Deciphering Cyberspace Making the Most of Digital Communication Technology

ISBN-10: 0761922202
ISBN-13: 9780761922209
Edition: 2002
Authors: Leonard Shyles
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Deciphering Cyberspace has one goal: to demystify digital communication technology. By examining its subject matter from the three perspectives of technology, markets, and policy, Deciphering Cyberspace provides an impressively comprehensive view of the technical nature of cyberspace, its social impact, and legal significance for individuals, institutions, and society.The book: offers complete coverage of key topics while leaving room for variations in approach; contains interviews with experts in their fields; and covers a broad scope of material in a simple, clear fashion.Deciphering Cyberspace is a must have volume for anyone interested in keeping connected in our increasingly mediated world.

Leonard Shyles (Ph.D., Communication, Ohio State University) is Associate Professor of Communication at Villanova University. His publications include journal articles and book chapters dealing with the content and impact of televised political advertising in presidential campaigns. He is co-editor and co-author of The 1000 hour war: communication in the gulf (1994) for Greenwood Press, dealing with the use of telecommunications technologies to conduct the war in the Persian Gulf and to provide journalistic coverage of the conflict. Most recently, Shyles has published a comprehensive television production textbook, Video production handbook (1997) for Houghton Mifflin Company. Shyles' current research focuses on understanding digital technology in the contexts of markets and policy.nbsp;

Technology
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Broadcasting in America
The Basics of Electromagnetic Radiation
From Radio to Television Transmission
The Expanded Video System
Cyberinterview: Michael Young
Computers in Communication: Concepts and Application
The Language of Binary Code
The Move Toward Machine Calculation
Conceptual Foundations
From Theory to Practice
ASCII: Why 1 Is a Beautiful Number in the Computer Industry
Capturing Sound with Binary Code
Capturing Images
Standard Computer Architecture
Modern Computers
Chip Manufacturing
Cyberinterview: Dan Birenbaum
Sending Messages Across the Network
Connecting Users: Access
From Analog to Digital Transmission
Growth of Telecommunications Network
Cellular Telephony
Cyberinterview: Charles Ehlin
Markets
Children in Cyberspace
The Child/Internet Interface
Intellectual Development
Internet and the Social World
Identity Formation and the Internet
Social and Psychological Uses of the Internet
Who Uses the Internet?
When the Web Resembles the Real World
Re-creating Identity
What is the True Self? Online and Offline
Emergence and Complexity
Cyberinterview: Marvin Kane
Connected Learning in the Information Age
The Infrastructure of Education
The Unique Qualities of Digital Media
Administrative Challenges
Cyberinterview: Rick Marx
Adopting Instructional Technologies
Brief Overview
Assessing the Impact of Instructional Technologies
The Promise of Instructional Technologies
Challenges Facing Administrators
Policy
Law and Regulation, Part I: Individual Interests
Freedom of Expression
Constitutional Right to Privacy
Copyrights
Epilogue
Law and Regulation, Part II: Business Interests
Trademarks
Jurisdiction
Defamation
Epilogue
US Radio Spectrum Allocations and Uses

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