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Maurice S. Lee

in Overwhelmed: Literature, Aesthetics, and the Nineteenth-Century Information Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192925
eISBN:
9780691194219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192925.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter analyzes how literary meaning can be recovered under conditions of information overload. It discusses revitalizing debates over New Historical evidentiary practices that have become ... More


Amici Curiae and the Consistency

Paul M Collins

in Friends of the Supreme Court: Interest Groups and Judicial Decision Making

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372144
eISBN:
9780199870813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372144.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the influence of amicus curiae briefs on the variability in judicial decision making. It begins by explaining the importance of understanding the consistency of judicial choice, ... More


Overwhelmed: Literature, Aesthetics, and the Nineteenth-Century Information Revolution

Maurice S. Lee

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691192925
eISBN:
9780691194219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691192925.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

What happens to literature during an information revolution? How do readers and writers adapt to proliferating data and texts? These questions appear uniquely urgent today in a world of information ... More


The logic of being informed

Luciano Floridi

in The Philosophy of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199232383
eISBN:
9780191594809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232383.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter defends the view that the axiom schemata of the normal modal logic KTB (also known as B or Br or Brouwer's system) are well suited to model the relation of ‘being informed’. After having ... More


Archival Intelligence: Diplomatic Correspondence, Information Overload, and Information Management in Italy, 1450–1650

Filippo de Vivo

in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266250
eISBN:
9780191869181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The rise of permanent diplomacy in the 15th century and the expansion of diplomatic networks in the 16th resulted in a massive surge in correspondence between ambassadors and their masters back home. ... More


Access Denied: Information, Knowledge, and Literacy

Jacqueline Ryan Vickery

in Worried About the Wrong Things: Youth, Risk, and Opportunity in the Digital World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036023
eISBN:
9780262339339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036023.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter analyses the unintended consequences of federal policies that require schools to block students’ access to potentially harmful or objectionable online material. Justifications for ... More


How Can Better Evidence Be Delivered?

Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, Hilda Bastian, Angela Coulter, Glyn Elwyn, Günther Jonitz, David Klemperer, and Wolf-Dieter Ludwig

in Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262016032
eISBN:
9780262298957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

Bias impacts all aspects of research: from the questions formulated in the study design to the dissemination of results and perceptions by different target groups. The implementation of evidence is ... More


Overcoming the rationalistic fallacy in management research

Stefan Tengblad

in The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639724
eISBN:
9780191738661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The editor presents the book’s origins, purpose, and structure. Taking inspiration from the work of the Swedish researcher, Sune Carlson, the chapter presents a practice perspective on management ... More


Sonic Overload: Alfred Schnittke, Valentin Silvestrov, and Polystylism in the Late USSR

Peter J. Schmelz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197541258
eISBN:
9780197541289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197541258.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Sonic Overload presents a musically centered cultural history of the late Soviet Union. It focuses on polystylism in music as a response to the information overload swamping listeners in the Soviet ... More


Chasing the Tape: Information Law and Policy in Capital Markets

Onnig H. Dombalagian

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028622
eISBN:
9780262324298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028622.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book surveys the law and policy of regulating information flows in capital markets. Part I begins with an overview of the themes, regulatory principles, and challenges that animate information ... More


Conclusion

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This concluding chapter talks about how the complexity of combining human and nonhuman elements presents an obvious challenge to one’s understanding and management of ecosystems. The usual solution ... More


Writing Nature’s Encyclopedia

Federico Marcon

in The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251905
eISBN:
9780226252063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252063.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the “information overload” that followed the introduction of a large number of Chinese texts on materia medica throughout the seventeenth century. It introduces the various ... More


Internet Skills and Why They Matter

Eszter Hargittai and Marina Micheli

in Society and the Internet: How Networks of Information and Communication are Changing Our Lives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843498
eISBN:
9780191879326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843498.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Given that the Internet is now ubiquitous in high-income nations, do Internet skills still matter? The authors of this chapter synthesize a body of research that shows how Internet skills, defined ... More


Specialization, Synthesis, and the Proliferation of Journals

Jerry A. Jacobs

in In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Chapter 4 emphasizes the unavoidable need for specialization by focusing on the size and rapid growth of new research and scholarship. Approaching scholarly communication from the point of view of ... More


Introduction to the Six Eye Movement Systems and the Visual Fixation System

Agnes Wong

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195324266
eISBN:
9780197562512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195324266.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Ophthalmology

One main reason that we make eye movements is to solve a problem of information overload. A large field of vision allows an animal to survey the ... More


Key Digital Technologies to Deal with Data

Yorick Wilks and Matthijs den Besten

in World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on the key technologies and data management approaches that can help researchers cope with information overload, and examines major challenges for e-Research such as the ... More


The Culture of Happy Summary, 1920–45

Kenneth Cmiel and John Durham Peters

in Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226611853
eISBN:
9780226670669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670669.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

Chapter 3 concerns how cultural arbiters in the interwar years invented new methods of managing facts through strategies of cultural summary. It shows how, in the early twentieth century, from 1920 ... More


Access Fantasies at the Fin de Siècle

Alex Csiszar

in The Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226553238
eISBN:
9780226553375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553375.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the central role that the ascendancy of scientific journals played in French and British scientists’ reflections on the standing of their national research communities in the ... More


Unpossessed Evidence

Nathan Ballantyne

in Knowing Our Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190847289
eISBN:
9780190847296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847289.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

For most controversial topics, there is far more evidence than we could ourselves possess. This chapter argues that when we learn of unpossessed evidence, we may gain two types of reasons indicating ... More


Eyes in the Sky

Michael J. Boyle

in The Drone Age: How Drone Technology Will Change War and Peace

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190635862
eISBN:
9780197501788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190635862.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 argues that drones accelerate the trend toward information-rich warfare and place enormous pressure on the military to learn ever more about the battlefields that it faces. Today, for the ... More


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