Category Archives: Digital age

Persistent and Pervasive Community: New Communication Technologies and the Future of Community

Two affordances of digital communication technologies, persistent contact, and pervasive awareness are ushering in a fundamental change to the structure of a community. These affordances break from the mobility narrative that has described community since the rise of urban industrialism, … Continue reading

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Privacy in a Digital, Networked World

This comprehensive textbook/reference presents a focused review of the state of the art in privacy research, encompassing such diverse topics as cloud computing, crowdsourcing platforms, vehicular ad-hoc networks, big data, mobile devices, location-based systems, smart grid technology, databases, social networks, … Continue reading

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Sharing – Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age

In the past fifteen years, file sharing of digital cultural works between individuals has been at the center of a number of debates on the future of culture itself. To some, sharing constitutes piracy, to be fought against and eradicated. … Continue reading

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Next-Generation Digital Earth

This position paper is the outcome of a joint reflection by a group of international geographic and environmental scientists from government, industry, and academia brought together by the Vespucci Initiative for the Advancement of  Geographic Information Science, and the Joint … Continue reading

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The future of thinking: learning institutions in a digital age

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained largely the … Continue reading

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The Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011 – Transformations 2.0

Read As ICT continues to drive innovation, productivity, and efficiency gains across industries as well as to improve citizens’ daily lives, The Global Information Technology Report 2010–2011 takes a forward look on occasion of the 10th anniversary of its publication. … Continue reading

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The Future of Thinking – Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

Read Read also: The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age Living and Learning with New Media The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age is a book about innovative, virtual institutions. It is at the same … Continue reading

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Informing Communities – Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age

Technologies for acquiring and disseminating news and information are changing rapidly. Emerging media have become amazing forces for enabling people to connect. But their full potential is not yet realized in the service of geographic communities, the physical places where … Continue reading

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