Author: Antonio Spadaro
This book, written by Antonio Spadaro, S.J., the Editor of La Civiltà Cattolica, has been translated by Maria Way, who specializes in topics relating to media and religion. The author suggests that since the Internet has changed, and is changing, the ways in which we think and act, it must also be changing the ways in which we think Christianity and its theology. To develop this theme, he uses the term 'Cybertheology'. Through the theoretical works of a variety of authors, e.g., Marshall McLuhan, Peter Lévy and Teilhard de Chardin, he associates the concepts of theology with theories that have been expounded on the internet. His sources come from media studies and anthropology, as well as theology. Spadaro also considers the hacker ethic in relation to Cybertheology. How has the internet changed our notion of theology? Has the internet had similar effects on the thinking of Christianity that were experienced after the development of other media technologies? The book aims to clarify just how thinking has changed or remained the same in an era which is often seen as one in which the media's changes have speeded up. It considers both the positives and negatives that may be associated with the internet in relation to Christianity and its theology.
Post 2010 - 2012
Author: lorenzo roberto quaglia
Sanità e Web
Author: Walter Gatti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In questi anni l’utilizzo del Web ha profondamente trasformato la vita quotidiana di uomini e donne, intervenendo sul vissuto contemporaneo oltre che sulle sue forme di comunicazione. Anche il parlare di “salute” oggi non è possibile se non nella consapevolezza di quanto Internet stia cambiando antropologicamente il presente di chi è malato e di chi cura. Il libro "Sanità e web" è la prima indagine realizzata in Italia su quanto il web abbia cambiato i differenti modi di pensare alla salute, tanto da giungere a una sostanziale modificazione della stessa “Alleanza Terapeutica”. I “punti di vista” sono sempre essenziali per una visione d’insieme, per questo nel volume si descrivono, si raccontano e si approfondiscono, attraverso numerose interviste, storia e momenti critici (come il "caso H1N1"), le attese di medici e cittadini, nonché i “punti di vista” delle Istituzioni, delle professioni, del territorio, delle case farmaceutiche, dei media, per ridonare al lettore un quadro complessivo dello stratificato rapporto “sanità & web”. Tentando di indicare dei percorsi per affrontare il futuro in modo più consapevole.
Author: Vincenzo Grienti
Publisher: Rubbettino Editore
The Scent of Lemons
Author: Jonah Lynch
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
“Touch, scent, taste. Three of the five senses that cannot be transmitted through technology. Three-fifths of reality, sixty percent. This book is an invitation to notice that other sixty percent”. In The Scent of Lemons Jonah Lynch considers if technology is stealing something essential from us in return for all it’s marvellous gifts. He writes: "I feel the urgent need to clarify my relationship with the technologies which in ever more elegant and hidden ways accompany our lives." He wants to understand, starting from his own experiences, how the exercise of attention, the way we see the world and construct relationships, uses or is used by technology. Today many say: "see you on Facebook", instead of "see you at the usual bar", what the American writer Wendell Berry calls "our lazy willingness to let machines, and the idea of the machine, prescribe the terms and conditions of the life of creatures". "Every place is singular, and every person is unique," Lynch writes, and to re-learn this truth it might be necessary to do a little "technological fasting". Not to eliminate our freedom, but to joyfully rediscover it.
Author: James Barclay
Publisher: Prometheus Books
The Raven: six men and an elf, sword for hire in the wars that have torn apart Balaia. For years their loyalty has been only to themselves and their code. But, that time is over. The Wytch Lords have escaped and The Raven find themselves fighting for the Dark College of magic, searching for the location of Dawnthief. It is a spell created to end the world, and it must be cast if any of them are to survive. Dawnthief is a fast paced epic about a band of all-too-human heroes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Facebook Marketing Book
Author: Dan Zarrella, Alison Zarrella
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
How can Facebook help you promote your brand, products, and services? This book provides proven tactics that you can use right away to build your brand and engage prospective customers. With 500 million active users worldwide, Facebook offers a much larger audience than traditional media, but it's a new landscape loaded with unfamiliar challenges. The Facebook Marketing Book shows you how to make the most of the service while skirting not-so-obvious pitfalls along the way. Whether you're a marketing and PR professional, an entrepreneur, or a small business owner, you'll learn about the tools and features that will help you reach specific Facebook audiences. You'll also get an in-depth overview, with colorful and easy-to-understand introductions to Profiles, Groups, Pages, Applications, Ads, Events, and Facebook etiquette. Approach Facebook's complex environment with clear, actionable items Make sense of the social networking world Be familiar with the technologies you need for social network marketing Explore tactics for using Facebook features, functionality, and protocols Learn how to set specific campaign goals Determine which Facebook features are relevant to your campaigns Plan and execute Facebook marketing strategies Measure the results of your campaigns with key performance indicators
Author: Alessandro Baricco
After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a “copyist,” holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subjects—among them Gwyn’s devoted assistant, Rebecca; a beautiful fabric importer; a landscape painter; Gwyn’s own literary agent; two wealthy newlyweds; a tailor to the Queen; and a very dangerous nineteen-year-old. Then Gwyn disappears, leaving behind only a short note to his assistant—and the portraits. As Rebecca studies his words, she realizes that the mystery is larger than the simple fact of Gwyn’s whereabouts, and she begins to unravel a lifetime’s worth of clues left by a man who saw so much but said so little, a man whose solitude masked a heart as hungry as hers.
Author: Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Vintage Canada
For his many devoted readers: the first collection of stories from Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle. For the past few years Roddy Doyle has written stories for Metro Eireann, a magazine by and for immigrants to Ireland. Each of the stories takes a new slant on the immigrant experience, something of increasing relevance and importance in Ireland today. The Deportees now brings those stories together for all of Roddy’s devoted readers, ranging from a terrifying ghost story, “The Pram,” in which a Polish nanny grows impatient with her charge’s older sisters and decides–using a phrase she has just learnt–to “scare them shitless,” to the glorious title story itself, where Jimmy Rabbitte, the man who formed the beloved Commitments, decides it’s time to find a new band, and this time no white Irish need apply. Multicultural to a fault, the Deportees specialize not in soul music, but in the songs of Woody Guthrie. From the Hardcover edition.
Scent of Lemon Leaves
Author: Clara Sanchez
Publisher: Alma Books
Having left her job and boyfriend, thirty-year-old Sandra decides to stay in a village on the Costa Blanca in order to take stock of her life and find a new direction. She befriends Karin and Fredrik, an elderly Norwegian couple, who provide her with stimulating company and take the place of the grandparents she never had. However, when she meets Julian, a former concentration-camp inmate who has just returned to Europe from Argentina, she discovers that all is not what it seems and finds herself involved in a perilous quest for the truth. As well as being a powerful account of self-discovery and an exploration of history and redemption, /The Scent of Lemon Leaves/ is a sophisticated and nail-biting page-turner by one of Spain's most accomplished authors.
In this insightful social commentary, David Weinberger goes beyond misdirected hype to reveal what is truly revolutionary about the Web. Just as Marshall McLuhan forever altered our view of broadcast media, Weinberger shows that the Web is transforming not only social institutions but also bedrock concepts of our world such as space, time, self, knowledge-even reality itself. Through stories of life on the Web, a unique take on Web sites, and a pervasive sense of humor, Weinberger is the first to put the Web into the social and intellectual context we need to begin assessing its true impact on our lives. The irony, according to Weinberger, is that this seemingly weird new technology is more in tune with our authentic selves than is the modern world. Funny, provocative, and ultimately hopeful, Small Pieces Loosely Joined makes us look at the Web as never before.
Author: Bernard Malamud
In his final novel, the acclaimed novelist spins an apocalyptic tale that recounts the experiences of Calvin Cohn, who, through a divine slip, is the only human being left alive after the apocalypse. Reprint.
"De la vaporisation et de la centralisation du Moi. Tout est la. " Charles Baudelaire (journal entry) This anthology is my visit to Oz. On sabbatical in 1988, I chose to reeducate myself in general biology, first broadening my erudition as an immunologist, and then extending that horizon into evolutionary biology and embryology. I was particularly attracted to reflections on the nature of the self as an organ ismic concept. I went in search of reorientation as a confused physician scientist, and came back with this book. Baum's Wizard of Oz presented opportunities for growth, and herein lies the purpose of this volume: in providing updated statements concerning the nature of the organism from both scientific and metaphysical perspectives, we might ponder the philo sophical basis of our research in the hope of gaining insight into our endeavor, not to mention the possibility of its enrichment; it is this contem plative view of our research which offers a unique dimension to this anthology. To that end, the project follows my idiosyncratic prejudices. The anthology derives in large measure from the symposium, "Organism and the Origin of Self' held at Boston University, April 3-4, 1990, under the auspices of the Boston University Center for the Philosophy and History of Science, with generous support of Robert Cohen and Jon Westling, and the organizational skills of Deborah Wilkes. The Symposium presented three ver sions of the Self from the vantages of embryology, evolution and medicine.
Things No One Knows
Author: Alessandro D'Avenia
Publisher: Open Road Media
A father who breaks his promise. Two teenagers running from themselves. A teacher who is too young for the task at hand. Margherita is fourteen and about to step across a magical threshold into her first year of high school. Secure in the knowledge that she can rely on her loved ones for support, Margherita sees high school as a new world to be explored and conquered. But one day when she gets home from school, she receives a voicemail; it is her father letting her know he won’t be coming home again. As she overcomes her sadness, Margherita gradually matures into a woman, the way a pearl forms despite the ocean’s tides. As she travels the difficult path through adolescence, Margherita receives encouragement from her mother, her lively younger brother, and her grandmother Teresa, who knows about love and has wonderful stories to share. Then there is Marta, her cheerful classmate, and Giulio, the somber, handsomest boy in the school. But the most important figure in Margherita’s life is her teacher, a young man still struggling to make his way, yet sensitive to the lessons that literature has to teach his students, who are just beginning to grapple with life’s uncertainties. When he draws Margherita’s attention to the courage of Telemachus in the Odyssey, she sets out on a journey in search of her father. This adventure, though she does not know it yet, will completely change her destiny.