Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job
On Sale Now! Save 6% on the Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job by Transaction Publishers at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The main question of our age is how we live our lives. As we struggle with this question, we face others. How do we handle ideas and knowledge, both
The main question of our age is how we live our lives. As we struggle with this question, we face others. How do we handle ideas and knowledge, both our own and those of others? What relationship to ideas do we want? Whose ideas do we want to be surrounded by? Where do we want to think? Most choose, or have the choice made for them, according to what family, colleagues, and friends do and say and what we read about, and a more or less rational calculation of the odds.
Modern ecology results from the shift in thinking generated by quantum physics and systems theory, from the old view based on reductionism, mechanics, and fixed quantities to a new view based on holistic systems where qualities are contingent on the observer and on each other. This perception changes how people treat ideas and facts, certainties and uncertainties, and affects both art and science. Worldwide it is part of the process of understanding the current crisis in the environment, and the balance of economy, creativity, and control required in our response.
The book's starting point is the growing role that information has played in industrial economies since the 1800s and especially in the last thirty years. It is an attempt to identify ecology of thinking and learning. It is also based on the need to escape from old, industrial ways and become more attuned to how people actually borrow, develop, and share ideas. Throughout the book, Howkins asks questions and offers signposts. He gives no guarantee that creative ecologies will be sustainable, but shows what should be aimed for.
|Item Weight:||0.55 pounds|
|Item Size:||0.36 x 9.02 x 9.02 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.6 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.9 x 0.4 x 0.4 inches|
Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?
If you have any questions about this product by Transaction Publishers, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.
Related Best Sellers
By Cengage Learning
ean: 9780395963012, isbn: 039596301X,
Spanish for Business and Finance features up-to-date business topics and technology-related vocabulary. In addition, activities on business culture and practices--correlated to the cultural notes--check and reinforce students' business cross-cultural...
By Oxford University Press
ean: 9780194341967, isbn: 0194341968,
This text helps students develop the language skills and cultural awareness they need to succeed at work....
ean: 9780415858854, isbn: 0415858852,
The rapid growth of online media has led to new complications in journalism ethics and practice. While traditional ethical principles may not fundamentally change when information is disseminated online, applying them across platforms has become more...
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781505834116, isbn: 1505834112,
When entrepreneur L. Daniel Hammond launched one of the nation’s most successful magazines, he didn't realize the ramifications of soliciting investment money from Wall Street financiers or hiring executives who didn’t share his appreciation for ...
By Brand: Intercultural Press
mpn: 43160-290495, ean: 9781931930833, isbn: 9781931930833,
Communication styles and patterns differ vastly among people from different cultures. Every culture has a "communication style norm" and when that style mixes with another, stereotypes and misperceptions arise. 52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultu...
By Brand: Houghton Mifflin Company
ean: 9780669242928, isbn: 0669242926,
Designed for more advanced introductory-level students, Spanish for Communication develops the basic language skills necessary for successful communication in everyday situations. At the beginning of each lesson, a realistic dialogue provides the con...
By Harvard University Press
ean: 9780674976658, isbn: 0674976657,
In the 1960s and 1970s, the American press embraced a new way of reporting and selling the news. The causes were many: the proliferation of television, pressure to rectify the news media’s dismal treatment of minorities and women, accusations of bi...
By McGraw-Hill Education
ean: 9780028172446, isbn: 0028172442,
Glencoe Communication Applications provides students with the communication and critical-thinking skills necessary to become competent communicators and valuable, promotable employees. The text offers step-by-step activities that allow students to pr...
By Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ean: 9781523094059, isbn: 1523094052,
For a lucky few, light conversation at parties and social events is a breeze. For the rest of us, there is Carol Fleming (bestselling author of It's the Way You Say It), who breaks even the shortest bit of small talk into an understandable process th...
By Career Press
ean: 9781564147226, isbn: 1564147223,
Ever stumble when choosing between who and whom, affect and effect, "lay" and "lie"?Are you worried that how you speak or write is holding you back at work? Do you fear you're making frequent conversational errors, but just aren't sure what's correct...