新書資訊與人文地理活動

最近有許多書的資訊,實在讓人心動不已。

Richard Barbrook,Westminster 大學教授、Cybersalon、《加州意識形態》(Califorian Ideology)的作者,由英國倫敦的 OpenMute 出版了新書:《新之階級》(The Class of the New)。介紹如下:

“Netizens, elancers, cognitarians, swarm-capitalists, hackers, produsumers, knowledge workers, pro-ams… these are just a few of the monikers that have been applied to the new social class emerging from the networked workplace.

In this short book, Richard Barbrook presents a collection of quotations from authors who in different ways attempt to identify an innovative element within society ? the class of the new?. Announcing
a new economic and social paradigm, this class constitutes a social prophecy of the shape of work to come. From Adam Smith?s Philosophers of the late 18th century, down to the Creative Class
celebrated by sociologist Richard Florida today, the class of the new represents the future of production within and beyond capitalism.

A Creative Workers in a World City project. Published, POD (print on demand) design and production by Openmute. ISBN: 0-9550664-7-6

在巴塞隆納實習的 Acer 捎來耶魯法學院的 Yochai Benkler 最近新書消息:《網路的財富:社會生產如何轉換市場與自由》(The Wealth of Networks : How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom)。

“With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, says Yochai Benkler in this thought-provoking book. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens the promise of today’s emerging networked information environment.

In this comprehensive social theory of the Internet and the networked information economy, Benkler describes how patterns of information, knowledge, and cultural production are changing-and shows that the way information and knowledge are made available can either limit or enlarge the ways people can create and express themselves. He describes the range of legal and policy choices that confront us and maintains that there is much to be gained-or lost- by the decisions we make today."

Yochai Benkler – Yale Law School, Publisher: Yale University Press (May 16, 2006), Language: English, ISBN: 0300110561.
http://www.benkler.org/Benkler_Wealth_Of_Networks.pdf

6 月 22 日開始一連兩天,在台大地理環境資源學系舉辦 2006 國科會人文地理卓越營第三梯次(Advanced Workshop on Human Geography),由美國明尼蘇達大學地理系教授、專長於都市地理、政治地理與地理資訊系統與社會學等領域的Helga Leitner 教授舉辦講座與工作坊。講題包括:「對抗新自由主義」(Contesting Neoliberalism)、「談研究與發表」(How to get your research published)以及「學術研究的解甲 — 參與式及以社區為基礎的研究」(Unbounding academic research — Participatory and community based research)。報名方式請參考:http://www.geog.ntu.edu.tw/news/c_news.htm

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