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            Sleepers, Wake NOW!: Political engagement and climate in the digital age
             

            Sleepers, Wake NOW!: Political engagement and climate in the digital age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Barry

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            A reconceptualised edition of the prescient bestseller, first published in 1982, that alerted the public to the likely impacts of information technologies and the emergence of a post-industrial society. When Sleepers, Wake! was first released in Australia, it immediately became i...nfluential around the world- it was read by Deng Xiaoping and Bill Gates; was published in China, Japan, South Korea, and Sweden; and led to the author being the first Australian minister invited to address a G-7 summit meeting, held in Canada in 1985. Now its author, the polymath and former politician Barry Jones, turns his attention to what has happened since - especially to work, class, social relationships, and climate in the digital age - and to the challenges faced by increasingly fragile democracies and public institutions. Jones sees climate change as the greatest problem of our time, especially because political leaders are incapable of dealing with complex, long-term issues of such magnitude. Meanwhile, technologies such as the smartphone and the ubiquity of social media have reinforced the realm of the personal. This has weakened our sense of, or empathy with, 'the other', the remote, the unfamiliar, and all but destroyed our sense of community, of being members of broad, inclusive groups. In the post-truth era, politicians invent 'facts' and ignore or deny the obvious, while business and the media are obsessed with marketing and consumption for the short term. Sleepers, Wake! Revisited is a long-awaited update on such challenges of modernity.
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            ISBN 9781925849912
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            International Perspectives on Disability Exceptions in Copyright Law and the Visual Arts: Feeling Art
             

            International Perspectives on Disability Exceptions in Copyright Law and the Visual Arts: Feeling Art (Hardback)

            Edited by McCutcheon, Jani; Ramalho, Ana

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            This book provides an overview of disability exceptions to copyright infringement and the international legal framework for disability rights and exceptions. The focus is on those exceptions as they apply to visual art, while the book presents a comprehensive study of copyright's... disability exceptions per se, and the international human rights law framework in which they are situated. --
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            ISBN 9780367359300
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Chinese Internet: The Online Public Sphere, Power Relations and Political Communication
             

            The Chinese Internet: The Online Public Sphere, Power Relations and Political Communication (Hardback)

            By Wang, Qingning

            • RRP: $252.00
            • $252.00
            • Pub Date
              14 Oct 20

            This book discusses the use of the internet in China, the complicated power relations in online political communications, and the interactions and struggles between the government and the public over the use of the internet. It argues that there is a semi-structured online public... sphere, in which there is a certain amount of equal and liberal political communication, but that the online political debates are also limited by government control and censorship, as well as by inequality and exclusions, and moreover that the government rarely engages in the political debates. Based on extensive original research, and considering specific debates around particular issues, the book analyses how Chinese net-users debate about political issues, how they problematize the government's actions and policies, what language they use, what online discourses are produced, and how the debates and online discourses are limited. Overall, the book provides a rich picture of the current state of online political communication in China.
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            ISBN 9780367347673
            Released AU 14 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia
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            Developing Semantic Web Services
             

            Developing Semantic Web Services (Hardback)

            By Alesso, H. Peter

            • RRP: $305.00
            • $305.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            Developing Semantic Web Services is well-informed about work on WS [Web Services] and the SemWeb [Semantic Web], and in particular . . . understand[s] OWL-S . . . very well . . .. Also, the book . . . fill[s] a need that, to my knowledge, hasn't been met at all. ---David Martin, ...editor OWL-S Coalition The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, is also the originator of the next generation Web architecture, the Semantic Web. Currently, his World Wide Web consortium (W3C) team works to develop, extend, and standardize the Web's markup languages and tools. The objective of the Semantic Web Architecture is to provide a knowledge representation of linked data in order to allow machine processing on a global scale. The W3C has developed a new generation of open standard markup languages which are now poised to unleash the power, flexibility, and above all---logic---of the next generation Web, as well as open the door to the next generation of Web Services. There are many ways in which the two areas of Web Services and the Semantic Web could interact to lead to the further development of Semantic Web Services. Berners-Lee has suggested that both of these technologies would benefit from integration that would combine the Semantic Web's meaningful content with Web Services' business logic. Areas such as UDDI and WSDL are ideally suited to be implemented using Semantic Web technology. In addition, SOAP could use RDF payloads, remote RDF query and updates, and interact with Semantic Web business rules engines, thereby laying the foundation for Semantic Web Services. This book presents the complete Language Pyramid of Web markup languages, including Resource Description Framework (RDF), Web Ontology Language (OWL) and OWL-Services (OWL-S) along with examples and software demos. The source code for the Semantic Web Author, an Integrated Development Environment for Semantic Markup Languages is available on CD-ROM with the book.
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            ISBN 9781138436169
            Released AU 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Applications of Cloud Computing: Approaches and Practices
             

            Applications of Cloud Computing: Approaches and Practices (Hardback)

            By Sharma, Prerna; Sharma, Moolchand; Elhoseny, Mohamed

            • RRP: $210.00
            • $210.00
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            In the era of the Internet of Things and with the explosive worldwide growth of electronic data volume, and associated need of processing, analysis, and storage of such a humongous amount of data, it has now become mandatory to exploit the power of massively parallel architecture... for fast computation. Cloud computing provides a cheap source of such a computing framework for a large volume of data for real-time applications. It is, therefore, not surprising to see that cloud computing has become a buzzword in the computing fraternity over the last decade. Applications of Cloud Computing: Approaches and Practices lays a good foundation for the core concepts and principles of cloud computing applications, walking the reader through the fundamental ideas with expert ease. The book progresses on the topics in a step-by-step manner. It reinforces theory with a full-fledged pedagogy designed to enhance students' understanding and offer them a practical insight into the applications of it. It is a valuable source of knowledge for researchers, engineers, practitioners, and graduate and doctoral students working in the field of cloud computing. It will also be useful for faculty members of graduate schools and universities.
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            ISBN 9780367904128
            Released AU 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Chapman & Hall/CRC Distributed Sensing and Intelligent Systems Series
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            Virtual Reality Designs

            Virtual Reality Designs (Hardback)

            Edited by Negron, Adriana Pena Perez; Lopez, Graciela Lara; Aguirre, Hector Rafael Orozco

            • RRP: $311.00
            • $311.00
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            Virtual Reality is not real life. Instead it is life-like creations using computer-generated scenarios. Human behavior is replicated in virtual scenarios, where every detail is controlled by computers, and in situations that can be repeated under the same conditions. Based on tec...hnology and design, the user can experience presence. In the virtual world, users are embodied in avatars that represent them and are the means to interact with the virtual environment. Avatars are graphical models that behave on behalf of the human behind them. The user avatar is a proxy that also backs interaction with others, allowing computer-mediated interactions. Analyses directed to understand people's perceptions, personal and social behavior in computer mediated interactions, comprise a multidisciplinary area of study that involves, among others, computer science, psychology and sociology. In the last two decades a number of studies supported by Virtual Reality have been conducted to understand human behavior, in some cases the implications of the technology, or to reproduce artificial human behavior. This book presents a collection of studies from recognized researchers in the area.
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            ISBN 9780367894979
            Released AU 18 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture
             

            Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By van Elferen, Isabella; Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

            • RRP: $68.99
            • $68.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            Is goth music a genre, and if so, how does it relate to the goth subculture? The music played at goth club nights and festivals encompasses a broad range of musical substyles, from gloomy Batcave reverberations to neo-medieval bagpipe drones and from the lush vocals of goth metal... to the harsh distortion of goth industrial. Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture argues that within this variegated musical landscape a number of key consistencies exist. Not only do all these goth substyles share a number of musical and textual characteristics, but more importantly these aspects of the music are constitutive of goth social reality. Drawing on their own experiences in the European and American goth scenes, the authors explore the ways in which the sounds of goth inform the scene's listening practices, its fantasies of other worlds, and its re-enchantment of their own world. Goth music, this book asserts, engenders a musical timespace of its own, a musical chronotope that is driven by nostalgic yearning. Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture reorients goth subcultural studies onto music: goth music must be recognized not only as simultaneously diverse and consistent, but also as the glue that holds together goth scenes from all over the world. It all starts with the music.
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            ISBN 9780367597412
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Securing Cyber-Physical Systems
             

            Securing Cyber-Physical Systems (Paperback)

            Edited by Pathan, Al-Sakib Khan

            • RRP: $77.99
            • $77.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            Think about someone taking control of your car while you're driving. Or, someone hacking into a drone and taking control. Both of these things have been done, and both are attacks against cyber-physical systems (CPS). Securing Cyber-Physical Systems explores the cybersecurity nee...ded for CPS, with a focus on results of research and real-world deployment experiences. It addresses CPS across multiple sectors of industry. CPS emerged from traditional engineered systems in the areas of power and energy, automotive, healthcare, and aerospace. By introducing pervasive communication support in those systems, CPS made the systems more flexible, high-performing, and responsive. In general, these systems are mission-critical-their availability and correct operation is essential. This book focuses on the security of such mission-critical systems. Securing Cyber-Physical Systems brings together engineering and IT experts who have been dealing separately with these issues. The contributed chapters in this book cover a broad range of CPS security topics, including: Securing modern electrical power systems Using moving target defense (MTD) techniques to secure CPS Securing wireless sensor networks (WSNs) used for critical infrastructures Mechanisms to improve cybersecurity and privacy in transportation CPS Anticipated cyberattacks and defense approaches for next-generation autonomous vehicles Security issues, vulnerabilities, and challenges in the Internet of Things Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication security Security of industrial control systems Designing trojan-resilient integrated circuits While CPS security techniques are constantly evolving, this book captures the latest advancements from many different fields. It should be a valuable resource for both professionals and students working in network, web, computer, or embedded system security.
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            ISBN 9780367575441
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Blockchain-enabled Fog and Edge Computing: Concepts, Architectures and Applications: Concepts, Architectures and Applications
             

            Blockchain-enabled Fog and Edge Computing: Concepts, Architectures and Applications: Concepts, Architectures and Applications (Hardback)

            Edited by Rehan, Muhammad Maaz; Rehmani, Mubashir Husain

            • RRP: $122.00
            • $122.00
            • Pub Date
              13 Aug 20

            This comprehensive book unveils the working relationship of blockchain and the fog/edge computing. The contents of the book have been designed in such a way that the reader will not only understand blockchain and fog/edge computing but will also understand their co-existence and ...their collaborative power to solve a range of versatile problems. The first part of the book covers fundamental concepts and the applications of blockchain-enabled fog and edge computing. These include: Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, Smart City; and E-challan in the Internet of Vehicles. The second part of the book covers security and privacy related issues of blockchain-enabled fog and edge computing. These include, hardware primitive based Physical Unclonable Functions; Secure Management Systems; security of Edge and Cloud in the presence of blockchain; secure storage in fog using blockchain; and using differential privacy for edge-based Smart Grid over blockchain. This book is written for students, computer scientists, researchers and developers, who wish to work in the domain of blockchain and fog/edge computing. One of the unique features of this book is highlighting the issues, challenges, and future research directions associated with Blockchain-enabled fog and edge computing paradigm. We hope the readers will consider this book a valuable addition in the domain of Blockchain and fog/edge computing.
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            ISBN 9780367457358
            Released AU 13 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Privacy Vulnerabilities and Data Security Challenges in the IoT
             

            Privacy Vulnerabilities and Data Security Challenges in the IoT (Hardback)

            Edited by Agarwal, Shivani; Makkar, Sandhya (Assistant Professor (Sr.), Dept. of Operations and Systems, Lal bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi, India); Tran, Duc-Tan

            • RRP: $273.00
            • $273.00
            • Pub Date
              20 Nov 20

            This book discusses the evolution of security and privacy issues in the Internet of Things. The book focuses on bringing all security and privacy related technologies into one single source so that students, researchers, academicians, and those in the industry can easily understa...nd the IoT security and privacy issues. This edited book uses Security Engineering and Privacy-by-Design principles to design a secure IoT ecosystem and to implement cyber-security solutions. This book takes the readers on a journey that begins with understanding the security issues in IoT-enabled technologies and how it can be applied in various aspects. It walks readers through engaging with security challenges and builds a safe infrastructure for IoT devices. The book helps researchers and practitioners understand the security architecture through IoT and the state-of-the-art in IoT countermeasures. It also differentiates security threats in IoT-enabled infrastructure from traditional ad hoc or infrastructural networks, and provides a comprehensive discussion on the security challenges and solutions in RFID, WSNs, in IoT. This book aims to provide the concepts of related technologies and novel findings of the researchers through its chapter organization. The primary audience incorporates specialists, researchers, graduate understudies, designers, experts and engineers who are occupied with research and security related issues.
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            ISBN 9780367334390
            Released AU 20 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Series Internet of Everything IoE
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