Steve Jones

  • What happens when the internet is absorbed into everyday life? How do we make sense of something that is invisible but still so central? A group of digital culture experts address these questions in Metaphors of Internet: Ways of Being in the Age of Ubiquity.
    Twenty years ago, the internet was imagined as standing apart from humans. Metaphorically it was a frontier to explore, a virtual world to experiment in, an ultra-high-speed information superhighway. Many popular metaphors have fallen out of use, while new ones arise all the time. Today we speak of data lakes, clouds and AI. The essays and artwork in this book evoke the mundane, the visceral, and the transformative potential of the internet by exploring the currently dominant metaphors. Together they tell a story of kaleidoscopic diversity of how we experience the internet, offering a richly textured glimpse of how the internet has both disappeared and at the same time, has fundamentally transformed everyday social customs, work, and life, death, politics, and embodiment.

  • Continuing the explorations begun in the first two Produsing Theory volumes, this book investigates some of the tensions generated in the spaces enabled by the confluence of the formerly disparate activities of producing and consuming media. Multiple and varied theories-some still emerging-are invoked in attempts to illuminate the spaces between what previously had been neatly-separated components of media systems. This book is useful in a number of courses such as media culture and theory, introduction to new media, the Internet and the audience, new media theory and research, mass communication theory, emerging media, critical analysis and new media, concepts of new media, new media participants, new media in a democratic society, critical studies in new media, new media and social media, digital media studies, participatory media, media audiences in a digital world, digital cultures and social media, Web culture and new media studies, introduction to new media, new media and society, and more.

  • Torture Porn

    Steve Jones

    The first monograph to critically engage with the controversial horror film subgenre known as 'torture porn', this book dissects press responses to popular horror and analyses key torture porn films, mapping out the broader conceptual and contextual concerns that shape the meanings of both 'torture' and 'porn'.

  • 25 ans après la parution du roman illustré qui révolutionna l'art fantastique et influença une génération entière de dessinateurs, Bernie Wrightson retrouva la créature de Mary Shelley !
    Ce récit dramatique, tout en noir, blanc et sépia, débute immédiatement après la fin de l'histoire originale... Le monstre de Frankenstein va enfin faire face à son destin ! Décédé en 2017, Bernie Wrightson, le Maître de l'horreur graphique, n'a pas pu achever cette suite au roman de Mary Shelley. C'est un dessinateur au style proche, Kelley Jones, qui a eu l'insigne honneur de l'achever, en encrant les crayonnés de Wrightson.
    Cette édition constitue donc l'intégrale de ce récit exceptionnel.

  • Spawn The Dark Ages, resté inédit en album et indisponible depuis plus de quinze ans, complète l'univers du personnage, avec une incarnation plus sauvage et médiévale du personnage créé par Todd McFarlane.
    Nous délaissons Al Simmons, le Spawn contemporain, pour visiter le XIIe siècle. Cette fois-ci, la malédiction des Hellspawn a frappé Lord Covenant, un chevalier britannique tué au cours des croisades. Revenu à la vie et de retour sur ses terres, il va devoir choisir entre défendre les plus faibles et se ranger du côté des forces corrompues du mal.

  • Comment la science peut-elle expliquer ce que je suis ?

    La génétique est une des clés de la vie biologique.
    Comment se fait-il que nous soyons tous différents alors que nous sommes tous nés dans des conditions similaires ? Qu'est-ce qui fait cette différence et pourquoi sommes-nous tous uniques ?

    Depuis la découverte de l'ADN par Crick and Watson jusqu'à la sélection génétique, ce livre retrace l'histoire de cette science moderne.

  • Driving Excellence

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    • Wiley
    • 18 Juillet 2006

    Praise for DRIVING EXCELLENCE "A well-organized compendium of immense common sense. [The authors'] values-based, walk-the-talk approach recognizes the fast-changing environment we live in. It shows the importance of aggregating and integrating knowledge and experience on a continuing basis. Finally, it demonstrates the significance of creating a culture that reinforces those values and takes pride in thriving on the complexity."
    -John E. Abele, founder and Director, Boston Scientific Corporation "The Aggregate System is a powerful blend of strategic formula, exceptional culture, and human systems combined into a complete self-perpetuating system to produce exceptional performance. Anyone interested in improving the performance of his or her company should read this book."
    -Jerry Colangelo, CEO and Chairman, Phoenix Suns "This is not another 'silver bullet' piece of academic advice on how to do a quick fix to some imaginary business. Driving Excellence is a serious and detailed insight into how a real CEO, Steve Sanghi, has transformed a real company, Microchip, into a world-class enterprise. Anyone interested in understanding the realities of implementing and sustaining an enterprise-wide constant improvement plan should read this book."
    -Dean Kamen, founder and President, DEKA Research & Development Corporation, inventor of the Segway HT, National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee "Driving Excellence is the first book to deal with the integration of all the core elements that are essential to running a business. It should be required reading for all executives and venture firms looking to boost return on invested capital and add some consistency to their growth. High praise is due to Michael Jones and Steve Sanghi for developing a blueprint that works in the real world."
    -Ed Sperling, Editor in Chief, Electronic News "This book provides a nicely developed framework to understand organizational effectiveness and performance, drawing upon Sanghi's managerial skills, perfected in his significant turnaround performance at Microchip. Importantly, the reader benefits from insight and experience about building an organizational culture productive to performance and competitiveness."
    -Steven Stralser, PhD, author of MBA in a Day

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