Intercultural Extraneity

Virtual Community and Real Life Glossary 1

• augment – make greater by adding to it
• coherent – (of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent
• counterculture – a culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture
• cyberculture – a culture that has emerged, or is emerging from the use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, and business
• hypertext – a software system allowing extensive cross-referencing between related sections of text and associated graphic material
• memex – conceptual data storage and retrieval system outlined by Vannevar Bush; a portmanteau of memory and index
• mind map – a diagram used to visually organize information
• montage – the technique of selecting, editing, and piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole
• piety – the quality of being religious or reverent

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  1. miths 18 October 2020

    Cybernetics – the scientific study of how information is communicated in machines and electronic devices, comparing this with how information is communicated in the brain and nervous system
    User interface – the means by which the user and a computer system interact, in particular the use of input devices and software
    Feedback loops – a system for improving a product, process, etc. by collecting and reacting to users’ comments
    Relational thinking – thinking that involves more than just using strategies; it involves making strategic decisions
    Coordination – the organization of the different elements of a complex body or activity so as to enable them to work together effectively
    Information glut – an excessively abundant supply of information
    Information scarcity – a shortage of information
    Conceptual framework – an analytical tool which is used to get a comprehensive understanding of a phenomenon

  2. jams 19 October 2020

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    4. PARC (Palo Alto Research Center; formerly Xerox PARC) – a research and development company in Palo Alto, California. Formed in 1969, the company was originally a subsidiary of Xerox, and was tasked with creating computer technology-related products and hardware systems.
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    5. The Organizational Theory – refers to the set of interrelated concepts, definitions that explain the behavior of individuals or groups or subgroups, who interacts with each other to perform the activities intended towards the accomplishment of a common goal.
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  3. jams 19 October 2020

    1. Cultural Literacy – refers to the concept that citizens in a democracy should possess a common body of knowledge that allows them to communicate effectively, govern themselves, and share in their society’s rewards.
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    2. The Macy Conferences – a set of meetings of scholars from various disciplines held in New York under the direction of Frank Fremont-Smith at the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation starting in 1941 and ending in 1960.
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    3. Faustian Bargain – a pact whereby a person trades something of supreme moral or spiritual importance, such as personal values or the soul, for some worldly or material benefit, such as knowledge, power, or riches.

  4. ml 19 October 2020

    * ENIAC – the first programmable, electronic, general-purpose digital computer

    * Bulletin board system (computer bulletin board service or CBBS) – computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, the user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users through public message boards and sometimes via direct chatting

  5. djaks 20 October 2020

    1. Organizational theory- set of interrelated concepts, definitions that explain the behaviour of individuals or groups or subgroups.

    2. Systems theory-the interdisciplinary study of systems.

    3. Card index box-a box for sorting cards in a particular order.

    4. Meta information(metadata)-is data that provides information about other data. In other words , it is “data about data”.

    5. Social mobility-the movement about individuals, families, households, or other categories of people within or between social strata in a society.

    7. The grand narrative-is an abstract idea that is supposed ti be a comprehensive explanation of historical experience or knowledge.


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