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Observing the future

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

New technology in the form of video, GPS trackers, and other equipment has opened up the observation of behaviour in ways that were unimaginable before. It is now possible to follow animals ... More


Space Cooperation

Nicola Casarini

in Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199560073
eISBN:
9780191721168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560073.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines EU—China space and satellite navigation cooperation, including the strategic implications of this form of collaboration for the United States. This chapter traces the process ... More


Control of Distribution

Christopher Hodges

in European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282555
eISBN:
9780191700217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282555.003.0013
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The purpose of controlling distribution is to ensure that the product that reaches the hands of the consumer does so in the condition intended by the manufacturer, and in the state in which it left ... More


The Brain in the Wild: Tracking Human Behavior in Natural and Naturalistic Settings

Matthew Rizzo, Scott Robinson, and Vicki Neale

in Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the use of a “people tracker” to study human behavior in the real world. Modern technology allows for the development of various “people trackers” using combinations of ... More


Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

Ubiquitous computing (or ubicomp) is the label for a “third wave” of computing technologies. Following the eras of the mainframe computer and the desktop PC, it is characterized by small and powerful ... More


The Boynton Cutoff

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter recounts a fall misadventure when Hill and one of his grad students, Mark Liu, take a weekend trip to a new area on the Choctawhatchee River. The two explorers find areas with huge ... More


Epilogue How to Be an Ivorybill Hunter

Geoffrey E. Hill

in Ivorybill Hunters: Search for Proof in a Flooded Wilderness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195323467
eISBN:
9780199773855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323467.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter provides detailed suggestions for how to visit the swamp forests along the Choctawhatchee River to look for Ivory-billed Woodpeckers. The authors suggests going to the area in the winter ... More


After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

William Rankin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the last several decades, paper maps have been gradually displaced by new electronic navigation systems like GPS. For many geographic tasks, the map’s familiar god’s-eye view from nowhere has ... More


Cultural Economies of Locative Media

Rowan Wilken

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190234911
eISBN:
9780190234942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190234911.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Cultural Economies of Locative Media examines the manifold ways that location, location-awareness, and location data have all become familiar yet increasingly significant parts of our mobile-mediated ... More


A Parenthesis: Is Basic Science Useful?

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Various opinions on the practical consequences of basic science. Some of the ones mentioned: The GPS, the HyperText Transfer Protocol (http), Sputnik, Hertz’s radio, nuclear reactors and Plato’s ... More


Empirical and Methodological Problems in Developing a GIS Database for Yanomanö Tribesmen Located in Remote Areas

Ken McGwire and Napoleon A. Chagnon

in Anthropology, Space, and Geographic Information Systems

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085754
eISBN:
9780197560495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085754.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

For almost thirty years Chagnon has been studying the settlement patterns of a large cluster of remote Yanomamö communities in southern Venezuela, documenting ... More


Smarter Electronics

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0019
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

It can be pretty dispiriting to go into an electronics shop shortly after you’ve bought yourself a new computer. Every month, you seem to get more ... More


Mobile Frontiers: Pokémon after Pearl Harbor

Tara Fickle

in The Race Card: From Gaming Technologies to Model Minorities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479868551
eISBN:
9781479805686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868551.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter uses the mobile game Pokémon GO as a case study of how video game developers have successfully harnessed the self-centering power of ludo-Orientalism, using augmented reality and GPS ... More


Information and the World Question

Jeremy Black

in The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter briefly discusses how the United States became the foremost imperial, military, and industrial power in the twentieth century. It also describes the rapidly changing means of information ... More


Pre-market Assessment: Authorization to Market

Christopher Hodges

in European Regulation of Consumer Product Safety

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282555
eISBN:
9780191700217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282555.003.0008
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The purpose of pre-marketing control is to ensure that the product's design, functionality, performance, and safety are sufficiently predictable and that the predicted standard of each of these ... More


Cirrus: The Future

David K. Lynch and Kenneth Sassen

in Cirrus

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195130720
eISBN:
9780197561430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195130720.003.0025
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

The preceding 20 chapters reveal cirrus in considerable depth. Just as important, however, is what is not revealed. There are many things that we do not know or ... More


Generalized Scale Invariance

Adrian F. Tuck

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199236534
eISBN:
9780191917462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199236534.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Atmospheric Sciences

Probability distributions plotted to date from large volumes of high quality atmospheric observations invariably have ‘long tails’: relatively rare but intense events ... More


From ‘where am I?’ to ‘where is that?’ Rethinking navigation

Penny McCall Howard

in Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: Working the Ground' in Scotland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784994143
eISBN:
9781526128478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994143.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Chapter Four continues the discussion of techniques and technologies with a focus on orientation and navigation. The chapter draws on Tim Ingold’s and James Gibson’s descriptions of orientation as a ... More


Making the Invisible Visible: Designing Technology for Nonliterate Hunter-Gatherers

Jerome Lewis

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Hunter-gatherer land-use in the Congo Basin leaves few traces. One consequence is that their presence is invisible on maps and ignored in land-use planning decisions over the areas they inhabit. ... More


Galileo Programme: Planning Uncertainty and Imagining the Possible and the Impossible

Javier Benedicto and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The engineer, Javier Benedicto, head of the Galileo Programme Department at ESA, describes in this dialogue the frustration felt by scientists who work in space agencies. The long-term nature of ... More


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