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Lévy, Pierre 1956-

Works: 147 works in 327 publications in 5 languages and 3,794 library holdings
Roles: Speaker, Editor, Narrator, Interviewer, Interviewee, Composer, Collaborator
Classifications: T58.5, 306.42
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Most widely held works by Pierre Lévy
Collective intelligence : mankind's emerging world in cyberspace by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The number of travelers along the information superhighway is increasing at a rate of ten percent a month. How will this communications revolution affect our culture and society? Though awed by their potential, we've feared computers as agents of the further alienation of modern man: they take away our jobs, minimize direct human contact, even shake our faith in the unique power of the human brain. Pierre Levy believes, however, that rather than creating a society where machines rule man, the technology of cyberspace will have a humanizing influence on us, and foster the emergence of a "collective intelligence" - a meeting of minds on the Internet - that will validate the contributions of the individual
Becoming virtual : reality in the Digital Age by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examining the cultural and social impact of new digital technologies, Levy tackles the concept of "the virtual," clearly defining it alongside "the real," "the actual," and "the possible." He shows how the body, the text, and the economy, are made virtual. He then reveals how the Internet and web sites are now transforming the virtual into a "collective intelligence" linked to digital communication. Though Levy agrees with many contemporary philosophers of science that these changes are producing a cultural revolution, he is uniquely optimistic. Allaying the fears of those who think technology will dehumanize society, he demonstrates how the virtual has always been an enduring component of the human mind
Cyberculture by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Needing guidance and seeking insight, the Council of Europe approached Pierre Lévy, one of the world's most important and well-respected theorists of digital culture, for a report on the state (and, frankly, the nature) of cyberspace. The result is this extraordinary document, a perfectly lucid and accessible description of cyberspace-from infrastructure to practical applications-along with an inspired, far-reaching exploration of its ramifications. A window on the digital world for the technologically timid, the book also offers a brilliant vision of the philosophical and social realities and possibilities of cyberspace for the adept and novice alike. In an overview, Lévy discusses the distinguishing features of cyberspace and cyberculture from anthropological, philosophical, cultural, and sociological points of view. An optimist about the future potential of cyberspace, he eloquently argues that technology-and specifically the infrastructure of cyberspace, the Internet-can have a transformative effect on global society. Some of the issues he takes up are new art forms; changes in relationships to knowledge, education, and training; the preservation of linguistic and cultural differences; the emergence and implications of collective intelligence; the problems of social exclusion; and the impact of new technology on the city and democracy in general. In considerable detail, Lévy describes the ways in which cyberspace will help promote the growth of democracy, primarily through the participation of individuals or groups. His analysis is enlivened by his own personal impressions of cyberculture-garnered from bulletin boards, mailing lists, virtual reality demonstrations, andsimulations. Immediate in its details, visionary in its scope, deeply informed yet free of unnecessary technical language, Cyberculture is the book we require in our digital age. --Publisher
L'Intelligence collective : pour une anthropologie du cyberspace by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les moyens technologiques facilitant la communication de l'information permettent de constituer ce que l'auteur appelle: intelligence collective. Il dégage divers éléments qui favorisent un enrichissement dans des secteurs variés
Qu'est-ce que le virtuel ? by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in French and Spanish and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essai à caractère philosophique, anthropologique et sociopolitique sur la civilisation du virtuel, sur le processus de transformation en cours vers un nouveau mode d'existence dans lequel les technologies de l'information occupent une place importante
Les technologies de l'intelligence : l'avenir de la pensée à l'ère informatique by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in French and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Arbres de connaissances / Michel Authier et Pierre Lévy ; préf. de Michel Serres by Michel Authier ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in French and Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cyberculture : rapport au Conseil de l'Europe dans le cadre du projet Nouvelles technologies : coopération culturelle et communication by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qu'est-ce que la cyberculture? Quel mouvement social et culturel se cache derrière ce phénomène technique?... De la numérisation à la navigation, en passant par la mémoire, la programmation, les logiciels, la réalité virtuelle, le multimédia, l'interactivité, le courrier électronique, l'auteur tente de mesurer l'impact social et culturel des nouvelles technologies
La Machine univers : création, cognition et culture informatique by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The semantic sphere 1 computation, cognition and information economy by Pierre Lévy ( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The new digital media offers us an unprecedented memory capacity, an ubiquitous communication channel and a growing computing power. How can we exploit this medium to augment our personal and social cognitive processes at the service of human development? Combining a deep knowledge of humanities and social sciences as well as a real familiarity with computer science issues, this book explains the collaborative construction of a global hypercortex coordinated by a computable metalanguage. By recognizing fully the symbolic and social nature of human cognition, we could transform our current opaque global brain into a reflexive collective intelligence"--
Cyberdémocratie : essai de philosophie politique by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in French and Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une synthèse visionnaire des transformations que la montée de l'Internet provoque dans la vie démocratique
World philosophie : le marché, le cyberespace, la conscience by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre Lévy, philosophe des mutations techniques et culturelles, dresse le bilan des conséquences humaines et métaphysiques de la montée de la conscience planétaire
L'idéographie dynamique : vers une imagination artificielle? by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De la programmation considérée comme un des beaux-arts by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'être et l'écran comment le numérique change la perception by Stéphane Vial ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A question of children from 4 to 11 years old ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in French and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Helping children to grow and bloom properly also means taking into account their biological rhythms. This program seeks out holistic approaches to education that more scientifically organize the school day and strike a better balance between intellectual and physical development. Educators, psychologists, a geneticist, a philosopher, and others consider topics such as the times of day when students are most ready to learn and the role of play in the developing child. They also question the effectiveness of lectures and take a penetrating look at the video game phenomenon
Guide de l'informatisation : informatique et société by Jean-Pierre Durand ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qué es lo virtual? by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les nouveaux outils du savoir by Pierre Chambat ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cibercultura : Informe al Consejo de Europa by Pierre Lévy ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Levy, Pierre.
レヴィ, ピエール
French (101)
English (36)
Spanish (16)
Portuguese (5)
Italian (3)