Visual and multimedia digital technologies are transforming the practice of law: how lawyers construct and argue their cases, present evidence to juries, and communicate with each other. They are also changing how law is disseminated throughout and used by the general public. What are these technologies, how are they used and perceived in the courtroom and in wider culture, and how do they affect legal decision making?
In this comprehensive survey and analysis of how new visual technologies are transforming both the practice and culture of American law, Neal Feigenson and Christina Spiesel explain how, when, and why legal practice moved from a largely words-only environment to one more dependent on and driven by images, and how rapidly developing technologies have further accelerated this change. They discuss older visual technologies, such as videotape evidence, and then current and future uses of visual and multimedia digital technologies, including trial presentation software and interactive multimedia. They also describe how law itself is going online, in the form of virtual courts, cyberjuries, and more, and explore the implications of lawâs movement to computer screens. Throughout Law on Display, the authors illustrate their analysis with examples from a wide range of actual trials.
In Knowledge Machines, Eric Meyer and Ralph Schroeder argue that digital technologies have fundamentally changed research practices in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Meyer and Schroeder show that digital tools and data, used collectively and in distributed mode -- which they term e-research -- have transformed not just the consumption of knowledge but also the production of knowledge. Digital technologies for research are reshaping how knowledge advances in disciplines that range from physics to literary analysis.
Meyer and Schroeder map the rise of digital research and offer case studies from many fields, including biomedicine, social science uses of the Web, astronomy, and large-scale textual analysis in the humanities. They consider such topics as the challenges of sharing research data and of big data approaches, disciplinary differences and new forms of interdisciplinary collaboration, the shifting boundaries between researchers and their publics, and the ways that digital tools promote openness in science.
This book considers the transformations of research from a number of perspectives, drawing especially on the sociology of science and technology and social informatics. It shows that the use of digital tools and data is not just a technical issue; it affects research practices, collaboration models, publishing choices, and even the kinds of research and research questions scholars choose to pursue. Knowledge Machines examines the nature and implications of these transformations for scholarly research.
The age of digital media has given rise to a new social world. It is a world in which the transmission of information from the few to the many is steadily being supplanted by the multi-directional flow of facts, lies, and ideas. It is a world in which hundreds of millions of people are voluntarily depositing large amounts of personal details in publicly accessible databases. It is a world in which interpersonal relationships are increasingly being conducted in the virtual sphere. Above all, this is a world that seems to be veering off in unpredictable ways from the trends of the immediate past. This book is a probing examination of that world, and of the changes that it has ushered into our lives.
In more than thirty essays by a wide range of scholars, this must-have second edition examines the impact of digital media in six areas â information, persuasion, community, gender and sexuality, surveillance and privacy, and cross-cultural communication â and offers an invaluable guide for students and scholars alike. With one exception, all essays are completely new or revised for this volume.
The way we build and lead business has changed forever. Technology continues to develop at a punishing rate and the seismic impact on the way consumers choose products, choose brands and choose you over your competitors, continues to accelerate. Business leaders are compelled to ditch the traditional, out-dated business models in favour of new ways of thinking and doing business.
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: 20 Essential DNA Hacks for Business Success is about engaging with the digitally liquid consumer environment. It reveals a simple to implement, 5-stage Think Digital framework to guide you to digital transformation success.
This is a must read for business leaders, managers and entrepreneurs wanting to start, build or transform a business in the digital age.
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âBy the time I was done, I knew the direction I needed to take with my own efforts in branding, messaging, and making content for my target audience. Some great examples throw in as well.
âI feel like I just finished a high-level training course with an expert for the price of a cup of coffee. Many book over delivers with examples and links throughout. I will be keeping this one near and referring back to it several times.
Andrew Wood is an entrepreneur and seasoned business leader based in the UK. He owns a coaching business assisting an exclusive list of private clients, and is listed in the internationally recognised "Who's Who of Business Elite".
This book analyzes various digital transformation processes in journalism and news media. By investigating how these processes stimulate innovation, the authors identify new business and communication models, as well as digital strategies for a new environment of global information flows. The book will help journalists and practitioners working in news media to identify best practices and discover new types of information flows in a rapidly changing news media landscape.