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Communication and control : tools, systems, and new dimensions

Author: Robert C MacDougall
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Communication and Control: Tools, Systems, and New Dimensions advocates a systems view of human communication in a time of intelligent, learning machines. This edited collection sheds new light on things as mundane yet still profoundly consequential (and seemingly "low-tech") as push buttons, pagers, and telemarketing systems. Contributors also investigate aspects of "remote control" related to education,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C MacDougall
ISBN: 0739198750 9780739198759
OCLC Number: 907094094
Description: xxiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A brief history of communication and control in animals and machines / Robert C. MacDougall --
Four dimensions of control / Robert C. MacDougall --
Panic button: thinking historically about danger, interfaces, and control-at-a-distance / Rachel Plotnick --
A waiting room without walls: paging, pagers, and the rise of mobile communication / Benjamin Morton --
Chained to the dialer, or Frederick Taylor reaches out and touches someone / Brett Lunceford --
Chatbots in the metropolis: Turing and the communicative labor of the multitude / Kevin Cummings and Cameron Kunzelman --
Knowledge management systems and remote control: noopower and the contemporary transnational corporation / Robert W. Gehl --
So many choices, so little choice: streaming media, algorithmic efficiency, and the illusion of control / Matthew Pittman and Ryan S. Eanes --
Educational policy and political action as a mechanism of remote control / Karla I. Loya and Ezekiel W. Kimball --
Mobile geospatial search and the limits of knowledge: linking application design and use in time and space / Jim E. Thatcher --
Reflections on organization, emergence, and control in sociotechnical systems / Vincenzo De Florio --
Mediascape as battlefield: networked infrastructure and smart war / Kathleen F. Oswald --
Remotely piloted vehicles, ubiquitous networks, and new manifestations of remote control in open society national security environments / R.E. Burnett --
Remotely human: the emergence of the companion-head / Madhusudan Raman.
Responsibility: edited by Robert C. MacDougall.

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Communication and Control: Tools, Systems, and New Dimensions examines a wide range of communication structures and control systems from low- to high-tech and advocates a media ecological view of  Read more...

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