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Living in Information

Author : Jorge Arango
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Websites and apps are places where critical parts of our lives happen. We shop, bank, learn, gossip, and select our leaders there. But many of these places weren’t intended to support these activities. Instead, they're designed to capture your attention and sell it to the highest bidder. Living in Information draws upon architecture as a way to design information environments that serve our humanity.

Living the Information Society in Asia

Author : Erwin Alampay
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Undeniably, Asian societies are in a period of transition, when people are learning to live with new information and communication technologies (ICTs) - whether in commerce, government or development work. Living the Information Society in Asia describes the interaction of people and new ICTs as the technologies seep into everyday life, such as how mobile phones forge relationships among families separated by migration, how camera phones threaten personal space, how cultural identities are strengthened in call centres, and how religion is incorporated into the new communication technologies people use. Living the Information society in Asia looks at the phenomenon as it unfolds and raises the implications for policy and future research.

Information and Living Systems

Author : George Terzis
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The informational nature of biological organization, at levels from the genetic and epigenetic to the cognitive and linguistic. Information shapes biological organization in fundamental ways and at every organizational level. Because organisms use information--including DNA codes, gene expression, and chemical signaling--to construct, maintain, repair, and replicate themselves, it would seem only natural to use information-related ideas in our attempts to understand the general nature of living systems, the causality by which they operate, the difference between living and inanimate matter, and the emergence, in some biological species, of cognition, emotion, and language. And yet philosophers and scientists have been slow to do so. This volume fills that gap. Information and Living Systems offers a collection of original chapters in which scientists and philosophers discuss the informational nature of biological organization at levels ranging from the genetic to the cognitive and linguistic. The chapters examine not only familiar information-related ideas intrinsic to the biological sciences but also broader information-theoretic perspectives used to interpret their significance. The contributors represent a range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, chemistry, cognitive science, information theory, philosophy, psychology, and systems theory, thus demonstrating the deeply interdisciplinary nature of the volume's bioinformational theme.

The Cost of Living Order

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Information Processing and Living Systems

Author : Vladimir B. Bajić
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Information processing and information flow occur in the course of an organism's development and throughout its lifespan. Organisms do not exist in isolation, but interact with each other constantly within a complex ecosystem. The relationships between organisms, such as those between prey or predator, host and parasite, and between mating partners, are complex and multidimensional. In all cases, there is constant communication and information flow at many levels.This book focuses on information processing by life forms and the use of information technology in understanding them. Readers are first given a comprehensive overview of biocomputing before navigating the complex terrain of natural processing of biological information using physiological and analogous computing models. The remainder of the book deals with "artificial" processing of biological information as a human endeavor in order to derive new knowledge and gain insight into life forms and their functioning. Specific innovative applications and tools for biological discovery are provided as the link and complement to biocomputing.Since "artificial" processing of biological information is complementary to natural processing, a better understanding of the former helps us improve the latter. Consequently, readers are exposed to both domains and, when dealing with biological problems of their interest, will be better equipped to grasp relevant ideas.

Living in the Information Age

Author : E. Page Bucy
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Understand the impact of new technologies on the media landscape with LIVING IN THE INFORMATION AGE with InfoTrac ! Examining the conceptual and practical aspects of life in an information society, this communication text encourages you to consider how the media industries are being transformed through digital convergence and corporate concentration. Each reading is prefaced by a short introduction and three questions for critical thinking and discussion to help you master the material. Each article is followed by suggestions for taking research online using InfoTrac College Edition so that you can enhance your understanding of the material.

Information Highways for a Smaller World and Better Living

Author : S. J. Chung
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This work discusses the issues among people creating computer communication technology, the people using computer communication, the people impacted by it, and the regulators responsible for balancing the interest of these multiple groups.

HIV and nutrition

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Human Language Technologies

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Growing Information Part I

Author : Eli B. Cohen
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Guidebook for Living in Korea

Author : The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
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The Guidebook for Living in Korea is a comprehensive guidebook for living in Korea, and was published to enable multicultural families and foreign residents to adapt quickly to life in Korea, by providing up-to-date information on Korean laws, Korean institutions and Korean life. Guidebook for Living in Korea: Table of Contents 1. Introduction to the Republic of Korea 2. Foreigner Support Services 3. Residence and Citizenship 4. Korean Culture and Life 5. Pregnancy and Childcare 6. Education of Children 7. Health and Healthcare 8. Social Security Systems 9. Employment and Labor References

Senior Living Communities

Author : Benjamin W. Pearce
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The demand for residential communities for seniors rises as the U.S. population continues to age. This growth means that new administrators and staff members often are learning by trial and error the complicated task of delivering high-quality and consistent services to elderly persons. While many new facilities have been successful, others have been plagued by a variety of administrative and financial difficulties. Senior Living Communities remains the definitive guide to managing these facilities. In this thoroughly updated and revised edition, Benjamin W. Pearce offers a wealth of sound advice and practical solutions. He discusses resident relations, operating methods, staffing ratios, department management, cost containment, sales and marketing strategies, techniques of financial analysis, budgeting, and human resources. New chapters address issues particular to dementia care and architecture, and the appendix contains a department-by-department audit of senior living operations. From the front lines to the boardroom, this book should be a part of every decision-making process for improving and maintaining assisted living, congregate, and continuing care retirement communities.

Living with a Long term Illness The Facts

Author : Frankie Campling
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All long-term illnesses, whatever their diagnosis, have much in common. The difficulties and challenges that come with illness, and the strategies to overcome them, are shared by most patients. Managing an illness effectively and tackling the difficulties it causes can greatly improve how you feel and your quality of life. This book identifies the challenges posed by illness and suggests a wide variety of ways in which you might meet them. Key to this is the idea of becoming expert in managing your own illness and learning how best to deal with it. The authors accept that you know more than them about how you experience it, so that rather than telling you what to do, they offer a tool box from which you may pick the strategies that best suit you. The two authors, one a person with a long-term illness and one a doctor, combine their expertise and experience to offer a practical and comprehensive guide along your own unique journey. If you have a long-term illness, or if you care for someone who does, then this is a book for you.

Essential Concepts for Healthy Living Update

Author : Sandra Alters
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This text provides students with a clear and concise introduction to the latest scientific and medical research in personal health. With its unique focus on critical thinking and analysis of health-related behaviors and attitudes, this text enhances students' understanding of their own health needs and presents the scientific background necessary for students to think critically about the reliability of health-related information they encounter in the media. The Fifth Edition Update provides the most current data on a comprehensive array of health and wellness topics and issues. In addition to all of the statistical updates, the text now includes a built-in critical thinking workbook that allows students to easily assess and improve their health-related behaviors and attitudes.

Grandparents Living with Grandchildren

Author : Barry Leonard
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Physics of the Living State

Author : T. Musha
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Future Information Technology

Author : James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park
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The new multimedia standards (for example, MPEG-21) facilitate the seamless integration of multiple modalities into interoperable multimedia frameworks, transforming the way people work and interact with multimedia data. These key technologies and multimedia solutions interact and collaborate with each other in increasingly effective ways, contributing to the multimedia revolution and having a significant impact across a wide spectrum of consumer, business, healthcare, education and governmental domains. This book aims to provide a complete coverage of the areas outlined and to bring together the researchers from academic and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, challenges and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of this field.

Living and Dying in the USA

Author : Richard G. Rogers
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The simplicity of using one data set in addressing the relationship of single variables to mortality distinguishes Living and Dying in the USA from other recent investigations of mortality. The authors use the recently released National Health Interview Survey and the National Death Index to make a definitive statement about demographics and mortality. By surveying demographic and sociocultural characteristics associated with mortality, socioeconomic effects, health-related conditions, and health status, they reveal connections among several factors related to mortality chances. Easily understood and cited, their study emphasizes the statistical methods underlying their revelations and invites readers to duplicate their results. Comprehensive coverage of US adult mortality differentials Based on a new and innovative data set Includes factors rarely examined in related mortality research Not only documents mortality differentials, but explores explanations for them Extensive list of references associated with each chapter Consistent, straightforward methodology used throughout aids readers in both understanding the content and in comparing results from chapter to chapter

Humanistic Design of Assisted Living

Author : John P. Marsden
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"Marsden provides an overview of assisted living's evolution and then addresses the current information resources available to designers. drawing on consumer-based research, he discusses successful humanistic design and presents a conceptual framework with six themes: familiar housing cues, protective enclosure, caring cues, human scale, usability, and naturalness. He applies this framework to specific guidelines for building exteriors, interior entries, and common living rooms and dining rooms. His recommendations are supported by photographs that demonstrate effective design strategies as well as some less-successful examples." "This book presents essential design guidelines for housing owners, operators, administrators, policy makers, gerontologists, interior designers, and architects."--BOOK JACKET.

Assisted Living Administration

Author : James E. Allen, PhD, MSPH, NHA, IP
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Assisted living, the fastest growing residential option, burst upon the American landscape in the late 1980ís. These facilities serve persons who no longer are able to live independently and need help with the activities of daily living, but do not need 24-hour nursing care. James Allen has updated and refined this second edition of Assisted Living Administration to include new information on the Senate Aging Taskforce report of 2003, and the financial shape of the industry. The volume also covers resident care issues, aging theories, as well as new industry data. This volume is intended as a text for professionals-in-training for certification, in addition to being a resource for the seasoned administrator.