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Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Nicholas Garnham

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book approaches the problems raised by the media via a set of arguments with post-modernism and Information Society theory. It argues that the media are important because they raise a set of ... More


Cybernetics, or The Digitization of the Social

Seb Franklin

in Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the interdisciplinary field of cybernetics as an emblematic site for the movement of digital principles from specific, technical applications to imprecisely deployed metaphors. ... More


Altogether Now—Not! Integration Theories of Consciousness and Pathologies of Disunity

Robert Van Gulick

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Robert Van Gulick explains how integration and unity play an important role in a number of current theories and models of consciousness. Normal consciousness is unified in a variety of ways but many ... More


Introduction: The Media, Emancipation, and Modernity

Nicholas Garnham

in Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book approaches the problems raised by the media via a set of arguments contained in post-modernism and Information Society theory. It argues that the media is important because it raises a set ... More


Networks and the Problem of Panpsychism

Cyriel M. A. Pennartz

in The Brain's Representational Power: On Consciousness and the Integration of Modalities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029315
eISBN:
9780262330121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029315.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

A crucial deficiency of network models is their inability to modally identify or recognize the inputs they receive. To begin solving this problem, we ask to what extent current models resemble ... More


Are We Ever Conscious of Concepts?

David Kemmerer

in Concepts in the Brain: The View From Cross-linguistic Diversity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190682620
eISBN:
9780190682651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682620.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This final chapter addresses the following question: Do the highest levels of mental representation—in particular, concepts and the thoughts they enter into—ever achieve consciousness when activated? ... More


Framing Community from Inside Out: The Information Worlds of Dykes to Watch Out For

Don L. Latham and Jonathan M. Hollister

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which ran from 1983 to 2008 in mostly independent, alternative newspapers as well as online, had an important effect on ... More


Introduction: Coming Out of the Science Fiction Closet

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that science fiction is hard reading because it requires the reader to process information at a level additional to that required for the reading of all fiction. The vital feature ... More


Information Processing: From Molecules to Molecular Circuits

Peter Sterling

in Principles of Neural Design

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262028707
eISBN:
9780262327312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028707.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter defines information with intuitive reasoning and simple equations. It then explains how information is transmitted by a protein molecule and also how the amount transmitted depends on ... More


Thomas-Fermi and related models

Robert G. Parr and Yang Weitao

in Density-Functional Theory of Atoms and Molecules

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195092769
eISBN:
9780197560709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195092769.003.0008
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

Given an N-electron system of interest with Hamiltonian, ground-state energy E, wave function Ψ, and electron density p(r), we have proved in Chapter 3, and developed ... More


How to Catch an AI Zombie: Testing for Consciousness in Machines

Susan Schneider

in Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190905033
eISBN:
9780190905071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190905033.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How can we determine if AI is conscious? The chapter begins by illustrating that there are potentially very serious real-world costs to getting facts about AI consciousness wrong. It then proposes a ... More


Discovering Patterns in DNA Sequences by the Algorithmic Significance Method

Aleksandar Milosavljević

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195119404
eISBN:
9780197561256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195119404.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Systems Analysis and Design

The parsimony method for reconstruction of evolutionary trees (Sober, 1988) and the minimal edit distance method for DNA sequence alignments (e.g., ... More


Address Layer

Benjamin H. Bratton

in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the fourth of six layers in The Stack, the Address layer. For any entity to participate in the wider Stack architecture it has to be known to it. It must be enumerated and ... More


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