Investigating Science Communication in the Information Age

Implications for Public Engagement and Popular Media

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Author: Richard Holliman,Elizabeth Whitelegg,Eileen Scanlon,Sam Smidt,Jeff Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Sections include: Engaging with public engagement, Researching public engagement, Studying science in popular media, Mediating science news, Communicating science in popular media and Examining audiences for popular science.

Practising Science Communication in the Information Age

Theorising Professional Practices

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Author: Richard Holliman,Jeff Thomas,Sam Smidt,Eileen Scanlon,Elizabeth Whitelegg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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Practising science communication in the information age reviews the trends and issues that are engaging practitioners of science communication, critically exploring topics as diverse as peer review, open access publication, the protection of intellectual property, the popularisation of science, and the practices of public engagement.

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Issues and Dilemmas - A Reader in Science Communication

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Author: John K. Gilbert,Susan M. Stocklmayer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662685

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field ─ the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do to explore the issues raised. Organized around five themes, each chapter addresses a different aspect of science communication: • Models of science communication – theory into practice • Challenges in communicating science • Major themes in science communication • Informal learning • Communication of contemporary issues in science and society Relevant for all those interested in and concerned about current issues and developments in science communication, this volume is an ideal text for courses and a must-have resource for faculty, students, and professionals in this field.

Creative Research Communication

Theory and Practice

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Author: Clare Wilkinson,Emma Weitkamp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1784997382

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Considering how to communicate your research or engage others with the latest science, social science or humanities research? This book explores new and emerging approaches to engaging people with research, placing these in the wider context of research communication. Split into three sections, Creative research communication explores the historical routes and current drivers for public engagement, before moving on to explore practical approaches and finally discussing ethical issues and the ways in which research communication can contribute to research impact. Starting from the premise that researchers can and ought to participate in the public sphere, this book provides practical guidance and advice on contributing to political discourse and policymaking, as well as engaging the public where they are (whether that is at the theatre, at a music festival or on social media). By considering the plurality of publics and their diverse needs and interests, it is quite possible to find a communications niche that neither offers up bite-sized chunks of research, nor conceptualises the public as lacking the capacity to consider the myriad of issues raised by research, but explains and considers thoughtfully the value of research endeavours and their potential benefits to society. It's time for researchers to move away from one-size fits all, and embrace opportunities for creative approaches to research communication. This book argues for a move away from metrics and tick box approaches and towards approaches that work for you, as an individual researcher, in the context of your own discipline and interests.

The Social Psychology of Communication

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Author: Derek Hook,Bradley Franks,Martin W. Bauer

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 023031211X

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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The Social Psychology of Communication is the first comprehensive introduction to social psychological perspectives on communication. This accessible guide provides an overview of key theoretical approaches from a variety of different disciplines (including cognitive, developmental and evolutionary psychology) as well as practical guidance on how to implement communication interventions in differing contexts. Divided into three parts covering theoretical perspectives, special topics in communication and applied areas and practice, the book features: • Navigational tools providing a 'how to' guide to using the book most effectively • A list of key words at the beginning of each chapter which are highlighted throughout the chapter for easy reference • A thorough glossary of keywords and definitions • A section on Special Topics in Communication including identity and resistance, rumour and gossip, evolution and communication This book will be an invaluable resource for students, academics and practitioners in Psychology and Communication.

Communicating Popular Science

From Deficit to Democracy

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Author: S. Perrault

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137017589

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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Technoscientific developments often have far-reaching consequences, both negative and positive, for the public. Yet, because science has the authority to decide which judgments about scientific issues are sound, public concerns are often dismissed because they are not part of the technoscientific paradigm they question. This book addresses the role of science popularization in that paradox; it explains how science writing works and argues that it can do better at promoting public discussions about science-related issues. To support these arguments, it situates science popularization in its historical and cultural context; provides a conceptual framework for analyzing popular science texts; and examines the rhetorical effects of common strategies used in popular science writing. Twenty-six years after Dorothy Nelkin's groundbreaking book, Selling Science: How the Press Covers Science and Technology, popular science writing is still not meeting its potential as a public interest genre; Communicating Popular Science explores how it can move closer to doing so.

Encyclopedia of Health Communication

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Author: Teresa L. Thompson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483389782

Category: Reference

Page: 1688

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From the dynamics of interpersonal communication between health professionals and clients to global command-and-control during public health emergencies that cross international borders, the field of health communication bridges many disciplines and involves efforts from the micro to the macro. It involves navigating personal, cultural, and political complexities and an ability to distill complex technical science into quickly and easily understood terms for ready distribution by the mass media--or to an individual patient or to the parent of an ailing child. Despite an abundance of textbooks, specialized monographs, and academic handbooks, this is the first encyclopedic reference work in this area, covering the breadth of theory and research on health communication, as well as their practical application. Features: Nearly 600 original articles are organized A-to-Z within a three-volume set to provide comprehensive coverage of this exciting field, including such topics as theories and research traditions; evaluation and assessment; cultural complexities; high risk and special populations; message design and campaigns; provider/patient interaction issues; media issues; and more. All articles were specifically commissioned for this work, signed and authored by key figures in the field, and conclude with cross reference links and suggestions for further reading. Appendices include a Resource Guide with annotated lists of classic books and articles, journals, associations, and web sites; a Glossary of specialized terms; and a Chronology offering an overview and history of the field. A thematic Reader’s Guide groups related articles by broad topic areas as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms. This A-to-Z three-volume reference is available in both print and online formats and is a must-have for libraries and researchers who seek comprehensive coverage of the theory, research, and applications of health communication.

Der Aufstieg der Netzwerkgesellschaft

Das Informationszeitalter. Wirtschaft. Gesellschaft. Kultur

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Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658113227

Category: Social Science

Page: 646

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Manuel Castells entwirft in seinem Werk eine Soziologie des Informationszeitalters. Auf der Grundlage reichhaltigen empirischen Materials analysiert und interpretiert er die Entwicklung von der Industriegesellschaft zur Informationsgesellschaft. Seit seinem ersten Erscheinen 1996 in den USA hat das Werk einen beispiellosen Siegeszug durch die wissenschaftlich interessierte Leserschaft genommen.

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

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Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

Power and Security in the Information Age

Investigating the Role of the State in Cyberspace

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Author: Dr Myriam Dunn Cavelty,Mr Victor Mauer,Professor Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409498484

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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The marriage of computers and telecommunications, the global integration of these technologies and their availability at low cost is bringing about a fundamental transformation in the way humans communicate and interact. But however much consensus there may be on the growing importance of information technology today, agreement is far more elusive when it comes to pinning down the impact of this development on security issues. Written by scholars in international relations, this volume focuses on the role of the state in defending against cyber threats and in securing the information age. The manuscript is captivating with the significance and actuality of the issues discussed and the logical, knowledgeable and engaged presentation of the issues. The essays intrigue and provoke with a number of 'fresh' hypotheses, observations and suggestions, and they contribute to mapping the diverse layers, actors, approaches and policies of the cyber security realm.

Leben 3.0

Mensch sein im Zeitalter Künstlicher Intelligenz

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Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716706

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Die Nobelpreis-Schmiede Massachusetts Institute of Technology ist der bedeutendste technologische Think Tank der USA. Dort arbeitet Professor Max Tegmark mit den weltweit führenden Entwicklern künstlicher Intelligenz zusammen, die ihm exklusive Einblicke in ihre Labors gewähren. Die Erkenntnisse, die er daraus zieht, sind atemberaubend und zutiefst verstörend zugleich. Neigt sich die Ära der Menschen dem Ende zu? Der Physikprofessor Max Tegmark zeigt anhand der neusten Forschung, was die Menschheit erwartet. Hier eine Auswahl möglicher Szenarien: - Eroberer: Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt die Macht und entledigt sich der Menschheit mit Methoden, die wir noch nicht einmal verstehen. - Der versklavte Gott: Die Menschen bemächtigen sich einer superintelligenten künstlichen Intelligenz und nutzen sie, um Hochtechnologien herzustellen. - Umkehr: Der technologische Fortschritt wird radikal unterbunden und wir kehren zu einer prä-technologischen Gesellschaft im Stil der Amish zurück. - Selbstzerstörung: Superintelligenz wird nicht erreicht, weil sich die Menschheit vorher nuklear oder anders selbst vernichtet. - Egalitäres Utopia: Es gibt weder Superintelligenz noch Besitz, Menschen und kybernetische Organismen existieren friedlich nebeneinander. Max Tegmark bietet kluge und fundierte Zukunftsszenarien basierend auf seinen exklusiven Einblicken in die aktuelle Forschung zur künstlichen Intelligenz.

What Will Be

Die Zukunft des Informationszeitalters

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Author: Michael L. Dertouzos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709174081

Category: Science

Page: 492

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Michael L. Dertouzos, langjähriger Leiter des Informatik-Instituts am MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA), prognostizierte bereits in den 70er Jahren die Etablierung des Internet. Kurz vor der Jahrtausendwende entwirft er wieder ein realistisches Bild unserer Zukunft. Sein Buch What Will Be wurde in Amerika sofort nach Erscheinen zum Bestseller. Er beschreibt darin, wie die rasante Entwicklung der Informationstechnologie unser Leben verändern wird. Anschaulich und unterhaltsam, mit Beispielen und Anekdoten illustriert, führt er uns in eine neue Welt. Viele Bereiche des Alltags wie Kommunikation, Gesundheitswesen, Unterhaltung, Arbeitswelt und Wirtschaftsleben werden einem umfassenden Wandel unterworfen sein. Die "informationelle Revolution” hat bereits begonnen. Nach der Lektüre dieses Buches wissen Sie, wohin sie führt. "... ein ansprechender und klarsichtiger Wegweiser in die Zukunft, voller Einsichten, wie die Informationstechnologie unser Leben und unsere Welt im nächsten Jahrhundert umgestalten wird ... Wer an der heraufziehenden informationellen Revolution teilnimmt – und das sind wir eigentlich alle – muß erkennen, was auf uns zukommt." Aus dem Geleitwort von Bill Gates "... wird uns der Informationsmarkt zwingen, unsere humanistischen und technischen Sichtweisen einander anzunähern ..." Michael L. Dertouzos "What Will Be ist ein geistreicher, profunder Blick auf unser zukünftiges Leben." Esther Dyson

Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital Age

Considerations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators

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Author: Fabian Saleh,Albert Grudzinskas Jr.,Abigail Judge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357978

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The nexus between the digital revolution and adolescent sexual behavior has posed significant challenges to mental health practitioners, attorneys, and educators. These digital technologies may facilitate dangerous behaviors and serious consequences for some youth. Adolescent Sexual Development in the Digital Age considers adolescent sexual behavior in both clinical and legal contexts and provides a basis for clinicians, legal professionals, educators, policy makers, parents and the general public to understand the impact that technology has on human growth and development. The book's contributing authors are leading authorities in adolescent development, law, and ethics, fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue within the text. New technology poses many opportunities for both normal and risky sexual behavior in youth; including "sexting," social networking, cyber-sexual harassment, commercial exploitation of children, and child pornography. Beyond just cataloging the various technologies impacting sexual behavior, this volume offers guidance and strategies for addressing the issues created by the digital age.

Programmverifikation

Sequentielle, parallele und verteilte Programme

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Author: Krzysztof R. Apt,Ernst-Rüdiger Olderog

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642579477

Category: Computers

Page: 258

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iPad in Education For Dummies

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Author: Sam Gliksman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118946995

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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The easy way to effectively implement iPads in the classroom The iPad is a natural fit for education in the 21st century, and this hands-on guide shows you just how to implement it in your educational institution. iPad in Education For Dummies serves as a roadmap for the device's successful use as an education tool—from both a personal and institutional perspective. It examines why the iPad is a perfect fit for contemporary educational needs, how to purchase and deploy them within an organization, and outlines best practices, tools, and apps for their educational use across all curricula and grade levels. A cross between a powerful computer, iPod, game console, and e-reader, the iPad is an ultraportable—and ultra cool—touch device from Apple. In 2013, the iPad was deployed in Chicago Public Schools, LA Unified School district, Oxnard School District in California, and Raleigh County Public Schools in West Virginia, to name a few. In this new edition of iPad in Education For Dummies, you'll find the latest coverage of interactive media and augmented reality apps, creating and publishing class books and textbooks, moving from lectures to interactive classroom presentations, setting up digital student profiles, and much more. Includes up-to-date coverage of Apple's iPad hardware and iOS software Covers managing classroom workflow challenges, including how to distribute, share, collaborate, and collect digital documents Written by one of the foremost authorities on iPad deployments in schools Provides clear information on what decisions you need to make to deploy and use the iPad effectively in the classroom If you're a school administrator, teacher, or educational IT specialist who is considering deploying the iPad in the classroom, this handy guide has everything to set you up for success.

Media use in the information age

emerging patterns of adoption and consumer use

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Author: Jerry Lee Salvaggio

Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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The Resurgence of the State

Trends and Processes in Cyberspace Governance

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Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty,Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel,Victor Mauer

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754649472

Category: Political Science

Page: 165

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Do information and communication technologies networks really lead to a weakening of the nation-state? This volume revisits the 'retreat of the state' thesis and tests its validity in the 21st century. It will intrigue the reader with expert-level analysis, providing historical context and conceptualizing trends and social dynamics.