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Gazzaley, Adam

Summary: Most of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask--read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip. Talk on the phone, send a text, drive a car. Enjoy family dinner with a glowing smartphone next to our plates. We can do it all, 24/7! Never mind the errors in the email, the near-miss on the road, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The MIT Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 GAZ

Harris, Duchess

Summary: These days it's become easier than ever to customize social media feeds to include only information you think is relevant to your interests. But is that necessarily a positive development? Your Personalized Internet uncovers the problematic aspects of online customization, including the dangers of echo chambers and filter bubbles and the loss of privacy that can result from companies sharing...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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Summary: Documentarian Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF LO

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Summary: When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD CIR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CIR RATED PG-13

Summary: When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Circle 2017

Summary: Computer bugs are no mere prank. A disruption of global communications networks by today's sophisticated worms and viruses is costing companies billions and can do lasting damage to the world's economic health. This NewsHour program begins by defining these binary invaders and then examines the escalating security challenges of keeping networks free of infection. Members of the Computer...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: An economy in which the office is a thing of the past. a sensor system that tracks and identifies goods in transit. a camera that records every life experience in minute detail. If these sound like dreams of a distant future, think again. This program examines the boundless opportunities and staggering challenges of the digital era, presenting concise case studies of 21st-century companies,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Gambling is the world's third-largest industry, and the Web has made it more global than ever. One in twenty Americans gamble online, an illegal activity under the Wire Act which forbids interstate bookmaking over phone lines. This program looks at the explosive proliferation of Internet gaming and how America-its people and its government-are reacting to it. To present an overview of gambling...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In a world of information overload, information literacy has become a survival skill. But what exactly does information literacy mean? With a focus on the Internet, this video explains how to conduct solid online research by collecting information in an organized, efficient, and ethical way. Professor Maurita Holland of the University of Michigan School of Information provides expert commentary...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Meet Kyle MacDonald, an unemployed young Canadian with a crazy-wonderful dream: to trade his way up from one red paperclip to a house in just one year using only his blog as his bartering tool. This program-an intriguing example of online entrepreneurship, a case study of an ingenious marketing stunt, and a testament to the transformative power of doing well by doing good-sums up a genuinely...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Is the surveillance society inevitable? In No Place to Hide, Peter Jennings examines high-tech monitoring methods that promise greater safety and security but threaten personal privacy. The program shows how Acxiom, ChoicePoint, and other companies use supercomputers to obtain data on more than 90 percent of American households-and how law enforcement and government intelligence agencies...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: What would modern life be like without technology? Where has technology made a difference? This program explores how the equipment we often take for granted has become an integral part of our daily lives. At work, at school, and in the home, technology has become one of our most valuable resources. Robots, computers, and many other types of high-tech hardware are introduced.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: What constitutes news in the Digital Age, and who is most qualified to report it? This program takes an insightful look at the growing marginalization of the mainstream press in the face of the digital communication revolution through the eyes of journalists, bloggers, scholars, and the twentysomethings who are driving the consumption and production of news. The merits and liabilities of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Award-winning director Lance Tracy balances serious science with tongue-in-cheek humor to create a documentary scrutinizing the scope and effects of pornography that is informative, compelling, and unsettling. Constructing an experiment to identify attitudinal and behavioral changes that manifest as a result of viewing porn—a study in the manner of the Annenberg School of Communications and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: It took two years of negotiation for the BBC's Fiona Bruce to get some face time with Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. In this rare interview, Bruce gains insights into both the man and the icon-genius, business magnate, philanthropist, and one of the wealthiest people on the planet. In addition, Bruce probes what may be the key question facing Microsoft in the post-Gates era: with its hands...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The town of Sunnyville is thrilled with the jobs and development promised by a new factory, which will make efficient, inexpensive solar cells. However, nanomaterials used in the manufacturing process pose an unknown level of risk to city residents and the environment. In this Fred Friendly Seminar, Peabody award-winning correspondent John Hockenberry leads expert panelists through a series of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Ergonomics is concerned with designing objects and spaces for maximum utility by the people who use them. This program provides a thorough overview as it explores the history of ergonomics; discusses the key ergonomic principles of safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity and performance, and aesthetics; and presents a variety of specific examples of ergonomics in everyday life, including a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Beginning with a concise overview of the benefits of cloud computing, this video introduces Google's integrated suite of Internet-based applications while explaining how these tools-powerful, universally available, and free!-can be used to improve learning. Educators and students alike will benefit from a look at the following Google products: Google Search and Google Accessibility; Google...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Although many men have prostate cancer-a disease that occurs in two thirds of all men by the age of 80-there is a culture of silence among patients that stifles conversation about it. The complexities of the illness, the disease's location, and potential post-treatment side effects such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction have left them at a loss for words. But the Internet is changing...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: E-tailers routinely collect information from visitors to their Web sites to better target their ads. Is this surrender of privacy the price of a personalized online shopping experience? In this program, NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Kaye seeks to understand the dynamics of, and the ethical issues surrounding, strategic online marketing with top management from Buy.com, Lycos, and DoubleClick...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The more digital technology becomes inseparable from our daily lives, the more chances corporate and political media have to manipulate young people-unless students are taught how to dissect and defend against that manipulation. This program helps educators instill media literacy through an exploration of its basic concepts as well as examples drawn from film and television. Defining media...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In today's information-starved and fear-driven society, surveillance technology seems to be deployed almost everywhere-and a surveillance mind-set is just as ubiquitous. This program introduces students to the concept of a "surveillance society" and shows how cutting-edge tools are being developed to identify, monitor, and track both people and objects. Viewers are empowered to explore the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The accelerating rate of technological innovation is rapidly changing the workplace. This program offers several interpretations of work environments by leading contemporary designers, such as the "virtual" office by Gaetano Pesce, the modular office by Ross Lovegrove, the "Less" office by Jean Nouvel, the mobile office by Antonio Citterio, and the office of the future by Michele de Lucchi....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: From blogs, to e-books, to online reviews, this program introduces viewers to what it's like to be a writer in a technological age. Brief stories of blogs such as Washingtonienne and Belle de Jour that became books (and one book, Jim Munroe's An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil, that masqueraded as a blog) and a quick interview with a successful e-book publisher are balanced by two short panel...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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