, an unprecedented amount of your personal information is being recorded and preserved forever in the digital minds of computers. For each individual, these databases create a profile of activities, interests, and preferences used to investigate backgrounds, check credit, market products, and make a wide variety of decisions affecting our lives. The creation and use of these databases--which Daniel J. Solove calls "digital dossiers"--has thus far gone largely unchecked. In this startling account of new technologies for gathering and using personal data, Solove explains why digital dossiers pose a grave threat to our privacy.The Digital Person sets forth a new understanding of what privacy is, one that is appropriate for the new challenges of the Information Age. Solove recommends how the law can be reformed to simultaneously protect our privacy and allow us to enjoy the benefits of our increasingly digital world.The first volume in the series EX MACHINA: LAW, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY
Focusing exclusively on light modifiers and making the most of the least equipment, this in-depth handbook is ideal for use by the beginner and advanced amateurs who wish to take their photography to the next level. Including diagrams and lighting set scenes to facilitate learning and adapting technique, step-by-step critiques of several portrait sessions, and an extensive review of a variety of light modifying tools#151;from barn doors and snoots to gels, umbrellas, and strip boxes#151;this invaluable textbook style book reveals the precise steps for obtaining dimension and depth for indoor and outdoor portrait sessions. This resource is a must-have for beginner photographers looking to discover a treasure trove of fresh, creative lighting inspiration, that will surely help add diversity and creative style to your photography
It's easy to get started in digital photography and take great photos with Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies! This fourth edition helps you choose the right camera, compose and capture great photos, load them onto your computer, enhance them with Photoshop, and share them online or as prints. Here's how to compare digital camera features, choose accessories, and explore digital SLRs; get great close-ups, sports and action shots, and portraits; and use image editors including Paint Shop Pro, Corel PhotoPaint, PhotoImpact, and Adobe's popular Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. You'll also discover how to:Compose pictures that communicateMake the most of macro photographyGet great candid photosCreate the right lighting and use cool lighting gadgetsTake advantage of six cool improvements in digital SLRsFollow great ideas for getting your photos publishedTake great shots in a wide range of situationsLearn to repair and restore treasured heirloom photosTurn your images into greeting cards, T-shirts, online albums, or printsYou'll quickly find what you need in one of the seven minibooks:Your Digital StudioUsing Digital SLRsTaking Great PicturesBasics of Image EditingEditing with Photoshop/Photoshop ElementsRestoring Old PhotosPrinting and Sharing Digital ImagesDigital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, 4th Edition gets you up to speed on digital cameras and all the tricks, so you can truly enjoy your digital photography experience.
Covering everything from choosing the right camera to post production, Horenstein (photography, Rhode Island School of Design) details each step of digital capture in this basic guide. Easily understood but sophisticated in content, this comprehensive manual includes chapters on the uses and advantages of different lens, the basics of lighting, shutter speeds, scanning, editing, and printing as well as solutions for common problems. Gorgeous images by notable photographers and instructional sidebars are included to illustrate the various techniques and tips discussed. The guide is intended for both novice photographers, as well as those transitioning from film to the digital medium. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
The Digital Photography Book, Volume 1: The Step-by-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Prosby Scott Kelby
This text tackles the most important side of digital photography - how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros use.
The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2: The Step-by-Step Secrets for How to Make Your Photos Look Like the Prosby Scott Kelby
This text tackles the most important side of digital photography - how to take professional-quality shots using the same tricks today's top digital pros.
Designed to give professional photographers of all skill levels a complete look at the working digital studio, this reference goes from start to finish-from setting up the camera and capturing the best possible images to organizing, enhancing, and printing the completed photos. Written by an experienced, successful professional photographer and lecturer, this newly revised guide takes a lighthearted approach to complete foundation information, as well as advanced tips and tricks for those ready to push their digital imaging to the next level. Intensive chapters cover Photoshop essentials for retouching or adding artistic effects, managing workflow and clients, and the many finishing options in the digital medium, including slide shows, DVDs, and magazine-style albums and collages. With a clear and upbeat approach, this reference provides quality technical information, while inspiring photographers to look closely at their work to see where a little finesse could elevate their businesses.
Turn ordinary photographs into striking works of artMastering the craft of composing a photograph is all about having a trained eye. Digital Photography Composition For Dummies helps emerging photographers create stunning and compelling photographs by teaching the elements, techniques, and conventions used by skilled and successful photographers. It helps advanced beginner to aspiring professional photographers gain an understanding of the basics of composing a stunning and compelling photograph, as well as the parts, functions, and capabilities of their camera.Determine the point of interest in a photo and how significance is achievedUse the "Rule of Thirds" to create better photographsManipulate the viewpoint and understand the subject's direction of movementMaster depth of field, framing, and diagonalsIncludes suggested exercises to apply as you become more comfortable with composition techniquesComplete with full-color examples and technique comparisons, Digital Photography Composition For Dummies allows you to take the high-quality photos you've always wanted!
This absorbing book, by professional photographer and author Ken Milburn, offers a ton of expert advice to those who are ready to move to the next level with digital photography. Rather than a general discussion of photography principles, Digital Photography: Expert Techniques focuses on workflow: time-tested, step-by-step procedures based on hard-nosed experience by and for genuine practitioners of the art. The book's conversational tone presents detailed information about what to look for in today's affordable high-end digicams, how to use simple techniques and equipment to shoot breathtaking shots, instructions on shooting great panoramas, dos-and-don'ts for creating better Photoshop masks, and professional digital darkroom techniques for everything from knockouts to restoration to transforming your photos into watercolors. It even shows you how to get your most prized photographs printed and ready for exhibition. Contents include: Understanding your digital camera from the inside out. Creating effects with the camera: making panoramas, high-resolution matrixes, infrared photos, and more. General composition and managing your workflow. Using the digital darkroom and Photoshop CS to make your images professional caliber. Understanding the power of Photoshop CS selections and masks. Using special effects to save what's good, and get rid of the bad and the ugly. Creating fictitious photos: bend and wrap images to fit an object, insert a more interesting skyscrape, and more. Professional color and tonal management Creating portfolios and presenting your images on the Web. Digital Photography: Expert Techniques is in four-color front to back, allowing you to see each step in the Digital Photographer's workflow, including the steps in-between. Serious photographers, including professionals, who want to take advantage of the unique creative powers available through digital photography and digital image processing will find this problem-solving book invaluable.
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