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Lanier, Jaron

Overview
Works: 67 works in 149 publications in 6 languages and 5,043 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Composer, Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: HM851, 303.4833
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Jaron Lanier
 
Most widely held works by Jaron Lanier
You are not a gadget : a manifesto by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
32 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silicon Valley visionary Jaron Lanier was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, Lanier offers this cautionary look at the way the Web is transforming our lives, for better and for worse. The current design and function of the web have become so familiar that it is easy to forget that they grew out of programming decisions made decades ago. The web's first designers made crucial choices with enormous-and often unintended-consequences. What's more, these designs quickly became "locked in," a permanent part of the web's very structure. Lanier warns that our financial markets and sites like Wikipedia, Facebook, and Twitter are elevating the "wisdom" of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and judgment of individuals. This book is a deeply felt defense of the individual, from an author uniquely qualified to comment on the way technology interacts with our culture.--From publisher description
Who owns the future? by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book the author, father of virtual reality, and one of the world's most brilliant thinkers evaluates the negative impact of digital network technologies on the economy and particularly the middle class, citing challenges to employment and personal wealth while exploring the potential of a new information economy. This is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks. He has predicted how technology will transform our humanity for decades. He shows how Siren Servers, which exploit big data and the free sharing of information, led our economy into recession, imperiled personal privacy, and hollowed out the middle class. The networks that define our world, including social media, financial institutions, and intelligence agencies, now threaten to destroy it. But there is an alternative. In this book he charts a path toward a brighter future: an information economy that rewards ordinary people for what they do and share on the web
Truth, technology, and the visual/virtual world by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mind talk the brain's new story ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experts contemplate the social and moral impact of brain research and questions such as how matter developed consciousness, whether computers can model human abilities, how free "free will" really is, and where legal responsibility for actions begins and ends
Google and the world brain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2007, Google launched a massive project to scan millions of books from university library collections. But when it was discovered that over half of the first ten million books Google scanned were still in copyright, authors from around the world joined together to wage a fierce legal battle against the Internet giant, culminating in a courtroom showdown in 2011. This film covers the struggle over intellectual property and access to human knowledge, offering insights into broader debates surrounding data-mining and privacy, downloading and copyright, fair use, freedom and surveillance
Who owns the future? by Jaron Lanier ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A visionary reckoning with the effects network technologies have had on our economy. The rise of digital networks led our economy into recession and decimated the middle class. Now, as technology flattens more and more industries we are facing even greater challenges to employment and personal wealth. But there is an alternative to allowing technology to own our future. Lanier charts the path toward a new information economy that will stabilize the middle class and allow it to grow
You are not a gadget being human in an age of technology by Jaron Lanier ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silicon Valley visionary Jaron Lanier was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, Lanier offers this cautionary look at the way the Web is transforming our lives, for better and for worse. The current design and function of the web have become so familiar that it is easy to forget that they grew out of programming decisions made decades ago. The web's first designers made crucial choices with enormous-and often unintended-consequences. What's more, these designs quickly became "locked in," a permanent part of the web's very structure. Lanier warns that our financial markets and sites like Wikipedia, Facebook, and Twitter are elevating the "wisdom" of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and judgment of individuals. This book is a deeply felt defense of the individual, from an author uniquely qualified to comment on the way technology interacts with our culture.--From publisher description
The fate of power and the future of dignity by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 67 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
Cyberpunk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines how the concepts of William Gibson, science fiction writer, have become a part of real life in the technology and culture of recent years. Topics covered include: virtual reality, hacking & piracy, art & fashion, industrial music, and mind machines & cyborgs
Bie rang ke ji tong zhi ni : yi ge xi gu gui cai de gao bai by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Almost Real: Connecting in a Wired World ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on a few individuals for whom the Internet has become a lifeline, a way to connect with like-minded souls in surprising ways: a cyber punk based on an anti-aircraft rig who operates the world's first rogue Web server, a monk developing "wireless prayer technology" and a gamer who re-creates himself in an online game. Commentary by sci-fi writer William Gibson, virtual reality creator Jaron Lanier and "post-national" writer Pico Iyer
VY2K ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
VY2K conference, held November 5-7, 1999 at Brown University, was designed to investigate the impact of virtuality on global politics. Thirty top authorities in science, culture, politics, and military applications of virtual and information technology gathered to assess the significance of digitized and networked technologies for global affairs. These excerpts from the conference highlight some of the participants' views on virtuality
Nee, je bent geen gadget by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De Amerikaanse internetgoeroe blikt terug op de internetrevolutie en kijkt kritisch naar de huidige invloed van computertechnologie en internet
Contra el rebaño digital : un manifiesto by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A manifesto by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Delivers a searing manifesto in support of the human and reflects on the good and bad developments in design and thought years after the invention of the web
Jaron Lanier, report from the field and group world design by Jaron Lanier ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lanier speaks about applications of virtual reality, answers questions and demonstrates at the computer
Tu non sei un gadget : perché dobbiamo impedire che la cultura digitale si impadronisca delle nostre vite by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proviamo a immaginare che gli esseri umani smettano di usare la tecnologia piegandola ai propri scopi, per lasciare che sia la tecnologia a plasmare le loro vite: che cosa accadrebbe? Jaron Lanier, guru della realtà virtuale, appartiene alla ristretta cerchia dei lungimiranti pionieri della Silicon Valley che si formò negli anni Ottanta. Tra i primi a predire i rivoluzionari cambiamenti che il Web avrebbe apportato al mondo dell'economia e della cultura, oggi, a vent'anni dalla creazione della Rete, offre una lettura stimolante del modo in cui Internet pervade e condiziona le nostre esistenze. Il Web e le sue applicazioni sono ormai così familiari che è facile non vedere come di fatto essi si stiano sviluppando in direzioni imprevedibili rispetto al progetto originario. Grazie a un metodo d'indagine coerente e rigoroso e al suo talento eclettico, Lanier analizza gli aspetti tecnici e culturali, l'impatto sociale e le distorsioni ideologiche di un universo digitale contraddittorio e ci mette in guardia contro le aberrazioni di un sistema condizionato dai mercati finanziari e da siti che troppo spesso privilegiano la "saggezza della folla" e gli algoritmi informatici a danno dell'intelligenza e della capacità di giudizio delle singole persone, mettendo in serio pericolo la creatività intellettuale, lo spirito critico e la stessa idea di sapere
Ningen wa gajietto dewa nai : IT kakumei no henshitsu to hito no songen ni kansuru teigen by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bie rang ke ji tong zhi ni : yi ge Xigu gui cai de gao bai by Jaron Lanier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lanier, Jaron 1960-
Lanier, Jaron Zepel.
Lanier, Jaron Zepel 1960-
ラニアー, ジャロン
Languages
English (77)
Chinese (4)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Dutch (1)
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