Tag: Environments

Transforming Organizations in Disruptive Environments A Primer on Design and Innovation


Transforming Organizations in Disruptive Environments: A Primer on Design and Innovation by Igor Titus Hawryszkiewycz
English | EPUB | 2022 | 211 Pages | ISBN : 9811614520 | 21.5 MB
This textbook provides a design approach to the topics of innovation and disruption, by drawing on a variety of tools, techniques, and methods, and focusing on solutions that combine data and technology. The premise of the book is the creation of value for the organisations, stakeholders, and community, to enable creative transformation.

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Darjeeling Reconsidered C Histories, Politics, Environments


Darjeeling Reconsidered C: Histories, Politics, Environments By Townsend Middleton, Sara Shneiderman
2018 | 336 Pages | ISBN: 0199483558 | PDF | 4 MB
Darjeeling occupies a special place in the South Asian imaginary. With its Himalayan vistas, lush tea gardens, and brisk mountain air, Darjeeling was the consummate colonial hill-station. The romance with the "queen of the hills" lives on, as thousands of tourists (domestic and international) annually flock to the hills to taste its world-renowned tea, soak up the colonial nostalgia, and glimpse mighty Mount Kanchenjunga. Darjeeling’s fame has now gone global and its legacy continues to fuel Hollywood and Bollywood fantasies. But this is only part of Darjeeling’s story. Darjeeling Reconsidered provocatively rethinks Darjeeling’s legendary status in the postcolonial imagination. Mobilizing diverse disciplinary approaches from the social sciences and humanities, this definitive collection of essays sheds fresh light on the region’s past and offers critical insight into the issues facing its people today. The historical analyses break with hackneyed colonial accounts to provide alternative readings of systems of governance, labour, and migration that shaped Darjeeling. The ethnographic chapters present cutting-edge accounts of dynamics that define life in 21st century Darjeeling: among them the realpolitik of subnationalism; Fair Trade tea; indigenous struggle; gendered inequality; ecological transformation; and resource scarcity. Through these eye-opening perspectives, Darjeeling Reconsidered figures Darjeeling as a vital site for South Asian and Postcolonial Studies-and calls for a timely re-examination of the legend and hard-realities of this oft-romanticized region and its people. The book seeks a place on the shelves of postcolonial theorists, on the syllabi of undergraduate and graduate courses on South Asia, and in the rucksacks of intellectually curious visitors from all over the world to Darjeeling.

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Tools and Environments for Parallel and Distributed Computing


Tools and Environments for Parallel and Distributed Computing by Salim Hariri
English | January 28, 2004 | ISBN: 0471332887 | 232 pages | PDF | 2.42 Mb
An invaluable reference for anyone designing new parallel or distributed systems.Includes detailed case studies of specific systems from Stanford, MIT, and other leading research universities.The authors emphasize performance, surveying all available techniques.

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The Nature of Data Infrastructures, Environments, Politics


English | 2022 | ISBN: 1496217152 | 343 pages | True PDF | 11.77 MB
When we look at some of the most pressing issues in environmental politics today, it is hard to avoid data technologies. Big data, artificial intelligence, and data dashboards all promise “revolutionary” advances in the speed and scale at which governments, corporations, conservationists, and even individuals can respond to environmental challenges.
By bringing together scholars from geography, anthropology, science and technology studies, and ecology, The Nature of Data explores how the digital realm is a significant site in which environmental politics are waged. This collection as a whole makes the argument that we cannot fully understand the current conjuncture in critical, global environmental politics without understanding the role of data platforms, devices, standards, and institutions. In particular, The Nature of Data addresses the contested practices of making and maintaining data infrastructure, the imaginaries produced by data infrastructures, the relations between state and civil society that data infrastructure reworks, and the conditions under which technology can further socio-ecological justice instead of re-entrenching state and capitalist power. This innovative volume presents some of the first research in this new but rapidly growing subfield that addresses the role of data infrastructures in critical environmental politics.

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Sensors and Instrumentation, AircraftAerospace and Dynamic Environments Testing, Volume 7


Sensors and Instrumentation, Aircraft/Aerospace and Dynamic Environments Testing, Volume 7
English | 2023 | ISBN: 3031054148 | 180 Pages | PDF (True) | 17 MB
Sensors and Instrumentation, Aircraft/Aerospace and Energy Harvesting, Volume 7: Proceedings of the 39th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2021, the seventh volume of nine from the Conference brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Shock & Vibration, Aircraft/Aerospace, Energy Harvesting & Dynamic Environments Testing including papers on:

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