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Rheingold, Howard

Works: 101 works in 343 publications in 9 languages and 13,974 library holdings
Genres: History  Terminology  Humor 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer
Classifications: HM851, 303.4833
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Most widely held works by Howard Rheingold
Virtual reality by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
66 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the social, economic, psychological, and philosophical implications of tomorrow's technology
Tools for thought the history and future of mind-expanding technology by Howard Rheingold ( )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On technological development and computer development
The virtual community : homesteading on the electronic frontier by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
30 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The technology news is filled with money as corporate moguls from Hollywood, the cable business, the computer industry, and the telephone companies scramble to exploit America's much ballyhooed "Electronic Superhighway". Suddenly, the interlinked network for computerized communication that grew up quietly on its own is gushing "Infotainment" possibilities. Interactive is the buzz word today, alongside convergence, cyberspace, and digital future. In The Virtual Community, Howard Rheingold returns the focus of our attention to people, working back from this commercialized present to the very beginnings of computer-mediated communication, giving us the lay of the land before it was discovered by government and the corporate giants. What he reveals to us is a true electronic frontier of fiercely independent enthusiasts who have created closely knit communities and a rich culture on-line, exchanging everything from scientific data to sexual fantasies, child-rearing tips, and free-ranging political opinions. As Rheingold makes clear, this one of several possible "futures" already exists in very appealing form on-line. The question he poses is: Will these original homesteaders on the electronic frontier now be driven out by the "railroad and cattle barons" of the communications industry? Even more important, through censorship and commercialization, will we all lose the greatest resource ever for community-building and the free expression of ideas, even before most of us know of its existence? Howard Rheingold is the ultimate insider on networked communication, a key participant in the Bay Area "WELL" on-line community. Venturing out from his own neighborhood on the WELL, he gives us a tour of on-line culture in Japan, England, France, and on small and large bulletin boards and networks throughout the United States. He shows us the depth of human interaction made possible, ironically enough, by this seemingly faceless technology, as well as the power of true electronic democracy, and the positive educational force of this medium with which school children in Wyoming can download the greatest research libraries in the world onto their own desktop computers, or interact directly with the White House through electronic mail. But while The Virtual Community is filled with the promise of the ultimate in human development through the global network, Rheingold tempers his enthusiasm with warnings of darker possibilities. What could be the electronic Athens is in danger of becoming one more massive, worldwide opportunity for "amusing ourselves to death" with drivel as Geraldo and The Brady Bunch go interactive. Even more chilling are the Orwellian possibilities once we are all wired into the NET, and all our transactions - commercial, political, personal - are electronically mediated and recorded. "When Big Brother arrives," Rheingold warns us, "he may come in the form of a grocery clerk." Visionary, cautionary, hopeful, exciting - The Virtual Community is a must-read for anyone hoping to understand the next wave of human culture as it moves on-line
Net smart how to thrive online by Howard Rheingold ( )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like it or not, knowing how to make use of online tools without being overloaded with too much information is an essential ingredient to personal success in the twenty-first century. But how can we use digital media so that they make us empowered participants rather than passive receivers, grounded, well-rounded people rather than multitasking basket cases? In Net Smart, cyberculture expert Howard Rheingold shows us how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully. Mindful use of digital media means thinking about what we are doing, cultivating an ongoing inner inquiry into how we want to spend our time. Rheingold outlines five fundamental digital literacies, online skills that will help us do this: attention, participation, collaboration, critical consumption of information (or "crap detection"), and network smarts. He explains how attention works, and how we can use our attention to focus on the tiny relevant portion of the incoming tsunami of information. He describes the quality of participation that empowers the best of the bloggers, netizens, tweeters, and other online community participants; he examines how successful online collaborative enterprises contribute new knowledge to the world in new ways; and he teaches us a lesson on networks and network building. Rheingold points out that there is a bigger social issue at work in digital literacy, one that goes beyond personal empowerment. If we combine our individual efforts wisely, it could produce a more thoughtful society: countless small acts like publishing a Web page or sharing a link could add up to a public good that enriches everybody
Smart mobs : the next social revolution by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Tokyo to Helsinki, Manhattan to Manila, Rheingold takes readers on a journey around the world for a preview of the next techno-cultural shift--a shift he predicts will be as dramatic as the widespread adoption of the PC in the 1980s and the Internet in the 1990s. The coming wave, says Rheingold, is the result of super-efficient mobile communications
They have a word for it : a lighthearted lexicon of untranslatable words and phrases by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"... more than forty familiar and obscure languages to discover genuinely useful (rather than simply odd) words that can open up new ways of understanding and experiencing life"--P. [4] of cover
Exploring the world of lucid dreaming by Stephen LaBerge ( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om hvordan man kan lære at gøre drømme til "klare drømme" og gennem disse blive en bedre problemløser
Talking tech : a conversational guide to science and technology by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tools for thought : the people and ideas behind the next computer revolution by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Higher creativity : liberating the unconscious for breakthrough insights by Willis W Harman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cognitive connection : thought and language in man and machine by Howard Levine ( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stereogram ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samling af computerfremstillede billeder der giver beskueren mulighed for at afdække et skjult 3-dimensionelt motiv
The virtual community : finding connection in a computerized world by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excursions to the far side of the mind : a book of memes by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silicon Valley guide to financial success in software by Daniel Remer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The everyone can build a robot book by Kendra Bonnett ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virtuelle Gemeinschaft : soziale Beziehungen im Zeitalter des Computers by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foules intelligentes : la nouvelle révolution sociale by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synthetic pleasures ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An around the world exploration of the social impact of the cutting edge technologies of virtual reality, cyber sex, nootropics, artificial recreations and amusements, cryonics, cybernetics, and plastic beauty. Analyzes these "hyperreal" environments and questions society's desire for artificial transformation and its influence on our culture as we approach the 21st century
There's a word for it by Howard Rheingold ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Рейнгольд, Говард
ラインゴールド, ハワード
English (185)
German (9)
Spanish (9)
Italian (8)
Japanese (7)
French (5)
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